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The following texts and materials used in the course - links to PDF files are reading notes for students. See the calendar for details of readings due each class session.

Strunk and White, 《風格的要素》Macmillan, 1959, rpt. any year
Strunk and White.
The Elements of Style . Macmillan, 1959, rpt. any year.

Leslie C. Perelman, James Paradis, and Edward Barrett. 《梅菲爾德科技論作指南》Mountain View, California: Mayfield, 1998.
Leslie C. Perelman, James Paradis, and Edward Barrett. The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing. Mountain View, California: Mayfield, 1998.

A good dictionary (full-sized, preferably cloth, i.e.,

Conway, Jill Ker.《當回憶傾訴:自傳的沈思》. New York : Knopf, 1998.
Conway, Jill Ker. When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography. New York
: Knopf, 1998.
(英文PDF)、 (繁體PDF)、 (簡體PDF)、 (英文DOC)、 (繁體DOC)、 (簡體DOC)

———. "Memory's Plots." In When Memory Speaks.

(英文PDF)、 (繁體PDF)、 (簡體PDF)、 (英文DOC)、 (繁體DOC)、 (簡體DOC)

Rodriguez, Richard. 〈慾望的成就〉選自於《回憶的飢渴》 David R. Godine Publisher, 1991. 45-73.頁
Rodriguez, Richard. "The Achievement of Desire." In Hunger of Memory. David R. Godine Publisher, 1991. Pp. 45-73.

Woolf, Virginia.《存在的片刻〉. Harcourt Brace and Company, 1985. 64-143頁
Woolf, Virginia. Moments of Being. Harcourt Brace and Company, 1985. Pp. 64-143.

Brent, Linda. 一至七章及八至十二章.《女奴一生的點點滴滴》Harcourt Brace and Company, 1991. 3-42頁和53-63頁
Brent, Linda. I-VII and VIII-XI. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Harcourt Brace and Company, 1991. Pp. 3-42 and 53-63.

Baldwin, James. 〈一個土著之子的筆記〉選自於《一個土著之子的筆記》The Library of America, 1998. 85-114頁
Baldwin, James. "Notes of a Native Son." In Notes of a Native Son. The Library of America, 1998. Pp. 85-114.

-------. 〈村中異鄉人〉選自於《一個土著之子的筆記》The Library of America, 1998. 159-175頁
———. "Stranger in the Village." In Notes of a Native Son. The Library of America, 1998. Pp. 159-175.

Griffin, Susan. 〈秘密〉選自於《石群合唱:戰爭中的私生活》. Doubleday and Co. Inc., 1992. 113-183頁
Griffin, Susan. "The Secret." In Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War. Doubleday and Co. Inc., 1992. Pp. 113-183.

Kingston, Maxine Hong湯亭亭. 〈無名女子〉選自於《女戰士:一段鬼影憧憧下的少女回憶》. Vintage Books, 1989. 3-16.頁
Kingston, Maxine Hong. "No Name Woman." In Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Vintage Books, 1989. Pp. 3-16.

-------. 〈白虎〉選自於《女戰士》 19-53頁
"White Tigers." In Woman Warrior. Pp. 19-53.

Reading Notes (Required for each selection in the packet)


The purpose of keeping Reading Notes is to move you through understanding the texts we read (demonstrated in your summary of the main point in them, the first part of your Notes) toward responding and making analytical comments (in the Notes and Quotes section, or whatever you wish to call the second part). For the first (summary) section, write a paragraph or two on what you see as the main points of the selection, giving adequate explanations and perhaps examples. That will suffice to give you a record of the texts and practice summarizing.


In the second part, respond to what you have read: does it make you curious, sad, bored, hopeful, reminiscent, or other? Why? Try to pinpoint the parts of the selection that elicit your responses. Include quotations that you find interesting, confusing, difficult, or otherwise significant. This may take the bottom half of one typed page; it may continue to another if you list and respond to quotations. You might also analyze, or look at the part one piece plays in the whole text: does a passage repeat a theme; contradict an earlier passage; raise questions; answer them; or provide insight into the author's strategies, idea of self, and persona?

舉例而言,你的『慾望的成就(The Achievement of Desire)』的閱讀手記,可以著重在Rodriguez對他自己家庭的反應,對自身,對教育過程,或是各種情緒的交集的敘述上。寫閱讀手記的最終目的,是幫助你能對自己的提案建構問題,和塑造你寫作的意念。

For example, your Reading Notes on "The Achievement of Desire" may focus on Rodriguez's description of his reactions to his family, of himself, of the process of education, or a mixture of these. Ideally, writing Reading Notes will help you formulate questions for your proposals and ideas for your papers.

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