Forms of the Medieval Text and Levels of Student Curiosity/Committment

1)  Read and understand the text in the assigned edition, and read the assignment's course Web page (required of all students).

2)  Read the text aloud (required of baffled readers, students preparing presentations, and paper writers doing close-reading analysis).

3)  Read the editors' introductions and interpretive notes at the back of the text or foot of the pages (required of all presenters and paper writers doing close-reading analysis and seeking excellence).

4)  Look for the received text's medieval and early modern manuscript and print edition "witnesses" for variants, juxtaposition, illustration, etc. (advanced students and paper writers seeking excellence).