English Fundamentals 1 & 2, Fall 2019

Rick Dollieslager,

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Last Updated, 18 Sept. 2019, 9:30 a.m.

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Class Resources
Class Schedule & MLA documentation

Brain videos and sites:

Week 1

  • 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. Plagiarism Tutorial: Test your knowledge and misconceptions about plagiarism, and learn why and how to avoid it!
  9. Understanding & Preventing Plagiarism, an excellent web resource on why and how to document sources

Week One

Wednesday 8/21 In-class activities: 1] Introductions. 2] Accessing the class web page for homework.

Homework assignment for Monday, 8/26/18:

Week Two

Monday 8/26 In-class activities: Post your reading literacy narrative to Canvas. 3] Discuss the cell phone readings.

Homework assignment for Weds. 8/28:

Wednesday 8/28/19 In-class activities: Take the Degrees of Reading Power pre-semester test

Week Three

Wednesday 9/4 In-class activities: 1] Discuss DRP outcomes and their use for placement at semester's end. 2] Class discussion of the other two articles on the impact of cellphone use in school or college. 3] Group Decision: Should we have a class policy for cell phone use, and if so, what should it be? Should we have no cell phone use policy--why or why not? 4] Register for The Little Seagull Handbook and begin InQuizitive tutorial. Class code is 190793. 5] Introductory discussion for To Kill a Mockingbird

Homework assignment for Mon. 9/9:

Week Four

Monday 9/9 In-class activities: 1] Discuss class web pages 2] Begin reading Chap. 2

Homework assignment for Weds. 9/11, two chapters of the book:

Wednesday 9/11 In-class activities: 1] To Kill a Mockingbird Discuss Chapters 1 and 2 the reading prompt.

Homework assignment for Mon. 9/16:

Week Five

Monday 9/16 In-class activities:1] Remind texting app. Only four people have added yoursleves to the Remind database for this class. Remind is just a texting app, but it is necessary so that I can contact you for quick but important messages, such as if I get sick and you don't need to come to class, or if I change an assignment due to some confusion that becomes obvious when I start grading. If you did not already receive a text from me on the Remind app, then download it to your cell phone from the App Store, Enter this number: 81010; and text the following message to add yourself to the class set: @enffal 2] Discuss (finish Chap. 2 discussion) Chaps 3 and 4. 3] Demo assistive technologies. 4] Zeros! If you have zeros for any of your work so far, that does not mean that you are dead in the water after four weeks of class because I will let you make up ALL of the work assigned so far. But as we move farther along into the semester, my work-load goes way, WAY up, too. So this is your chance to salvage the semester if you talk to me about how to get caught up.

Homework assignment for Weds. 9/18, one chapter of the book:

Wednesday 9/18 In-class activities:1] Read and summarize Prof. David Mirman's essay giving advice to his students about how to create the outcomes they wish to achieve and enjoy.

Homework assignment for Mon. 9/23:


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