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Welcome to English 116!

This is a course designed to help you write argumentative essays, and we’ll be focusing on the issues of evil and horror in relation to three classic horror novels, Frankenstein, Dracula and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Since this is an online course, you need to be self-motivated to a large degree and keep an eye on the schedule and the deadlines. Posting on the boards and emailing me are the only ways I know you're "here," so if I don't see anything from you in a while, I might assume you're done.

Also note that we will be using as little of Blackboard as possible beyond the discussion boards. Bb bugs me, so keep in mind that unless you have to make a post or take a timed essay, you can ignore it all together and reach the course via http://www.sophiethedog.com/116/

Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions, and I promise to reply to your email within 24 hours.

Additionally, I've listed some resources down below that can be of help. The OWL is particularly good as long as you work ahead somewhat and give them at least 48 to respond. The tutors are well-trained and can be a huge help.

Good luck, and I hope you enjoy the class. Please click here to get started!

Andrew C. Rempt



Refer to these sites throughout the course for help with grammar, writing, MLA and other issues. They'll be a great help to you.

SWC Writing Center Student Resources: handouts and reference materials!
SWC Online Writing Lab (OWL): online writing tutors!
SWC Writing Center Wiki: more links to other resource sites!

First time online learner? Just looking for some tips? Check out this great article.