The Documents page provides links to the course syllabus and other important handouts.

Getting Started

file iconSyllabus 9:30 (daily class)
file iconSyllabus 10:30 Hybrid (MWF only)
file iconCalendar through end of quarter 9:30 only
file iconCalendar through the end of the quarter--10:30 only
file iconFirst Day Survey
file iconSyllabus Quiz

Student Examples

file iconStudent Sample 1--Moore Essay
 This is an early draft that still needs work, but it is at the stage you should be with your drafts. use this and the others below to help you with ideas for content, organization, and format.
file iconStudent Example Essay--Moore
file iconStudent Example Essay--Moore
file iconStudent Example Essay--Moore


file iconAudience Discovery Questions
file iconCommenting on First Drafts of Essays for Peers
file iconEvaluation Criteria for Websites
file iconGuidelines for Writing Critiques
file iconGuidelines for Writing Summaries
file iconMLA Format with 2009 updates on works cited (Hawthorne)
file iconResponding to Comments from Peers
file iconSuccessful Student Behaviors
file iconThesis Statements
file iconTransitions
file iconWriting Process Guide
file iconWorks Cited Entry for Michael Moore Article
file iconZeitoun Library Handout from Librarian Josh Hogan


file iconEssay 1: Moore Summary and Response
file iconEssay 2: Zeitoun--An Argument
file iconCandy Bar Wars--The Argument in Poster Format
file iconEssay 3: Research of Your Choice (within reason)
file iconFinal Journal/Essay with a Creative Flair :)
file iconMore Quote Integration Help from Librarian George Suttle
file iconJournals - updated 1/21/2011

Extra Credit Opportunities

file iconStudent Success Workshops
 Attend any or all of these workshops and bring me an initialed handout for 5 points extra credit. You get double the value: new, important skills AND extra credit points in English!!
file iconBeacon Hill Poetry Reading Jan 26, 2011
file iconFirst Friday: JFT Gallery

Writing Plan

file iconDescriptive/Narrative Essay: Sample Writing Plan
 Remember that this is a tool we used in class to begin the workshop process. It has LOTS of problems and is not, therefore, an example of what to do, right?
file iconWriting Plan Example for a Body Paragraph with Paragraph
file iconWriting Plan for a Research Essay - An abbreviated Sample


file iconActions that Promote Effective Seminars
file iconWhat’s in a Seminar?
file iconSeminar Rubric


file iconMid-term Portfolio Instructions for Students
file iconPortfolio Format for Essay
file iconPortfolio Cover Sheet - Midterm Essay 1
file iconFinal Portfolio Cover Sheet Essay 2
file iconFinal Portfolio Cover Sheet Essay 3
file iconFinal Portfolio Instructions for Students
file iconPortfolio Preview 3rd edition
 Here you can find information about the portfolio process and see actual student essays and how they were scored. This will help you to determine where your essay might score and how you might need to revise it to make an "exemplary" essay. :)

Final Collection and Group Presentation

file iconFinal Presentation 10:30 class only!!
file iconGroup Presentation Instructions - 9:30 only!
file iconFinal Presentation Group Rubric
 Each GROUP needs only ONE copy of this document.
file iconFinal Presentation Individual Rubric
 Each member of the group needs one copy of this document on presentation day.
file iconPeer Evaluations for Group Presentation
file iconFinal Collection Instructions
file iconFinal Collection instructions 10:30 only!!
file iconFinal Collection Scoring Guide