Semester 2

Week 1: Apostrophe use for words that end in “s”

Odysseus’s journey home took ten years.

Week 2: A series without a conjunction

I have come to you without sin, without guile, without evil, without a witness against me.

-from The Book of the Dead

Week 3: Complex Sentence

After two full days of blissfully farting around inside the hotel, I reluctantly venture forth out of the resort area.

-George Saunders, “The New Mecca”

Semester 1

Week 1: Serial Comma Sentence

His room smelled of cooked grease, Lysol, and age.

-Maya Angelou

Week 2: Colon Sentence

There were only two options: fight or run.

Week 3: Semicolon Sentence

We have learned so much; we have so far to go.  

-Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It

Week 4: Titles

Arguably, Led Zeppelin’s song “Stairway to Heaven” from their untitled fourth album (sometimes referred to as Led Zeppelin IV), is the best rock song of all time.

Week 5: Compound Sentence

The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended.  

-Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey