English 1101: Argument and Interpretation


Syllabus and Assignments:


1101 K Schedule of Assignments

1101 Y (Monroe County) Schedule of Assignments

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Essay Assignments:

Essay 1: Fiction Summary

Essay 2: Creative Non-fiction Interpretation

Essay 3: Compare and Contrast

Essay 4: Film Review

Essay 5: Narrative

Essay Grading Standards


Sample Papers:

Fiction Summary

Creative Non-fiction Interpretation

Compare and Contrast

Film Review

Narrative 1

Narrative 2


      In-class Writing Lessons and Handouts:

Paragraph Composition and Unity



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




            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



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