The following words and expressions are banned from your papers for this semester.
Perhaps theyre overused in student writing. Perhaps they make your writing wordy or
vague. Perhaps I will puke if I ever see another one.
Well talk more in class ab
1. Alarms: Should you wake up for class at
different times, be quick about turning off your alarms. Second, Do Not Slam the doors or
closet shut; these will act as alarms too.
2. Food: Even if you have both agreed to share food, have
The top prize goes to the first one: Best
Overall. The second and third prizes will
go to Most Well Written and Most
Visually Appealing, respectively. No one
fact sheet can win more than one prize.
Well simply go to the next highest number
of votes to awa
ENG 101 English Composition I Fall 2013Rarick Hall 348
Dr. Cheryl Hofstetter Duffy
RH 375, Phone 785-628-5317
MW 2:30-4:00 p.m.
TTh 10:00-11:30 a.m., 2:45-3:45 p.m.
and by appointment
Writing comes more easily if you have som
Independent Writing Project
The Independent Writing Project is your opportunity to write what you wantto choose
your own writing assignment, as it were. My only stipulations are that it be 800-1200
words, that it be nonfiction (i.e., no poems, short stori
Strategies for Writing a Conclusion
Conclusions are often the most difficult part of an essay to write, and many writers feel that they have
nothing left to say after having written the paper. A writer needs to keep in mind that the conclusion is
Fact Sheet Activity
You and your partner will write and design a fact sheet during classideally over any topic
related to any essay youve written this semester. (I say ideally because I will allow other
topics . . . if youre desperate.) You will definitel
For this essay, you are required to use at least two pieces of information that you tracked down
through research. Later in the semester, well study and use FORMAL citation such as MLA or
APA citation, but for this paper, you can simply