A Case of the Mondays...

  • Questions, comments, concerns?
  • Let's take the History Reading Quiz #1! This multiple choice quiz will cover material from the lead essay in Chapter 2 of Contending Voices Bacon vs. Berkeley. You will have 15-20 minutes to take the quiz, don't rush- read the answer choices carefully!
    • An Experiment in Group Think!
    • A Challenge for you all!
  • So, what should you be getting out lecture and the readings so far? Let's see!


  • READ! and take some notes! Remember, you should always read the chapters outlined in Dr. Wooster's syllabus BEFORE you attend class. Doing so will help clarify your understanding of the lecture! To help you in getting the reading done in your Contending Voices text, use the following reading guide to help you: Contending Voices Reading Guide
  • History Quiz is on Wednesday, January 31st Dr Wooster has provided a study guide for the quiz on Blackboard and I have it for you here: Spring 2018 Quiz Study Guide
  • Blue Books are due to me by the end of the day on Wednesday, Feb 5th You will need THREE of them in order to take your exams. Turning these in on time will count as your 1st lecture supplement grade(= you earn points toward your History and Seminar grades for doing this!) I will be keeping a list of who has turned them in.


  • Two campus events you should consider attending:
  • History Reading Quiz #2 is scheduled for next Monday, February 5th and will cover material Chapter 4 of Contending Voices Sewall vs. Adams. This multiple choice quiz will be given at the BEGINNING OF Seminar class time. Be prepared! Come by office hours if you have specific questions about the reading! Note: All of the quiz dates FOR THE ENTIRE SEMESTER have been listed on the Sidebar of this page. Click on the link called LCE Major Due Dates and you will find them there along with other important dates!If there any changes to this schedule- I will let you know well in advance.
  • Questions about the Rhetorical Analysis?Here is a copy of the assignment: The Rhetorical Analysis
    • Sections 244 and 245, you will read and write your Rhetorical Analysis over one of the primary source documents within Chapter 6 of Contending Voices - “Political Conflict in the Early Republic: Benjamin Franklin Bache and Alexander Hamilton.”
    • Your first rough draft of this assignment will be due and posted on Professor Burnett's Blackboard page on Wednesday, February 7th by MIDNIGHT! Both Professor Burnett and I will be reading and offering substantive feedback on your drafts!
    • The Final Draft is due and will be posted on Professor Burnett's Blackboard page on Friday, February 23rd by MIDNIGHT!