R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Fall 2018

English 111

12-Week Session

Thomas Nelson Community College

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


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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.

Mon & Weds Office Hours
: M & W 12:00-2:00, room 233
Tues & Thurs Office Hours 10-11:40 in the Tutor Zone; 11:45-1:45, room 207Q
Office Phone: 757-258-6506 Office: 207Q
Remind.com texting is the best way to contact me when I am off-campus.

Page last Updated: 4 December 2018, 2:00 p.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


Semester Projects from prior terms:

Final Class:

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

Week One, 9/18 & 9/20

Tuesday 9/18/18

In-class activities: 1] Housekeeping: introductions and Remind.com 2] Compose three paragraphs (appx. 1 and 1/2 pages typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman) for the
Pre-semester Reading Literacy Narrative diagnostic writing prompt.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 9/20/18:

Thursday 9/20/18

In-class activities: 1] Upload Reading Literacy Narrative paragraphs to BBd. 2] Analyze the Schaffhauser article and draft the annotation and summary for it together using Speechnotes with the Google Chrome browser.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/25/18:

Week Two, 9/25 & 9/27

Tuesday 9/25/18

In-class activities: 1] Discuss
the problem/solution-essay approach these articles take. 2] Consult our primary research source:
MLA Style Guide from the Purdue University OWL to develop the works entries for the annotated bibliography. 3] Read and begin summarizing this article: "The Student Cellphone Addiction Is No Joke" in Educaton Week.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 9/27/18:

Thursday 9/27/18

In-class activities: 1] Finish discussing
the cell phone articles. 2] Consult our primary research source: MLA Style Guide from the Purdue University OWL to develop the works entries for the annotated bibliography. 3] Discuss the two survey results, and finish the cell phone policy of the course syllabus. 4] Discuss summaries of the Gardiner article and your "personal use policy" paragraphs. 5] Discuss (prove?): IS cell phone use, as Gardiner claims, actually an "addiction"?

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/2/18:

Week Three, 10/2 & 10/4

Tuesday 10/2/18

In-class activities: 1] Reconstructing
Bertrand Russell: (a) Pre-reading. (b) Piecing together the puzzle. 2] Planning the cell phone essay

Thursday 10/4/18

In-class activities: 1] Integrating multiple paraphrased sources
into one paragraph, team drafting supporting paragraph #2. 2] Discuss the outline and grading rubric for the cell phone essay.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/9/18:

Week Four, 10/9 & 10/11

Tuesday 10/9/18

In-class activities: 1] Revising and resubmitting
the annotated bibliography 2] Modeling and discussing MLA papers format.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 10/11/18:

Thursday 10/11/18

In-class activities: 1] Peer review
the cell phone essay. 2] Revise and print out the essay for grading. 3] Begin Learning Unit #2: Adopting a "Creator" Mindset.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/16/18:

Week Five, 10/16 & 10/18

Tuesday 10/16/18

In-class activities: 1] Class Discussion--
Creator behaviors v. Victim behaviors. First, let's define the terms, as Downing uses them; then we will discuss the videos. 2] Group/class discussion: "Succeeding Against the Odds" and the case studies..

Note-taking assignment for Thursday 10/18/18. Its mid-term, so "Show me the money!"

Summary annotations of the articles will be appx. six sentences in length.

Thursday 10/18/18, Cyber Thursday
Cyber-class activity: Post your best source from your annotated bibliography today into the Google Docs "Creator Mindset Mass Research Database."

Homework assignment for Tuesday 10/23/18:

Week Six, 10/23 & 10/25

Wednesday 10/25/18
In-class activities: Discuss responses to the first-week college preparedness survey and how these responses relate to our study of Creator and Victim attitudes and worldviews--or if you prefer other terminology for this same concept--adopting a "Growth Mindset" or an "Innovator Mindset." These are just different terms for the same idea, terms that you may encounter in a psychology textbook or a business management textbook.

Note-taking assignment for Tuesday 10/30/18.

Week Seven, 10/30 & 11/1

Tuesday 10/30/18
In-class activities: Begin drafting a paragraph discussing where you are off course to your success and the resources you will use to get back on course.

Note-taking assignment for Thursday 11/1/18.

Week Eight, 11/6 & 11/7

Tuesday 11/6/18
In-class activities: Begin Webfolio development

Some examples of Webfolios developed by Eng. 111 and Eng. 112 students in recent semesters:

Homework assignment for Thursday 11/8/18.

Thursday 11/8 In-class activities: 1] Discuss Boilerplate comments on revising and editing the returned cell phone essays. 2] Begin the Errors Analysis project. 3] Discuss webfolio starts.

