R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Fall 2018

English 111

Thomas Nelson Community College

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


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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

Week 1

Final Class:

Semester Projects:

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

Week One

Wednesday 8/22/18

In-class activities: 1] Housekeeping: introductions and Remind.com2] 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 Monday, 8/27/17:

Week Two

Monday 8/27/18
In-class activities: 1] Post to BlackBoard: the
Pre-semester Reading Literacy Narrative diagnostic writing prompt. 2] Demonstrate Speechnotes to use for paraphrasing and summarizing the cell phone use articles. Note: Speechnotes is a Google app, so it only runs on the Chrome Browser on a computer, or from the Speechnote app, if you download that to your phone or other personal device.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 8/29/18:

Wednesday 8/29/18
In-class activities: Peer review, tweak and post the Annotated Bibliography projects.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 9/5/18:

Week Three

Wednesday 9/5/18
In-class activities: 1] Discuss the cell phone articles and cell phone policy. 2] Finalize the syllabus with regard to cell phone policy. 3] Discuss summarizing the Ed Week article on cell phone addiction.

Homework assignment for Monday, 9/10/18:

Week Five

Monday 9/17/18
In-class activities: 1] Discuss evaluation of the annotated bibliographies and edits/revisions needed in them. Read the "
Boilerplate Comments," and edit/revise your project accordingly. Because I may not have marked the errors in the Boilerplate Comments on your individual submissions does NOT mean that your annotated bibliography has none of those errors. 2] View a correctly formatted annotated bibliography as a model for revising/correcting. 3] Discuss your summaries of the article on cell phone addiction and the paragraph you drafted about your own policy about cell phone use during class or during study. 4] Discuss how to complete the essay on cell phone use in classes and develop an outline for the essay.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 9/19/18:

Wednesday 9/19/18
In-class activities: 1] Discuss summaries of the Gardiner article and your "personal use policy" paragraphs. 2] Discuss (prove?): IS cell phone use, as Gardiner claims, actually an "addiction"?

Homework assignment for Monday, 9/24/18:

Week Six

Monday 9/24/18
In-class activities: Begin the Grammar Crossword. Find the sections in the
Norton Field Guide to Writing, 2nd Ed./Handbook that correspond to and can help you to answer the following questions, and pencil in the section number next to the clue on the crossword puzzle itself. Across: 1, 5, 17, 33, 41, 51, 56, 66. Down: 4, 10, 12, 25, 49. The Norton Field Guide's handbook section will be our primary editing handbook.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 9/26/18:

Wednesday 9/26/18
In-class activities: 1] Submit the Grammar Crosword activity, which includes three elements: (a) the completed puzzle with all correct answers, (b) the handbook section numbers appearing in the margin of the puzzle page next to the clue numbers lited above, (c) thirteen original sentences which demonstrate the editing or grammar conventions of the designated clues. 2] Peer review your completed and near-perfect draft of the cell phone policy essay.

Homework assignment for Monday, 10/8/18:

Week Seven

Monday 10/1/18
In-class activities: (Back-tracking) Paraphrasing and citing from multiple sources in one paragraph. "English 111 Course Objective #4: Introduce conventions of academic writing."

Homework assignment for Wednesday 10/3/18:

Wednesday 10/3/18
In-class activities: 1] Discuss the characteristics of academic essays and the qualities of a good thesis statement. 2] Reconstructing Bertrand Russell: (a) Pre-viewing. (b) Piecing together the puzzle.

Homework assignment for Monday 10/8/18:

Week Eight

Monday 10/8/18
In-class activities: 1] Group discussion--Titles, hooks, and theses. 2] Class discussion--the Case studies, the videos, readings, definitions. 3] Submit your rankings and notes.

Homework assignment for Wednesday 10/10/18:

Wednesday 10/10/18
In-class activities: 1] Print/submit cell phone essays 2] Group discussion--Creator behaviors v. Victim behaviors

Note-taking assignment for Monday 10/15/18. Its mid-term, so "Show me the money!"

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

Week Nine

Monday 10/15/18
In-class activities: 1] Group/class discussion: definitions of Creator and Victim (according to Downing and others); "Excuses and Reasons" and "C vs V Language" 2] Begin or share research posted above as homework for today.

Note-taking assignment for Wednesday 10/17/18. Its mid-term, so "Show me the money!"

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

Wednesday 10/17/18
In-class activity: Cyber-search. Take the invitation link in your email and follow the instructions to add your best resource to the database of sources related to Adopting a Creator Mindset.

Homework assignment for Monday 10/22/18:



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