February 1, 2012 by Frances Tran
So just in case some of you didn’t have a chance to copy down the homework in class today, here it is:
- Comment on the sample student blog post on Zitkala-sa’s “The School Days of an Indian Girl.” Remember comments are due by 11:30pm the day before class.
- Also, if you are still having difficulties with the qwriting website, please email me your homework before the deadline. Remember I don’t accept late blogs and/or comments.
Below, I have also included a list of sample journal prompts I would provide for a blogging assignment. (You do not have to answer these questions, but should keep them in mind for class discussion next week. As we talked about in class today, this set of questions are just meant to guide the posters in composing their blog responses).
- What are some important themes you can identify in Zitkala-sa’s “The School Days of an Indian Girl”? Analyze the memoir according to one or more of these themes.
- Is there a particular scene in the memoir that stood out to you? Discuss the significance of this scene to the memoir as a whole.
- Analyze Zitkala-sa’s memoir according to one or more of the analytical terms we discussed in class today. (For example: metaphor, simile, irony, symbolism, etc.)
- In what ways does Zitkala-sa’s memoir challenge or support Wallach’s thesis in “Building a Bridge of Words”?
- How does Zitkala-sa’s memoir connect to the broader topic of the course on “Re-presenting Memory”? (Keep in mind the two different ways I want you to think about the term “re-present,” both as a representation and as a re-presenting or a “making present”).
P.S. Remember to: (1) Review course reading materials to get a sense of what and when you want to do your blog responses. Remember that you are responsible for two fo them; and (2) Of course, read Zitkala-sa’s “The School Days of an Indian girl and bring in either an electronic or hard copy of the story.