Week Nine, 11/13

Tuesday 11/13/18
In-class activities: 1] Progress check on Errors Analysis Project and Webfolio development. 2] Planning workshop: constructing the Success Mindset essay

Notes about drfting the essays on Adopting a Creator Mindset (or "Success Mindset" if you are more comfortble with that more generic term)

The essay will include the following CLOs (Course Learning Outcomes)

Folks, I so hope you took the notes when they were assigned and that you wrote the paragraphs that were assigned throughout the month of October. If so, you have an easy paper to draft by weaving those components together. If not, you have a month of assignments to do in five days.

Thursday 11/15 Cyber Thursday, no f2f class meeting in room 233 . During class time on Thursday, share your blocking outlines with your group mates, and discuss what material you have selected to include in the essay and WHY you are including those particular examples and resources. I will join your discussion/planning groups, remotely, from my Humanities Conference meeting in Glen Allen. The classroom won't be open, but you may meet f2f on campus in the Tutor Zone or a study carrell; or you may jack-in remotely from what ever location you prefer. However, make those arrangements and come to agreement about them before class on Thursday so that everyone in your group has "bought in" to the group decision. This is scheduled class time, so this is a sheduled class which will meet remotely, which is a requirement in any "hybrid" course.

Week Ten, 11/27 & 11/29

Tuesday 11/27/18
In-class activities: 1] Progress check on Errors Analysis Project. 2] Draft Success Mindset (or Adopting a Creator Minset) essays

Homework assignment for Thursday 11/29/18.

Thursday 11/29/18
In-class activities: 1] Submit Errors Analysis projects. 2] Peer review Success Mindset essays. 3] Submit your homepage URL to the Index Page, per the instructions. You have an invitation from me to edit this page in your school email. 4] Research skills review. 5] Polish, perfect, and post your Success Mindset essay.

Homework assignment for Weds. 11/28:

Webfolios of Final Revisions: Total points possible = 10

Your webfolio presents your best quality academic writing at the culmination of the semester, work which has been fully revised and edited following evaluation. The exception will be the final essay--the self-assessment of your development as an academic researcher--which will go into the webfolio as is and will be graded as a final draft. That "raw" paper is your opportunity to show me what you have learned about writing and also about editing your own work. (USE the assistive technologies!!)

Homepage minimum inclusions:

  • Your name
  • Short blurb which introduces you and the purpose (or purposes) of your website
  • Links to the TNCC homepage, class homepage, your college email address (hot-linked), navigation links to your project pages

Project pages include the following:

  • Annotated bibliography of cell phone articles
  • Two documented summary paragraphs excerpted from the essays
  • The Cell Phone Policy essay
  • The Success Mindset essay
  • The Self-Assessment of what you have learned (or re-learned) about conducting, collecting, writing, and documenting academic research projects


  • The webfolio is easily navigable, and the projects are easy to locate from your index page.
  • The text is easy to read, i.e., no dark text on a dark background, or vice versa.
  • As a Webfolio of Revisions, the work is revised and edited per evaluation suggestions, and is free of egregious errors of any sort.
  • Web pages vs. documents: Academic papers are visually boring; web pages should not be. It is easy to add visually appealing backgrounds, relevant graphics and images, and links to any sources which have been cited. Simply posting a Word document or linking to a Google document takes little effort and shows little pride in the work. Such minimal effort won't earn maximum credit.
  • Extra inclusions/extra effort will be reflected in the final grade for the webfolio. Extras may include work you have done for other classes, photos you have taken, social elements such as pet photos (particularly dogs) ;-) and family or friends photos, your art work, poetry, blog posts, links to and or images of your place of employment, college you plan to transfer to, images related to your future profession, etc. In other words--have FUN with your website!

Week Eleven, 12/4 & 12/6

Tuesday 12/4 In-class workshop: 1] Peer-review then post your research skills self-assessment essay. 2] Update webfolio with corrections to Success Mindset essay 3] Providing webfolio feedback. I have to access the webfolios of everyone in three Eng. 111 classes this week and next to provide suggestions for improvement, spot needed corrections, give kudos and back-pats for work well done; and, of course, to steal any ideas about design, function, and navigation that look good to me. ;-) Guess who else has to do that? YOU do! This is called making MY job easier, which keeps me in good spirits during the final weeks of the semester, something that YOU want since I have all this grading to do, including YOUR work. So, to start, without logging in to MyTNCC, see how many of these webfolios you can access, and that will tell you, first, how many people have listened to instructions or read them when I have repeatedly said, "Make your websites open to everyone on the Internet, for at least the last few weeks of class." And, as Scooby says, "Ret's ro." Webfolios Index, Fall 2018.

Homework assignment for Weds. 12/5:

Thursday 12/7 In-class activities: Compile your webfolio peer reviews into one document, print, and submit so that I can award grades for peer review. List your reviewers' name and under that his or her comments, questions, suggestions.

Week Twelve, 12/11, 1:30-4:00

Tuesday 12/11, In-class activity: Webfolio evaluation conferences and webfolio completion.

Semester is over. Go forth and multiply.

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