LITR 4340 American Immigrant Literature

Model Assignments Highlights

Designated student leads class to midterm, final, or research report samples from Model Assignments and reviews outstanding or impressive passages as models for upcoming assignments.

This informal presentation may lead to discussion, but a question is not required. The main point is to identify successful answers and provide brief analysis of what works in the passages highlighted.

The student is required only to find a passage or two before the class meeting, to use the class computer to find and highlight the passage, read it over with the class, and to comment about why s/he chose the passage and either what s/he learned from it or how s/he differs from it.

The student presenter may lead discussion for a few minutes, but the instructor will take over eventually.

Examples of discussion questions:

"Did you see what I saw? Did any other parts work for you?"

"What made this a good answer for you?" 

PowerPoints or other such presentations are unnecessary. Students are encouraged simply to navigate to the webpages in Model Assignments.

Examples from 2007 Student web highlights

Examples from 2006 Student Poetry web highlights