English 202
Group Presentations

As I stated in class, the group presentations will involve your explanation of the major points of the text(s) for the day, including relevant historical and biographical information.  Essentially, you are teaching the class what is most important about the work:  major themes, creative use of literary techniques, historical or biographical parallels, etc.

In terms of grades, each member of the group will evaluate her/himself and the others, based on a percentage of effort put in.  This is a team effort, so it will require everyone to participate, not only in performing his or her individual tasks, but also in combining all the individuals parts into a coherent unit.  The presentation will be graded by the instructor as a whole, not according to each section.  After your presentation, each member will hand in his or her grading sheet.  I will make every effort to maintain a "secret ballot" environment.  I will average the different grades together and return each member's sheet, listing the group grade and the individual grade for that student. 




Text Name Date
R. Browning

March 22

* Jay


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Matthew Arnold, "from The Function of Criticism"
March 26

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Arnold, Culture and Anarchy and "Dover Beach"
March 29

*


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*
Christina Rossetti

March 31

*


*



A. E. Housman

April 23

*


*



Virginia Woolf
April 30

* Naima


*


*

James Joyce
May 3

* Edric


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D. H. Lawrence
May 5

* Jasmyne


* Courtney


*

T. S. Eliot
May 7

*


*


*

Dylan Thomas
May 10

*


*


*

Claude McKay

May 12

* Donna


* Ta'Jay


* Nia

Chimamanda Adichie

May 14

* Nijah


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If you really want to discuss a text that is not listed here, please speak with me.