Department of English
Table of Contents:
- Contact information
- Resources for students
- Course materials for current term: Engl 490, 402/502, 191
- Link to this instructor's complete course offerings
- Policies: grading, attendance, professional standards
- Projects (External review, etc.)
English Department building B51, office 255
To reach me, look for Riverview, SCSU's landmark building, with its white cupola hovering
above the Mississippi River. The English Department has moved to the former Business Building, across the H parking lot from Riverview. If you are coming from the Atwood Student Center, the English building is located behind Stewart Hall, so enter Stewart and look for the doorway just past the elevators, which will take you to the courtyard behind Stewart, where you can see our new building.
Office hours for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013:
I am on sabbatical leave this year, but am open to make appointments with graduate students, Humanities majors, and past students needing recommendations or special advising.
- My office: (320) 308-5432
- English department: (320) 308-3061
- Fax: 320.308.5524
- Regular post:
B51 English Department, St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Leave messages and other written communication in my mailbox in 124, the
Resources for students
To get started in Web design, instruction, and communication, including chat rooms,
consult Sharon Cogdill's homepage: http://web.stcloudstate.edu/scogdill/index.html
- Really helpful video series: How to get the most out of studying. http://www.samford.edu/how-to-stu/
- For your writing:
A simple plan for structuring an argument. Here is also
a plan for a literary argument essay.
Formatting instructions for papers
Proofreading check list - for quick reference
4) For quick help with paper-writing, including questions about GRAMMAR and SOURCE
DOCUMENTATION, see Welcome to LEO: Literacy Education Online
Schedule an appointment at the
Write Place ONLINE: To access the scheduler, go to the Write Place website
and click on “Make an Appointment with a Tutor.” The website address is
6) Guidelines for evaluating writing
7) How to analyze an oral presentation:
PHO (Presentation Help
the credibility and authority of online sources:
9) Looking for an internship? http://www.stcloudstate.edu/careerservices/jobintern/; Also see Dr. Glenn Davis, who works on internships for English majors.
For students of English
11) Interested in going on to graduate school
or professional school? Here is advice, and how to ask for letters of recommendation.
12) Sample Graduate School Exam reading list (or, good books to read): http://www.wisc.edu/english/graduate/literature/readinglists.html
To practice your democratic citizenship:
Where to go to vote--precinct information: http://www.co.stearns.mn.us/ First click on the yellow elections bar
and proceed to "Find Your Polling Place."
State of Minnesota-- legislature:
Allows you to look up your State Representatives and State Senators by city, and
to send e-mail letters directly to them.
To contact your Representatives and
Senators to the U.S. Congress, go to the House
of Representatives or to the U.S. Senate.
Most have e-mail links, although you need to get to the Senators' personal pages
to find those (links are available at this site).
The Congressional Budget
Office: Complete National Budget Overview At this site, go to "Current
Budget Projections" for an extremely current overview, packaged any way you
like. Here is a copy of the
U.S. Constitution, in case you wanted to know your rights.
Universal Declaration on Human Rights,
go to the United Nations Scholars' Workstation Home Page
This link connects you to an enormous number of resources in international affairs.
Look for the search engine and type in
the term "Human Rights," and you will find links to the document itself.
The World Factbook - great collection of data on all countries in the world, from the C.I.A. webpage. The
CIA webpage also lists all leaders worldwide under cia/publications/chiefs
Minnesota legal aid - resources for your legal issues:
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting - media
watchdog organizationTo examine our local environmental conditions, access
Google Earth: http://earth.google.com/
ENGL 490: Senior Seminar - "Magic Realism"
ENGL 402/502: Literary Criticism and Theory
Qualifying for graduate credit in this course - English 502
What FAVORITE BOOKS would
you recommend to your
ENGLISH 191: Introduction to Analytical and Research Writing in the
Course topic: Writing about the 1960s