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Supplemental Course Materials

Study Questions

Acrobat icon Persuasion

Middlemarch (Books 1-2) (Books 3-4) (Books 5-6)

Hard Times

Jude the Obscure (prepared by Professor Florence Boos, Univ of Iowa)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde


Acrobat icon Midterm Notes (PDF)

Literary Terms

Acrobat icon Course Syllabus (PDF)

Acrobat icon Narrative Beginnings (PDF)

Acrobat icon Some Definitions of the Novel (PDF)

Acrobat icon Some Theories of the Novel (PDF)

Acrobat icon 18th Century Criticism of the Novel (PDF)

Acrobat icon Some Title Pages of 18th Century Novels (PDF)

Acrobat icon Spoiler Alert! Middlemarch Genealogy (PDF)

Acrobat icon Background on Dickens' Hard Times (PDF)

Some Introductory Notes on Thomas Hardy (PDF)

More Notes on Hardy (John Stuart Mill and Hardy's Use of 'Thwart') (PDF)

Format of the Final Exam (PDF)

Acrobat icon Some Final Notes for Middlemarch (PDF)

Writing and Rhetoric

Everything You Should Have Learned in English 101

Ethos, Logos, Pathos: Three Ways to Persuade

Walvoord and McCarthy on Good/Better/Best

Organizing an Essay: Using Representative Cases

Organizing an Essay: Cause and Effect

What to Avoid and What to Do (Developing an Essay)

Use of Text (MLA Citation)

MLA Citation Examples

Writing Effective Sentences

Writing Effective Paragraphs

Notes to Style

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 7

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