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September 30, 2008

Essay Outlines and Proposals for ENG 121: *Academic Writing I*


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7 October 2008

ENG 121 Students,

See . . .

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September 29, 2008

Why are ‘Examples’ Important as a Writing Strategy?


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“Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach” ~ Albert Einstein

Students and Friends,

Opinions are great but provided examples make a stronger case. Many learned men and women have had much to say on the subject of examples as a method of teaching. But, do they serve a useful purpose anywhere else?

This is the question I put to my writing students when trying to get them to see the fundamentals of a good argument or position paper. With or without research data, the example is the cornerstone of good reasoning . . .

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September 15, 2008

The Angst in *The Aeneid* - Virgil's Latin Epic


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10 September 2008

ENG 225 Students,

Please find below . . .

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September 09, 2008

Scholarly Articles: What Are They & How Are They Found?


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Students,

Even after our lengthy in-class discussions, a few of you have indicated a confusion on what scholarly articles are.

You are in luck. The SLU library has online imbedded videos that discuss . . .

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September 08, 2008

Synthesis Essays: What Are They and How Are They Written?





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8 September 2008

Students,

Per your upcoming assignment options, some of you are still asking, "What is a Synthesis Paper?"

According to Washington State's Evergreen State College,

Synthesis means putting ideas from many sources together in one essay or presentation. After reading several books, watching movies and participating in a variety of class activities, your task is to . . .

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