English 320:  The Short Story

Submitting your work for evaluation  

You may send certain work to me electronically by a specified deadline.  Work that can be submitted electronically is specified in Part 2 and Part 3 of the Course Schedule.  Alternatively, you can give your paper to me in hard copy (i.e., printed out on paper), either in class, or under my office door in Denison 210.  Please note that deadlines may be different for the same assignment if you submit your work electronically or in hard copy.  Information on deadlines is given in the Course Schedule.  You may also receive an e-mail on this, and/or read about it in a Message of the Day on our online.ksu.edu site as the deadline nears.


You may submit materials to me electronically by any of several methods.  Whichever method you use, be sure to include all the information about yourself listed at the bottom of this page.

 (1)  The best method of all -- the absolute easiest in almost every situation!  -- is to go logon to our course web site at  http://on-line.ksu.edu and use the download/upload utility.  You get to this by clicking on the File Upload button you see in the left-hand column.  Follow the directions from there.

Here are some other methods you can use if you happen to find yourself stuck at a terminal which for some reason does not enable you to use the above method.

(2)  You can compose your answers in a word processor like Word or WordPerfect, save it, and send it to me as an attachment to an e-mail message.  (To do this, you'll need to have rehearsed sending an e-mail attachment from the computer you use to connect to the internet.)

(3)  You can compose your answers on an ASCII word processor like Notepad (if you're using a PC) or Keyboard or SimpleText (if you're using a Mac).  Then you can connect to the internet, begin an e-mail message to me, and then just copy and paste your answer sheet from your word processor screen to the message area of the e-mail message you have open..

This may be the simplest way if you are using a unix-based e-mail program like Pinemail or emacs or vi.  (If you are using something like Microsoft Outlook, or Netscape Communicator, or Eudora, the next way would be best for you.)

Unfortunately, if you're using a sophisticated formatting word processor like Word you'll find that this cut-and-paste method fouls up.  (A program like Pinemail will choke when it runs across certain characters that appear on you screen  as pure text (like a closing single quotation mark), which Word encodes differently and which Pinemail thinks is a special indicator of some command.)  You have to save the file in ASCII format and then call it up in an ASCII word processor for cutting and pasting.  But you might as well start with Notepad or whatever anyway!

 (4)  In Eudora or Outlook or Netscape Communicator, you can compose your answer sheet off-line, and then go on-line to send it to me as an e-mail message.  (You can also send it as an attachment to an e-mail message, by drag and drop.)


Whichever way you use, you will need to be sure to include on your answer sheet the following information (even though some of it will be redundant, depending on the location from which you do your transmission):

In this connection, Kansas State University Faculty Senate Regulations require me to bring to your attention the University's provisions regarding Academic Honesty


  Suggestions are welcome.  Please send your comments to lyman@ksu.edu .

   Contents copyright 2001 by Lyman A. Baker.

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  This page last updated 08 September 2001.