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For Writing 02, Winter Quarter 2008

Class time: MW 9-10:50 a.m.

If you are in Christopher Dean's Writing 02 class, which meets from 9-10:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Winter 2008 quarter, then you are at a "home" you have in cyberspace.

This page has important links to your syllabus, materials we will be using in class, and websites that will be part of your work inside and outside of class. If you miss a class, contact a classmate, look at this page, and email me as needed.

Again, welcome, and if you need to contact me, then email me at I look forward to working with you this quarter--both face-to-face and in cyberspace.

Links of the Moment for Writing 02
  • Google Scholar: For tooling around the web and finding useful, reliable information.
  • The Writing Program Page at UCSB: For information about our Writing Program at UCSB.
  • CLAS Webpage: For information about tutoring and help in all your classes at UCSB.
  • The Capital Community College Grammar Website: For information about grammar problems and getting grammar help.
  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab Index of Writing Handouts: For help and handouts on everything you could think of dealing with writing.
  • The Washington State Online Writing Lab: A place to get feedback on your writing.
  • For Help with MLA and APA Bibliographies: Go to, and click on the link labeled "NoodleBib Express." This will give you an APA or MLA option, and then you can fill in a form to get your citation for your "Works Cited" (MLA) or "References" (APA). Check it out at This link is brought to you courtesy of your Writing 2 Classmate Casey Bartlett--thanks Casey.
  • For Specific Help on Paper Two with MLA and APA Bibliographies: Check out this list of most commonly used sources put together by the folks in the MW 1-2:50 Writing 2 Class--from last Spring quarter. They did great work, and these will give you a sense of how to put together MLA and APA works cited and references pages. The piece they put together is in M.S. Word format and in PDF.
  • Our Moodle Classpage: This is a site we will be using in class to do cool work. This is also where you will locate your blog for the class.
  • Our Online Handbook: Grammar, Etc. by Schiffhorst & Pharr. Available, for free at under the title, Grammar Etc.

Your Syllabus and Schedule:

Computer Lab Schedule: Word, PDF


Handouts and Materials for Class

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week 4

Week Five

Week Six

Week Seven

  • Week Seven Class Materials
  • Week Seven Lesson Plans: Word, PDF
  • Anticipation Guide for Survey Work: Word, PDF
  • Brainstorming for Research: Word, PDF
  • Creating a Proposal for Third Paper: WordPDF
  • iPod Discussion: Word, PDF
  • iPod Table: Word, PDF
  • Paper Three Assignment: Word, PDF
  • Paper Three Rubric: Word, PDF
  • "Poll of Popular Tech. Use" Overhead: Word, PDF
  • Research Proposal Assignment: WordPDF
  • Student Sample of Paper Three: Word, PDF
  • "The Scientific Method": Word, PDF
  • Links

Week Eight

Week Nine

Week Ten

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