Simpson's English

A Supplementary Guide to Professor Simpson's College English Class (COMM1007)

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History of English
Essay Writing

Current Assignment

Monday Class, Sunnybrook: Be prepared to talk about your essay topic next Monday. The exercises on Misplaced Modifiers and Redundancy we did today can be found here.

Friday, B303: Nothing official. But you can do the redundancy exercises here.

Assignments Completed

Friday, B303: For next class (October 16) take the in-class essay to the next stage. For details, click here.

Friday, B303: The Andy Rooney Paragraph Assignment.
Monday, UG76: The Andy Rooney Paragraph Assignment.

Memory System Slide Show

Memorization for the Memory Impaired: The basics of the memory system shown in class, with links to further information

Music for Writing

"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. This version, by Jeff Buckley is one of the best.

"Au fond du temple saint" by Georges Bizet from The Pearl Fishers.

Great Moments In Education: (Jan. 12, 1835) Finding himself unable to complete his overdue essay, Henry Pennywhistle becomes the first person in history to claim that his dog ate his homework.


Acting on Words: An integrated rhetoric, reader, and handbook. David Brundage, Michael Lahey. Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2009

Recommended Reading

Eats, Shoots & Leaves, LynnTruss. New York: Gotham Books, 2003.

About Plagiarism

The Plagiarist

Plagiarism can get you a zero mark on a particular assignment ─ at the least. It can also get you a zero for the entire course and possibly even booted out of the class. In any event, it will definitely be officially registered with the college.

Be warned: I do not treat plagiarism lightly. I will punish it to the greatest extent at my disposal.