Monthly Archives: May 2017

In-Class Writing Assignment

For today’s in-class writing assignment, you will have an opportunity to summarize the article that you brought for today using only the most common ten-hundred (1,000) words.

We will discuss:

Write a 100 word summary of your selected article using only the 1,000 most common words. For the content of your summary, use Monroe’s Simple Writer linked above to draft your sentences, which you can copy and paste into your Google Doc. After you’ve completed your summary content of 100 words, add a memo header TO/FROM/DATE/SUBJECT, and an APA style citation of your article at the bottom. Post your assignment into a comment made to this blog post.


Project 2 Submission

Before our next class begins, send a brief, professional email to Professor Ellis with your Project 2 essay attached as a Word docx file. Use the subject: Project 2. Please do not share the document with me via Google Docs as I will not open it. Instead, download your essay as a Word docx file and attach it to your email to me. I will reply to each email confirming receipt of your email and attached essay.

Over the weekend, think about what are the key points in your essay that would form a 5-10 minute presentation. What images or diagrams might enrich your talk? How would you go about creating these images without access to Google Image Search, public domain images, etc. All images in the PowerPoint component of your presentation must be made by you for the purposes of this assignment. Artistic capability will not be graded–your rhetorical choices will be.

Fall 2017 English Classes

Depending on your needed courses to fulfill your degree’s requirements, you should consider some of these classes for Summer and Fall 2017:

Summer Session 1L (June 1-July 5):

ENG 2002-D960
Prof. Annette Saddik


Fall 2017:

ENG 2420 E255 (Science Fiction),
Wed 6:00pm-8:30pm
Prof. Jason W. Ellis

“Paradise & Apocalypse: The World-Building of Utopias and Dystopias”
Prof. Jill Belli

“Samuel R Delany: Science Fiction and the City”
Prof. Lavelle Porter