Today, your peer feedback is available.
Look here for an essay done well: http://eawc.evansville.edu/essays/brown.htm
Please go through this GUIDED ESSAY REVISION, and seriously attend to the problems pointed out by peers.
If you would like the 16 questions, they are <here>
The 1st two pages of Gilgamesh are from a book. The citation is below:
Sandars, N. K. and Anonymous. The Epic Of Gilgamesh. Penguin Classics, 1972. eBook.
You will need a separate citation for the packet; look in your planner for how to do that.
HW - Your essay is due by Midnight on Thursday, November 10th.
Gilgamesh Project is due Wednesday the 16th of November
If you missed class, or are freaking out, here is a brief--very brief--help for you. This is a made-up outline for an essay about this.
Thesis: In "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and "The Road Not Taken" ________________________________ (bid idea goes here) is shown to be true.
Big idea = something about the human condition that is true in Gilgamesh: like, we all die, but want to be remembered--or something.
Intro - two or three sentences about the topic, lead into thesis statement.
you need 6 CDs (so 6 to 7 chunks total) in your essay. You decide how.
BP1 - what happens in the beginning of G (two CDs and 4cms) and what that shows about the topic
BP2 - what happens in the middle of G (two CDs and 4cms) and what that shows about the topic
BP3 - what happens in the end of G (two to three CDs and 4-6cms) and what that shows about the topic
Somewhere make one connection to the poem/song/whatever you are using.
Conclusion: sum it up. Say what it shows about the human condition.
Well folks, we missed you.
Remember, you are still responsible for taking care of Tuesday's assignment. If you don't understand what to do, talk to a peer and see whether they can help. We are moving on.
HW - By tonight, Wednesday, November 2nd, you need your grammar-editted rough draft uploaded to turnitin.com. You will upload this to Gilgamesh Revision 2. If you missed class yesterday, you have missed the class time alloted for this assignment. You need to do it on your own. If you want a guaranteed computer for tomorrow, bring a laptop.
If you do not have a draft uploaded by tonight at 11pm, you will be out 33 points for grammar revision, and all your points for the peer edits.
Please, be kind (as you always are) to your substitute.
If you beg her, and if the library computers are free, you might get permission to work in there while your peers watch the beginning of The Clash of the Titans (a cheesy, but actually an entertaining and appropriate film for our subject).
Typing your rough draft today.
Create a turnitin account (click: turnitin under Categories for the login information)
Notice when your rough draft is due!
HW - submit your rough draft to turnitin.com by 11:59 tonight
Thursday 10/27: 1. Thesis check 2. Plan your essay either with a web, or an outline. 3. Locate all your CDs
Friday 10/28: Finish all planning. Be prepared to type up your complete rough draft in class on
Monday in the computer lab.
Monday 10/31: Create turnitin.com account.
Type up your rough draft and submit by the end of the day (I will stay after school to keep the
computer lab open for those that need it. Bring earphones if you need them.).
Tuesday 11/1: Computer Lab: Grammar revision day. Using feedback from turnitin.com attend to all major grammar
crimes. This is due by Wednesday at midnight.
Thursday 11/3: Peer edit day in class – No need to bring a copy, but you must submit a copy online! turnitin.com
Thursday, 11/10: Submit your final revised draft to turnitin.com before midnight on Thursday.
Socratic Seminar - you took notes on the discussion.
Homework: DO THIS
Remember, you must email your topic/theme choice to me before clas tomorrow, along with a poem, song, artwork, or other literature that connects thematically with "The Epic of Gilgamesh"
We talked about the questions. You turned them in, or will turn in the completed questions tomorrow.
We chatted briefly about the Gilgamesh Project (click here)
You worked in groups to figure out the order of events in Gilgamesh.
I completely forgot to talk about your vocab, or to return it, so tomorrow will be a practice exam on poetic devices.
HW - None
Ch 6 & 7 by Monday
You took a CD quiz - 65 words. Make it up by taking notes.
We read the story of Noah and the Flood.
You made connections/comparisons with Gilgamesh's Flood story.
You are answering the following questions using a CHUNK + a TS.
That's 4 sentences each, yes? At least...
1. According to Enkidu's dream, what is the underworld like? Why is this dream important for an understanding of Gilgamesh's motivations in seeking immortality?
2. What pleasures does Siduri tell Gilgamesh to content himself with? Why is Gilgamesh is unwiling to take Siduri's advice at this point in his journey?
3. Summarize Utnapishtim's response to Gilgamesh when Gilgamesh asks him for the secret of eternal life. Is his arguement convincing? In what ways is Utnapishtim not what Gilgamesh expected?
4. Some scholars believe that the story of the flood was originally a separate myth that was later woven into the story of Gilgamesh. Does the story interupt the narrative, or does it add something to the meaning of the story?
We chatted about your vocab. If you think you did it wrong, fine. Just turn in something tomorrow.
Vocab assignment (click here)
Remember: no word bank on Friday. That means you need to really know what these are and be able to recognize
them. I will give you an example and you will identify the poetic device (your vocabulary is all poetic devices).
Thesis chat: what is it, how do I write one and include TDM (the deeper meaning: theme).
You revised your thesis and turned it in again.
Thesis statement – This statement, which should appear at the end of your broad introductory paragraph, asserts an argument about the work. Most often, the thesis considers some aspect of theme. It also names the work and the author.
HW - Finish reading Chapter 4 and 5 in "The Epic ofGilgamesh."
We finished (mostly) the presentations. For Mayans, click here. The rest will be emailed later?
I read you the letter I wrote about your narratives. I hope you know how much I was happy about the overall content of
these essays. Great work.
HW - Find 6 CDs (total) for the questions about Chapter 2 in Gilgamesh (page 7-12). Lost them? Here they are:
1. What do you think are Gilgamesh's reasons for going to the cedar forest? Are they good ones?
2. What does Humbaba represent? How is he described, and what is he compared to?
3. Are felling the cedar trees and killing Humbaba good or bad deeds? What does the poem say?
For next Tuesday, do the poetic terms for Gilgamesh (extra credit available there!)