English 1B & 110


General Resources


Course Calendar

TBA Hours Student Log

Peer Review Worksheet

Essay Packet Requirements

Essay Grading Rubric

OWL: Writing About Literature

Personal Introduction

Course Evaluation 


Making Literature Matter




English 110 AB 81162

Class ID: 2828088

Enrollment Password: writer

Poetry Unit 

Poetry Essay Assignment

Writing Prompts

Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-Second Year by Raymond Carver

What Work Is (plus three)

"What Do Women Want?" (plus four)

Required Poems

Poetry Packet

Poetry Packet Author and PubIication Information

How to Quote Poetry & MLA Format

OWL: MLA Formatting and Styly Guide

OWL: Quotation Marks with Fiction, Poetry and Titles

How to Quote Poetry: The Basics

Works Cited Page: Poetry Example

Works Cited Page Worksheet with Examples

Work Cited Page Worksheet for Books & Websites

Poems & Poets on the Web

"What Do Women Want?" by Kim Addonizio (w/audio)

Tenderness in Men by Charles Harper Webb

This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins

Litany by Billy Collins 

Forgetfulness by Billy Collins (w/audio)  

so you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski  

the suicide kid by Charles Bukoswki  

Tar by C.K. Williams 

Ron Koertge Interview  

Short Story Unit

Short Story Essay Assignment

Required Stories

Sea Oak by George Saunders

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

The Most Beautiful Woman in Town by Charles Bukowski

Secretary by Mary Gaitskill

Works Cited Information for Short Stories (Not in the Text)

Writing Prompts

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love


Sea Oak


Film Unit

American Beauty Research Essay

Writing About Film

Dartmouth Writing Program 

George Mason University

Wesleyan University


Writing Prompts

American Beauty: Prompts to Respond to Before You Watch the Film 

American Beauty: Prompts to Respond to After You Watch the Film

Film & DVD Information

American Beauty on Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

American Beauty Script

American Beauty Works Cited Page Information