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Course Syllabi and Announcements
  LIT 165 Syllabus
  LIT 165 Announcements and Assignments
  WRT 120 Syllabus
  WRT 120 Announcements and Assignments

Notebook for Topics in Literature: Imaginary Worlds (Spring 2008)
  A Reading of THE TEMPEST

Notebook for Topics in Literature: Rites of Passage (Spring 2006)
  Goals of the Course
  Fundamental Questions about Literature
  Valuing Literature
  Critical Thinking and Reading Literature
  Critical Approaches to Literature
  Literature as ART
  Ambiguity
  Approaching the Art of Fiction
  Defining the Short Story
  Evaluating Short Fiction
  Craft of Fiction: PLOT
  Craft of Fiction: CHARACTER
  Small Group Exercise
  ARABY by James Joyce
  WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? by Joyce Carol Oates
  Our RITES OF PASSAGE Theme
  A note about GIRL
  POE and the art of STORY OF A HOUR
  THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
  YOUNG MAN ON SIXTH AVENUE
  Notes on Innovative Fiction
  Assignment Sheet for Paper #1
  Fiction and Ambiguity - Your Questions
  Writing Workshop - Short Fiction
  Poetry Journal Project Assignment Sheet
  LITERARY SYNTHESIS PROJECT
  Defining Poetry
  Reading Poetry
  The Craft of Poetry
  Drama and Tragedy
  Study Questions: DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Notebook for Effective Writing I (Spring 2006)
  Paper #4 Assignment Sheet
  Critical Thinking and Commentary
  Casebook: Evaluating Sources Worksheet
  Selecting Information
  Evaluating Arguments
  CASEBOOK PROJECT Assignment Sheet
  Approaching Persuasive Writing
  Topic Development - Profile Essay
  Generating Ideas for the Profile Essay
  Paper #2 Assignment Sheet
  Profile Exercise
  Analyzing THE FIVE BEDROOM, SIX FIGURE ROOTLESS LIFE
  Objective Writing: Selected Readings
  Writing Workshop: Paper #1
  Expressive Writing in the NYTimes
  Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions
  Paper #1: IDENTITY
  Expressive Writing
  Open Letter Exercise and Examples
  EMERSON on Individuality vs. Conformity
  Literature related to IDENTITY
  Understanding the 'Rhetorical Situation'

Go Exploring
  Weblog for WRT 120
  Writing Assistance on the Web
  Blackboard at WCU
  WCU Homepage
  WCU's Francis Harvey Green Library

Notebook for Topics in Literature: Imaginary Worlds (Fall 2005)
  One Last Look at Imaginary Worlds
  Franz Kafka's BEFORE THE LAW
  Analyzing WAITING FOR GODOT
  Approaching WAITING FOR GODOT
  Paper #3: Assignment Sheet
  Paper #4: Independent Project
  The Problem of Stability in BRAVE NEW WORLD
  UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA Links
  Analyzing Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD
  Defining Utopia
  Embarking on Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD
  A Reading of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
  From today's news (11/3/05)
  Assignment Sheet for Paper #2
  Goodbye to Dante's Imaginary World
  Stepping Through Dante's Inferno: Cantos 10-34
  Stepping Through Dante's Inferno: Cantos 1-10
  INFERNO: Questions/Analysis: Cantos 32-34
  INFERNO: Questions/Analysis: Cantos 18-31
  INFERNO: Questions for Analysis: Cantos 12-17
  INFERNO: Structure
  INFERNO: Questions for Analysis: Cantos 1-5
  INFERNO: Analyzing Canto 1
  Relating to Dante's Inferno
  Approaching Dante's DIVINE COMEDY
  A Little Help with Dante's INFERNO
  Assignment Sheet for Paper #1
  Notes on LEAF BY NIGGLE
  Responses to LEAF BY NIGGLE
  ON FAIRY STORIES: An Essay by Tolkien
  Notes on Axolotl
  Reading Ovid's Tales
  From Myth to Literature: Approaching Ovid's Tales
  Notes on THE EYE OF THE GIANT
  Functions of the Genesis Tales
  Analyzing Mythic Tales
  Defining Mythology
  Filtering the Introduction to FANTASTIC WORLDS
  Commentary on LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI by Keats
  Commentary on DARKNESS by Byron
  Handout: Imagination Poems Set
  What is Imagination?
  Our Course Theme: Imaginary Worlds
  LIT 165 Assignments: Fall 2005
  LIT 165 Announcements: Fall 2005
  Imaginary Worlds: Course Syllabus

