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Reading and Discussion Pool 3/4

CELOP/Boston University

Spring 2017

Joseph Pettigrew

CELOP 207

617-353-7838 / jpettigr@bu.edu

  

Course Information & Syllabus (Revised with weeks 7 - 12): 

 

 

 

Date
Assignments, links to articles, exam schedule

Thurs, Jan 26

Introduction to the course

Reading & speaking activities / vocabulary from context
Link to a newspaper article about "Baby Jessica" at age 12

Tues, Jan 31

 

[read in class; not for homework]

Why you should take notes by hand - and not on a laptop (vox.com)

Thurs, Feb 2

 

A Fresh Pitch on "U" Tube (Boston Globe) - read and answer the questions on the handout before class.

Tues, Feb 7

 

Link:  Looking Beyond Grades and Test Scores (Boston Globe)

Vocabulary & questions (given out in class):  Looking beyond grades and scores (voc & ques).pdf

Thurs, Feb 9

 

Snow Day

Tues, Feb 14

 

Link:  Reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter (vox.com)

Thurs, Feb 16

 

Link:  Masters of Love (The Atlantic Magazine)

Tues, Feb 21

 

 

Too Many Choices - Read and answer the questions.

Here is the text of the article in a Word Document:  When It’s All Too Much (Parade).doc

Here are the vocabulary and questions for this article:  When It's All Too Much - voc & ques.pdf

Thurs, Feb 23

 

Link to:  The Hidden Social Forces that Guide Your Decisions (Scientific American) Read the article and take brief notes on the answers to the interview questions.

Tues, Feb 28

 

 

Read The Chaser and answer the questions on the handout.

If you didn't get a copy, here is a link to the story online.

Reading and Vocabulary Test

Thurs, Mar 2

 

Read The Midnight Visitor and answer the questions. If you didn't get a copy, here is the story online. 

March 6 -10

 

Boston University Spring Break

Tues, Mar 14

 

Snow Day! See you Thursday. 

Make sure to bring the book to class. 

Thurs, Mar 16

 

Buy The Perks of Being a Wallflower and bring it to class today. You can buy either a 'physical' book or an e-book.  

Tues, Mar 21

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Part 1:  p. 1-39

Thurs, Mar 23

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Part 2:  p. 42-64  (November 7, 1991 – December 11, 1991)

 

Tues, Mar 28

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Part 2:  p. 65-96  (December 21, 1991 – January 1, 1992)

Thurs, Mar 30

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Part 3:  p. 98-126  (January 4, 1992 - February 23, 1992)

Tues, Apr 4

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Part 3:  p. 126 -139  (March 28,1992 - April 26 1992 - end of Part 3)
Be on the lookout for abbreviations. Write them down and bring them to class.

Thurs, Apr 6

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Part 4:  p. 142-172

Tues, Apr 11

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Part 4 & Epilogue:  p. 172-end

Thurs, Apr 13

 

1:30-1:45:  Vocabulary Test on "Perks"

Then we will watch the movie version of "Perks"

Tues, Apr 18

 

Final Reading Exam

Thurs, Apr 20

 

Final Class:  Final exams will be returned; evaluations will be given out; fun will be had

 

 

NOTE:  We will be doing other topics as well as the novel during the second half of the semester.

 

 

Charlie's Mixtape (page 61) - Link to YouTube playlist with the songs:

 

 

Words to the songs:  Charlie's Mixtape Lyrics.doc


 

Vocabulary:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Repeated Vocabulary
Other Words to Know
American Culture, The 90's
Slang, etc...

nod (nodded)

eventually

incidentally

appropriate

regardless

assumed

aggressive

exaggeration

supposedly

nostalgic

sensitive

encourage

relieved

initiation

cope with

sentimental

perspective

participate

 

part one

muffle

pragmatic

provoke

stumble

part two

deny

exhausted

snob

tackle

part three

administer

cynical

prompt

soothing

part four

ashen

dusk

karma

postpone

pry

rebuttal

skeptical

speechless

straightforward

unbearable

M*A*S*H

Saturday Night Live

Big Boy

a mixtape

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

a brownie

a Camaro

a football scholarship

Penn State

a homecoming game

a quarterback

a VHS tape

a fanzine

a Secret Santa

drug-related

high

stoned

wasted

buzzed

pot (marijuana)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links

 

 

 

 

  • Interview with Barry Schwartz, author of "The Paradox of Choice" and the magazine article we read in class.  from Quirks and Quarks (CBC Radio) Right click and save on the Download link at the top left of the next page.

 

A quick summary of 5 of the 8 tips in the reading

 

 

A detailed explanation of "spaced repetition"

 

The 9 Best Scientific Study Tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

angst (n)

aspire to (v)

breadth (n)

budding (adj)

convey (v)

credentials (n)

crude (adj)

crumple (v)

cumbersome  (adj)

deliberation (n)

deny (denied) (v)

depth (n)

embrace (v)

flunk (v)

holistic (adj)

impartial (adj)

intangible  (adj)

intuitive (adj)

a predictor (n)

a quirk (n)

rip (v)

a shoo-in (n)

shrouded (adj)

a spark (n)

speculation (n)

stand out (v)

stifle (v)

stumped by (adj)

a track record  (n) 

unanimous (adj)

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