R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Spring 2017

English 111-03W,
M-W 2:00-3:15
Thomas Nelson Community College

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

learning pyramid

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, to condone discrimination against, or to 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: 14 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

Sample Researched Essay Topics and Other Projects:

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


Week One

Wednesday, 1/11/17

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 Wednesday, 1/18/17:

Week Two

Wednesday, 1/18/17
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 Monday, 1/23/17:

Week Three

Monday, 1/23/17
In-class activities: 1] Finish the
annotated bibliography of the articles about cell phone use by making works cited entries using the Little Seagull Handbook. We will peer review the annotated bibliogaphy in class and then submit it to BlackBoard following peer review. 2] Discuss and codify into the syllabus the class cell phone use policies. 3] Discuss the sample syllabus from Fall 2016 and adopt it, or make our own rules for deportment and success

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 1/25/17:

Wednesday, 1/25/17
In-class activities: 1] Finish the annotated bibliography.

Week Four

Monday, 1/30/17
In-class activities: 1] Register with Remind.com 3] Explore class resources:
100 Ways to Use Google Drive. 3] Begin "Phase One" of "Communicating as a Professional": Note-taking and paraphrasing from sources.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/1/17:

Wednesday, 2/1/17
In-class activities: 1] Discuss and
"tweak" the "Phase One" paragraph 2] Register with Remind.com 3] Explore class resources: (a) Speechnotes voice-to-text tool, (b) 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.

Week Five

Monday, 2/6/17
In-class activities: 1] Where are the annotated bibliographies, folks!? Only four were posted to BBd. Print them out so that I can mark them during class and we can talk about them before class ends today. 2] Review the
syllabus, including revised policy on cell phones, late work submission policy, and NQA coupons. It's a month into the semester: I can't be flexibile with assignment submission deadlines any more. 3] Discuss the second body paragraph, which describes necessary communication skills for success in your chosen profession. 4] Discuss "Phase 3" paragraphs.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/8/17:

Wednesday, 2/8/17
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 Wednesday, 2/8/17:

Week Six

Monday, 2/13/17 1] Review the format stipulations of researched essays in the Little Seagull Handbook. 2] Peer review "Professional Communication" essays. 3] Final edits of essay, print it out and submit it.

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

Wednesday, 2/15/17 1] Test out Remind.com. 2] Review the Learning Pyramid 3] Learning Unit: The NHLP and Brain Development During Learning.

Week Seven

Monday, 2/20/17 1] FOLKS!! Only three people have submitted the professional communication essay, and only ONE of those even remotely follows the paragraph-by-paragraph outline and instructions stipulated in the grading rubric. Let's go over the rubric and how to prepare the essay for grading, then get them revised and posted in BBd by 10 o'clock tonight or receive a grade of zero. That will be equivalent to one full letter grade for the semester! 2] Complete the Cues column and Summary section on NHLP notes from. Ask any questions you have. (10 mins.)

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

Wednesday, 2/22/17 1] Complete the learning unit on The NHLP and Brain Development During Learning. Take good notes for the test on Weds.

Homework assignment for Monday, 2/27/17:

Week Eight

Monday, 2/27/17 1] NHLP test 2] Discuss "boilerplate comments" for revising the "Professional Communication" essays 3] Discuss and begin the Errors Analysis Project.


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