English Fundamentals 1 & 2, Fall 2019


Rick Dollieslager,

Thomas Nelson Community College

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YOU determine your destiny. YOU are in charge of your success. Believe and Achieve!

"Victims always find an excuse; Creators always find a way." Tom Hale, Professor Emeritus, N.E. Okla. A & M College

Last Updated, 18 Nov. 2019, 1:20 p.m.

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Editing & Study Resources
Class Resources
Class Schedule & MLA documentation

Brain videos and sites:

Week 1

  • 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. Plagiarism Tutorial: Test your knowledge and misconceptions about plagiarism, and learn why and how to avoid it!
  9. Understanding & Preventing Plagiarism, an excellent web resource on why and how to document sources

Week One

Wednesday 8/21 In-class activities: 1] Introductions. 2] Accessing the class web page for homework.

Homework assignment for Monday, 8/26/18:

Week Two

Monday 8/26 In-class activities: Post your reading literacy narrative to Canvas. 3] Discuss the cell phone readings.

Homework assignment for Weds. 8/28:

Wednesday 8/28/19 In-class activities: Take the Degrees of Reading Power pre-semester test

Week Three

Wednesday 9/4 In-class activities: 1] Discuss DRP outcomes and their use for placement at semester's end. 2] Class discussion of the other two articles on the impact of cellphone use in school or college. 3] Group Decision: Should we have a class policy for cell phone use, and if so, what should it be? Should we have no cell phone use policy--why or why not? 4] Register for The Little Seagull Handbook and begin InQuizitive tutorial. Class code is 190793. 5] Introductory discussion for To Kill a Mockingbird

Homework assignment for Mon. 9/9:

Week Four

Monday 9/9 In-class activities: 1] Discuss class web pages 2] Begin reading Chap. 2

Homework assignment for Weds. 9/11, two chapters of the book:

Wednesday 9/11 In-class activities: 1] To Kill a Mockingbird Discuss Chapters 1 and 2 the reading prompt.

Homework assignment for Mon. 9/16:

Read chapters 3-5, To Kill a Mockingbird, and post reading response journal entries in Canvas. (Note: The Chap. 6 reading prompt is also available, but due on Weds., if you want to work ahead a bit.)

Week Five

Monday 9/16 In-class activities:1] Remind texting app. Only four people have added yoursleves to the Remind database for this class. Remind is just a texting app, but it is necessary so that I can contact you for quick but important messages, such as if I get sick and you don't need to come to class, or if I change an assignment due to some confusion that becomes obvious when I start grading. If you did not already receive a text from me on the Remind app, then download it to your cell phone from the App Store, Enter this number: 81010; and text the following message to add yourself to the class set: @enffal 2] Discuss (finish Chap. 2 discussion) Chaps 3 and 4. 3] Demo assistive technologies. 4] Zeros! If you have zeros for any of your work so far, that does not mean that you are dead in the water after four weeks of class because I will let you make up ALL of the work assigned so far. But as we move farther along into the semester, my work-load goes way, WAY up, too. So this is your chance to salvage the semester if you talk to me about how to get caught up.

Homework assignment for Weds. 9/18, one chapter of the book:

 

Wednesday 9/18 In-class activities:1] Read and summarize Prof. David Mirman's essay giving advice to his students about how to create the outcomes they wish to achieve and enjoy.

Homework assignment for Mon. 9/23:

Week Six

Monday 9/23 In-class activities:1] ENF Portfolios Quiz at Kahoot.it 2] Discuss the excerpt 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." 3] Discuss "Showing" vs. "Telling" in writing and begin marking up the essay "Succeeding Against the Odds." (Yellow for "showing'" blue for "telling.")

Homework assignment for Wednesday 9/25:

Wednesday 9/25 In-class activities:1] Kahoot.it 2] Announcements 3] Chapters 7 and 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird. 4] Remind texting 5] "Succeeding Against the Odds."

Homework assignment for Monday 9/30

Week Seven

Monday 9/30 In-class activities: 1] Discuss or read your paragraph about someone who has inspired or influenced you because he or she is a Creator 2] Write: Dr. Downing says that everyone sometimes plays the role of Victim. Compose a paragraph (appx 150-200 words) about a time when you played the role of Victim.

Wednesday 10/2 In-class activities: 1] Discuss Chapters 9 and 10. 2] Demo Read Aloud and NaturalReaders for "aural editing." Use 'em, folks!! 3] Discuss or read your paragraph about someone who has inspired or influenced you because he or she is a Creator 4] Write: Dr. Downing says that everyone sometimes plays the role of Victim. Compose a paragraph (appx 150-200 words) about a time when you played the role of Victim.

