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Julie Pesano - English

EWRT 211 Preparatory Reading and Writing Skills

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EWRT 211 Syllabus Winter 2018

The Writing Assignment that Changes Lives by Anya Kamenetz

The Importance of Self Authoring: Writing your story to discover how your past has affected you and how to plan for your ideal future

How We Read and Why by John Green;;feature=g-high-u

Stay Awake in Class!
Stay Focused and Single Task

- De Anza Library -

- MLA (Modern language Association) 8th Edition updates on how to cite and document sources

- Easy Works Cited "machine" or

- Color-coded, EXCELLENT quick guide to MLA parenthetical citation:

Revision Options and Directions 1:30 Winter 2018

Revision Options and Directions 4:00 Winter 2018


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Essay #1 Health Guidelines

Example Health Essay

Example Health Essay #2

Example Health Essay #3

Example Health Essay #4

Example Health Essay #5

More Health Articles and Videos

Supersize Me  Youtube clip

CBS Report on Binge Drinking

Harvard Study of Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

How Stress Affects Your Health by the American Psychological Association



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Essay #2 Wealth

More Wealth Articles and Videos

"8 Things That Make You Feel Rich that Have Nothing to do With Money " by Paul Hudson

Rich Quote

"Does Money Make You More Attractive "by Dan Savage

"It's 2015: Who Pays on the First Date" by Heather Long (CNN Money Contributor)

"No Satisfaction: Why What You Have is Never Enough" by Jonathan Clements (The Wall Street Journal)"




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Essay #3 Wisdom Guidelines

Essay #3 Options

Narrative Essay PowerPoint

How to Write a Narrative Essay

Sample Narrative Essay

More Wisdom Articles and Videos

The Science Behind Intuition: Why You Should Trust Your Gut by Kelley Turner PH.D.

Emotional Intelligence Katherine Fortier (TedX Youth)

What is Emotional Intelligence? by Michael Aker and Grover Porter

Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles Test

Successful Entrepreneurs with Learning and Attention Issues by Amanda Morin


Portoflio Cover Sheet
Reflective Assignment


Rhetoric (How to Write)

OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University - The most comprehensive online Writing website

Basic Elements of an Essay

Power Points of Class Lectures

Introduction to the Essay Powerpoint

3 Ways to Respond to an Article/Reading Powerpoint

PreWriting Powerpoint

Thesis Introductions and Titles Powerpoint

Development Paragraphs Powerpoint

Organization Powerpoint

Revision and Conclusions Powerpoint

Style Powerpoint





Perverse Grammar Rules:

Sentence Fragments

Run On Sentences


Subject Verb Agreement

Comma Practice

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Last Updated: 3/7/18