Lorraine Bach

I am a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a B.A. and M.Ed. degrees. My husband and I live in Rogers and dote on our two grandchildren. I am so pleased to have found a home at NWACC and enjoy teaching here immensely.

Writing Tip

I am a strong proponent of writing an informal outline before beginning to draft a paper. It is essential to first write the outline in order to organize your thoughts and decide how you will develop your paragraphs. Use phrases to list your main ideas in the introduction, body, and conclusion. Then jot down examples and details to support each main idea. Be sure to include your thesis statement in your introduction. An outline is your roadmap directing you to stay on point and help avoid repetition. Writing is a process; don’t forget the important step of outlining at the beginning.


DeLani Bartlette

When I'm not teaching Fundamentals of Journalism or English Comp, I'm a freelance writer. I have a master’s degree in journalism, with a focus was creative non-fiction writing. My biggest literary influences are Mary Roach, John McPhee, Dave Barry and Hunter S. Thompson.

Writing Tip

Once you've created your outline, write the body of your essay first. Save the introduction and conclusion for last! Often it's easier to sum up the essay after you've written the "meat" of it.



Christopher Beaumont


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Sabrina Chesne

I received my B.A. from U. of Southern California, where I took a class in poetry writing and happened to be pretty good. My writing led me to the University of Arkansas and a new understanding of the world: I now say grocery store instead of market, grill instead of barbeque, and tag instead of license plate. At the U. of Arkansas, I earned M.F.A. and M.P.A. degrees.
I read whenever I can and don’t have cable, though I did watch all four seasons of Friday Night Lights on nbc.com. in close to one sitting. I really like teaching writing and helping students understand how much power they can gain by learning how to write well.
Writing Tip

Essays worth reading don’t always say something new; they do, however, say something in a new way. Finding that new way, that new angle or new perspective, is the writer’s job. Most college instructors want to read informative and interesting essays.
Imagine reading sixty-five essays on one short story. That’s what instructors do; they read a lot of essays about the same topic. Your job is to make your essay different from the other sixty-five. Try to make every assignment important to you in some way. If you can get yourself to want to write about the topic, the essay will convey that enthusiasm to your audience. Then, that enthusiasm and interest will convey itself in the words you choose, the sentences you create, and the point you make.
Good writing recognizes the importance of the writer’s perspective.














Melissa Ford

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