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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.
Test your knowledge and misconceptions about plagiarism, and learn why and how to avoid it!
, a useful style and plagiarism checker. Try it!!
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
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 & rules--and it's actually FUN! Great stuff for teachers and for students alike.
Assistive writing and editing technologies:
Mr. D's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grading Criteria for all Essays and projects, and the course syllabus
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 Wednesday, 1/9/19:
In-class activities: 1] LMS: BBd rather than Canvas 2] Remind App: text 81010, class code is @eng111mws 2] Upload Literacy Narrative to BBd.
- Format: MS Word, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced throughout
- Fully proof-read and edited for grammar and punctuation conventions. Use the Assistive Technologies to aid proof-reading and editing
- Due: C.O.B. 1/9/19, posted to BBd
- Points 2 pts. (by comparison, essays = 6 pts.)
Agenda item 3] Taking notes on readings using Cornell notes layout and an outline format. 4] Summarizing using Assistive Technologies: Speechnotes
"Formula" writing, annotated summaries (6 to 7 sentences):
- Analysis of the source for credibility (1 sentence)
- Assessment of the writer's credibility with regard to the subject matter (1 sentence)
- Three or four most important points made in the article (3 or 4 sentences)
- The writer's thesis (i.e., the recommendation) (1 sentence)
Homework assignments for Monday, 1/14/19:
- View: Email ettiquette and protocols videos. This advice is applicable not just to emailing professors and class colleagues, but applies to all of our in-class and outside-of-class communication (including Remind App and telephone conversations or messages).
- Read the course syllabus, which we will complete together by concensus next week (re: section VIII)
- Fill out the survey of your current documentation and research writing knowledge.
- Draft the annotation summaries for these five articles: (We will document them together in class on Monday)
In-class activities: 1] Discuss completion of the annotated bibliography. 2] Discuss results of the pre-semester survey (and submission of late work). 3[ Discuss and distribute NQAs 4] Small-group/class discussion: completion of the course syllabus with regard to class/personal cell phone policy. 4] Registering for NYT in Education:
Homework assignment for Wednesday, 1/16/19:
- Complete and post (to BBd) the annotated bibliography of four articles on the effects of cell phone use on college students' grades and learning outcomes.
- Grading criteria for annotated bibliography (6 points possible):
- 1.5 pts. Format: The four works cited entries correctly follow MLA conventions and they are listed in alphabetical order, with the annotation below them in paragraph format.
- 2 pts. Analysis of sources: Each annotation first assesses the credibility of each source (one sentence) and then the credibility of the writer (one sentence).
- 1. 5 pts. Content: In four to five sentences the most important content of the article is described in a paraphrased summary.
- 1 pt. Editing: The annotations have few if any grammatical or punctuation errors.
- Write a one-page statement of what your personal cell phone policy will be this semester with regard to use in class and during study (250-300 words). It will consist of three pargraphs: Your rationale, paraphrases from the reserch your rationale is based on, a clear statement of your understanding of the consequences or outcomes of your personal cell phone use policy.
- Syllabus quiz.
1] Submit Syllabus Quiz. 2] Discuss cell phone policies and agree to ours. Add it to the syllabus to finalize the syllabus. 3] Discuss Preparedness to Succeed survey outcomes. 4] View/discuss grade rosters from Fall 2018
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