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Summer 2017 Syllabi:

The Movies, Upper Iowa University

American Literature II, Upper Iowa University (forthcoming)

Frontiers in Nonfiction, UNI (forthcoming) 

 

Great Student Essays (CWR required text, print here)

 

Handouts

 

Sample Essays !!

 

The Writing Center, UNI

 

Reference Sites: 

MLA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

 

UNI College Writing & Research Readings:

"How to Write With Style" by Kurt Vonnegut

"The American Scholar" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Blind Men and the Elephant" Old Buddhist Allegory

"I need you to say 'I': Why First Person is Important in College Writing" by Kate McKinney Maddalena

"Stretched: The Hatchery by Virgil Suarez" by Kim Groninga

"Against Zoos" by Dale Jamieson

 

Documents:

Proofreading Booklet

Proofreading Key

MLA-Style Paper

 

Introduction to Literature Readings:

"Shooting an Elephant" George Orwell

"A Worn Path" Eudora Welty

"Zero Station" John Bresland

 

... for Class:

Narrative Essay Presentation

Narrative Essay Journal Prompts

Grammar Review

Poetry Presentation

Poetry Journal Prompts

Editing Checklists

Clichés

Descriptions (more student writing here!)

Conversation Contract

The Letter

 

Finding Poems:

Poetry Daily

Poets.org

Poetry Out Loud

Poem Hunter

 

How to do a Close Reading:

Advice from Harvard Writing Center

What is a Close Reading?

Explication de texte

Close Reading Tips from George Mason U

 

How to Write About Film:

Advice from University of CO Writing Center

Writing About Film, Hunter College

How to Write a Film Analysis Essay

Writing a Film Analysis

 

Other Useful Film Links:

Examples of Film Shots

Basic Camera Shots

Three-Light Cinematography

 

... for Fun:

Why English is so Hard

Rules of Good Grammar

 

... other Links:

Meyers-Briggs Personality Inventory

 

Check out this original song by Kelsey Burns! (UNI, Spring 2011)

 

Beginning Poetry  ~ Best Poems ~  Spring 2012

 

 

... for Teachers:

Please feel free to use the resources on this page. I only ask that credit be given where credit is due--especially in regard to the outstanding student writing represented here. Also... send me a note and let me know how you are using these materials: kim.groninga@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

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