English 101

Welcome to English 101. This website contains assignments and other materials needed for the course.

Course Materials

Canvas login. Most of the material for the course is on Canvas, our new online course software. That is where you will submit assignments, find links to assigned material, and engage in any online discussions. You will need your Shoreline email account username and your student id number to log in.

If you have trouble logging in, contact eLearning at elearning@shoreline.edu or (206) 546-6966.

I'm told by the tech support folks that Canvas works best in either Chrome or Firefox, not Internet Explorer (IE). As far as I know, all campus computers have both Chrome and Firefox on them. They are free to download to your own computer as well: Chrome here and Firefox here. They are both easy to install and, in my opinion, both are superior to IE.

General and Older Material

Below you will find some general information about the course and some handouts that I am not currently using, but that may be useful. Materials are grouped into the following categories:

Course Policies and Information

Peer Review

Critical Reading

Persuasive Writing

Writing Style and Surface Revision

These Writing Links offer helpful advice on key writing issues. Specifically, you can jump to any of these topics:

  1. Sentence Boundaries
  2. Paragraph Structure
  3. Thesis Statements
  4. Transitions, including Introductions and Conclusions
  5. Concision
  6. Sentence Variety
  7. Quotations
  8. Research

Here are specific exercises and handouts from our class.

More Help with Writing

The The Writing and Learning Studio (TWLS, formerly the ASC), Room 1501

TWLS provides instructional handouts and texts, a comfortable study environment, and drop–in tutoring for students in any discipline who want to work on college reading strategies, study skills, research papers, essays, or other kinds of writing assignments. Additionally, TWLS offers variable credit courses on topics such as note–taking, memory improvement, research writing, test–taking, and grammar.