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On Writing (The Craft, Art, Pain, and Joy of Revising)
Past Assignments
Public Speaking
Survival Tips for Astute Freshmen
Term Papers
The World and Its Global Wonders

The Basics

Academic Integrity Policy (MS Word Format)
Assignment Submission Guidelines (MS Word Format)
How to Maximize Your Potential and Succeed in This Course (MS Word Format)
Letters of Recommendation: Instructions for Students Requesting Them
(MS Word Format)

Official Shorter College Honor Code for Student's Signature (MS Word Format)
Pet Peeves, Or, What's Expected of You, the Fine Student, in a College Classroom (MS Word Format)

Brilliant Student Work (Consider the world's marvelous future when you read this fine student work!)

Audacious Essay Comparing A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet (MS Word Format)
Banana Pudding (Advanced Comp "Still Life" Piece) (MS Word Format)
Bravo Freshman Essay on Fishing (MS Word Format)
Crisp Paragraphs Sans Adjectives (Go, Morphosyntax Scholars!) (MS Word Format)
Pictures of Allen (Advanced Comp Bio Piece) (MS Word Format)
Pretty Keanu Reeves Soliloquy (Woah!) (MS Word Format)
Terrific Tara Reid Soliloquy
(MS Word Format)
Voila! One More Splendid 1010 Essay (MS Word Format)
"Who Am I? / Why Am I Here?” Eng 1010 Writing Assignment (MS Word Format)
Yet Another Excellent 1010 Essay (MS Word Format)

Classes

Beowulf

How to Unravel the Mess that Is the Lay of Finn (MS Word Format)
Sample Student Writing: Short Piece Analyzing 'Beowulf as Epic' (MS Word Format)

Grammar

Basic Terms for Grammar Explained (MS Word Format)
Bon Mots of Professor John Algeo (MS Word Format)
Crazy Ways of English Spelling (MS Word Format)
Key to 8-19-05 Advanced Grammar Diagnostics Test (MS Word Format)
Preposition Song (MS Word Format)
Ten Basic Sentence Patterns and Exercises (MS Word Format)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of April 15, 1755 (MS Word Format)
Students' Definitions of Grammar
(MS Word Format)
What is the Future of the English Language? (MS Word Format)

Middle English

Medieval Women Mystics Handout (for Berry College Lecture of March 8, 2006)
On Dragons and Gargoyles (MS Word Format)
The Year 1000 Reading Deadlines (MS Word Format)

Mystics

Response to the First Two Fishbowls (MS Word Format)
Mystics Final Exam Recommendations (MS Word Format)
Mystics Large-Group Exercise: Identify the Mystic (MS Word Format)
Mystics In-Class Information of Great Fascination (MS Word Format)

Old English

Bede on Anglo-Saxon Months (MS Word Format)
Dr. Butcher's Old English Grammar Tables
(MS Word Format)
Dr. Butcher's Old English Table Blessing
(MS Word Format)
Dr. Butcher's Old English Wedding Prayer
(MS Word Format)
Dr. Butcher's Translation of Caedmon's Hymn (MS Word Format)
Dr. Butcher's Translation of the Dream of the Rood
(MS Word Format)
Introduction to Old English Literature English 3015
(MS Word Format)
The Old English Version of Dream of the Rood
(MS Word Format)
Pronunciation of Scop
(MS Word Format)
Tracking Old English into Korean English: What Next?
(MS Word Format)

Poetry

Poetic Terms Abslatively Posolutely Necessary to Know (MS Word Format)

Shakespeare

My Life as a Shakespeare Play (MS Word Format)
Selected List of Recommended Shakespeare Movies (MS Word Format)

Word Study (Etymology)

Dorsal Fin Etymology (MS Word Format)
Example of Short Oxford English Dictionary Presentation (MS Word Format)
Example of Oxford English Dictionary Presentation on Sponge (MS Word Format)
Kind and Kin (MS Word Format)
Latin and Greek Paragraph Analysis (MS Word Format)
Leaves of Grass Etymological Analysis (MS Word Format)

World Literature

Comparative Analysis of 'Eastern' and 'Western' Philosophies (MS Word Format)
Final Exam Essay (MS Word Format)

On Writing (The Craft, Art, Pain, and Joy of Revising)

Baking the Basic Essay (MS Word Format)
Basic Editing Symbols (MS Word Format)
Chartreuse Editing Quiz (MS Word Format)
Essay Evaluation Form (MS Word Format)
Essay Outline: The easy presto way to create an essay outline (MS Word Format)
Examples of Fragments and More Grammatical Angst (MS Word Format)
First Editing Test: Practice Version
(MS Word Format)
Football and Writing (MS Word Format)
Freshmen Composition Paragraph Problems (MS Word Format)
Fuchsia Editing Quiz (MS Word Format)
Great Bad Figures of Speech (MS Word Format)
Green Apple Editing Quiz: The Juiciest, Wormiest Paragraph in the Universe (MS Word Format)
How to Do Well on the Freshman Composition Final, Fall 2006 (MS Word Format)
Junior English Examination Sample Tests and Topics (MS Word Format)
Junior English Examination Scoring Rubric (MS Word Format)
Muscadine Editing Quiz (MS Word Format)
Orange Editing Quiz: Ten sentences, or not (MS Word Format)
Oxford English Dictionary (MS Word Format)
Process of Writing and Publishing a Book (MS Word Format)
Quotations from Ursula Le Guin (MS Word Format)
Term Papers. See the Links link. We use MLA-style parenthetical citation, and be grateful we do because it's the simplest.
Verbs are the center of the grammatical universe. (MS Word Format)
What are figures of speech, and why should I care about them? (MS Word Format)
What is a research essay, and why shouldn't I be afraid of it? (MS Word Format)
What is wordiness? Is your writing "cluttered"? (MS Word Format)
Zippy Essay Writing (MS Word Format)

Past Assignments

Freshmen Composition Assignments Fall 2005 (MS Word Format)
Shakespeare Assignments Fall 2005 (MS Word Format)
Advanced Grammar Assignments Fall 2005 (MS Word Format)

Public Speaking

An Example of a Short, Poignant Oxford English Dictionary Presentation (MS Word Format)
An Example of a Compelling Oxford English Dictionary Presentation on Sponge (MS Word Format)
How to Give a Talk Without Being Boring, Or, Would You Like to Be in the Audience When YOU'RE Speaking? (MS Word Format)
How to Present: The Year 1000 Presentation, Vandalizing and Sermonizing IS 3025 (MS Word Format)

Survival Tips for Savvy Freshmen

First Instructive Quiz for Freshmen (MS Word Format)
Freshman Questionnaire (MS Word Format)
Welcome to College (MS Word Format)

The World and All Its Global Wonders

Comparative Analysis of 'Eastern' and 'Western' Philosophies (MS Word Format)
Ne's and Aniyo's in South Korea: How to get along well in Asia (MS Word Format)

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