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Below you will find handouts relevant to most of the courses I teach.  These are viewable as PDF files that require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
 

Minor Vs. Major Titles Chart--A list of types of short works that must appear in quotation marks and a list of major titles that must appear in italics.
 

Manuscript Conventions Sheet--An MLA formatting guide along with some of my idiosyncrasies.
 

Proofreading/Editing Symbols--Use this sheet when you get your papers back. I will place various symbols all over your papers, and this will help you to decipher my shorthand notes.
 

Backing up your files using the Briefcase in Microsoft Windows.
 

Essay Templates

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Microsoft Word (compatible with all versions of Word) Download (29KB) Download
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Microsoft Works (made from the Word template; pages in the header mode may not work) Download
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Open Office (.ODT file format) Download
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Rich Text Format (RTF) (Use this format if all others do not work.  RTF is a generic, universal text format that all word processors can read.  Made from the Word template; pagination in the header mode may not work) Download (30KB) Download
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Essay Writing

Interesting Links

Viewing Microsoft Word files

Download Microsoft's Word Viewer if you do not have Word installed on your computer.  This viewer will allow you to see the Word files, but you will not be able to edit Word files.

Viewing Microsoft PowerPoint files

Download Microsoft's PowerPoint Viewer if you do not have PowerPoint installed on your computer.  This viewer will allow you to see the PowerPoint files, but you will not be able to create presentations.
Evaluating Internet Resources
Here is some required reading for evaluating the value of Internet resources.

Conducting Internet Research

Read how to conduct academic research using the World Wide Web and other electronic resources.