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Class Video Resources
Class Internet Resources
Fall Class Schedule
Plagiarism and citing videos:
Researched Essay Topics:
Grading Criteria for all Essays and projects, and the course syllabus
Wednesday, 1/14 1] Getting started: Introductions, "house-keeping," the sylland success behaviors. 2] The college student's most common question: "Why are we learning this? How I am ever gonna use this?" Let's answer that question about communication courses with some reseaarch of our own: Comunicating as a Professional.
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 1/21:
Finish all four phases of research question #1 (which we began in class). You will have a well developed paragraph which paraphrases three or four of Adams' best aguments for using appropriate grammar in the workplace and then paraphrases the three or four best arguments Weins makes for good grammar in the work place. Give Adams' reasons first and cite her with a parenthetical citation, then give Weins' reasons and cite his article parenthetically. At the end, include works cited entries for both sources. Folks, use the resources in the box at the top of the lesson page for models of how to cite parenthetically and for discussion of how to paraphrase. It's pretty easy stuff.
Wednesday, 1/21 1] Plagiarism and citing tutorials. 2] Son of Citation Machine, citation generator: let's get the citation and the works cited sections correct for paragraph #1 3] Begin Phase Two (Reading Question 2) of Communicating as a Professional
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 1/28:
Wednesday, 1/28 1] Peer review the paragraph assigned for today. 2] Discuss how to begin "phase 3."
Homework assignments for Wednesday, 2/4:
Wednesday, 2/4 No class tonight--transportation breakdown occurred. My apologies.
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/11:
Wednesday, 2/11 1] Discuss five-paragraph essays, thesis statements, clear topic sentence 2] Activity: Reconstructing Bertrand Russell (Post-activity focus question: what are Russell's transitioin methods or devices?) 3] Complete "Comunicating as a Professional" using the grading rubric as your guide, and submit it to be graded. 4] Run it through PaperRater
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/18:
Wednesday, 2/18 No class, thanks to Winter Storm Octavia
Wednesday, 2/25 No class, snowed out again!
Wednesday, 3/18 1] 7:00-8:14, writing summaries: Phase one, the myth of multitasking
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 3/25:
Wednesday, 3/25 1] Submit the grammar crossword and "The Least You Need to Know" activities. 2] Begin errors analysis and revisions of "Prof. Comm." essays. 3] Document and peer review the multitasking/time management paragraphs.
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 4/1:
Wednesday, 4/1 1] Brush up and peer review the multitasking and time management essay. 2] Preview George Orwell and Langston Hughes to prepare for writing the "purely academic" researched essay. 3] Begin the readings worksheet on "Shooting and Elephant" and "Salvation" (These will be submitted for a grade next week, 4 points possible, so follow all the instructions.)
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 4/8:
Wednesday, 4/8 1] Discuss the essays by Hughes and Orwell, focusing on what these essays show about these two very influential writers. 2] Begin writing summaries of each of the two narrative essays.
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 4/15:
Wednesday, 4/15 1] Discuss the summaries. 2] Discuss how those stories represent defining moments in the lives of these two influential writers. 3] Begin our Wix.com webfolios. The fun begins! 2.1] When you register, you will want to use your personal email address since this will be your personal site, and you may want to keep developing it past the time that you are a TNCC student. 2.2] There are issues with Wix interfacing with the I. E. browser, so please use Mozilla or Chrome. 2.3] Check out these smashing examples that were created by some of my Fall 2014 Eng 111 students using Wix.com
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 4/22:
Wednesday, 4/22 1] Discuss the final essay project, research and begin drafting
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 4/29:
Wednesday, 4/29 Self-evaluate/peer review the final essay, finish editing it, and submit by the end of class tonight
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 5/6:
Prepare your webfolio for completion. I will evaluate it at 8:30 next Wednesday. For the final, you will revise/edit/post the final essay in your webfolio, which will be worth 10 points
Webfolios will include the following:
Wednesday, 5/6 1] Send me your Wix.com URL from your college email to my shortcut address: firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can add them to the webfolios index. 2] Revise/edit the returned final essay and post it to your webfolio, 7-8:15 p.m. 3] Webfolio evaluation conferences, 8:30-9:30.
Webfolios of recent English 111 students' work:
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