Updated: 06-Sep-2013 12:21 AM
Course Materials
  • Lecture Notes
    • Click here
  • Sample Student Essays
    • Read the samples and study my critiques to improve your own essay writing skills.
  • Handouts
    • Proofreading Symbols
    • Manuscript Conventions
    • Proofreading Symbols


Critical Thinking Websites

  • Critical Thinking Resources--Longview Community College
  • Approaches to Critical Thinking

Opinion Periodicals






Course Materials

You are required to use the document template for your English 103 course.  Download the template to use for all essays and any other writing assignments you will submit during the semester.  If the Web server responds with a login screen either as you are downloading or when you are saving the file to your hard disk, just ignore it and click "Cancel".

Be sure to save this template to a folder called English103 your hard drive and make a weekly backup of your English103 folder onto a floppy disk.  Be religious about this weekly because accidents beyond your control can and do happen.

Select the correct format for your word processing software:

(compatible with all versions of Word)
103template.doc (26KB)

(made from the Word template; pages in the header mode may not work)
103template.wps (11KB)

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; pages in the header mode may not work)
103template.rtf (11KB)