English 107

This page (updated 01/03/2013) has links to essays written by my students in past years as well as resources used in those classes previously.

101 Narrative/Descriptive Essays 107 Student Essays Glendale Community College Student Essays Spring 2001

Off-Campus Periodicals Easy Accesshttp://www.mc.maricopa.edu/library/databases/
Current MCC students may use this electronic database of articles and resources for free.  It's an excellent place to locate source articles on current topics and social problems.  Use this resource to find support for your cause/effect and argument essays.

MLA Online http://www.mla.org/
This website explains how to document sources in your papers (in-text citations and works cited pages).  Check under the section titled "Frequently Asked Questions:  How do I document sources from the World Wide Web in my works-cited list?"  These guidelines on MLA documentation style are the only ones available on the Internet that are authorized by the Modern Language Association of America.

Required and Supplemental Readings


Money, Marriage, and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
 by Bernard Poduska

Spiritual Health: Definition and Theory
by Steven Hawks

Why Literature?
by Mario Vargas Llosa
"Nothing teaches us better than literature to see, in ethnic and cultural differences, the richness of human patrimony, and to prize those differences as a manifestation of humanity's multi-faceted creativity.  Reading good literature is an experience of pleasure, of course; but it is also an experience of learning what and how we are, in our human integrity and our human imperfection, with our actions, our dreams, and our ghosts, alone and in relationships that link us to others, in our public image and in the secret recesses of our consciousness."  excerpt from the excellent essay "Why Literature?"


Summary Chart of Erikson's 8 Stageshttp://snycorva.cortland.edu/~ANDERSMD/ERIK/sum.HTML
This link leads to an excellent one page summary chart of Erikson's Stages.  This page is a good one to print and keep.

excerpt from Allan Clifton's Erikson Notes

Erikson believed that childhood is very important in personality development. He accepted many of Freud's theories, including
the id, ego, and superego, and Freud's theory of infantile sexuality. But Erikson rejected Freud's attempt to describe personality
solely on the basis of sexuality, and, unlike Freud, felt that personality continued to develop beyond five years of age.

All of the stages in Erikson's epigenetic theory are present at birth, but unfold according to an innate plan, with each stage
building on the preceding stages, and paving the way for subsequent stages. Each stage is characterized by a psychosocial
crisis, which is based on physiological development, but also on demands put on the individual by parents and/or society.
Ideally, the crisis in each stage should be resolved by the ego in that stage, in order for development to proceed correctly. The
outcome of one stage is not permanent, but can be altered by later experiences. Everyone has a mixture of the traits attained at
each stage, but personality development is considered successful if the individual has more of the "good" traits than the "bad"

Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Developmenthttp://childstudy.net/erikson.html

Tutorial on Erikson's 8 States of Psychosocial Developmenthttp://snycorva.cortland.edu/~ANDERSMD/ERIK/