Welcome to Women in Literature
Week 1 Journal Quotes:
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
achieve, you need thought...You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Writing a Research Paper
We will begin Jane Eyre Monday and it will take about 4 weeks to
complete. You will be responsible for the readings outside of
class and upon completion of the book, you will write a 5 page research
report. The topic is of your choosing, but it must be cleared through
me before you begin. Below are some steps to guide through the writing process.
Keys to Success
1. As you read the text, write down notes to help you remember characters and plot development (a kind of timeline).
2. Get your eveidence as you go by noting quotes in the text that resound with you.
3. Start researching early.
Ask yourself questions about the text and use those as a start
off point for your thesis. i.e. I wonder why the lady in the
attic is crazy? Is Rochester telling the truth?
5. Find out what other scholars say about the text and base your ideas on a disagreement about those ideas.
Make an outline first. This way your topic setences relate
and support your thesis (you can turn this in for extra credit).
Edit your paper and ask yourself, why or how is this idea
important? What am I trying to prove? Make sure you show
rather than tell your ideas.
Use a thesaurus because your idea may center on a few important
words...finding new ways to express a similar idea can help expand your
10. Use the links on this page (I will add more as the semester progresses) to help you with the writing process.
Turn your draft in early so I can help you edit or have a
classmate help you revise (there will be peer editing later).
Jane Eyre discussion
It is my
pleasure to pioneer this honors class and I hope you find great
inspiration from the female authors we will read. I challenge you
to find your voice through these texts.
I will update this site weekly with new information and other helpful
sites that will help contribute to your success. I chose all of
the books we will read very carefully and at the end of every text, I
will post a survey that requires your feedback. This is a very
discussion oriented class so your regular attendance is a must.