Grissom's Grammar and Composition

This blog is for any student writing papers for college, for current and former students in my Communications Cluster at Lindenwood University, and my students at St. Charles Community College.

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I write for myself, for the web, and for everyone who gets me. I've been on a fasting liquid diet, traveled to Europe, and raised 2 kids. And I'm directionally challenged - I get lost a lot.

Friday, March 30, 2007

First Saturday Class and First Monday Assignments

Always read the assigned pages before you come to the class date they are listed on, and be prepared for discussion. This schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the class. It is your responsibility to stay informed about these changes by contacting me or another student for notes when necessary. You are responsible for the work listed if you are absent. There will be additional assignments and readings as necessary.(S/S refers to the book Subjects and Strategies)

March 31 Class Orientation and Overview
Journal 1: Answer the question “What do you want to learn from this class?”

Introduction Activity/ Read S/S p.1-44

Reading: A Writer’s Reference, Sections G and P- as needed with on-line exercises

Next week start the online interactive grammar exercises under the headings Basic Grammar and Grammatical Sentences (skip sentence types) by the second Monday class.

Click on Writer's Reference Website under "Helpful Writing Links."


April 2 First Monday Class

Journal 2: Use this journal to brainstorm for Short Paper 1 using the listing technique. You will turn this in with your first four journals at a later due date.

Reading: Finish reading listed for the Saturday class and read about Writing Methods:

Narration S/S p. 157-170; 186-189
Description S/S p. 105-118; 151-152
Definition S/S P. 382-398; 420-422
Review Revising and Editing S/S p. 33-37
Short Paper 1 Draft Due