R. Dollieslager's English 112
Weekly Schedule, Spring 2019
Thomas Nelson Community College

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

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English 112 course syllabus


Class Video Resources
Class Internet Resources
Spring 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.
Traditional Argument Handouts/Sites

 

 

Login Links

Week 5 Week 6
  • 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

Week One

Monday, 1/7/19
In-class activities: 1] Introductions: tell us about your pets! 2] Remind App: enter 81010, message/class code @6gc63b, 3] Pre-semester
readiness survey, 4] Posting in BBd. Discuss the topic in class.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 1/9/19:

Wednesday, 1/9/19
In-class activities: 1] Taking notes on readings using Cornell notes layout and an outline format. 2] Summarizing using Assistive Technologies: Speechnotes. 3] Annotating and documenting. Here is a sample of one type of annotated bibliography.

Homework assignment for Monday, 1/14/19:

Week Two

Monday 1/14/19
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:

Wednesday, 1/16/19 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.

Week Three

Monday 1/21/19 MLK Day. No classes :-(

Wednesday 1/23/19 In-class activities: 1 ] Discuss personal cell phone policies and finish the course syllabus. 2] Introduction: "Deep Reading" and note taking for "The Battle of the Ants." Showing and tellling in writing.

Homework assignment for Monday 1/28/19:

First instructions: Use Cornell note-taking format to complete your notes on "The Battle of the Ants" and the ape smugling story. View these videos on SQ4R reading and note taking method and using the Cornell notes format. SQ4R: Skim, write Questions, Read to answer questions, Recite aloud to avoid plagiarizing, Record answers, Review by writing the summary section for each page.

Week Four

Monday 1/28/19 In class: Open notes test on "The Battle of the Ants.".

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 1/30/19:

Wednesday 1/30/19 In class: 1] Boilerplate comments and evaluation of the annotated bibliographies. 2] "The Battle of the Ants" Diving Deep, class discussion. 3] Introduction: Real news v. "fake news," ethics in journalism, and an ethical reporting dilemma: The underground trade in great apes

Homework assignment for Monday, 2/4/19:

Week Five

Monday 2/4/19 In class: 1] Discuss the ape smuggling story and the ethical dilemma 2] Independent research: Your ethics research results? We will begin a class resources web page using Google Sites. 3] Beliefs and Critical Thinking: Why do you believe what you believe, and how does it effect your ability to think critically? Let's ask Stephen West. Important stuff, so take notes. I will quiz you on it or have you write a meta.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/6/19:

Wednesday 2/6/19 In class: 1] Discuss journalistic ethics. What are the ethically legitimate sources of information, and how do we determine this? 2] Let's take notes together: Philosophize This! Henry David Thoreau

Week Six

Monday 2/11/19 In class: 1] Discuss "Civil Disobedience and Thoreau's overarching philosophy. 2] Begin drafting an essay based on our research and discusions of Thoreau's philosophy and worldview. The research question: Was Henry David Thoreau in sync with the ethics and zeitgeist of his times?

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/13/19:

Wednesday 2/13/19 In class: Drafting Workshop

Homework assignment for Monday, 2/15/19:

Week Seven

Monday 2/18/19 In class: 1] Group activity: Peer review the essays of the two colleagues sitting closest to you. You will need to be logged in to "MyTNCC" to access the per review worksheet. To send it to your colleagues, type their college email address when you click the "Share" tablet on the upper right corner of the document.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/20/19:

Wednesday 2/20/19 In class: 1] Survey: Room preferences. Your email address is not being collected so this form is anonymous, though you will need to access it with your "MyTNCC" log-in. 2] Once you have printed your essay, go here to a Google doc to share your notes about the resources you have previewed from New York Times in Education. Which of these topics would you like us to focus on and discuss as a class for our next project? Provide some information about the article(s), the issues it/they bring up, the introductory or ancillary material related to them, the academic value of diving into this topic or issue, and explain why you would like your selection to be our next issue or topic that we discuss and write about together.

