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  1. How to Read Literature like a Professor A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

  2. Every Trip is a Quest (Except when it’s Not) • Quests consist of five things: • A quester • A place to go • A stated reason to go there • Challenges and trials en route • A real reason to go there

  3. The Goonies • Questers – “The Goonies” – group of outcast/mistfit kids The Goonies • Place to go – seeking the pirate ship of One Eyed Willy • Stated reason to go –hoping to find enough treasure so they will be able to save their homes from being destroyed • Trials/challenges – booby traps, being chased by convicts • Real reason to go – to learn about friendship, acceptance of each other, sticking together etc…

  4. Examples of a Quest?? • Movies • Books • Television shows Come up with your own examples…

  5. Every Trip is a Quest (cont.) • The real reason for a quest is always self-knowledge. • The quester often fails at the stated task. • They don’t know enough about the subject that really matters: themselves. • This is why questers are young, inexperienced, immature, sheltered.

  6. Guidelines • Outline main points from chapter • Show clip or excerpt • Use “foster eyes” to analyze clip or excerpt • Remember- all notes should be in outline form/ never write complete sentences or paragraphs on a slide. (exception--you want to use a direct quote)