Spring 2018 Syllabi:

College Writing and Research, UNI

Technical Writing, UNI (available on UNI eLearning only)

Midwestern Literature, Upper Iowa (session 4, forthcoming) 


Great Student Essays (CWR required text, print here)




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



Proofreading Booklet

Proofreading Key

MLA-Style Paper


... for Class:

Narrative Essay Presentation

Narrative Essay Journal Prompts

Grammar Review

Poetry Presentation

Poetry Journal Prompts

Editing Checklists


Descriptions (more student writing here!)

Conversation Contract


Finding Poems:

Poetry Daily

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:

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