Critical Reading and Writing

Jay Jin

Critical Reading and Writing

English department

Jay Jin

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Easiness of class 3.0
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Angela Carter
ISBN: 9780143107613
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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel
Helen Oyeyemi
ISBN: 9781594633409
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The Changeling: A Novel
Victor LaValle
ISBN: 9780812995947
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Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins
Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 9780064407724
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 9780062398246
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The Winter's Tale (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780743484893
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Frankenstein
Mary Shelley
ISBN: 9780486282114
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The Hungry Tide: A Novel
Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 9780618711666
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The Tempest (The Pelican Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780143128632
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Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary
Harryette Mullen
ISBN: 9781555976569
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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts
Arthur Miller
ISBN: 9780142437339
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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen
ISBN: 9780802138064
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MLA Handbook
The Modern Language Association of America
ISBN: 9781603292627
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Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
ISBN: 9780140177398
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
ISBN: 9781594483295
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Norton Critical Editions)
Harriet Jacobs
ISBN: 9780393976373
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Othello (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780743482820
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The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780743482837
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Fences
August Wilson
ISBN: 9780452264014
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Kindred
Octavia E. Butler
ISBN: 9780807083697
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Exit West: A Novel
Mohsin Hamid
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Frankenstein
Mary Shelley
ISBN: 9780141439471
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Hamlet (Signet Classics Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780451526922
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard
ISBN: 9780802126214
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Animal's People: A Novel
Indra Sinha
ISBN: 9781416578796
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Cereus Blooms at Night: A Novel
Shani Mootoo
ISBN: 9780380731992
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Venus
Suzan-Lori Parks
ISBN: 9781559361354
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Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted June 20, 2018 Grade Received: A

Jay’s class will challenge you to think about literature in new ways. Participation is key to enjoying this class! There is a lot of room for group discussion that helps get the class to truly engage with the assigned readings (which were all enjoyable by the way).

The class is challenging but rewarding and Jay is very very available when it comes to meeting with students about their projects.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Dec. 27, 2017 Grade Received: B+

Do not take this class with Jay. Although he's concerned with student learning and is an effective lecturer, he's very picky with essay grading, is a tough grader, and refuses to go through student essays in office hours, making it hard to do well in this class. He's also quite strict with participation; I spoke often in class to answer questions/read aloud and got an A- (90%).

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 22, 2016 Grade Received: A

I took 4w and got an A
If you have to take 4w, take it with him.
Jay is a great teacher. His grading is lenient. He grades upon improvement; he doesn't have a certain standard for an A or B, but it's quite subjective on the students level (given that the student knows how to write at a proficient high school level).

Go to his office hours and be an active participant in the class.

His readings are quite heavy, but doable.

I'm not a sucky writer, but a slow reader and writer.
So I slept 1 hour for the midterm paper (A-)
and 45 minutes for the final paper (idk what I got but got an A in the class).

attendance 20%
Participation 25%
Poem assignment 5%
Midterm Paper (4-5 pages) 20%
Final Paper (4-5 pages) 30%

also there is some acting we did, which was enjoyable.

on a difficulty scale of 10 being "wtf that was a joke" and 0 being "wtf"
I give this class a 6

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Angela Carter
ISBN: 9780143107613
View on Amazon

Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel
Helen Oyeyemi
ISBN: 9781594633409
View on Amazon

The Changeling: A Novel
Victor LaValle
ISBN: 9780812995947
View on Amazon

Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins
Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 9780064407724
View on Amazon

The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 9780062398246
View on Amazon

The Winter's Tale (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780743484893
View on Amazon

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley
ISBN: 9780486282114
View on Amazon

The Hungry Tide: A Novel
Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 9780618711666
View on Amazon

The Tempest (The Pelican Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780143128632
View on Amazon

Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary
Harryette Mullen
ISBN: 9781555976569
View on Amazon

The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts
Arthur Miller
ISBN: 9780142437339
View on Amazon

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 9780743273565
View on Amazon

Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen
ISBN: 9780802138064
View on Amazon

MLA Handbook
The Modern Language Association of America
ISBN: 9781603292627
View on Amazon

Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
ISBN: 9780140177398
View on Amazon

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
ISBN: 9781594483295
View on Amazon

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Norton Critical Editions)
Harriet Jacobs
ISBN: 9780393976373
View on Amazon

Othello (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780743482820
View on Amazon

The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780743482837
View on Amazon

Fences
August Wilson
ISBN: 9780452264014
View on Amazon

Kindred
Octavia E. Butler
ISBN: 9780807083697
View on Amazon

Exit West: A Novel
Mohsin Hamid
ISBN: 9780735212176
View on Amazon

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley
ISBN: 9780141439471
View on Amazon

Hamlet (Signet Classics Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780451526922
View on Amazon

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard
ISBN: 9780802126214
View on Amazon

Animal's People: A Novel
Indra Sinha
ISBN: 9781416578796
View on Amazon

Cereus Blooms at Night: A Novel
Shani Mootoo
ISBN: 9780380731992
View on Amazon

Venus
Suzan-Lori Parks
ISBN: 9781559361354
View on Amazon
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