Keith O'Neill
Professor of English and Humanities
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Information about Dutchess's Literary Journal




Purdue University's MLA Page - A great resource for formatting questions.

Here are some pointers for college essays.

Some advice on writing your body paragraphs

A reader's guide to David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest

Derrida, The Supplement, and Alice

Please  review policies for my courses:

Attendance - There is no official policy for attendance, since it is of course your choice to attend class regularly. No one will be dropped for not showing up to class. That said, I will not give a participation grade to students who are not in class very often. For Eng 102, this means losing 10% or a full letter grade. For Eng 221, Eng 209 and Phil 107H, participation is worth even more.

Plagiarism - I have a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism, the intentional (or unintentional) use of someone else's work as your own. This is cheating, plain and simple, and it's a waste of the  money you spent on tuition. If you are caught plagiarizing, I will give you a zero for the assignment, and you may be reported to the Dean's office.