While reading this novel you are going to write a ’reading journal’. This means that you from time to time while reading should take notes about your reading experience. You should have approximately 5-10 journal entries in your reading journal. The journal entries can be about:
• QUESTIONS that you ask yourself about characters and events as you read.
• MEMORIES from your own experience, provoked by the reading.
• GUESSES about how you think the story will develop, and why.
• REFLECTIONS on striking moments and ideas in the book.
• COMPARISONS between how you behave and how the characters in the novel are behaving.
• THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS about characters and events.
• COMMENTS on how the story is being told – for example, words or phrases or even whole passages which make an impression on you …
• OBSERVATIONS OF YOUR READING PROCESS, i.e. how you read.
• LANGUAGE PROBLEMS and ways of solving them
We will have two text seminars. One for the first third and one for the second third of the book.
For this seminar you are expected to choose three quotations from the book (at least): You write them down on a flashcard, in an easy to read handwriting. The quotation is followed by an interpretation and/or a justification for the excerpt. When making quotations please take note of the page where the quotation appears.
First third, roughly page 113 for 12th of September
Second third, roughly 200 pages for 28th of September
DEADLINE READING JOURNAL 7th of October
When writing a reading journal