Resources for Students

How to Interpret My Comments on Your Essays

Marking Codes

Dr. Jenstad’s Abbreviations

Good Advice

Three Rules of Citation

Critical Verbs. Choose the best verb for the literary-critical task!

Dr. Jenstad’s How-To Guides

How to write the preface to an annotated bibliography

How to write a plot summary

How to Generate a Research Question from Keywords

How to Ask for a Reference Letter

How to Prepare for a Quiz on an Early Modern Play

How to Manage Your Time Well (goes along with the Four Quadrants page)


Writing Samples

Sample plot summary: Henry V

Sample scene-by-scene summary: Henry V

Sample scene-by-scene summary (short): Henry V