→ Class Resources (Handouts, Study Guides, Etc.)
- →MLA Style Sheet [MS Word .doc; All versions of Word should open this file]
- →MLA Style Sheet [Rich Text Format .rtf; All word processing programs should open this file]
- →Essay Proposal Structure Suggestion
- →Worksheet for Essay Topic Development
- →Midterm Exam Study Guide
→ Links of Interest to the Course
- →T. S. Eliot reading “Prufrock”
- →Wallace Stevens reading “The Idea of Order a Key West”
- →William Carlos Williams reading
- →“Omelas State University” [blog by John Scalzi about the Penn State scandal using Le Guin's story as an example; NOTE: The post contains some harsh language]
→ Resources for Thinking and Research
- →The UW Library is, of course, your primary beginning-place. Take advantage of its vast resources.
- → Use the UW Libraries English Subject Research Guide to find subject-specific research tools, including some very handy databases of scholarly articles, like JSTOR and the MLA International Bibliography. The “Articles & Ejournalas” tab is especially useful. (If you’re off campus, be sure to log in via the red box in the upper right corner of the page).
- →The Oxford English Dictionary Online is the definitive dictionary for academic use.(Use this link if you are on-campus)
- →The Academy of American Poets offers short biographies, descriptions, and resources for most American (and some non-American) poets as well as poetry movements and schools. Many author pages include audio clips of poets reading their work.
- →PENNsound is a rich catalog of audio recordings housed at the University of Pennsylvania.
- →UbuWeb provides access to a host of “avant-garde” and modernist/postmodernist artworks, including videos, poems, radical prose, etc. etc.
→ Resources for Writing
Online Writing Resources
- →Purdue’s Online Writing Lab, OWL, has an extensive collection of materials useful to writers and teachers, including guides and exercises on general writing, research and citation, English as a second langauge writing, and academic conventions.
- →Ask Betty is a UW-designed grammar resource center. It answers common grammar questions and offers guidance for responding to instructor feedback.
- →The website for The Everyday Writer includes a number of free exercizes, tutorials, and tip sheets.
- →UW’s International and English Language Programs offers Resources for Students on writing, vocabulary, grammar, and reading.
Campus Writing Centers
- →Odegaard Writing and Research Center offers free tutoring to all UW students by appointment as well as free targeted tutoring for English language learners in composition courses.
- →CLUE, The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment, offers free drop-in tutoring for all UW students.
- →The Instructional Center offers free drop-in tutoring for all UW undergraduates affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.
- →Student-Athlete Academic Services offers academic support to UW student-athletes.
- →Check with invidual departments to see if they have a writing center or suggested writing tutors.
Other Campus Programs and Resources
- →The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity offers academic support and one-on-one advising to UW students, particularly those from low-income families, students who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college, and under-represented minority students.
- →The Disability Services Office provides services, accomodations, and assistive equipment for students with disabilities.
- →The UW International and English Language Programs offers a variety of sessions, courses, and certificates in English language.
- →The Language Learning Center offers a number of langauge learning resources and services for students and instructors.
- →The Counseling Center is staffed by psychologists and mental health counselors who provide counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled UW students.
- →The Interdisciplinary Writing Program offers writing courses linked with lecture courses in various disciplines.