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October 15, 2009

Writing the Interview Essay


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15 October 2009

Dear ENG 121 Students (Fall 2009),

Please consult the handouts and advice given to you in class about conducting an interview (and then writing an interview essay).

However, if some of you still . . .

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 08:14 AM and is filed under Composition.
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October 13, 2009

Spoofing the Online University Ads

12 October 2009

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. This sketch was on SNL last Saturday. I like the fact that the ad before this clip is for an actual online university.


This entry posted by lhobbs at 07:46 AM and is filed under Industry Issues.

October 09, 2009

Van Vogt's "Black Destroyer" and the Monomyth



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Van Vogt's "Black Destroyer" and the Monomyth

by Liz Hardy

According to Joseph Campbell, every story has its structure and root in the cyclic journey of myths which he termed the “hero’s journey.” The hero’s journey, a step of concrete stages, shows the significant metamorphosis a character undergoes throughout the course of the given story. The hero’s journey is also found within the realm of science fiction; while not admirable in intent, the character known as Coeurl in A.E. van Vogt’s story “Black Destroyer” shows a clear progression through Campbell’s cycle.

While little is known about . . .

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October 08, 2009

ENG 121 - Midterm Exam


Caption: For our course, substitute "Law" with "Academic Writing"
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Fall 2009

8 October 2009

ENG 121 Students,

Today in class, I gave you a handout with strategies for preparing for the final exam. In addition....

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 09:39 AM and is filed under Composition.

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