R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Spring 2017

English 111-21W,
T-Th 9:30-10:45
Thomas Nelson Community College

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

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We learn best by doing and by application of what we learn,
so let's put our new knowledge to good use.

I participate in the TNCC "Onboard" initiative for student success in English 111.

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I am an Equal Opportunity Educator: I refuse to discriminate against, condone discrimination against, or participate in, or support, or tolerate discrimination against any person based on ethnicity, religion--or lack thereof, age, gender, national origin, physical disability or learning disability, political affiliation, sexual identity, or sexual orientation.

Office Hours: 9:00-11:00 M & W (4 hours);T & Th 9:00-9:30 (1 hour); and 12:45-2:00 M-Th (5 hours)
On-line office hour: TBA
Email me at dollier@tncc.edu

Page last Updated: 21 February 2017, 10:30 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.


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

Week 1

Researched Essay Topics and Other Projects:

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


Week One

Thursday 1/12/17

In-class activities: 1] 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 highlith 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 Tuesday, 1/17/17:

Week Two

Tuesday 1/17/17
In-class activities: 1] Group activity: compare mark ups of four readings on cell phone use. 2] Discuss cell phone readings. 3] Upload
Reading Literacy Pre-Semester paper to Google Drive and post it to BlackBoard Assignments

Homework assignment for Thursday, 1/19/17:

Thursday 1/19/17
In-class activities: 1] Group activity: compare mark ups of four readings on cell phone use. 2] Discuss cell phone readings. 3] Upload Reading Literacy Pre-Semester paper to Google Drive and post it to BlackBoard Assignments

Week Three

Tuesday 1/24/17
In-class activities: 1] Discuss cell phone policy. 2] Cover works cited entries for the
annotated bibliography 3] Upload the annotated bibliography

Homework assignment for Thursday, 1/26/17:

Thursday 1/26/17
In-class activities: Begin "Phase One" of "Communicating as a Professional": Note-taking and paraphrasing from sources

Homework assignment for Thursday, 1/26/17:

Week Four

Tuesday 1/31/17
In-class activities: 1] Discuss and "tweak" the "Phase One" paragraph 2] Register with Remind.com 3] Explore class resources: (a)
100 Ways to Use Google Drive, (b) Speechnotes voice-to-text tool, (c) M.S. Word's "Speak" text-to-voice editing tool. The passage below was created with Speechnotes; let's listen to it using "Speak" and then edit it for our paragraph which paraphrases the Adams and Weins articles:

Homework assignment for Thursday, 2/2/17:

Thursday 2/2/17
In-class activities: 1] Discuss Speechnotes voice-to-text tool--it only works on Chrome on the computer. 2] Discuss and begin "Phase 2" of "Communicating as a Professional"

Week Five

Tuesday 2/7/17
In-class activities: Discuss the second body paragraph and how to begin the third body paragraph of the Professional Communication essay

Homework assignment for Thursday, 2/9/17:

Thursday 2/9/17
In-class activities: 1] Discuss how to execute the third body paragraph of the "Professional Comunication" essay. 2] Group Activity: Reconstruct Bertrand Rusell's essay to focus on the importance of thesis statements and transitions. Here it is.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 2/14/17:

Week Six

Tuesday, 2/14/17 1] Peer review "Professional Communication" essays. 2] Final edits of essay, print it out and submit it.

Homework and resources for Thursday. Read and view the following:

Thursday, 2/16/17 1] Review the Learning Pyramid 2] Learning Unit: The NHLP and Brain Development During Learning.

Week Seven

Tuesday, 2/21/17 1] Complete the Cues column and Summary section on NHLP notes from Thursday. Ask any questions you have. (10 mins.) 2] Complete the learning unit on The NHLP and Brain Development During Learning. Take good notes for the test on Thurs.

Homework and resources for Thursday.

Thursday, 2/23/17 1] NHLP/Brain development test 2] Discuss "boilerplate comments" for revising the "Professional Communication" essays 3] Discuss and begin the Errors Analysis Project.


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