English 03: Computer-Mediated Preparing for College Writing II
Fall 2009
Rick Dollieslager, Thomas Nelson Community College

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Class Resources

English 03 Syllabus

"OWL" links OWL stands for Online Writing Labs. These are links to handbooks, workbooks, and even help desks to aid you in answering those sticky questions or finding help with any sort of writing problem.  Our primary on-line "textbook" is linked here.  It is the Guide to Grammar and Writing.

Schoolhouse Rock. No, seriously: Music is a very brain-compatible way to learn.

Professional Communication Skills "Why do we have to take these %*#@$&!!! English and speech classes, anyways?" Let some of your peers answer that question for you. Find out what reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching and computing skills are needed in order to obtain a job and to advance in your chosen profession. These essays were researched and written by TNCC students.

Wrules for Writers   When in doubt, check this style sheet. (But don't take it too seriously.)

Use these checklists to assess your own papers before relying on feedback from others.

Important Notice!!

At the start each class, open this web page to look at the agenda for the day. At the end of each class, return to this web page to get your homework assignment and view the agenda for the next class. You'll never miss an assignment, a due date, or an important announcement if you come to this page every day.

Week One

Tuesday, 8/25/09
In-class: 1] Discuss general course objectives and get to know each other. 2] Working together

Homework assignment for Tuesday 5/26, "The One-Page Self-Motivator":
Write a list and bring it with you. List the reasons why you are in college, including how college will help you to achieve your dreams. List how communication classes will help you to achieve your academic and professional goals. List some of your specific goals for English 03 are this semester, and follow that with a list of ways in which you will work to achieve these goals. List everyone to whom your success is important or who supports you in your goals. try to fill up two pages, and bring this list with you to class on Thursday. It does not have to be perfect; just get it written before class begins.

Thursday, 8/27/09
In-class: 1]Writing sample: A letter to myself, a one-page self motivator 2] Grammar and editing skills diagnostic


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