R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Fall 2018

English 111

12-Week Session

Thomas Nelson Community College

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


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Mon & Weds Office Hours
: M & W 12:00-2:00, room 233
Tues & Thurs Office Hours 11:45-1:45, room 207Q
Office Phone: 757-258-6506 Office: 207Q
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Page last Updated: 18 October 2018, 12:00 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.


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


Semester Projects:

Final Class:

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

Week One, 9/18 & 9/20

Tuesday 9/18/18

In-class activities: 1] Housekeeping: introductions and Remind.com 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, 9/20/18:

Thursday 9/20/18

In-class activities: 1] Upload Reading Literacy Narrative paragraphs to BBd. 2] Analyze the Schaffhauser article and draft the annotation and summary for it together using Speechnotes with the Google Chrome browser.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/25/18:

Week Two, 9/25 & 9/27

Tuesday 9/25/18

In-class activities: 1] Discuss
the problem/solution-essay approach these articles take. 2] Consult our primary research source:
MLA Style Guide from the Purdue University OWL to develop the works entries for the annotated bibliography. 3] Read and begin summarizing this article: "The Student Cellphone Addiction Is No Joke" in Educaton Week.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 9/27/18:

Thursday 9/27/18

In-class activities: 1] Finish discussing
the cell phone articles. 2] Consult our primary research source: MLA Style Guide from the Purdue University OWL to develop the works entries for the annotated bibliography. 3] Discuss the two survey results, and finish the cell phone policy of the course syllabus. 4] Discuss summaries of the Gardiner article and your "personal use policy" paragraphs. 5] Discuss (prove?): IS cell phone use, as Gardiner claims, actually an "addiction"?

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/2/18:

Week Three, 10/2 & 10/4

Tuesday 10/2/18

In-class activities: 1] Reconstructing
Bertrand Russell: (a) Pre-reading. (b) Piecing together the puzzle. 2] Planning the cell phone essay

Thursday 10/4/18

In-class activities: 1] Integrating multiple paraphrased sources
into one paragraph, team drafting supporting paragraph #2. 2] Discuss the outline and grading rubric for the cell phone essay.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/9/18:

Week Four, 10/9 & 10/11

Tuesday 10/9/18

In-class activities: 1] Revising and resubmitting
the annotated bibliography 2] Modeling and discussing MLA papers format.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 10/11/18:

Thursday 10/11/18

In-class activities: 1] Peer review
the cell phone essay. 2] Revise and print out the essay for grading. 3] Begin Learning Unit #2: Adopting a "Creator" Mindset.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 10/16/18:

Week Five, 10/16 & 10/18

Tuesday 10/16/18

In-class activities: 1] Class Discussion--
Creator behaviors v. Victim behaviors. First, let's define the terms, as Downing uses them; then we will discuss the videos. 2] Group/class discussion: "Succeeding Against the Odds" and the case studies..

Note-taking assignment for Thursday 10/18/18. Its mid-term, so "Show me the money!"

Summary annotations of the articles will be appx. six sentences in length.

Thursday 10/18/18, Cyber Thursday
Cyber-class activity: Post your best source from your annotated bibliography today into the Google Docs "Creator Mindset Mass Research Database."

Homework assignment for Tuesday 10/23/18:





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