R. Dollieslager's
Weekly Schedule Fall 2019

English 111
T-Th, 12:30

Thomas Nelson Community College

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


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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.

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Semester Projects:

Assistive writing and editing technologies:

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

Week 1

  • The Congressional Record: Track daily debates and search for your representatives' and senators' voting records.
  • Emergent: "A Real-Time Rumor Tracker"
  • Fact Check.Org A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center: In an era of ever-increasing "fake news" sources, unreal "reality TV," entrenched political bias, science deniers, and rampant propagandizing, check your facts before you espouse your opinions or quote falsehoods.
  • Fact Checker. A service of The Washington Post
  • Library of Congress The largest repository of primary sources of information aside form the Internet itself--but much easier to find.
  • Snopes "Welcome to Snopes.com, the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
  • Urban Legends "Where you'll find the most popular urban legends and be entertained with email rumors, recent internet hoaxes and stories you swore actually happened to your friend's, cousin's, pet sitter's, roommate, when she was in college."
  • "Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts" NPR, 5 Dec. 2016

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

Week One

Thursday 8/22/19
In-class activities: 1] Introductions.2] Accessing the class web page and homework assignment

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 8/27/18:

Week Two

Tuesday 8/27/19
In-class activities: 1] Registering with Remind app. Download the app, then enter this number: 81010; Text this message: @ttheng112] Accessing Google Docs and Canvas to post your Reading Literacy Narrative. 3] Discussing the cell phone articles

Thursday 8/29/19
In-class activities: 1]
Registration and introduction to the Little Seagull Handbook/InQuizitve lessons (class set # is 184676) and the Norton Write lessons (class set # will be provided upon purchase of the Little Seagull)

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/3/19:

Week Three

Tuesday 9/3/19
In-class activities: 1] Introduction to Norton Write handbook lessons. Please add yourself to this class set: 193114 and work the Tutorial called Avoiding Plagiarism. 2] Introduction to essay #1,
Communicating as a Professional. "Phase One" Paraphrasing from two sources in one paragraph.

Homework assignment for Thursday, 9/5/19:

Thursday 9/5/19
In-class activities: 1] Complete "Phase One" of essay #1, (Communicating as a Professional)--documenting, revising, polishing the paragraph which paraphrases from the Adams and Weins articles. Run it through the Assistive Technologies, post it to Canvas, and use the TurnitIn plagiarism tool to ensure you have not unintentionally plagiarized. 2] Discuss and begin "Phase Two," exploring and extrapolating information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/10/19:

Week Four

Tuesday 9/10/19
In-class activities: 1] Tweaking the Adams and Weins paragraph for attribution and W.C. section. 2] Re-capping "
Phase Two"

Homework assignment for Thursday, 9/12/19:

Thursday 9/12/19
In-class activities: 1] Discuss "Phase Two" paragraph. 2] Begin "Phase Three" of research on communicating as a professional, Critical Application and brainstorm together.

Homework assignment for Tuesday, 9/17/19:

Week Five

Tuesday 9/17/19
In-class activities: Register for your free access to the New York Times:
https://libguides.tncc.edu/newyorktimes. You will have to separately register for access to both of the following. The instructions are on that previous link to the TNCC Library Guides

Thursday 9/19/19
In-class activities: 1] Discuss
vocab and notes from the instructions for researching and writing the Adams and Weins paragraph.2] Group activity: Starting SQ4R for "Battle of the Ants"

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