Because we read primary texts
rather than use a textbook in English 231, my lectures are very important. I make
my lecture notes available on the web to all students. These notes are a
supplement to class attendance, not a replacement for class attendance and for
your own accurate, attentive note-taking. You may use them to supplement your
own notes, to review for examinations, or to catch up if you should miss a class.
a word of warning
Beware of the temptation to substitute these notes for attending class. Previous
231 students have failed the course trying to enlist this strategy. There is no
effective replacement for regular class attendance and active participation. Lecture
notes are most useful for people who attend class!
Lecture notes are updated each year since course content fluctuates.
Notes for individual lectures adn ancillary materials, such as essays by Dr. Jadwin
and overviews of in-class exercises, will be posted at the end of each week, as
time permits. They're posted as Portable Document Files (.pdf) files, which can
be read with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free plug-in available for download.
more information about the Acrobat Reader, including downloading instructions.