Homework assignment for Monday 10/7

Week Eight

Monday 10/7 In-class activities: 1] Discuss the three videos,  DominicJesse, the Professors. 2] Compose a paragraph which summarizes how Dominic and Jesse got turned around from being Victims to being Creators and which includes the most important things the professors said.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 10/9:

Wednesday 10/9 In-class activities: 1] Discuss the thesis statements exercise which is posted in Canvas. 2] Suggested outline for your essay on adopting a Creator mindset:

Homework assignment for Monday 10/14:

Week Nine

Monday 10/14 In-class activities: 1] Discuss the critical reading journals--responding to the critical thinking prompt rather than summarizing (I will read an example). 2] NOTE: At this point in class, anyone who has not posted reading journals through Chap. 13 will go to the library or the Tutor Zone (room 101 in the Library) to finish preparing your Creator mindset essay and will return here at 10:40, at which time, I will record attendance for the day. The rest of us will discuss your chapter reading prompt responses for chapters 12 and 13. 3] Proofread and edit your essay by use of the assistive technologies, if his has not been done prior to class time.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 10/16:

Wednesday 10/16 In-class activities: 1] Diving Deep into Chap. 14. Discuss "otherness,'" the cause of what Atticus calls Maycomb's "usual disease."

Homework assignment for Monday 10/16:

Week Ten

Monday 10/21 In-class activities: 1] Together, read the announcement posted in Canvas on 10/19. 2] Mini-conferences. I will meet with anyone wising to discuss making up late work, and I will begin Creator Mindset essay conferences. 3] Reading/writing workshop. By the end of class today Chapters 15 and 16 reading journals are due. The posts in Canvas will time out today, so you won't be able to post them later.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 10/23:

Wednesday 10/23 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapters 15, 16, 17. 2] Mini-conferences re: the Creator mindset essay. 3] Reading/writing workshop. Chapters 18 and 19 reading journals are due by class time on Monday, so use your class time wisely.

Homework assignment for Monday 10/28:

Week Eleven

Monday 10/28 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapters 18 and 19. 2] Mini-conferences re: the Creator mindset essay. 3] Reading/writing workshop. Chapters 18 and 19 reading journals are due by class time on Monday, so use your class time wisely.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 10/29:

Wednesday 10/30 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapter 20. 2] Mini-conferences re: the Creator mindset essay. 3] Reading/writing workshop. Chapters 21 and 22 reading journals are due by class time on Monday, so use your class time wisely.

Homework assignment for Monday 11/4:

Week Twelve

Monday 11/4 In-class activities: 1] 1] Discuss chapters 21 and 22. 2] Mini-conferences on revisions and edits to the Creator mindset essay. 3] Reading/writing workshop. Chapters 23, 24 and 25 reading journals.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 11/6:

Wednesday 11/6 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapter 23. 2] Mini-conferences on revisions and edits to the Creator mindset essay. 3] Reading/writing workshop. Chapters 24 and 25 reading journals are due by class time on Monday, so use your class time wisely.

Homework assignment for Monday 11/11:

Week Thirteen

Monday 11/11 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapters 24 and 25. 2] Discuss drafting the reading literacy essay. 3] Mini-conferences re: revisions and edits to the Creator mindset essay. 4 ] Reading/writing workshop. Chapters 26, 27 and 28 reading journals.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 11/13:

Wednesday 11/13 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapter 24, 25 and 26. 2] Mini-conferences re: revisions and edits to the Creator mindset essay. 3] Reading/writing workshop. Chapters 27 and 28 reading journals are due by class time on Monday, so use your class time wisely.

Homework assignment for Monday 11/18:

Week Fourteen

*Very* Important! DRP (Degrees of Reading Power) post-semester tests must be completed before 5 p.m. on Monday 11/25. They are available to you in the College Testing Center, located in the Student Services area.

Monday 11/18 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapters 27 and 28. 2] Discuss a concluding paragraph for your Reading Literacy Narrative. Start with a braindstorm to get our ideas down in writing: What have you learned about academic reading? How does it connect to academic writing? How do you think that your reading comprehension has changed this semester, and why (or why hasn't it)?

Homework assignment for Wednesday 11/20:

Wednesday 11/20 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapter 29. 2] Begin watching To Kill a Mockingbird movie.

Homework assignment for Monday 11/25:

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Monday 11/25 In-class activities: 1] Discuss chapters 30 and 31. 2] Finish watching To Kill a Mockingbird movie. 3] Discuss preparing two essays and five reading response journals for inclusion in your final writing portfolio. Include discussion of your pre- and post-semester DRP scores in your Reading Literacy Narrative. What does it tell you about what you have learned in regard to reading this semester?

Homework assignment for Monday 12/2:

Week Fifteen

Monday 12/2 In-class activities: Draft the in-class final essay

Homework assignment for Wednesday 12/4:

Wednesday 12/4 In-class activities: 1] Revise and edit the in-class final essay. 2] Submit the final writing portfolio

Week Sixteen

Final Portfolio conferences: Tuesday 12/10 9:00 a.m. till 10:30 a.m., room 232 for ENF 1 and Wednesday 12/10 9:00 a.m. till 10:30 a.m., room 238 for ENF 2

 

 

 


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