English 1101: Argument and Interpretation

 

Syllabus:

Syllabus for 1101 J (TR 11:00 – 12:15)

Syllabus for 1101 LSB 3 (12:30 – 1:45)

 

Schedule of Assignments and Due Dates

 

The Gordon State College Writing Handbook

 

Essay Assignments (coming soon):

Essay 1: Fiction Summary

Essay 2: Creative Non-fiction Interpretation

Essay 3: Compare and Contrast

Essay 4: Film Review

Essay 5: Narrative

 

Sample Papers:

Fiction Summary

Creative Non-fiction Interpretation

Compare and Contrast

Film Review

Narrative 1

Narrative 2

 

      Links of Interest:

           America’s Funniest Home Videos

           Existentialism

           Hubris

           Shucking Corn

           Devo’s “Jocko Homo” (Are We Not Men?)

           Lyrics for “Jocko Homo”

          The transgenic Vacanti Mouse

           CRISPR

           The Ancient Greek Chorus

 

In-class Writing Lessons and Handouts (coming soon):

Paragraph Composition and Unity

Coordination

Parallelism

Sentence Variety

Writing with Sources Overview

How to Summarize

How to Quote

How to Paraphrase

How to Avoid Plagiarism

How to Write Introductions

How to Write Conclusions

The Rules of Comma Usage

Fixing Sentences with Introductory Phrases

Fixing Sentences with Coordinating Conjunctions

Punctuation Quiz

Do it yourself comma quiz

Comma quiz answer key

Fixing Comma Splices

Identifying Run-on Sentences

Fixing Run-on Sentences

Identifying Sentence Fragments

 

Online Resources:

     Full text of Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

     Medieval and Renaissance illustrations of “Death and the Maiden

     Judges 19:17

     The Pied Piper of Tucson

     ST

     SG

 

            Online Film Review Sites:

    The New York Times

    The Onion AV Club

    The Atlanta Journal Constitution

   The Washington Post

   The Los Angeles Times

         Roger Ebert’s reviews

 

 

 What’s that word? Check the dictionary.

 

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