R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Fall 2017

English 111-B20W,
T-Th 8:00-9:30
Thomas Nelson Community College

Prof. D's email address: dollier@tncc.edu

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Email me at dollier@tncc.edu

Page last Updated: 7 December 2017, 9:15 a.m.


Class Video Resources
Class Internet Resources
Fall Class Schedule

Avoiding plagiarism by citing sources:

  1. Avoiding plagiarism and using MLA documentation style (16 min.)
  2. What do I need to cite? (1 min.)
  3. Plagiarism: You can't just change a few words! (1 min.)
  4. Quoting and paraphrasing (3 min.)
  5. Citing without quoting (3 min.)
  6. Citing websites (2 min.)
  7. Punctuating in-text citations (3 min)
  8. How to cite a Youtube video.

Assistive Communication Technology

  • Speechnotes Chrome browser and cell phone voice-to-text app


Mr. D's email address: dollier@tncc.edu

Week 1

Webfolios index, Spring 2015
Webfolios index, Fall 2015
Webfolios Index, Spring 2016
Webfolios Index, Fall 2016

Researched Essay Topics and Other Projects:

Grading Criteria for all Essays and projects, and the course syllabus


Week One

Tuesday 9/19/17

In-class activities: 1] Housekeeping: syllabus overview and Remind.com 2] Identifying main ideas and supporting details in researched writing. 2] Process: First, highlight and copy the title, author's name and text of an article into an M.S. Word document. Then skim through the article to get an impression of what it is about and to get an overview of what sort of support is included and where the supporting details tend to be located. Next, background highlight the main ideas/topic sentences in light blue, and in yellow highlight all the details that support THAT main idea before moving on to the next. When finished highlight the conclusion in light grey, and then--after having read the whole article--go back and highlight the thesis statement in pink. 3] The readings:

Homework assignment for Thursday, 9/21/17:

Thursday 9/21/17
In-class activities: 1] Group activity: compare mark ups of four readings on cell phone use. 2] Discuss cell phone readings and the syllabus.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/26/17:

Week Two

Tuesday 9/26/17
In-class activities: 1] Format, print out, then upload
Reading Literacy Pre-Semester paper to Google Drive and post it to BlackBoard Assignments. 2] Discuss class cell pone policy to add to syllabus. 3] Add the works cited entries for the annotated bibliography or cell phone articles. Use Model # 31 in the list of Works Cited examples in the MLA Research section of the Little Seagull Handbook 4] Register and log in to InQuizitive and work the first lesson, "How to Use InQuizitive." When you register, use this class set number, 38168, to add yourself to our class.

Thursday 9/28/17 1] Email Protocols: Do's and Don'ts Poster.2] Preview readings for essay two and take notes.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/3:

Week Three

Tuesday, 10/3
In-class activities: Discuss and "
Phase One" of the "Communicating as a Professional" project.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 10/5

Thursday, 10/5
In-class activities: Discuss and complete body paragraph # 2 of the "Communicating as a Professional" project.

Homework assignment for Tuesday,

--Week Four--

Tuesday, 10/10
In-class activities:1] Discuss
Phase Two and Phase Three

Thursday, 10/12
In-class activities: 1] Discuss
the returned "Phase One" paragraphs. 2] Begin Using Norton Write.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/17/17

--Week Five--

Tuesday, 10/17
In-class activities:1] Discuss
the vocabulary notes from "Phase One." 2] Read the sample Professional Communication essays below from Fall 2016. 3] Decide on the research topic for our next essay. 4] Mini-conferences to catch up on assigned work.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 10/19/17

Thursday, 10/19
In-class activities:1] Peer review
the "Communicating as a Professional" essay. 2] Begin the Icarus editing and critical reading activity

--Week Six--

Thursday, 10/26
In-class workhop: 1] Group activity--
Discuss and begin researching Critical Thinking Journal #1, including viable sources for researching the Critical Thinking Journal entries. 2] Discuss and begin researching Critical Thinking Journal #3.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/31/17

--Week Seven--

Tuesday, 10/31
In-class workhop: 1] Finish and print
Critical Thinking Journals 1 & 3 after using Safe Assign. 2] Discuss and begin researching essay #2, Multitasking and Time Management.

Homework assignments for Thursday, 11/2/17

--Week Eight--

Tuesday, 11/7
In-class activities: Begin the learning unit on The NHLP and Brain Development During Learning. Take good notes in Cornell format because there will be a test on this material next week, and we will be writing some pararaphs from our notes on this material as well.

Homework and resources for Tuesday:

--Week Nine--

Tuesday, 11/14
In-class activities: Discuss "Phase Three" and do "Phase Four" of the "Multitasking and Time Management" essay project.

Homework assignment for Thursday 11/16/17:

Thursday, 11/16
In-class activities: 1] Finish the "Multitasking and Time Management" essay project per the outline and the resource links in "Phase Five," Step 12

Homework assignment for Tuesday 11/28/17:

--Week Ten--

Tuesday, 11/28
In-class activities: Revise the Annotated Bibliography of articles on cell phones use from Week One. The annotations should be six sentences: The first evaluates the source for credibility, the second evalutates the credibility of the author or authors, and then four sentences summarizing the most important information in the article. Since these are all on-line resources follow model #31 from the MLA Style guide in the Research section of the Little Seagull Handbook .

Homework assignment for Thursday 11/30/17:

Thursday, 11/30
In-class activities: 1] Discuss and edit the Professional Communication essays. 2] Boilerplate comments for Professional Communication essays 3] Edit the "Multitasking and Time Management" essay to correct any of the editing errors made in the "Communicating as a Professional" essay. Use the assistive technologies, and print them out if they are ready for grading.

Homework assignment for Tuesday 12/5/17:

--Week Eleven--

Tuesday, 12/5
In-class activities: 1] Finish and self-assess the "Multitasking and Time Management" essay by use of the grading rubric, run it through Safe Assign in BBd for plagiarism feedback, and post it to BBd. 2] Revise/edit work to be included in the Portfolio of Final Revisions: The essays, Professional Communication, Time Mangagement, Reading Development, the annotated bibliography of cell phone articles, Critical Thinking Journal #1, and Critical Thinking Journal #3, the Icarus critical analysis project. Note: Since I did not record the first draft grades on the Icarus roject, I will grade it for the full four points in the Portfolio of Revisions. Grading criteria for that project follow: Documented summary = 1 pt.; two critical interpretation questions = 2 pts.; correctly documenting and editing (including the reconstruction of the poem into prose) = 1 pt.

Homework assignment for Thursday 12/7/17:

Thursday, 12/7
In-class activities: Print out the Multitasing and Time Mangagement essay

--Week Twelve--

Thursday, 12/14, 8:00-10:30
In-class activities: Revise and resubmit out the Time Mangagement essay aong with the rest of the portolio of revisions


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