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Readings for Wednesday, Dec. 8

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

How Content Creators Can Benefit From Piracy Alok Kejriwal “How Content Creators Can Benefit From Piracy” Contentsutra. Ed. Staci D. Kramer. Nov 2, 2009. <>. Every time I listen to my iPod, I remember Napster. The record industry treated Napster like the Taliban of Piracy—they sued, fought and closed it down. But wasn’t Napster actually [...]

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Readings for Monday, December 6: Companies

Monday, December 6th, 2010

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Readings for Wednesday, December 1

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Here are two readings for Wednesday. I expect you to come prepared, having read them thoroughly and identified their main points: U.S. Joins Industry in Piracy War Engineers Slam Internet ‘Censorship’ Bill Under Review by Senate

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Critical Reception of a Film

Monday, November 1st, 2010

For this activity, you will visit Rotten Tomatoes ( and research the critical reception of your chosen group film, preparing a brief presentation (approx. 5 minutes) that includes the following: Group criteria on genre Individual reviews based on criteria Overall Tomatometer score Detailed discussion of critical reception (considering 8-12 reviews) Evaluative group consensus on film. [...]

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Film Genre Group Activities

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Friday, October 29 1. Prepare a brief presentation (5 mins): Origins & brief history of the genre Key characteristics (3-5) of the genre Good and bad films in the genre Identify relevant criteria (3-5) to evaluate films in the genre 2. Choose a film from that genre you can all watch. (resources:, Monday, [...]

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Film Genres Assignment

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Here is what you need to do to be prepared for our Friday class: Go to and select the resource on the film genre you chose in class today. Read the resource. Post on our Facebook group wall the following: Three (3) examples of films that you’ve seen in that genre that you thought [...]

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Run Lola Run and Beyond

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Now that you’ve all posted your opinion of the film, here’s  a link to the Rotten Tomatoes page on the film: For today’s activity: Find and read a review of Run Lola Run on Rotten Tomatoes. Identify the criteria used to evaluate the film. Homework: Write a reaction to the review you read, agreeing [...]

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“My English” Writing Assignment

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Write a literary narrative about “your English.” This should be a brief (about 300 words) and well focused narrative that tells us a story about some aspect of your experience becoming literate in English. Post this writing assignment in your blog before class on Monday, October 4.

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David Sedaris reading

Friday, September 24th, 2010

For Monday, September 27, read “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” available in pg. 559 of our textbook, and in the following link: I want you to post a 1-paragraph reaction to the narrative in our Facebook group before class. Enjoy!

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Homework for Friday, September 24

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

For the next class, get the textbook and read pages 1-19. If you don’t have the textbook, you can make a copy (or just read the material) in the Reserve section of the Library. (If you don’t know where it is, walk into the Library and ask.)

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