Here are some FANTASTIC resources!
Throughout the year, and even beyond, you might need a "one-stop-shop" for
all of your English needs. Below, please find reliable, scholarly resources
that I hope will help you.
A special shout-out to all Marian grads who are still using this site
throughout college! Please know, I'm only an email away should you need any
help with your writing! (Call it the "Marian Advantage!")
JUNIORS - Your ID# is your firstinitiallastname2011.marian (for
example, Nick Adams is nadams2011.marian). It is similar to your
network log in, except there is no period between your last name
and the graduation year. Your password is your student ID# (just
like your network login.) When you work with files, please ALSO
save your work to your network drive or jump drive, just as a
Digital School Lockers
A link to one of the most extensive online listings of Literary
Terms: definitions and examples.
Forgot to bring your book home? Lost it? Couldn't find a copy
of it in ANY bookstore? NEVER FEAR! Here's a link to the ONLINE
The Great Gatsby - ONLINE novel!
A tried and true website - used most often by college students in
hours of the morning. If I have any questions, I often start
here at the
OWL (online writing lab)
MLA/APA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide
American Literature (Junior Level Textbook)online resource. Use
access code: MCDB7CIJVTGHL
American Literature Textbook Resources
Vocabulary Workshop Online: online test preparation, including
level F. Level G students will have to settle for reading the
Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Resources
Want to brush up on your grammar? Of course you do! This is a
great link -
and has online quizzes...perfect for that next English-themed
party you want
ALL STUDENTS: keep this link handy! Pack it away with you for
it's a great quick-reference for writing papers.
Common Errors in English
Enter here to explore Arthurian legend in depth! We will only be
cover a fraction of Arthurian references in class...this site is
EServer Poetry Collection
Check out this great arcade game and we'll see....I just like
ninja stars at words and hearing the ninja music....
Academy of American Poets
Listen to recorded poetry!
Listen to Poetry!
The Atlantic Monthly's Poetry Page
A magazine for creative fiction, non-fiction and poetry
The Pittsburg Quarterly
Publications Students: Use this link to access YearTech. Your
user id and
password will be distributed in class.
Grammar Exercises! We will be using these in class to put your
knowledge to the test...
Chomp Chomp Grammar Exercises & Powerpoints!
We will also be using these in class....
LINK to Turn It In.com. DO NOT EVER DELETE A PAPER! You just
might be required to present a graded research essay for college
LINK to wonderful, concise explanations of grammar rules. There
interactive games - just like chomp-chomp.com - that will help
Need help getting through Of Mice and Men? Check out this site
The novel is broken down by chapter for easy access. This site
feed you with interpretations - but it will help you identify key
within the story. Excellent resource!
Of Mice and Men Survival Guide
Procrastinators Unite! The University of Minnesota has created
an online assignment calculator that will take your assignment
date, due date and subject matter and creates a step-by-step
calendar of smaller due dates that help you break your larger
This also has wonderful links to help along the way!
Online challenge to practice creating Works Cited page!
Practice with MLA Citations