R. Dollieslager's English 111/ENF 3,
Daily Schedule Summer 2014
Thomas Nelson Community College


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

Gator and Rick

Are good communication skills really important in the professional workplace?

Welcome to Summer 2014 English 111/ENF 3, folks!

F2F Office Hours: Tues & Thurs. 7 a.m.-8 a.m.; and 10:50-noon.
Email me at dollier@tncc.edu

Page last Updated: 17 July 2014, 2:30 p.m.

Class Video Resources
Class Internet Resources
Summer Class Schedule
  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 (6 min)

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

Week 1
May 27 & May 29

Week 2
June 3 & June 5
Week 3
June 10 & June 12
Week 4
June 17 & June 19
Week 5
June 24 & June 26
Week 6
July 1 & July 3
Week 7
July 8 & July 10
Week 8
July 15 & July 17
Finals Week
July 22 or 24

Researched Essay Topics:

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

Week One

Tuesday, 5/27 1] Getting started: Introductions, "house-keeping," and success behaviors. 2] View and anaylze the advice of these two professors on how to email your professors: Prof. Richardson's advice. Professor DeCoster's advice. Take notes from the videos outlining appropriate and inappropriate ways to communicate with your professors via email, the "do's and the don'ts" of emailing. 3] Collaboration project/intro. to Google Apps: Creating a Class Email Policy Poster. 4] View videos on the Creator mindset and the Victim mindset (as defined by Dr. Skip Downing and others): You will be writing about this, so take notes! Dominic, Jesse, the Professors

Homework assignment for Thursday:
1] Read the course syllabus, particularly the "expectations" and "classroom deportment" sections and be prepared to discuss any changes to it.
2] Read
these three pages excerpted from Chapter 2 of Dr. Skip Downing's book called On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life: "Adopting a Creator Mindset." While Dr. Downing does not give his specific definition of a Creator or a Victim (captial C and V), he describes their behaviors, so in your notes include what you think his definition of a Creator is (in one sentence) and his definition of a Victim (in one sentence), written in your own words.
3] Read examples of Creator and Victim behaviors and language from Prof. David Mirman's teaching blog. Take notes because you will summarize this article later--from your notes only.
4] Write in your notes about someone you know personally whom you regard to be a Creator. Include in your notes some examples of this person's behaviors that show him or her behaving and speaking as a Creator. You will use your notes to, first, discuss in class in small groups, and later to write a paragraph about this person.
5] View your class email policy poster, your first group collaboration of the semester!

Thursday, 5/29 1] Discuss Creator and Victim mindset and "The Late Paper" case study. 2] Discuss Creators that we personally know. 3] Finish the course syllabus. 4] Discuss how to write a couple paragraphs, which will be assigned for next Tuesday. 5] Note-taking from lectures using Cornell format, topic: Brain Development During Learning

Homework assignment for Tuesday 6/3:
1] Write a paragraph which summarizes Prof. Mirman's article describing the Creator Mindset and the Victim mindset
2] Write another separate paragraph, after finishing the summary, which describes the behaviors of someone you know personally whom you regard to be a Creator (capital C).
3] Bring your Living in the World book to class.

Week Two

Tuesday, 6/3 1] SQ4R Previewing and taking notes from readings: Prof. Steve Piscitelli's video about SQ4R reading and notetaking method as a way to preview readings and compile notes. Preview "The Power of Writing" pages 28-43.

Homework assignment for Tuesday 6/10:
1] Read and write Cornell-formatted notes from pages 28-43. I will collect and grade your notes.

Cyber-Thursday, 6/5 No Class! Snow day! (Just kidding about the snow.) We will not meet in the classroom today. I am out of town, so we will do the following on-line lessons for today. Please do not email me your results or have them emailed to me; rather record them for submission to me during class on Tuesday.

Homework assignment for Tuesday 6/10:
1] Read and write Cornell-formatted notes from pages 28-43. I will collect and grade your notes
2] Record your results from the pre- and post-tests and bring your notes to discuss infromation literacy and academic documentation conventions and skills.

Week Three

Tuesday, 6/10 1] Review notes from reading assignment "The Power of Writing." 2] Discuss "The Power of Writing" chapter. 3] Preview "Guardians of the Fairy Tale" with a wordle freewrite, and SQ4R note taking, and begin note-taking. 4] Discuss Basic Writing 1 progress, trouble-shooting, assignments, registering and payments.

Homework assignment for Thursday 6/12:
Read pages 44-57, "Guardians of the Fairy Tale: The Brothers Grimm"
Write good notes from the chapter based on our in-class preview, and add anything that is relevant to understanding the article and being able to answer the "Critical Response" and "Further Exploration" questions.
Purchase your Basic Writing 1 (BW1) Aplia access code from the bookstore or from the publishers directly before Friday of this week. Otherwise, your records will be automatically deleted by the company, and you will have to do the lessons again. This is required softwared fotr the course.

