R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Spring 2019

English 111
T-Th, 12:30

Thomas Nelson Community College

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


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Mon & Weds Office Hours: 12:40-1:40, in room 207Q (my office)
Tues & Thurs Office Hours: 9:30-11 in The Tutor Zone, room 101 (library)
"By Appointment" Office Hours: 11-12:30, in Tutor Zone, room 101. Text me on Remind App for appt.
Remind App texting is the best way to contact me on or off-campus.
(I won't respond during classes, however.)
Office Phone: 757-258-6506

Email me at dollier@tncc.edu

Page last Updated: 23 April 2019, 7:45 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.

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Semester Projects:

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

Week 1

  • The Congressional Record: Track daily debates and search for your representatives' and senators' voting records.
  • Emergent: "A Real-Time Rumor Tracker"
  • Fact Check.Org A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center: In an era of ever-increasing "fake news" sources, unreal "reality TV," entrenched political bias, science deniers, and rampant propagandizing, check your facts before you espouse your opinions or quote falsehoods.
  • Fact Checker. A service of The Washington Post
  • Library of Congress The largest repository of primary sources of information aside form the Internet itself--but much easier to find.
  • Snopes "Welcome to Snopes.com, the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
  • Urban Legends "Where you'll find the most popular urban legends and be entertained with email rumors, recent internet hoaxes and stories you swore actually happened to your friend's, cousin's, pet sitter's, roommate, when she was in college."
  • "Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts" NPR, 5 Dec. 2016

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

Week One

Tuesday 1/8/19

In-class activities: 1] Housekeeping: introductions and Remind App: text 81010 and use class code @eng111tths 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, 1/10/19:

Thursday 1/10/19

In-class activities: 1] LMS: BBd rather than Canvas 2] Remind App: text 81010, class code is @eng111tths 2] Upload Literacy Narrative to BBd.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 1/15/19:

Week Two

Tuesday 1/15/19 In-class activities. Wellll . . . this ended up being an introduction to MLA Style documenting instead of what I had planned. It's all okay though because we were still missing four folks.

Thursday 1/17/19
In-class activities: 1] Taking
notes on readings using Cornell notes format. 2] Summarizing using Assistive Technologies: Speechnotes

"Formula" writing, annotated summaries (6 to 7 sentences):

Homework assignments for Tuesday 1/22/19:

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 1/22/19:

Week Three

Tuesday 1/22/19 In-class activities: 1] Submit the syllabus quiz. 2] Discuss personal cell phone policies and finish the course syllabus. 3] Tweak and re-submit the annotated bibliography by C.O.B. tonight. 4] Register for Handbook and begin InQuizitive tutorial. Class code is 138144.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 1/24/19:

Thursday 1/24/19
In-class activities: 1] Discuss reading and the reading literacy narratives, including audiobooks/audio learning 2] InQuizitive meta Copy this into a Word document and post it to BBd upon completion.

Week Four

Tuesday 1/29/19 In-class activities: 1] Discuss the syllabus quiz. 2] Boilerplate comments and evaluation of the annotated bibliographies. Group Projects: 1] Does punctuation really matter all that much, or is it just some English teacher thing? Let's ask John!! The Dear John Letter2] Big Money: How much would YOU pay for a comma? A $million? Two $million? A $2 million comma?! 3] The Grammar Crossword. Find the sections in the Little Seagull Handbook that correspond to and can help you to answer the following questions, and pencil in the section number next to the clue. Across: 1, 5, 17, 33, 41, 51, 56, 66. Down: 4, 10, 12, 25, 49

Homework assignment for Thursday, 1/31/19:

Thursday 1/31/19
In-class activities: 1] Submit Grammar Crossword and post the sample sentences. 2] Discuss InQuizitive meta and use. 3] Mini-workshop, run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. 4] Discuss NY Times in Education.

Log in to http://nytimesineducation.com/ and let's decide what we want to tackle first.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 2/5/19:

Week Five

Tuesday 2/5/19 In-class activities: 1] Run-on sentences? Let's Kahoot it!! 2] Begin writing activities related to the first selected reading in the New York Times in Education. 2a] Small group discussion, bullet point one; followed by class discusion of those questions. Take notes during class discussion because you will be writing about this topic. 2b] Take two-column notes (with "Knew" / "New" column headings) and read the article. Take good notes for class discussion and for your own writing about the topic.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/6/19:

Thursday 2/7/19
In-class activities: 1] The "late grade amnesty" offer goes off the table. Let's look at Fall grades and see why I made it. ("Course Documents" in BBd) 2] Searching in Little Seagull Handbook 3] Taking notes on the Sendak interview. 4] "Diving Deeper": Applying Gross's advice to our own conversations.

