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Spring 2017 Syllabi:

College Writing & Research, UNI

Literature of the American Midwest, UIU (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

 

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:

Poetry Daily

Poets.org

Poem Hunter

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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