Exercises

In addition to the three essays required for this class, you will also complete in-class and homework exercises throughout each progression. These exercises help you do the work required to develop strong formal and final drafts and are an important part of your class participation. Click on the link for the exercise (most recent on top), where you will find the assignment and can comment.

Revised Essay 1 or 2: due by beginning of class Thursday, December 12th (Tues/Thurs class) | Wednesday, December 11th (Mon/Wed class)

Essay 3

  • Final Draft Essay 3: due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, December 19th
  • Formal Draft Essay 3: due by beginning of class Tuesday, December 10th (Tues/Thurs class) | Monday, December 9th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 3.5: due by beginning of class Thursday, December 5th (Tues/Thurs class) | Wednesday, December 4th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 3.4: due by beginning of class Tuesday, December 3rd (Tues/Thurs class) | Monday, December 2nd (Mon/Wed class)
  • Zero Draft Essay 3: due by beginning of class Tuesday, November 26th (Tues/Thurs class) | Monday, November 25th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 3.3: due by beginning of class Thursday, November 21st (Tues/Thurs class) | Wednesday, November 20th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 3.2: due by beginning of class Thursday, November 14th (Tues/Thurs class) | Monday, November 18th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 3.1: due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 11th (Tues/Thurs class) |
    9:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13th (Mon/Wed class)

Essay 2

  • Final Draft Essay 2: due by Thursday, November 7th (Tues/Thurs class) | Monday, November 11th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Formal Draft Essay 2: due by Thursday, October 31st (Tues/Thurs class) | Monday, November 4th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 2.6: due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 28th (Tues/Thurs classes) |  Monday, November 8th (Mon/Wed class—in-class assignment)
  • Exercise 2.5: due by beginning of class Thursday, October 24th (Tues/Thurs classes) | Wednesday, October 30th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Zero Draft Essay 2: due by beginning of class Tuesday, October 22nd (Tues/Thurs classes) | Monday, October 28th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 2.4: due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16th (Tues/Thurs classes)
    9:00 a.m. Monday, October 23rd (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 2.3: due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 14th (Tues/Thurs classes)
    9:00 a.m. Monday, October 21st (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 2.2: due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9th (Tues/Thurs classes)
    9:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 16th (Mon/Wed class)
  • Exercise 2.1: due by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 2nd (Tues/Thurs classes)
    9:00 a.m., Monday, October 7th (Mon/Wed class)

Essay 1

Image: by Yoshiyasu Tamura (b. 1977), a mangaka illustrator and painter, whose work is inspired by both Western and Japanese styles and fuses traditional Japanese painting with modern images.

What do you think of the styles used in the painting as they relate to cultural identity? Do they complement or contrast? Or both?

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