About our class.
What We'll Be Doing in English 102
What is American Identity? What creates a sense of American-ness for a person or event, and how can a person or event change our understanding of American-ness? In this section of English 102, we will explore these questions as we learn how to write and research at the college level. Students will write three papers that will require them to conduct secondary source, archival, and qualitative research. Through each student's areas of interest, we will learn how to think critically about complex issues from multiple viewpoints in order to create informed arguments about American Identity in our past and present.
The point of this course is to develop your academic research, writing, and communication skills. We’ll learn about our course topic through each other’s research and writing. You’ll be able to investigate the topic from any academic perspective that interests you (hopefully your major). You’ll learn how to conduct archival, qualitative, and secondary source research and will present what you’ve learned to academic audiences in traditional discipline-appropriate papers and presentations.
To access Harbrace
You can access the e-version on Canvas, or request a free hard copy after the 19th.
The Three Major Papers
For more information on the class and for any questions that arise over the semester, please check the syllabus first. Most questions you have will have answers here, from how to work with Student Disability Services to my expectations for class participation.
As part of homework for the second day of class, please print the below syllabus sign sheet and follow the instructions.
Jeremy Reed Contact Info
To meet with me, come by my office hours on Wednesdays from 8-11 and Thursdays from 11-12 by the Starbucks in John C. Hodges Library or you can set up a different time to meet by e-mailing me at: jreed79 AT vols.utk.edu
I'm involved in a lot of things across campus, so when you e-mail me always include our class number in the subject line (ENG 102) - that way I'll be sure to respond as quickly as I can. I'll get back to you within one business day, if not sooner.
Major Assignments, Grade Distributions, & Due Dates
Homework will be required most days.
In-Class Writing 10%
In-Class writing will be required most days.
Annotated Bibliography & Secondary Source Paper 5% & 20%
Annotated Bibliography are due 2/4 and Secondary Source Paper are due 2/16.
Archival Group Presentation & Archival Research Paper 5% & 20%
Group Presentations happen on 2/25 and Archival Research Papers are due 3/11 by 5pm.
Qualitative Research Proposal & Qualitative Research Paper 10% & 20%
Qualitative Research Proposals are due 4/5 and Qualitative Research Papers are due Friday 4/27 at 5pm.