English Fundamentals 1 & 2, Fall 2018


Rick Dollieslager,

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Editing & Study Resources
Class Resources
Class Schedule & MLA documentation
  • The five-paragraph theme
  • Introductory paragraphs video (4 min.)
  • Thesis statements video (4 min.)
  • Editing and Revising checklists to assess your own papers before relying on feedback from others
  • James Madison University's Learning Toolbox. This website includes tools to help you improve in the eight academic areas of Math, Organization, Study Skills,
    Test Taking Skills, Note Taking, Reading, Writing, and
    Advanced Thinking.
  • Study Guides and Strategies cover "how to's" like managing time and class projects, and "what to's" with study outlines, procedures, and summary infomation for subjects in English, math and science, social sciences, etc.

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

Tuesday 8/21 (ENF 1) In-class activities: 1] Introductions. 2] Accessing the class web page

Homework assignment for Monday, 1/27/18:

Wednesday 8/22 (ENF 1&2) In-class activities: 1] Introductions. 2] Register with Remind.com on your smart phone or computer. Text 81010; input class code: @enf12 3] Fill out the pre-semester preparedness for success survey. 4] Access the class web page and BlackBoard

Homework assignment for Monday, 1/27/18:

Thursday 8/23 (ENF 1) In-class activities: 1]

Week Two

Monday 8/27 (ENF 1&2) In-class activities: Take the DRP test

Homework assignment for Weds. 8/29:

Tuesday 8/28 (ENF 1) In-class activities: 1] Mini-conference on Reading Literacy Narrative drafts. 2] Finish drafting the annotation summaries of the cel phone articles per the instructions posted above.

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Wednesday 8/29 (ENF 1&2) In-class activities: 1] Discuss and draft the annotated bibliographies of the cell phone readings

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Thursday 8/30 (ENF 1) In-class activities: 1] Mini-conference about Reading Literacy Narratives 2] Take notes for and draft evaluative summaries for the annotated bibliography

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Week Three

Monday 9/3 (ENF 1&2) Labor Day!

Tuesday 9/4 (ENF 1) In-class activities: Conference about editing lessons to work and about the sumaries of the cell phone articles.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 9/5:

Wednesday 9/5 (ENF 1&2) In-class activities: Adding citations to the annotated bibliography. Let's consult the research guide section of the Purdue University OWL.

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Thursday 9/6 (ENF 1) In-class activities: 1]

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