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Class Video Resources
Class Internet Resources
Fall Class Schedule
Avoiding plagiarism by citing sources:
- Avoiding plagiarism and using MLA documentation style (16 min.)
- What do I need to cite? (1 min.)
- Plagiarism: You can't just change a few words! (1 min.)
- Quoting and paraphrasing (3 min.)
- Citing without quoting (3 min.)
- Citing websites (2 min.)
- Punctuating in-text citations (3 min)
- How to cite a Youtube video.
Assistive Communication Technology
- Speechnotes Chrome browser and cell phone voice-to-text app
Test your knowledge and misconceptions about plagiarism, and learn why and how to avoid it!
, a useful style and plagiarism checker. Try it!!
E-mail Do's and Don't's poster
created by Eng 111-03 Fall 2015. Follow this ettiquette and these protocols when emailing your professors and everyone
Grammar Instruction With Attitude: Daily grammar work out, grammar glossary, grammar exercises, MOOC (enroll in a free Massive Open Online Course), handouts, Power Point presentations, grammar videos, tips & rules--and it's actually FUN! Great stuff for teachers and for students alike.
Mr. D's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Researched Essay Topics and Other Projects:
Grading Criteria for all Essays and projects, and the course syllabus
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:
- Finish marking main ideas, supporting details, theses, and conclusions in the articles about cell phone use.
- Read the "Rules for Success" section of the syllabus
- Purchase the access code for Little Seagull Handbook with InQuizitive lessons or click on the link and go to the website to buy it outright. It costs $15.
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:
- Using your mark-ups of the articles, dictate into Speechnotes.co or write concise summaries of the four articles in about six to eight sentences which (1) discuss the credibility of the sources and (2) of the writer, and which also (3) convey the most important main ideas in each article as well as the writer's thesis. Type and edit the annotated bibliography of cell phone articles. Note: Unlike the example at the previous link, we will NOT boldface the works cited entries. It will be similar to the shorter abstract at the beginning of the article we read from Science Daily, "Texting and Tweeting in the Clasroom: How Do They Impact Student Learning?" 4/6/15. Save your summaries to Google Drive so that we can work with them in class Tuesday, when we will post them in BlackBoard ater adding the works cited sections. Here is a sample of what it should look like. Refer also to section W-14 in the Little Seagull Handbook.
- Compose three paragraphs (one full page to a page and a half) describing your experiences and development as a reader as well as your feelings about reading, per the Reading Literacy Pre-Semester topic prompt.
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:
In-class activities: Discuss and "Phase One" of the "Communicating as a Professional" project.
Homework assignment for Thursday, 10/5
In-class activities: Discuss and complete body paragraph # 2 of the "Communicating as a Professional" project.
Homework assignment for Tuesday,
In-class activities:1] Discuss Phase Two and Phase Three
In-class activities: 1] Discuss the returned "Phase One" paragraphs. 2] Begin Using Norton Write.
Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/17/17
- Finish a draft of the "Communicating as a Professional"essay by following the instructions in the grading rubric. We will discuss and peer review the completed draft, revise and edit it, and print it for grading by the end of class. Be sure to run it through all of the assistive technologies at the bottom of the rubric web page
- Preview the essay lessons menu so that we can decide which project would be most useful and/or interesting to YOU to write for our next researched essay. (Note: I just previewed the lesson plans from the "Contextualized Learning" lessons menu, and some links have timed out, so they will need to be updated. You can, nonetheless, get a good idea about th material you would research, discuss, and include in the essay by previewing it.)
- Work the following Norton Write lessons after adding yourself to student set 38132. Use the Little Seagull Handbook to answer quetions you don't already know the answer to.:
- MLA-Style In-text Documentation
- MLA-Style Works Cited
- Identifying an Acceptable Paraphrase (MLA Style)
- Identifying Common Knowledge
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
- Work the following Norton Write lessons:
- The three lessons related to the things you said in your InQuizitive "meta" which were either the most difficult for you or which you want me to present in mini-lessons in class
- Finish the "Communicating as a Professional" essay. Follow the instructions for completion (the instructions are also the grading rubric), and use ALL of the assistive technologies at the bottom of the instructions/rubric page in order to prepare your essay for grading.
- Answer the questions in this Google Form about your use of the assistive technologies to finish the Professional Communication essay
In-class activities:1] Peer review the "Communicating as a Professional" essay. 2] Begin the Icarus editing and critical reading activity
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