Freshman English - Main Menu

Spring, 1997
Instructor: Wenjia You


NoteRead this first each time you come here.Note

March 4, 1997.

March 11.

March 17.

March 24.

April 8.

May 13.


1 Soap Opera 11 Aesop's Fables
2 Blonde Jokes 12 Reserved
3 Six Blonde Stories 13 Reserved
4 Two More Jokes 14 Reserved
5 Oscar Wilde in Trouble 15 Reserved
6 The Star-Child 16 Reserved
7 Taiwan's Second Miracle 17 Reserved
8 Silver Blaze 18 Reserved
9 The Blizzard of 1996 19 Reserved
10 Reserved 20 Reserved

Exercises and Homework

Read the exercises below and then go to Discussion Area to do it or to join the discussion.

March 11: Read "Soap Opera," "Blonde Jokes," and "Six Blonde Stories." Then write your response.

March 17: Do one (only one) of the following:

  1. All your responses to the jokes have been put together - you may click here to see other classmates' ideas. Check for something you agree or disagree with, then write your ideas in Discussion Area. You should mention the piece and the author (one of your classmates, that is), so that we know what and who you are talking about.
  2. After our discussion of "Blonde Jokes" and "Six Blonde Stories" in class, think about some jokes attacking a certain kind or class of people. Write it down (in English please) in Discussion Area. and let us know how you feel about it.

The exercise of March 17 is collected here.

April 8: Do one of the following:

  1. Write a joke and tell us why it is funny and if there is something one may learn from it.
  2. Respond to a joke someone else has written (remember to name the joke you want to discuss).
  3. You can do both 1 and 2 if you like.

The exercise of April 8 is collected here.

May 20: Click here to do our exercise with quotations.

May 27: The exercise with quotations of May 20 has been put together. Click here to view it and give your comment. Further instructions can be found there. Note: this exercise has to be done before June 1.