First, head over to Scalar and create an account. (You can do this by simply clicking on the “Sign In” button at the top of the Scalar page.) Once you’ve created an account, enter your user name in this google doc. (That way, I can invite you to edit our book.) After you’ve taken care of these business matters, take a look at the Scalar quick start guide. Start with the section on “Creating a Page” and try to work your way to the last item, “Creating a tag.” Again, this is only to prepare for class, we’ll actually be working through this stuff in class on Tuesday.
We won’t have that much time to finish up your mini-lessons on Note to Self and Ready Player One. Remember, you’ve joined a teaching group for either one of these two novels. (Not sure which group you’ve signed up for? Let me know ASAP.) You’re reading these novels “cold,” e.g. without much help or guidance from me. So, I think the best way to get a handle on your task is to read each novel with themes or ideas or questions that we’ve discussed in our previous novels. In other words, how does your novel seem to connect with Neuromancer, The Circle, Transmission, etc.?
Here are the steps you should follow to prepare to teach your novel:
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