week #9: the english patient

Week #9: The English Patient Professor Poyner-Del Vento

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Week #9: The English Patient. Professor Poyner -Del Vento. Kindly turn off. All cell phones The wireless component of any laptop computers. Overview of lecture. Introduction to author and novel Historical background Revision. Introduction to author and novel. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Week #9:The English Patient

Professor Poyner-Del Vento

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Kindly turn offAll cell phonesThe wireless component of any laptop


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Overview of lectureIntroduction to author and novelHistorical backgroundRevision

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Introduction to author and novel

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Introduction to Michael Ondaatje

Image from Scooter Chronicles: http://scooterchronicles.com/2009/04/28/divisadero-by-michael-ondaatje/

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Introduction to The English Patient

Image from New Writing North: http://www.shop.newwritingnorth.com/pat-barker-the-ghost-road-d198532.html

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Lyrical styleThe English Patient is written in a highly

lyrical styleSome students struggle with reading this

writing style

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Historical background

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World War Two1939-1945Involved countries from around the world


More than 100 million soldiers and other military members were involved

Between 50-70 million people killed

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Countries involved in World War II

Image from Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WWII.png

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Two kinds of revisionHigher Order Concerns—big picture issues

Do you have a debatable thesis?Is your essay well organized?Are your ideas developed enough?

Lower Order Concerns—small detailsAre you writing grammatical sentences?Are you using punctuation correctly?Are you using proper MLA Style?

adapted from OWL Website: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/690/01/

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“One Art”By Elizabeth Bishop

American poet20th century

First page of handout

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First draft of “One Art”Second page of handout

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Eleventh draft of “One Art”Third page of handout

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Real revisiontruly revising means being willing to change


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Advantage of OutlineAllows you to see essay as wholeAllows you to focus on HOCs, not LOCs

Resources available on WebCT

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Format for OutlineSeveral pages, using point formWorks Cited page, using MLA styleOptional: Acknowledgements page

Will be graded according to rubric

Due dates are based on your tutorial datesMon, July 18th Tue, July 19th

Also turn in via WebCT

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The English PatientRead until page 176 by next lecture