You will find links to nearly every online reading or listening assignment on this page. However, several reading assignments may be added as the semester goes along. Pay attention to in-class announcements for more information!
If any of the links do not work, or if you have questions, please contact me.
- “Eat, Memory: Orange Crush.” New York Times, Yiyun Lee.
- Student sample personal narrative
- “Structure of a Personal Narrative Essay,” Santa Barbara College
- “Guide to Transition Words & Sentence Samples,” Gallaudet University
- “Advertising’s 15 Basic Appeals,” Jib Fowles
- “Paragraph Structure,” SmrtEnglish. (Video)
- Ad Analysis Sample (Rewatch the ad this paper is based on here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F9GA64ll4Y)
- Paper2-Prep2-Ad Analysis(2): Directions for Paper #2
A lot of your homework is reading your textbook, Grammar to Go. However, you will also be assigned to read a few more handouts or listen to podcast episodes, most of which are linked below.
The Grammar Girl links take you to a short essay on grammar, but be sure to look for the “Play” button in the upper-right hand corner of the page, so that way you can listen to the podcast, rather than simply reading the text.
- “Complex-Compound Sentences” Grammar Girl
- “What is a Subordinate Clause?” Grammar Girl
- “How to Write Clear Sentences,” Grammar Girl
- “Avoiding Wordiness,” Douglas College handout
- “Comma Splice,” Grammar Girl
- “Active Voice versus Passive Voice,” Grammar Girl
- “Parallel Structure: Patterns are Pleasing,” Grammar Girl
- “How to Use Semicolons,” Grammar Girl