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Class Video Resources
Class Internet Resources
Fall Class Schedule
Avoiding plagiarism by citing sources:
- Avoiding plagiarism and using MLA documentation style (16 min.)
- What do I need to cite? (1 min.)
- Plagiarism: You can't just change a few words! (1 min.)
- Quoting and paraphrasing (3 min.)
- Citing without quoting (3 min.)
- Citing websites (2 min.)
- Punctuating in-text citations (3 min)
- How to cite a Youtube video.
- Little Seagull Handbook with InQuizitive lessons.
- "OWL" links OWL stands for Online Writing Labs. An excellent on-line "textbook"
is also linked here. It is the Guide to Grammar and Writing.
- Grammar Bytes. Grammar Instruction With Attitude: Daily grammar work out, grammar glossary, grammar exercises, MOOC (enroll in a free Massive Open Online Course), handouts, Power Point presentations, grammar videos, tips and rules--and it's actually FUN! Great stuff for teachers and for students alike.
- W. W. Norton (Publisher) On-line Handbook, 2nd edition
- W.W. Norton's Exercise Central
- "Wrules for Writers" When in doubt, check this style sheet. (But don't take it too seriously.es)
- Sample research paper: This shows the format of an academic essay including the works cited section. It is what your papers for English classes should look like.
- E-mail Do's and Don't's poster created by Eng 111-03 Fall 2015. Follow this ettiquette and these protocols when emailing your professors and everyone.
- Similarities in the Reading and Writing Processes.
- 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
- 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
Assistive writing and editing technologies:
Mr. D's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
In-class activities: 1] Introductions.2] Accessing the class web page and homework assignment
Homework assignment for Tuesday, 8/27/18:
- 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. Use either M.S. Word or Google Docs.Save the document to Google Drive if you use Word
- Read and take notes on these articles about the impact of cell phone use during class and study times:
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
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:
- Compose and post to Canvas a two-paragraph composition about your personal policy for cell phone use during class and during study. (Paragraph one) Begin with highlights from the readings which show the impact cell phone use has on college grades and course outcomes. (Paragraph 2) Then, based on class discussion about the research we read, describe what your personal cell phone use policy will be--during classes and during study.
- Purchase Little Seagull Handbook with InQuizitive and Norton Write lessons
- InQuizitive: Finish lesson #2, "Editing the Errors that Matter"
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:
- Finish the Tutorial on "Avoiding Plagiarism from Norton Write
- Complete the first part of the essay project #1, (Communicating as a Professional) which answers the age old question, "Why do I have to take all of these stinking English and speech classes in college?!"
- Purchase Little Seagull Handbook with InQuizitive and Norton Write lessons
- InQuizitive: Finish lesson #2, "Editing the Errors that Matter" if you have not already done so.
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:
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:
- Complete research on and drafting the "Phase Two" paragraph for class discussion
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:
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
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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