1. Post my website in your favorites. Subscribe to follow, so you get e-mail notifications when I post. Follow me on Twitter (@JoeCostal ). Some assignments will be done on Twitter. See me with issues/concerns if you don’t have an account.

2. Download and thoroughly read your syllabus. This is an extremely important document. Read it, but like, for real. 

3. Complete this questionnaire. Record your answers on a separate sheet of paper (typed or handwritten is fine), and make sure you bring the completed questionnaire to class with you on Monday.


Read the Purdue OWL’s guide to writing narratives. I will take questions on this Monday.

Chapter One of Shoeless Joe by WP Kinsella Be prepared to discuss (quiz).

shoeless-joe-jackson-ftr-snjpg_1m7pjeo8s1d9a10801rklma0foPeruse the Usage Section of your Rules for Writers book.

Read this article from The Atlantic about millennials and their cell phones. Please be sure to print out a copy of this article and have it in class with you on Monday. 

***Please NOTE: This work should be completed for class. The assignments posted on the blog will always be due AFTER the class meeting. In other words, the blog is meant as a companion of the course lecture/discussion/activities. All assignments, unless otherwise noted, are due at  the subsequent class.