Thuesday, 6/12 1] Discuss "Guardians of the Fairy Tale: The Brothers Grimm." 2] Discuss the reading and writing processes. 3] Preview and read a Grimm Brother's fairy tale that you do not already know, taking notes in your own words in order to write a summary of the story. Let's watch this video about how to write a summary and then discuss summarizing for researched papers, by following this summarizing process. 4] Decide which selection from the Living in the World anthology we will read next.

Homework assignment for Tuesday 6/10:
Log in to B.W. 1
to work the re-activated lessons that you may have missed and the new ones. Check the due dates.
Write a one-page summary of one of the Grimm's fairy tales available from The Gutenberg Project or from these versions, which are posted on an unattributed index page on a server at Carnegie-Mellon university. The tilde symbol ~ in that URL indicates that this is probably a professor's or graduate student's website. (They appear to be the same translations as posted in The Gutenberg Project, at least "Hansel and Gretel" is the same.)
Read and take notes on "The Price of Gold" (pages 200-214).

Week Four

Tuesday, 6/17 1] Discuss "The Price of Gold" (preparing for Thursday's test.) 2] Document and edit the one-page summary of a Grimm's fairy tale. Resources: Son of Citation Machine's MLA-stylebook home page; The Norton Field Guide to Writing. Turn in the documented, well-edited summary of the fairy tale which you summarized and documented at 2:45, no later (without your NQA coupon). 3] Following last break, preview and begin note-taking on "John Dau: A Survivor's Story."

Previewing and note-taking with the Dau article:

  • Survey/skim the article about John Dau, looking for words you are not familiar with and write the words in the cues column of your Cornell notes.
  • Questions: Write questions in the cues column while you survey, turning section headings, breakers, boldfaced or specialized text, and any new ideas you skim into questions you will answer after reading.
  • Read each paragraph or section at a time, and then pause, close the sources and
  • Recite what you recall. This is an important step in avoiding unintentional plagiarism. If you can put it in your own words and write it down while not reading the source, you won't plagiarize.
  • wRite answers to the questions in your cues column, and define the vocabulary words in your cues column as you read, filling up the main notes section of your Cornell-formatted pages, but leave blank lines between them to add more notes later.
  • Review by writing a page summary in the bottom section of the Cornell note page.

Homework assignment for Thursday 6/19:
Write good notes
on the John Dau story. You will use your notes to write a summary of the article in class with two or three of your colleagues.
Study your notes from "The Power of Writing," "The Grimm Brothers," and "The Price of Gold." Bring them with you because I will reward you for taking good notes by letting you use your notes during the test.

Thursday, 6/19 1] ] Take the test. 2] Write a 200-word summary of the John Dau article along with the members of your group. Everyone in your group needs to have access to the summary, so let's use Google Docs to create it, then each member of your group should save it to your portable media in MS Word format.

Homework assignment for Tuesday 6/24 (three paragraphs):

Week Five

Tuesday, 6/24 Mr. D. has a high fever, so no class today. :-(

Thursday, 6/26 1] Discuss other researched sources of information on the "lost boys of Sudan." 2] Determine the content, based on our research, of the body paragraphs of an essay on the lost boys

Homework assignment for Thursday 7/1:
Draft the essay
about lessons we can learn from the lives and experiences of "the lost boys of Sudan."

Week Six

Tuesday, 7/1 Mr. D. has a high fever, AGAIN!! So no class today. :-((

Thursday, 7/3 1] Discuss and take good notes on thesis statements, transitions, and topic sentences. 2] Activity: Practice in identifying thesis statements, topic sentences and paragraph transitions. 3] Documenting our sources with parenthetical citations and works cited. NOTE: The Citation Machine is a good tool for determining what information to include in a works cited entry; however, it is imprecise, as all of the citation generators are, so you MUST find a sample of your type of works cited in a handbook and use that handbook model as your guidepost. Do it exactly as the entry in the handbook--same punctuation marks, same spacing, same order of information, same everything.

Homework assignment for Tuesday 7/8:
1] Finish the essay
about lessons we can learn from the lost boys. The introductory paragraph will be the documented summary of the John Dau article in our reader. Body paragraph 1 will be two or three examples that show what happened to some of the lost boys (using the CBS videos and the other research sites we shared in class). Body paragraph 2 will relate what has happened in Sudan since the 4000 lost boys were expatriated to the U.S. in 2001. Body paragraph 3 will tell about what some of the lost boys have done about what has happened in their country during their lives. Your concluding paragraph will discuss the lessons we can learn, or that you have learned, from the lives and experiences of the lost boys of Sudan.
2] Correctly document each source with a parenthetical citation and the correctly formatted works cited entries for each source you used.
3] Read and take notes on "Our Good Earth: Soil" (page 160) and "Rice: The Essential Harvest" (page 94) Note: take GOOD notes because you will be using the information from these articles in a paper we will write as an in-class final on 7/22.

