Weekly Journals 2: 09/03 – 09/13

Romantic: 09/03
What comes to mind when you think about the word ‘romantic?’ What kinds of images & expectations does this evoke for you?

City vs. Nature; Urban vs. Rural: 09/04
Which is better: the city or the countryside?  Weigh benefits & drawbacks of your preference.  What makes one better than the other (or worse than the other)?

No Journals:  09/05, 09/06, 09/09 (quiz)

“from Nature”: 09/10

Complete the following questions on page 187 in reference to “from Nature:” 1,2,4, and either 7 OR 8.

“from Self-Reliance”: 9/11

Summarize “Self-Reliance” excerpt in your text.
Complete the following questions on pages 187-8 in reference to “from Self-Reliance:”
1 or 2 and 3 or 4.

Follow this with a comment to Borger about the pace of things in here so far (she needs some feedback): are we moving too fast, too slow, do you understand the American Romantics, are you confused about the American Romantics, should she speed up, etc.?  There’s a difference between being honest and being mean: you won’t hurt her feelings if you’re being honest.  She feels like she’s moving too slowly, so help her adjust her tempo.

Freewrite Friday: 09/13

Write about whatever you want for the duration of journal-writing time in class.