Notebook for Effective Writing I (Fall 2005)
  Paper #4: Independent Thinking/Reading/Writing
  Casebook Preparation Checklist
  Casebook Assignment Schedule
  Evaluating Sources for the Casebook
  Casebook Project Assignment Sheet
  Notes on Rational Argument
  Argument
  Assignment Sheet: Objective Writing
  Reviewing Elements of the Profile Essay
  Writing the Profile Essay
  Readings: Objective Writing
  Assignment Sheet: Expressive Writing
  Rubric for Evaluation of Writing
  About SKIN DEEP
  Emerson on Individuality vs. Conformity
  Mind-map: Identity
  Understanding the 'Rhetorical Situation'
  Assignments Page
  Announcements Page
  WRT 120 Course Syllabus for Fall 2005

ENG Q20: Basic Writing

Go Exploring
  Weblog for WRT 120
  Writing Assistance on the Web
  Blackboard at WCU
  WCU Homepage
  WCU's Francis Harvey Green Library

 

 

 

~ A Weblog for Effective Writing I ~


You can send me feedback or suggest a link for the weblog if you happen to come across an interesting site appropriate to our studies during your travels on the web.
Just contact me, let me know the name of the site and the url, and I'll look at it.

 

 
  The Prentice Hall Reference Guide
 

The Call to Write Collaborative Network
Visit this useful "collaborative writing workshop." In addition to supplementing your textbook, the site features its own message board, a chat room, a "web page workshop where you can "experiment with free tools and techniques for developing your own Web site," and a "Writers Library to locate online style manuals, citation guidelines, dictionaries, and more." In short, an excellent internet companion site to supplement your textbook.

 


The Call to Write 3/e

  Miami Protest, Quicktime
Video footage of police response to a peaceful demonstration in Miami, FL in January 2004.



 

Princeton Professor James Pryor's Philosophical Terms and Methods
Philosophical terms and methods relating to argument.. Links include: What Is an Argument? Vocabulary Describing Arguments Some Good and Bad Forms of Argument Analyzing Concepts

 

The Truth Tree
Read the position statement "On Debating" and then be sure to surf the rest of the site (go to its front page here) for an excellent overview on the fine art of argument.

 

The Book of Cliches
A wealth of cliches to savor and then avoid.

 

Common Dreams News Center
An alternative news source which describes its service as providing "breaking news for the progressive community."

 

Margaret Salinger Discusses her Memoir, DREAMCATCHER
J.D. Salinger, author of CATCHER IN THE RYE, is one of America's great fiction writers and a notoriously elusive recluse. He's carefully guarded his privacy for over 40 years. Now Margaret Salinger, his daughter, has published a revealing memoir, DREAMCATCHER. The book was published in 2000, and this interview (on a radio show called The Connection) took place on Sept. 14, 2000.

 

 

 

 

In the News: Have an Opinion?
Posted on the Portland Independent Media Center's website is a first hand account of how a man, his wife, and three children were pepper sprayed by police at a peaceful demonstration. There are many sites on the Internet that provide space for newsworthy stories which are completely ignored by the mainstream US press. This is an impressive example. It also happens to be a good example of the kind of "open letter" that John Trimbur describes in Chapter 4 of A Call to Write (not a chapter we're covering this semester). Notice how Don Joughin uses the open letter genre to both inform and appeal to his readers.


 

 

Ehomeworkhelp.com
Live 1 on 1 professional tutoring is available online.
From the site: "The voice and whiteboard capabilities of our online classroom make our homework help service the best around. All tutors are screened and qualified..."

 

 

 

     

 


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