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Michelle M. Lindquist

Developmental Education and College Readiness


M.S. in Adult Education, Developmental Education, Walden University, 2013.

Illinois Type 9 Certfied Teacher, Northern Illinois University, 2005

M.A. in English, Northern Illinois University, 1998

B.A. in English, Northern Illinois University, 1995

A.A. Rock Valley Community College, 1993

Harlem High School, Machesney Park, 1989

Previous Positions Held

Adjunct Instructor in English, Rock Valley College

Adjunct Instructor in English, Concordia University

Dual Credit/English Teacher, Harlem High School

Resource Facilitator, Youth Services Network

Communications Instructor, Rock Valley College

Communications Tutor, Northern Illinois University

General Hobbies:  Reading, Traveling, Scrapbooking, Social Media

Favorite Quote: "I will love the light, for it shows me the way.  I will endure the darkenss, for it shows me the stars."  Og Mandino

Favorite Movies: Casablanca, Apocalypse Now, Bridges of Madison County, Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe

Favorite Places to Visit:Toronto, Orlando, New York, St. Lucia, Cancun

Favorite Authors:  Khaled Hosseini. Susan Abulhawa, Christopher Moore, Paolo Coelho, Chitra Divakaruni, William Shakespeare

Favorite Books:  A Thousand Splendid Suns, Mornings in Jenin, Fool, Children of Dust, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Alchemist

Favorite Television Shows:  True Blood, The Vampite Diaries, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Family Guy, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Game of Thrones, Lost

Favorite Musical Groups:  Train, One Republic, John Mayer, Keane, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, anything 80s :)

Using Technology in the Classroom

Learning Communities

College Readiness and Developmental Education

Teaching Abroad

ELL and ESL Programs

Spirituality and Education


Basic Composition I - ENG 050.004  MW  11:00-12:15 BDE 208

Basic Composition I - ENG 050.006 MW 12:30-1:45 BDE 208

Basic Composition I - ENG 050.009 TTH  9:30-10:45 COL 206

Basic Composition II - ENG 070.015 TTH 11:00-12:15 COL 206  (This is a learning community class.)

Basic Composition II - ENG 070.019 TTH 12:30-1:45 COL 206

Office Hours:

MW 9:00-10:30 a.m.

TTH   2:00-3:00 p.m.

Fidays by appt. only

Grammar Web Sites

Grammar Practice - "Commonly Confused Words" at

Grammar Practice - "Finding Subjects and Verbs" at

Grammar Practice - "Fragments" at

Grammar Practice - "Fragments and Runons" at

Grammar Practice - "Agreement with Subjects and Verbs" at

Grammar Practice - "Avoiding Comma Splices" at

Grammar Practice - "Commas" at

Grammar Practice - "Quotations" at

Grammar Practice - "Italics or Underlining?" at,11684,3111916-,00.utf8.html

Gramamr Pracrice - "Apostrophes" at

Grammar Practice - Grammar Powerpoints for Review at 

Writing Web Sites

MLA Format at

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant at

Purdue Online Writing Lab at

Harvard University's Writing Center at

Son of Citation Machine at

Reading and General Communication Web Sites

Improving Reading, Writing, Communication and Speaking Skills at

Find Books at your Lexile level at

101 Books for the College-Bound at

Reading Comprehension Strategies for Adults at

Miscellaneous Websites

Brain games at


Bodie 131
Sugar Grove Campus
630-466-7900 ext.2849

Office Hours:

"The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson."  Tom Bodett