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.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Assignments for Saturday Class and First Weekly Class

Read the assignments 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. 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)

June 30 Class Orientation and Overview
Journal 1: Answer the question “What do you want to learn from this class?”
Reading S/S p.1-44

Reading: A Writer’s Reference, Sections G and P- as needed with on-line exercises
Next week do online interactive grammar exercises under the headings
Basic Grammar and Grammatical Sentences (skip sentence types) in the next two weeks. Go to: and click on Grammar Exercises or click on the link to Writer’s Reference Website on our class blog.

First Weekly Class

Journal 2: Use this journal to brainstorm for Short Paper 1 using the listing technique.
Turn this in with your first four journals a few weeks from now. Journal due date is listed in bold later in the course outline.

Reading: Finish reading listed for the Saturday class.
Paper Types: 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