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ENGL 1020 Course Redesign

In the spring semester (2010), the course redesign of ENGL 1020 went into effect. There are three new versions of ENGL 1020.

English 1020: Cultural Expression will explore facets of high culture and popular culture.

English 1020: Civic Engagement will explore the workings of social groups and institutions.

English 1020: Scientific Exploration will explore the implications of scientific and technical advancements in the everyday world.

You can learn more about the three versions of ENGL 1020 here. You can view a PowerPoint presentation of ENGL 1020 guidelines.

Generic Format of a Formal Proposal from Dartmouth College

Yes, We Have Syllabi...
If you are looking for a syllabus for ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1020, contact Michael Briggs at or just drop by his office (Burleson 306).

English Grammar Tutorial

The English Grammar Tutorial is now available to any student currently enrolled in an English class at ETSU.

How to Enroll Students in the Grammar Tutorial

Classic British and American Essays and Speeches

From the works of Francis Bacon and Daniel Defoe to those of Virginia Woolf and Martin Luther King, Jr., you'll find more than 300 of the greatest essays and speeches composed by British and American writers over the past four centuries.

Articles and Sites

The Ideal English Major

Writing is Not Just a Basic Skill

The Diane Rehm Show on Higher Education (08/17/10)

A Writer's Reference Online Edition

Other Resources
About Grammar and Composition

Final Exam Dates

Syllabi, Assignments, etc. (Please email Michael Briggs at

Annual Composition Workshop
August 14, 2013

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Handouts and Links /UNC Chapel Hill

Complete College