Once you've finished the book, please complete the following assignment. These are not intended to be exhaustive essays but simply reflections on the few points you found most intriguing or salient. You do not need to answer all the questions in each category below; they are just guides to start you thinking.
The due date for the assignment is August 17th. You will submit it via Georgetown's coursework software, Blackboard, beginning in early August. You will receive an email notification when your mentor is assigned and you may submit your assignment. This does not mean, however, that you should wait until August to read the book and write your reflections!
Write one paragraph each reflecting on the following elements of The Tiger's Wife:
-The Art of Writing: What is Ms. Obreht's inspiration? How does she use history, language, themes, and other devices?
-The Characters: Who are the characters at heart? How do they interact? What are their motivations, roles, and realities?
-The Plot: How did Ms. Obreht choose to structure the book? Why did she choose to do it this way and does it work? How does the plot develop and what devices does she use? Is it coherent?
To submit your assignment:
1-Go to https://campus.georgetown.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp and log in using your Georgetown NetID and password.
2-At the top left of the page, beneath the header, click on "Add Module." Scroll down until you find "My Organizations" and click the green "+ Add" button below it. Click on the "My Blackboard" tab at the top left to return to the main page. [You will only need to do this once—the Organizations Module will remain on your page the next time you log in and you can skip this step.]
3-There should now be a box labeled "My Organizations" with a link called "Marino Workshop" inside it. Click on this link.
4-You are now in the Marino Workshop organization and you should be on the "Announcements" page. This is where I will post updates as they become available. The menu on the left side of the page is where you can find more details about the Marino Workshop, including a brief history of the Workshop and background about Ms. Obreht and 'The Tiger's Wife.'
5-Click on "Workshop Details" at the top of this menu on the left-hand side. This is where the specifics of the Marino Workshop schedule will be posted.
6-Now click on "The Assignment" in the menu. The prompt for your reflection is here, as well as the due date and link to submit your paper.
7-To submit your responses, click on "Marino Workshop Reflection" at the bottom of this page. Scroll down and click "Browse My Computer" next to "Attach File" to upload your responses. Do not enter your responses into the "Submission" or "Comments" text boxes. Click submit at the bottom of the page.
8-You're all done! If you have any problems or questions, email Jenny at email@example.com.
Things to remember:
-Your assignment is due by midnight EST on August 17th. The submission link will not be available after that time and late assignments will not be accepted.
-Upload your assignment as a .pdf, .doc, or .docx. Do not copy and paste your answers into the text boxes on the submission page—they will not be counted.
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