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English 1A Mission College
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English 1B Mission College
EWRT 1A De Anza
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EWRT 200 De Anza
EWRT 211 De Anza
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Professor Andy Varbel
408-864-8999 Ext. 3509
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a variety of helpful links for students

MISSION COLLEGE WRITING CENTER:  If you would like help with your assignments or writing skills in general, then I highly recommend enrolling in English 900, a 1/2 unit course that will allow you to make use of the Writing Center in the LATC. 
DE ANZA COLLEGE WRITING AND READING CENTER:  The De Anza Writing and Reading Center is located on the second floor of the Advanced Technology Center.  Teachers and tutors are available to help you with your essays.  The WRC also brings in a series of acclaimed and exciting authors who read and discuss their work.  Finally, the WRC hosts occasional Instructor workshops to help you with aspects of writing.

Helpful Links:

Overview of Neruda's life

Neruda "Leaning Into The Afternoons"

Neruda "Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines"

Neruda "I Like for You To Be Still"

Neruda "I Don't Love You as If You Were a Rose"

Neruda "Full Woman, Carnal Apple"

Neruda "I'm Explaining a Few Things"

Neruda "The United Fruit Company"

"Those Winter Sundays"

"Two Kinds" Amy Tan

"Everyday Use" Alice Walker

"Sonny's Blues"

"The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me"


"Two Ways to Belong in America"

"Persimmons" Li-Young Lee

Avoiding Plagiarism

De Anza College Home Page

De Anza Writing and Reading Center

De Anza Tutorial and Skills Center

Mission College Homepage

Activites for ESL Students

English Vocabulary Links

English Zone

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Study Skills Help

MLA Guidelines

Mission College Library

LATC / Tutoring

All Stages of the Writing Process (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)

Noodlebib MLA Documentation

Great Books Online--For Free

"My Papa's Waltz"

"Barbie Doll"

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

Neruda "Ode to My Socks"

Neruda "Ode to a Chestnut on the Ground"

Neruda "Ode to a Lemon"


"The Yellow Wallpaper"

"Let America Be America Again"

"I Stand Here Ironing"

"The Lottery"