Prior Academic Course Work

Below I have compiled examples of my academic work from my time as a college student between 2005 and 2016. These selected works include various types of writing assignments from different types of classes. All are unedited and presented here as I originally submitted them for credit. All of these works earned top marks. My goal in presenting these is to remind myself and others that writing is always a process of on-going improvement. Looking at these, I realize how very little writing instruction most classes provided. I learned most through never-ceasing practice, through lots of reading, through studying books like The Elements of Style and Style: Lessons in Grace and Clarity, and through grading student work/teaching my students about writing.