Faculty Page: Peter Ellertsen
When I'm not teaching or editing web-based publications for BenU Springfield, I am a volunteer interpreter in the historic village at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, play the Appalachian dulcimer and do research on 19th-century American folk hymnody and Illinois music history. Click here to see my resume.
Syllabuses and weblogs
Spring Semester 2010
Blogs we visit in class ...
CITATION MACHINE: for English 111-12 (and other) students -- Click here for help on your Works Cited or references lists. Just: (1) follow the prompts for MLA or APA style; (2) fill in the blank fields; (3) copy and paste the completed entry into a Microsoft Word document; and (4) edit for extraneous commas, periods, angle brackets, etc. Landmarks for Schools of Raleigh, N.C., has a permission form for teachers -- and others -- to use to request permission to use copyrighted information before they make multiple copies from the Internet.
Writing and editing links
WHAT'S ACADEMIC WRITING ALL ABOUT?
Link here to "Overview of the Academic Essay" by Kathy Duffin of Harvard Univerity's Writing Center.
IT AIN'T ROCKET SCIENCE ...
Why do we write the way we write in college? Link here to find out. A UNC- Chapel Hill tip sheet "Effective Argument" tells why -- and how.
American Indians and Alaska Natives
College 101' and other stuff
Assessment and testing
|"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. It's a really stupid thing to want to do." -- Elvis Costello|
Music, poetry and folklore
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