|Orientation to the module
Reading for key ideas, purpose and audience
|Introduction: The module topic (key concepts), paper genre, and module resources
Introduction to Assignment 1.
Read the following two short articles:
Van Dine, S.S. (1928.) “Twenty rules for writing detective stories” using the guidelines on the Annotation handout. Annotate to identify key words, and consider intended purpose, tone and audience. Identify one idea that you find perplexing, interesting, contradictory, and which could possibly lead to further research.
Gray, J. (2012, August 17). A Point of View: The enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine
Please use the handout, Annotating and Summarising 1, under Handouts in the IVLE workbin. Focus on annotating strategies.
|Critical Reading Strategies 1: Annotating, summarizing, and responding to a reading without plagiarizing
Feedback: Van Dine and Gray
Discuss rhetorical strategies: ethos, pathos and logos.
Introduction (by tutor) toHühn, P. (1987, Fall). The Detective as Reader: Narrativity and reading concepts in detective fiction.
Annotate, paying special attention to the main ideas (through key words) of your section , as well as methodology, and identify one issue that you find problematic, or that you consider worthy of further analysis. Refer to the Annotated Bibliography template 3 example.
Group 1 From: “Described in the terminology of reading …” (p. 453) to: “ … nor the code in which it is written are certain” (p. 455).
Group 2 From: “This textual indeterminacy …” (p. 455) to:“… the process of narrative reconstruction” (p. 456).
Group 3 From: “The main difficulty of the reading process …”(p.456) to: “… whose signified meaning we are meant to find out by reading”(p. 458).
Group 4 From: “In general, the basic reading concept …”(p. 460) to: “… with the detective in reading the story than in classical detective novels” (p. 462).
Understanding a given reading’s arguments for its conclusions/thesis
Double plots, stories, narratives and the relationship between author, text and reader
|• Overview of Paper 1: Functions of reflective summaries
• Critical Reading Strategies 2: Identifying intended audiences and rhetorical strategies to engage them in a reading’s ideas
• Achieving clarity in writing.
Class work: Compare summary reflections on Hühn in groups, using guidelines.
Introduction (by tutor) to Malmgren, C. (1997). Anatomy of Murder: Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction. Journal of Popular Culture, 30(4), 115-135
Follow the strategies suggested in the handouts on annotation and summarising in IVLE.
Read and annotate:
Group 1: 3.1 Mystery Fiction (p. 118)
Group 2: 3.2 Detective Fiction (p. 122)
Group 3: 3.3 Crime Fiction (p. 127)
Tips on how to avoid plagiarizing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwOJvWhF_08
|• Critical Reading Strategies 3: Selecting and responding to a reading’s ideas
• Planning/drafting a reflective summary: Bringing together Critical Reading Strategies 1, 2, and 3 in a group discussion of a reading
Homework: Write a summary reflection on
Gates, P. (2002). Getting away with it: villainy in the contemporary Hollywood detective film. In Gillis, S, and Gates, P. (Eds.). The Devil himself: Villainy in Detective fiction and film. (pp. 183-196). London: Greenwood Press.
|Reviewing selection and organization of ideas
Feedback on Gates, referencing examples.
Homework: Select one of the readings for Assignment 1 and after annotating, prepare a rough draft of a summary reflection for peer review in class.
| Guided peer review
Reading for Assignment#1:
Baggett, D. (2012). Sherlock Holmes as Epistemologist. In Philip Tallon and David Baggett (Eds.), The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes (pp. 7-21). Lexington: The University press of Kentucky.
Summers, W.C. (1999). The Chinese Nail Murders: Forensic Medicine in Imperial China. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 72, 409-419.
When working on your Paper 1, draw on the handouts we’ve used so far. For a final proofread, refresh your grammar skills by reading through the CPR skill sheets in IVLE.