English Composition 1101 / Fall 2017
Northwest Florida State College
Class Instructor: Caroline S. Brooks
Phone: 337.967.8750
Email: csb1105@gmail.com
Website: www.carolinebrooks.org/enc1101.html

Course Materials Book & Class Notes Literature - To Read

Syllabus PDF

Important Dates

Composition Essay Rubric PDF

Research Paper problems? Free Saturday Seminars at the ASC















Class notes for August 23, 2017 What is an Argument? PDF

Class notes for August 30, 2017 The Practice of Critical Writing & Close Reading PDF PowerPoint

Assigned paper due September 6th, 2018

Class notes for September 6, 2017 Notes on "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

09-06-17 Homework Read Cathedral by Raymond Carver then answer analytical questions here.

09-13-17 Homework Read The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe then answer analytical questions here.

09-20-17 & 09-27-17 Homework Read and answer questions in Chapter 59 of your textbook.

Assignment due October 11th, 2017

Analytical Reading & Writing

  • Looking Closely at Analytical Writing PDF
  • How to Write Analytically PDF
  • Critical & Analytical Thinking PDF
  • Questions About the Elements of Fiction PDF
  • Questions About Plot PDF
  • Reading Questions to Ask PDF
  • Analyzing a Character PDF
  • Questions About Character PDF
  • Writing About Literature PDF
  • Questions About Narration and Point of View PDF
  • Questions about Tone, Language and Symbol PDF

Annotated Bibliography

  • What is an Annotated Bibliography? PDF
  • Sample Annotative Bibliography PDF
  • Writing an Annotated Bibliography PDF
  • Writing With Sources PDF

Critical Review

  • How to Write a Critical Review of a Journal Article PDF
  • Critical Reading Strategies PDF
  • Critical Analysis Template PDF
  • Tips for Identifying Theme PDF
  • Preparing a Response to Critical Contexts PDF
  • Comparative Analysis PDF


  • Research Strategies PDF
  • Documenting Methods and Findings PDF
  • Types of Research Methods PDF

Grammar Usage

  • Grammar Handbook PDF
  • Defining Figures of Speech PDF
  • Visual Imagery and Figures of Speech PDF
  • Editing and Proofreading Checklist PDF

Peer Review

  • What is Peer Review? PDF
  • Peer Review Guidelines PDF
  • Peer Review Worksheet 1 PDF
  • Peer Review Worksheet 2 PDF


  • What is Plagiarism? PDF

Style Guides

  • Guide to All Styles in Writing PDF

Thesis Statements

  • Developing a Thesis Statement PDF
  • What is a Thesis Statement PDF
  • Thesis Statement Basics PDF
  • Writing a Strong Thesis Statement PDF
  • Writing an Effective Thesis Statement PDF
  • Thesis and Motive Checklist PDF
  • Analytical Thesis Statements PDF

Writing Process

  • The Writing Process PDF
  • How to Engage in the Writing Process PDF
  • Stages of the Writing Process PDF
  • The Importance of Analogies PDF
  • How to Write the Literary Essay PDF
  • How to Write a Comparative Essay PDF