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.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Reminder for Lindenwood Students - and Journal Grades

Thank you for a great Winter Quarter. This is a gentle reminder to make sure your paper is submitted to and that you send me your journal grade for journals 5-8 if you have not already.

Have a great Spring Quarter.

Friday, March 12, 2010

St. Charles ENG 096 Students: Comparison and Contrast Paper Assignment

For this essay, you will compare two or more services, products, or ideas to make a point about their similarities and differences. For example, you could compare your personality to a sibling’s or two apartments you are thinking about renting. If you are into comics, you might compare Superman vs. Batman. Find a topic that interests you to use for the comparison.

Your paper should have the following:

An introduction technique
A thesis that clearly states the overall point of your comparison
Clear criteria
Evidence to support your judgments
Clear judgments about each category
Use of all criteria on the objects/services you are examining
A conclusion technique
Clear Organization: Block or point by point
Correct grammar, punctuation, word choice and spelling
Clear, easily read sentences
Transition words and phrases

The paper should be 3 to 4 pages long. Turn it in using a two-pocket folder, and include at least one rough draft besides the final version and your peer review comments. Put your name on the front of the folder. Use Times New Roman 12 pt font for the essay.


Monday, March 08, 2010

St. Charles 096 Students: Anne Sexton's "Cinderella"

Please read the Anne Sexton poem "Cinderella" for class on Friday. We will be comparing different versions of the Cinderella story.


Lindenwood Students: Remember to Pick Your Poet

This is just a reminder that the first draft of the Literature Paper is due this Wednesday, and I need your choice of poet for the oral presentation. Be sure to email if you have questions or you want to claim your poet.

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