Register for a free subscription to the NY Times and their feature program NY Times in Education: https://libguides.tncc.edu/newyorktimes

Homework assignment for Friday, 2/22/19, 11:59:

Week Eight

Monday 2/25/19 In class research workshop: Go here to a Google doc to share your notes about the resources you have previewed from New York Times in Education. Which of these topics would you like us to focus on and discuss as a class for our next project? Provide some information about the article(s), the issues it/they bring up, the introductory or ancillary material related to them, the academic value of diving into this topic or issue, and explain why you would like your selection to be our next issue or topic that we discuss and write about together.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 2/27/19:

Wednesday 2/27/19 In class: 1] Persuasive appeals: Pathos, Ethos, Logos Kairos. 2] Group activity: recognizing, identifying, and analyzing persuasive appeals.

Week Nine

Monday 3/11/19 In class research workshop: Research/note-taking on logical fallacies. 1] Copy and paste this handout from UNC-CH Writing Center on logical fallacies. Use it as your note-taking database to add notes and examples from Stephen West's two podcast episodes on logical fallacies: Episode #73 and Episode #75. 2] Add examples or further explanations from West's podcast(s), but mark them in different collored text so that it is clear to you what information is from UNC's Writing Center and what info is from Stephen West. Use a third color or background to add notes from the source below ("15 Logical Fallacies . . . ")

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 3/13/19:

Wednesday 3/13/19  In-class group activity: Analyzing an article (it's posted in BBd)

Homework assignment for Monday, 3/18/19:

Week Ten

Monday 3/18/19 No class. Sick Day

Wednesday 3/20/19 In class: Discuss Stephens' essay. Let's Dive Deep!

Homework assignment for Monday, 3/25/19:

Week Eleven

Monday 3/25/19 In class: 1] Discuss and take notes on the differing perspectives on the issue of "useless knowledge" as a result of "pure research." 2] Discuss adding your submision to the large-group annotated bibliography

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 3/27

Wednesday 3/27/19  In-class

Week Twelve

Monday 4/1/19 In class: 1] "What are Facts and Opinions?" BBC 2011 2] Discuss the "Analyzing an Article" activity, analyzing the Stephens essay. You may revise and, along with an NQA, resubmit this activity, per our discussion in class today, if you are not satisfied with the points you earned for it. The revision will be due by class time on Weds, and the NQA will be due then as well.

Wednesday 4/3/19 In class webfolio workshop: We don't have the presentation equipment I need today (document camera) to share my outline and rhetorical analysis notes, so let's go to plan B: Introduction to Website Development

Homework assignment for Monday, 4/8/19, read:

Homework assignment for Monday, 4/8/19, view and develop:

Week Thirteen

Monday 4/8/19 In class review: SQ4R reading strategy and the Cornell note-taking format (originally introduced in Week 3). You will be writing a metacognitive self-assessment piece about what you learned or RE-learned about researching and documenting sources, so you will want to have good notes on these reading and note-taking strategies.

Wednesday 4/10/19 In class revision workshop: Editing and revising the Thoreau essays. First, let's read these Boilerplate Comments about the revisions.

Homework assignment for Monday, 4/15/19:

Week Fourteen

Monday 4/15/19  In-class Workshop: 1] Prepare a blocking outline for your Rogerian Argument essay on the "pure research" / "useless knowledge" issue. 2] Add your Webfolio homepage to the Index of Webfolios, which you have an invitation to edit in your college email.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 4/17/19:

Wednesday 4/17/19  In-class Workshop: 1] Show me your blocking outline for your Rogerian Argument essay on the "pure research" / "useless knowledge" issue. 2] Finish composing the essay.

Week Fifteen

Monday 4/22/19  In-class Workshop: 1] Prepare a blocking outline for your Rogerian Argument essay on the "pure research" / "useless knowledge" issue. 2] Add your Webfolio homepage to the Index of Webfolios, which you have an invitation to edit in your college email.

Homework assignment for Wednesday, 4/24/19:

Wednesday 4/24/19  In-class Workshop: 1] Submit the marked draft of the Thoreau essay. 2] Peer review the Rogerian Argument essay on "pure research" vs "useless knowledge" 3] Edit/revise/complete the essay, due by Friday so that I can grade it before finals week.

Week Fifteen.five

Monday 4/29/19  In-class: Webfolio Workshop

Week Sixteen, Mon. 5/6, 8:00 - 10:30

Monday 5/6/19 Final class! Webfolio conferences and final edits/tweaks.


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