Writing Assignments for ENEC 311, Grub Street

There are four writing assignments in this course, and you must complete all of them in order to pass this course. I'm not, however, going to grade all of them. Rather, I will mark them as received. Toward the end of the semester, you will choose one of these assignments and use it at the basis of a paper of 7-10 pages that will be graded.

The due dates are listed below; specific assignments will be available as we get close to the dates. .

Assignment #1 (due September 20)>>


Assignment #2 (due October 4)>>


Assignment #3 (due November 3)>>


Assignment #4 (Due December 1)


Pleas for extensions will be heard but must be made at least 24 hours before the assignment is due.

Guidelines for all papers

Here are some guidelines to follow for papers in this class (and they'll probably serve you well in just about any class you take at UVa). Failure to follow these guidelines will negatively affect your grade.


•Give your paper a title, one that accurately reflects the work that follows;

•Proofread for grammar, syntax, spelling, logic, etc. Check that all proper names of authors, characters, places, etc. are correctly spelled;

• Cite any outside sources--texts, reference books, a website, your roommate--that you consulted in the course of your thinking and writing;

•Number your pages, either by hand or, preferably, with the auto-pagination function of your word processor (if you don't know how to do this, you should learn! I'll be glad to provide tutorials in how to do this in Microsoft Word);

•Staple your paper; paperclips are hazardous, since they fall off, and folding the upper left corner to hold the paper together is not acceptable.



All work in this class, these papers included, is governed by the provisions of the University's Honor Code. If you have any questions about how the Honor Code applies in the case of any of these assignments, please ask.

I want to stress that I'm readily available for consultation on all of these exercises, as I am for the coursework more generally.
Come by my office during office hours, or make an appointment for some other, mutually-acceptable time.