Week Six

Tuesday 2/12/19  In-class activities:  1] Discuss summaries of the two articles--about Terry Gross and about discourse analysis. 2] Planning an interview: I, personally, want to interview Langston Hughes. Okay, he died in 1967, but I still have some questions for him. ;-)

Homework assignment for Thursday, 2/14/19:

Thursday 2/14/19  In-class activities: Planning a conversation with a real person, a conversation you need to or want to have, following the advice of Terry Gross.

Week Seven

Tuesday 2/19/19  In-class activities:  1] BP comments on Kerr and Tannen articles. 2] Drafting workshop: Composing the body paragraphs for the essay.

Four(or five) body paragraphs for an essay on how to be a good conversationalist, due by start of class on Tuesday 2/26 (and a sixth for extra credit):

  1. Summary of the Kerr article about Terry Gross's advice for how to talk to anyone
  2. Analysis of Gross's interviews with Sendak. Does she follow her own advice? Povide specific evidence from the interviews to support your assertion.
  3. Planning an interview. If you were to be like Terry, whom would you interview? From your plans, describe whom, why, and how you would conduct your interview. (Here is my model of my plans for an interview with Langston Hughes.)
  4. Planning a real conversation. Following Gross's advice write a paragraph outlining a conversation you feel you need to have with someone, or a conversation with someone that you would simply like to have. (My model of plans for a real onversation that I need to have is posted in "Course Documents" in BBd.) Note: This paragraph can be eliminated from your final revision of the essay, which you will post in your on-line Webfolio, if you feel it is personal and, therefore, do not want to share it. For example, my plans for a real conversation are not something I want to post on our open-access class webpage.
  5. *Having a real conversation. I will award one point of extra credit for a paragraph which describes the conversation that you planned after you have had it. It can be submitted in the paper or after the paper has been graded, any time during weeks 8 through 14.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 2/26/19:

Week Eight

Tuesday 2/26/19  In-class activities: 1] Reconstructing Bertrand Russell. 2] Composing good transitions. 3] Testing out good thesis statements.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 2/28/19:

Thursday 2/28/19  In-class activities: Peer review "how to be a good conversationalist" essay

Week Nine

Tuesday 3/12/19 In class research workshop: Research/note-taking on logical fallacies. 1] Copy and paste this handout from UNC-CH Writing Center on logical fallacies. Use it as your note-taking database to add notes and examples from Stephen West's two podcast episodes on logical fallacies: Episode #73 and Episode #75. 2] Add examples or further explanations from West's podcast(s), but mark them in different collored text so that it is clear to you what information is from UNC's Writing Center and what info is from Stephen West. Use a third color or background to add notes from the source below ("15 Logical Fallacies . . . ")

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 3/15/19:

Thursday 3/15/19  In-class group activity: Analyzing an article (it's posted in Canvas)

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 3/19/19:

Week Ten

Tuesday 3/19/19 In class: 1] "What are Facts and Opinions?" BBC 2011 2] Discuss the two articles on the acquisition of knowledge: Answer the reading questions and identify different types of persuasive appeals in their arguments.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 2/21/19:

Thursday 3/21/19 In class group research workshop. Preparing to write argument analyses: 1] Using the handouts about different types of persuasive appeal, identify the methods used by each writer to persuade you to accept their position on this topic. Do this paragraph by pargraph and take good notes.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 3/26

Week Eleven

Tuesday 3/26/19 In class: 1] Make a blocking outline from the Stephens article and the Overbye article. 2] Outline the rhetorical/argumentative strategy of Stephans and Overbye in their articles.

Week Thirteen

Tuesday 4/9/19 In class webfolio workshop: Introduction to Website Development

Homework assignment for Thursday, 4/11/19, view and develop:

Additionally, browse the individual webfolios below and some of those which are indexed on the project page links below:

Thursday 4/11/19 In class composing workshop: "What I have learned about being a better reader and researcher this semester."

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 4/16

Week Fourteen

Tuesday 4/16/19  In-class Workshop: 1] Discuss blocking outline for your Aristotelean Argument essay on the "pure research" / "useless knowledge" issue. 2] Discuss the Boilerplate Comments and revision instructions for the good conversationalist essay, and 3] Begin the Errors Analyis Project..

Homework assignment for Thursday, 4/18/19:

Week Fifteen

Tuesday 4/23/19  In-class activities: 1] Submit the Errors Analysis and Revisions for grading (6 points). 2] Peer review the essay on the "pure research" / "useless knowledge" issue.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 4/25/19:

Thursday 4/25/19  In-class: Webfolio workshop.

Week Sixteen, Thurs. 5/2, 10:45-1:15

Thursday 5/2/19 Final class! Webfolio conferences and final edits/tweaks.



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