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Extra learning opportunities
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Learning Resource Center (Rm 016) provides comprehensive academic support through:
• Peer Tutoring—one-to-one help sessions on course-related subjects, software applications, and study techniques. Email hktutor@
scad.edu or visit scad.mywconline.com for appointment.
• Writers' Studio—individualized assistance with written assignments. Email email@example.com or visit scad.mywconline.com
• ChatLab—conversation practice and help with class presentations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment.
• For all other inquiries, contact Angie Mazzacurati-Newman (email@example.com, tel. 2253-8185)
- as stated in the syllabus
- 1% will be deducted for each absence.
No make-up tests
will be given; however, students who miss a test because of serious, verifiable illness or emergency
may be given the option of taking a make-up test.
I do not accept
except in cases of documented medical emergencies.
All written assignments should be submitted through Blackboard and a hard copy should be handed in on due date.
There will be one extra grading opportunity for students who want to improve their scores.
ENGL 155 Literature by Women
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Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Cheating, which includes, but is not limited to, (a) the giving or receiving of any unauthorized assistance in producing assignments or taking quizzes, tests or examinations; (b) dependence on the aid of sources including technology beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems or carrying out other assignments; (c) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the university faculty or staff; or (d) the use of unauthorized assistance in the preparation of works of art.
2. Plagiarism, which includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. Plagiarism also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
3. Submission of the same work in two or more classes without prior written approval of the professors of the classes involved.
4. Submission of any work not actually produced by the student submitting the work without full and clear written acknowledgement of the actual author or creator of the work.
Reading List: (you will find the sources in Dropbox and SCAD library)
Blackboard and SafeAssign
Go to Blackboard
Find the "Test" SafeAssignment
Submit any word/pdf document in this section
Prezi - Google "katarzyna wasylak prezi (title of the presentation)"
Dropbox - not a SCAD Dropbox! Links in the syllabus
ENGL 171: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4nhvr98aquogp4p/AAB1E0xqSaAxsVdvbR5PEWtRa?dl=0
ENGL 171 World Mythology
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Prof. Katarzyna Wasylak
Office hours: Mondays - Thursdays
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A 10-minute presentation on your favourite short story/ book/ comics by a female author.
The presentation should include:
-A short biography of the author (15%)
-A synopsis of the story (10%)
- Inspirations and historical background of the story (20%)
- Themes and style of the work (25%)
- Your review of the story (20%)
- Visuals (10%)
How to use it:
You are required to attend at least one.
Each case of plagiarism is reported to the Academic Dishonesty Committee and may result in failing the whole course
1. Emily Dickinson - poems
2. Angela Carter's short stories from Bloody Chamber
3. Ursula Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea.
Chapters 1-4 and 9-10
4. Margaret Atwood "Hairball"
5. Toni Morrison "Recitatif"
6. Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie.
7. Ellen Forney's Marbles : Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me.
8. Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis II.
9. Virginia Woolf’s Orlando
10. Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost.
11. David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly.
12. Junji Ito’s “Assassin”/ “Murder,” “Boy,” and “Adopted Daughter”/ “Orphan Girl” (alternative titles) from Tomie series.
13. Julia Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic.
14. Maxine Hong Kingston’s “No Name Woman.”
15. Analytical and theoretical essays.
2. Journey to the West.
3. Trickster heroes in mythologies of different countries ( Loki, Hermes, Coyote, etc.).
4. Japanese mythology.
5. Buddhist mythology.
7. Arthurian legends.
8. Greek mythology.
9. Norse mythology.
10. Egyptian mythology.
12. Ghosts and monsters.
13. Theoretical essays.
Presentations (10 minutes, starting from Class 5) :
1. Give a brief synopsis of the myth.
2. Show how it has been adapted in contemporary culture/ pop-culture.
3. Tell us how you would use it in your work.
4. Make your presentation interesting - use audiovisual prompts, short videos, Prezi, or PowerPoint, etc.
5. Stand up while presenting, speak to the audience.
6. Do not read.
7. Organize main points in your presentation using bullet points; do not write blocks of text in your slides
Final project: the original myth:
1. written text
2. presentation of the project-in-progress
3. final presentation.
Final project : write a myth (700-1000 words long) and present it to the class in 10 minutes.
Original myth - written narrative - 10% (Points will be deducted for going over the word limit!).
5-10- minute presentations in which you will become a storyteller of your original myth as well as a movie director. Create a video (no longer than 10 minutes) illustrating your oryginal myth. Use text/ music/ visuals and other storytelling techniques to captivate your audience with an enchanting story. Upload the video to Vimeo website and save the link in SafeAssign. - 15%
Your presentation should include these elements:
1. The title of your project.
2. A brief talk about your inspirations – what mythical materials will you use
in your project:
• Mythical structures (archetypes? Hero’s journey? Fragments of
3. Give a brief overview of the cosmology (the structure/laws of the mythical
world) and the protagonist of your myth.
4. Present the outline of the plot.
Imagine the world in which all books have been banned and destroyed. Yet, you have a
small secret suitcase which can hold only one book – it might be your favourite book, or the
book that you consider especially important.
Prepare a 3-minute presentation about the book. Summarize it briefly and explain why you
would save it. How did it influence your life and how could it make a difference in the world
Prepare a 3-minute presentation about your favourite myth. Summarize it briefly, explain why you chose it, and interpret the
meaning of the myth.
Read Emily Dickinson’s poems: 303, 670, 341, 650, 510, 241, 465, 712, 338, 315, 328,
by The School of Life
How to Stop Procrastinating
wuzetian3 by Peggy Leaf
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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin
8th July Friday 12.00
Meeting point: Sha Tin mtr station, in front of exit B.
and more (see the syllabus)
Jun 26 2016 07:40pm (or any other date)
The ONE | Address: 6-11/F, The ONE Cinema, No. 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Hamlet (NT Live)