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    Dr. Kim Middleton

    Office: 423 Western Ave. #7

    email: kmiddleton_at_strose.edu

    phone: 518 485-3647

    hours: MTW 5-6, and by appt.
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Revised Final Portfolio Guidelines

Your final portfolio should include the following items:

  • 7 blog entries
  • EITHER two wiki entries devoted to secondary sources (including publication information, a comprehensive description of the author’s argument, a few examples, an assessment of the utility of the article, and any relevant links); OR one entry devoted to a secondary source AND one devoted to Wallace’s other writings (including publication information, a summary, a few examples, an assessment of the ways that the piece may or may not contribute to reading Infinite Jest, and any relevant links)
  • One extensive “stub” (wiki entry) dedicated to analysis of Infinite Jest (including a brief introduction to the topic or theme,  important passages/quotes/scenes and page numbers, analysis of these passages, and consideration of the ways that this topic works in relation to the entirety of the novel, internal or external links)
  • One thoughtful response (posted as a thread) to a classmate’s extensive “stub”, that includes your reactions to their analysis and synthesis of the topic, additional support AND/OR critique AND/OR questions based on  additional quotes, themes, sources, etc.
  • A final reflective essay/post about the experience of reading Infinite Jest.  This essay may either be turned in via email to me, or posted on your blog. In either form, please list the titles of your wiki entries, your stub, and the location of your response thread.

Please complete the “stub” portion of your portfolio first (so that others may comment), no later than Friday, 8/21 @ 5 p.m.  All other portions of your portfolio are due no later than Sunday, 8/23 @ noon.


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