Saturday, May 8, 2010

End of the course

Grades have been submitted for English 339, so this is the official end of the course.  I will be out of town and not available on email for several weeks, but if you have questions, you can contact me next fall.

Have a great summer!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

E-papers have been emailed to you

If you turned in an electronic copy of Paper 2, it has been graded and sent back to you along with the presentation grade.  If you did a report and had not received the Report Response Sheet before this, that has been sent to you, too.

If you gave me a paper version of Paper 2 and would like to see it before the exam, please contact me. I'll scan it to a .pdf copy and email it to you.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Papers are not quite done

Although I'm in the office (Avery 357, 335-4831) as I mentioned in my email last week, I haven't finished grading your papers yet, although most of them are done.  If you turned in an electronic copy, you'll be receiving your paper (and the report response sheet, if you did a report) by email later tonight or tomorrow. 

For those of you who turned in paper copies, I should have those completed by noon today, so you can pick them up in my office or at the exam. If you can't stop by and won't be taking the exam, let me know if you would like to have me scan the paper and send you a .pdf copy.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


These are the websites that I was going to use for my presentation on We Were Soldiers. Please post them on the blog for me. The first three go to the "behind the scenes" footage of the movie. The last web address is the book site with combat footage, pictures, battle plans, the prologue, and more.

Behind the Scenes Part 1:

Behind the Scenes Part 2:

Behind the Scenes Part 3:


Thank you!

Shantelle Dein

Final exam date; Withdrawal date; Papers and Reports

1. As mentioned in class (and on the blog), our final exam will be held on Friday, May 7, from 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in our usual room, CUE 409.  You will need to bring paper for this exam.  A study guide will be posted at this link by Sunday night:

2. Important: If you have missed a significant number of classes or assignments, you should know that tomorrow, April 30, is your last day to use an uncontested withdrawal from this course. If you are not sure of the number of your absences, email me and I'll tell you.

3.  Reports. I will be on campus on Tuesday, May 4 from 9-1 to give back papers and reports.  If you'd like to know your report grade before that, email me and I will send you a .pdf copy of my report comments and the grade.

4. Papers. Those of you who submitted papers electronically (without a paper copy) will be getting your graded paper back through email.  If you turned in a paper copy, please let me know if you would like me to send your paper back (in .pdf format) by email before the final exam, when the papers will be available. Your presentation of your final project grade will be included on the comments for your final paper.

5. Some of you have asked me to give you an estimate of your grade going into the final exam.  I don't calculate those grades before the final, but you can do this yourself by using the grades you have received and the percentages chart on the bottom of your syllabus (

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paper 2 received

I've now responded to everyone who sent me an e-version of Paper 2. If you didn't get a response, I didn't receive your paper.