R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Fall 2017

English 111-21W,
T-Th 2:00-3:15
Thomas Nelson Community College

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


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Mon & Weds Office Hours 10 AM – 12:30 Library Tutoring Zone
Tues & Thurs AM Office Hours 9:30-10:00, room 233
Tues & Thurs PM Office Hours 12:00 – 2:00, room 207A

Email me at dollier@tncc.edu

Page last Updated: 26 September 2017, 3:15 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.

Assistive Communication Technology

  • Speechnotes Chrome browser and cell phone voice-to-text app

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

Week 1

Researched Essay Topics and Other Projects:

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

Week One

Tuesday 8/22/17

In-class activities: 1] Housekeeping: syllabus overview and Remind.com 2] Identifying main ideas and supporting details in researched writing. 2] Process: First, highlight and copy the title, author's name and text of an article into an M.S. Word document. Then skim through the article to get an impression of what it is about and to get an overview of what sort of support is included and where the supporting details tend to be located. Next, background highlight the main ideas/topic sentences in light blue, and in yellow highlight all the details that support THAT main idea before moving on to the next. When finished highlight the conclusion in light grey, and then--after having read the whole article--go back and highlight the thesis statement in pink. 3] The readings:

Homework assignment for Thursday, 8/24/17:

Thursday 8/24/17
In-class activities: 1] Group activity: compare mark ups of four readings on cell phone use. 2] Discuss cell phone readings and the syllabus. 3] Discuss and type the annotated bibliographies of cell phone articles.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 8/29/17:

Week Two

Tuesday 8/29/17
In-class activities: 1] Finish discussion of cell phone policy and finalize the syllabus. 2] Introduction to
Speechnotes (works on Chrome browser) 3 ] Format, print out, then upload Reading Literacy Pre-Semester paper to Google Drive and post it to BlackBoard Assignments. 3] Register with Little Seagull Handbook with InQuizitive lessons. Class set # is 38167.

Thursday 8/31/17
In-class group activity: Compare and discuss the annotated bibliography of the articles about cell phone use.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/5/17:

Week Three

Tuesday 9/5/17
In-class activities: 1] Peer review the annotated bibliography in class, print it out, and submit it to BlackBoard following peer review. 2 ] Create, as a class, a poster of email protocols and rules, by use of the Google Slides app.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 9/7/17:

Thursday 9/7/17c
In-class activities: Discuss the readings and do activities related to unerstanding the Victim mindset and the Creator mindset

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/12/17:

--Week Four--

Tuesday, 9/12/17
In-class activities:1] Discuss
the annotated bibliographies. 2] Read this sample first draft essay on adopting the Creator mindset from Connie Fields, Fall 2014. Please note: Connie's concluding paragraph is different from the conclusion which you will write when you follow the instructions above. 3] Pre-writing activity and discussion of your concluding paragraph, which will state what your academic and personal life goals are for THIS semester. Using examples from the paragraph about the Creator you just wrote about, describe specifically what YOU will do to achieve the outcomes YOU wish to experience this semester.

Homework assignment for Thursday 9/14/17:

Thursday, 9/14/17
In-class activities:1] Discuss works cited and final paragraps of the Creators Mindset essayHousekeeping:
Printout of the definitions and summary from Downing and Mirman; InQuizitive questions, problems, troubleshooting. 2] Rewarding good note-taking. 3] Essay coherence group activity. 4] Discuss concluding paragraphs for "Adopting the Creator Mindset" essays

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/19/17:

Week Five

Tuesday 9/19/17
In-class activities: Discuss the concluding paragraph and works cited sections of the Creators Mindset essay

Homework assignment for Thursday, 9/7/17:

Thursday 9/21/17
In-class activities: 1] Print out the Creator Mindset essays. 2] Preview readings for essay two and take notes.

Homework assignment for Tuesday 9/25/17:

Week Six

Tuesday 9/26/17

In-class activities: 1] Complete and print your notes and the paragraph which paraphrases the two articles about good grammar in the professional workplace. 2] Discuss and begin "
Phase Two" of the professional communication essay.

Homework assignment for Thursday 9/28/17:


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