Independent Literature Assignment: Step One, Works Selections
Step One: Only one student may write on a particular work. I will decide, ultimately,
what you will write on, but so as to not be a complete tyrant, here are the
first steps of this project:
1. A summary of each of these works is available on my website. Look at a number
of those summaries and start making a list of the works you might want to read
and write on. You will be working with this work for at least half the year,
so do not take this step lightly!
2. After you have read the summaries, on a 3 x 5 note-card, put your name in the top left-hand corner of the card, and number from 1 to 5. I’ll bet you can guess what the 1 to 5 will be. List 5 works that you think you can live with for this project. The idea, of course is to give everyone their first choice, but that may not always be possible.
3. A few things to bear in mind: Once the books are assigned YOU’RE STUCK WITH IT! Secondly, the quicker you get your card in, the greater the probability that you will get your first choice. Thirdly, the attached list is immense, and as such, the works on it are the only ones I will accept. I certainly understand that it is not exhaustive, and other works may be of similar merit, but I chose each of these for a reason. The vast majority of these works have appeared on the AP exams at least once in one form or another. The ones that have not are either by an established author or stand as a landmark piece of literature for one reason or another.
Due Date for Note-Card: Day 12