English Fundamentals 1 & 2, Spring 2019

Rick Dollieslager,

Thomas Nelson Community College

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Last Updated, 28 January 2019, 11:30 a.m.

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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

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

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

Homework assignment for Monday, 1/27/18:

Week Two

Monday 1/14 In-class activities: In-class activities: 1] "Deep Reading" Discuss "Telling" and "Showing" in writing: what do these things mean, why are both important, and why is writing ineffective if it does only one or the other? 2] Active reading means "engaging" with the text--visualizing the concrete details, understanding the explication or explanations.

Homework assignment for Weds. 1/16:

Week Four

Monday 1/28/19 In-class activities: Register for Handbook and begin InQuizitive tutorial. Class code is 138146.

Homework assignment for Weds. 1/30/19:

Wednesday 1/30/19 Try the link to edition 2 to see if you can access your records of use.

Week Five

Monday 2/4/19  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?! 

Wednesday 2/6/19  Group Project: (SLO  "Diving Deep" while reading). A. Jump-staring the brain, B. Making inferences while reading C. Activity, "The Story Crossword"

Homework assignment for Mon. 2/11/19:


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