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.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

St. Charles 096: Bring Your Magazine Again on Friday

I forgot to mention this yesterday: bring your magazines back on Friday for our discussion of titles and conclusions.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Lindenwood Students: for Research Paper

Please submit your research papers to within 24 hours of submitting it to me in class this week. After the deadline, it will be counted late, and you will be chareged a 10 % late penalty for each day it is overdue.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Fall 2009: Office Hours and Syllabi for St. Charles Community College

St. Charles Community College Students: Welcome to Fall Semester 2009. Here is some basic info for this semester's classes:

Instructor: Tricia Grissom

Office: HUM 203
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:50-2:20 p.m. (or by appointment)
Phone:  636-922-8254 

All final papers/assignments submitted should be typed and formatted in MLA style as in this example. You will need 3 or 4 two-pocket folders for submitting work.

Here are links to the syllabi for my classes. Be sure you are looking at the correct one for your class. The meeting times/days/sections are listed at the top.

ENG 095-43
ENG 096-11

ENG 096-40

See you in class.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Changes to MLA 2009

Hello Lindenwood students.

The updated MLA guidelines for 2009 have a few changes. For my summer class, try to incorporate the new changes, and we will discuss them in class. However, I will not count off if your paper citations match what is in your current book.

Still, it's good to get on board with the new method because the entire LCIE program uses MLA throughout for all papers. See Purdue's summary of the changes to MLA 2009 so you know what will be different, and we'll cover it in class too.

Let me know if you have questions.

Saturday, August 01, 2009 Extension

For those of you in the Tuesday class, I have extended the deadline for Short Paper 2 until August 5, 2009. Please submit your papers as soon as possible.