We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
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The Oxford English Dictionary
Acadia's "Plagiarism Guide"
Acadia's "You quote it, you note it" on-line tutorial
Similar resources on the topic of plagiarism at the U of Alberta
Help getting started on a Research Paper
On Scholarly Sources
NPR: "Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic"
The Guardian: "Report reveals ‘massive plastic pollution footprint’ of drinks firms"
The New York Times: "‘Super-Enzyme’ Speeds Up Breakdown of Plastic, Researchers Say"
Coastal Care: "When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide"
Other "cli-fi" books (a proposed genre for The Rest is Silence)
Tickets for: A Trashcan History of the Crusades.
This is a course devoted to both writing and reading.
In order to do the reading, you must have a copy of the course anthology. To ensure you meet this requirement, an on-going chance to lose 10% of your course grade is built in to the grading scheme. On any given day, if you do not have the anthology open in front of you while we discuss a work you’ve had assigned to read, you risk forfeiting up to ten percent of your grade. Because the professor believes in progressive discipline, you will get one warning: but only one.
Writing assignments will be submitted through Acorn, which means two important things for you. First, everything you submit will be run through an anti-plagiarism software called Turn-it-in. Second, each assignment will have a very hard deadline, set in Acorn. No late assignments will be accepted, but if you realize well in advance of the assignment's time and date due that meeting the deadline will be almost impossible for you, then contact the professor and make another arrangement. Having an exam or an assignment due in another class is not grounds for an alternative arrangement.
The professor has the right to fail any student who does not submit each and every assignment. I.e. if you do not submit any one assignment, you very well might fail the entire course.
You must turn your phone off and put it away during class. This is the professor's rule. The professor assigns your grade for this course. You do not want to make an enemy of the person who assigns your grade.
The Broadview Introduction to Literature, Concise Edition. Edited by Lisa Chalykoff, Neta Gordon, Paul Lumsden. Broadview Press, 2015.
Fotheringham, Scott. The Rest is Silence. Goose Lane: 2012.
The Oxford English Dictionary, a.k.a. the OED.
To access the OED from off-campus, you'll need to install the Acadia University VPN.