Week Seven

Tuesday, 7/8 1] Document our sources [a] using a citation generator as a tool, but [b] ultimately, we have to find a model of our same source in the handbook and follow that model. 2] Peer review the essays 3] Begin the next writing topic which answers the question "Why do I have to take these stupid English and Speech courses!?" :-( Do you want to Communicate as a Professional communicates?

Homework assignment for Thursday 7/10:
Read the introduction and do all four steps (Stages 1- 4) for previewing, vocabulary building, note taking and paraphrasing the articles by Adams and by Weins. This is a paraphrasing activity.

Thursday, 7/10, workshop day! 1] Discuss paraphrasing assignment and paragraphs, 2] Read/research in class, 3] take notes from readings, 4] compose paragraphs from notes, 5] Turn in your revised paraphrasing assignment (Adams and Weins paragraph). 6] Begin reading/research/note-taking for reading question #2 of the professional communication essay project.

Homework assignment for Tuesday 7/15:
1] Finish the note taking and paraphrasing assignment for reading question #2 of the professional communication essay
2] Do part three of the professional communication essay
project by developing a specific plan for building the communication skills which will be necessary for you to succeed in your chosen profession.
3] Read and take notes on "Seafood Crisis: Time for a Sea Change" (pgs. 134-145) and "The End of Plenty: The Global Food Crisis" (pgs. 146-159). Take good notes because you will be using them to write your in-class final paper on 7/22.
4] Turn in the corrected copy of your fairy tale summary and the marked draft of that summary.
5] Work Aplia lessons on the editing and grammar errors that were marked on your fairy tale summary. Note about the Aplia Lessons: All of the reactivated Aplia lessons are listed in Week 9, and it will tell you that there are no assignments due in Week 7 or Week 8, so after you log in, press the button that says "View All Assignments" to access those lessons posted in Week 9.

Week Eight

Tuesday, 7/15 Due: Body paragraphs two and three of the professional communication essay.
1] Discuss
the revisions and corrections to the lost boys essay. 2] Discuss and begin to work on Aplia and OWL link lessons on the editing and grammar skills you will need in order to edit our essays successfully. 3] Discuss the body paragraphs and how to complete the professional communication essay. I will use this webpage as the grading rubric.

Homework assignment for Thursday 7/17:
1] Read and take notes on "Olive Oil: Elixir of the Gods" pages 108-119 Note: You will not need these reading notes on Thursday, but you WILL need them on the following Tuesday, so prepare them if you have time.
2] Work Aplia lessons on the editing skills I marked on your lost boys essay. I will check your progress and will record grades on your use of the Aplia lessons.
3] After working each Aplia lesson, one at a time, go back to your graded draft of the lost boys essay, and make the corrections for just that one error. Next, work lessons on the next type of error I have marked on your paper, and then go back and edit for JUST that error. Then work Aplia lessons on the third editing error I marked and then immediately go back and correct each of THOSE errors in your paper. Etc., etc., etc.
4] Turn in the marked copy of your lost boys essay ALONG WITH the revised and edited final draft of that essay.

Thursday, 7/17 Due (At the start of class): Revisions and final edits of the lost boys essays. Turn in the draft I marked and the revised, edited final draft.
Agenda: 1] Revise and edit the paraphrasing exercise to include that paragraph from Adams' and Weins' articles in your Professional Communication Essay. (I will grade them and give back the marked copy to you at the start of class on Tuesday.) 2] Discuss body paragraphs two and three of the professional communication essay. 3] Discuss how to write the introductory and concluding paragraphs for the Professional Communication Essay, and add them to your paper in order to turn that essay at the end of class on Thursday.

Turn in your portfolios by 4:40 today. They will include the following:

Homework assignment for Tuesday 7/22:
1] Read and take notes on "Caffeine" pages 120-133
2] Revise and document your paragraph summarizing David Mirman's article on Creators and Victims; and revise and edit your own poaragraph describing a Creator whom you know. This will be two paragraphs, approximately a one-page piece of writing. We will use it to discuss how your writing has changed this semester. I will grade it for content, editing, and correct documentation. (It is a personal web site, so use model # 28 in the handbook for the works cited entry). It is just two paragraphs, so it is a 4-point assignment.
3] (Based on the Creators/Victims paragraphs you wrote and revised) Write a one-page self-evaluation of your progress as a writer this semester, focussing on what you have learned and what you still need to learn in order to be completely successful as a writer in college. What are the differences between your writing now and your writing on May 27th?

Finals Day

Tuesday, 7/22 1] Turn in your revision of the Creators and Victims paragraphs and the self-evaluation, which I will give you. 2] Bring your notes from the six assigned readings about food from the National Geographic reader in order to use them when you write the final, which is a documented, essay on the topic of food, using only the sources we read from our book