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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
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Martin Luther King Jr. Web Explication Projects
Lois Leveen, April 26, 2001

Description of the course in which the assignment was used:
An interdisciplinary, interethnic (Asian American and African American) studies course for first year UCLA students. Students attended a large lecture and then met in smaller groups (20 students) for discussion. This assignment was done in discussion section.

Course coverage:

What pedagogical goals do you think this assignment achieves:
The assignment helped students understand how to close read a text, and how to move beyond commenting on specific elements in a text, to make connections about how those different elements are deployed by the author. It also modelled the approach they would take in their midterm projects.

Assignment type:
Hypertext Project

Relevant URLs:
None listed.

African American literature
Interracial encounters
Technology and literature

Related authors and groups:
Martin Luther King, Jr.