Friday, February 16, 2007

links about romanticism

Hi everyone,
as discussed in class, there are a number of helpful links to romanticism on the course web page. Just click on "links of interest" and scroll down to the romanticism section. (The handout today in class was from this site; here is another essay that is particularly helpful.)

Also, the first writing assignment was handed out today in class--here it is in case you missed lecture today.


Writing assignment 1 for Nat. Res. 232
Due Wednesday February 21, 2007
Please type your response, 1 page maximum
** Turn in two hard copies of your response**

Write a précis of William Cronon’s essay, “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature” (in Uncommon Ground). A précis is an accurate summary of an author’s own argument(s) that retains the logic, development, and organization of the original source. Please note that in a précis you do not offer your own opinions or arguments but rather demonstrate your ability to “distill” the main points of an argument by another writer.

The process described at is a particularly helpful, step-by-step approach to the task, but do not add a “reaction.” You may also wish to consult the guidelines below and/or various other online or printed writing guides for advice on how to write a précis.

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