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Jim Sullivan
Temecula, CA
Teacher / Learner
Interests: composition and reading, american literature and culture, chicano / latino studies, service learning, student success / developmental education, technology and pedagogy
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Your blog portfolio will consist of five posts: four 200-250 word revisions of previous reflections about the course readings (reading conversation forums for online students and Thursday reading reflection paragraphs for onsite students), and a fifth portfolio post where you will provide links to your other four posts. Please note:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at write2think
Presented today to MiraCosta's Learning Is for Everyone (LIFE) group. They were an amazing audience that transformed my "lecture" from something pedestrian to something exhilirating. Thanks to all who attended and to the group for inviting me. Presentation Description: This... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at freetowrite
Here is your study guide / prep sheet for the final. Notice that the exam follows the exact same format as the midterm. Here is the upgraded final exam prep sheet--please print out and use this one! Download Litfinalspring13 And here is the google page you can visit to sign... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at figuringamerica
Here is the link for your Ace 3 Posts: Ace3 Please put your work up as soon as possible; I will be bringing the grades for these posts to the final exam. If you have trouble adding any photos, please... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
Social Movement Songs Wiki Link Hughes Videos: Links to Episodes 7 and 8 Episode 7, part 1 Episode 7, part 2 Episode 7, part 3 Episode 7, part 4 Episode 7, part 5 Episode 8, part 1 Episode 8, part... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
Introduction Insert your intro here. You should compose a 200-250 word discussion that answers the question "What do I want my reader to think about before she/he reads my posts?" Choose one of these approaches: 1) provide an overview of the collection as a whole, pointing out patterns and trends,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at write2think
Read: Since we did not really have time to work through the reading for Tuesday's class at the end of class on Thursday. I think the best strategy is for everyone to read through page 110 of your chosen text.... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
Read: TopDog Underdog Allen Ginsberg: Howl Read Part 1 and 2 (three is optional). This link will take you to not only the text but also a recording of Ginsberg reading it! You can also check the poetry.org page for Ginsberg, which has also sorts of cool links. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at figuringamerica
My two favorite pages for Plath are poetry.org's page and the poetry foundation's page. The latter includes various analyses of many of the 30 or so poems posted to the page. Here is, "Daddy," the poem we did not make it to in class. And here is a youtube video... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at figuringamerica
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Looking for an easy way to complete your ACE #3 assignment? I will be at Chicano Park in San Diego from 10 am to noon on Saturday, May 4. After touring folks around the park and murals and helping with... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
Read: The Next section of your social movement text View: Robert Hughes Video (including catching up on the first parts) Episode 7: Part 1 Episode 7: Part 2 Episode 7: Part 3 Episode 7: Part 4 Episode 7: Part 5 Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
1. Respond to the email invitiation you received and sign up for the blog. 2. Pick four of your seven converstions to revise Conversation 1 Conversation 2 Conversation 3 Conversation 4 Conversation 5 Conversation 6 Conversation 7 3. Revise one of those four posts (remember to save the original). 4.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at write2think
Reading: No New Reading Writing: Complete 2000 word draft by adding conclusion and then thesis. Please use your class notes and the sample paragraph included in the previous post (below) as guides for completing your draft. Looking Ahead: Finals drafts will be due on Thursday and you will also be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at write2think
Read: Finish Morrison's Song of Solomon Read as much William Carlos Williams poetry as you can, but be sure to review the following carefully: Spring and All / Some interpretations of the poem To Elsie / Some interpretations of the poem Landscape with the Fall of Icarus / Some interpretations... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at figuringamerica
Read Chapter 5 of Women's Magazines: Fashion and Beauty Bring a Complete Draft of Your Second Essay to class (intro, four body paragaphs and a conclusion) Complete Exam 2 Preparation Sheet Final Version of Essay Due on Tuesday, April 23... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
In class last Thursday we worked together to create a paragraph in class (and then we even had JJ give us some outstanding feedback!!!). Here is what we created that day, with some description of the steps we took. 1. We thought about some of the kinds of things from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at write2think
Read: Women's Magazines: Homemaking 145-192 Write: Full draft with conclusion Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
Read: Women's Magazines: Marriage and Motherhood (97-144) Write: Essay #2 Intro and Four Body Paragraphs Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
Read: The first 50 pages of Song of Solomon Write: Revise your intro and first body paragraph and add a second body paragraph. Poetry: We will look at Marianne Moore over the weekend, so do not worry about her for now. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at figuringamerica
I did not collect 500 word body paragraph drafts in class on Tuesday but I will be collecting them on Thursday--so may sure you bring those with you! For Thursday: Read: Bain Chapter 8 Write: Complete Conversation 7: Bain's Most Interesting Example! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at write2think
Here are a few quick reminders to follow up on class and help you prepare for tomorrow. Reading: Chapter 7 Writing: Add 500 words of body paragraphs to your paper. Remember what we practiced in class. Your paragraph should follow a structure something like this: Your thesis answers your guiding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at write2think
Read: Robert Frost at poetry.org Read intro and all poems. Focus on your assigned "expert poem." You should also expect to discuss the following poems in class: "Mending Wall," "Home Burial," "Death of the Hired Man," "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," and "Birches" among others. Write: Draft... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at figuringamerica
Read: Women’s Magazines: Women in the Workplace 63-95 Write: Midetrm 2 Essay Draft 2: Intro and 2 Body Paragraphs Ready to explore more? Check out some interesting scans of 1940's magazines pages made by Behind the Curtain (Kathy Zadrozny), a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
Read: Women’s Magazines: World War II 23-62 Write: Schematic Outline Take Home Essay # 2: Download Asessay2prompt Post Your Ace #2 to our Ace #2 Wiki. Save an image as a jpeg file on your computer and add it to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at StudyingAmerica
Read: Bain, Chapter 6 Write: Schematic Outline for Paper #3 Schematic Outline Elements: 1. Introduction Draft 2. A Guiding Question for Each Body Paragraph (5-6 BP's) Guiding Question for Essay: What is the relationship between Ken Bain's ideas and my work as a college student? Guiding questions for body paragraphs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at write2think