Assignments due: To find page numbers of stories/essays - use the index in the back of your textbook and find alphabetically. Because editions change so frequently, assigned pages could be off by one page or two.
Mon. 9/9 - you may begin reading Chapter 1 and take notes for Monday's class. This is not an assignment, but a suggestion.
WEEK 1 Introduction to the Course; Study Skills and Success Strategies [Opening Doors (OD) Ch. 1: “Making Yourself Successful in College”, p. 3.]
Selection 1-3: "Saved" Malcolm X, p. 55 (Literacy)
Due Wed. 9/11
Read and take notes on chapter 4 (OD), p. 205 and complete exercises 1 and 2 in a notebook or in the textbook (your choice).
Due Mon. 9/16
Finish reading "Saved"p. 56 and answer all of the questions following the reading.
Then, read "A Warning to Students . . ." p. 235 and answer all of the questions that follow.
Due Wed. 9/18
Read chp. 5, take notes, and complete the exercises within the chapter. Finish "Muhammad," p. 262 and all of the questions that relate to that reading.
Due Mon. 9/23 - Read "Violence in Television and Video Games . . ., " p. 316 and answer all of the questions that follow that reading pp. 319-326. Then, choose 10 vocabulary words from that reading and write 10 original sentences using those words correctly in a sentence.
Due Wed. 9/25
Read chp. 6 on Supporting Detail, take notes, and answer the questions within the chapter. Then, read "Identity Theft . . ." p. 302 and answer the questions that follow AND find the topic and main idea (implied, so use one of the 3 formulas from our notes - see tab above) of the entire article.
Due Mon. 9/30
Read "Demographics . . ." p. 328 and submit a summary using the format in your syllabus/course outline. This needs to be done on a computer and printed out. If you are absent, you may email it to me to my CCC email address - firstname.lastname@example.org that evening to avoid a late grade (grade will begin at 50% if late). Next class (Wednesday), I will need a printed out copy in order to give you a grade. No printed copy, no grade.
Also, continue to complete exercises in Chp. 6 if you haven't already done so.
Due Wed. 10/2
Read article "Shaping Your Health . . . ," p. 373. Complete all questions that follow and in your notebook identify: topic, main idea, major detail, and minor detail. You may use the graphic chart in chp. 6 to guide you.
EXAM IS WEDNESDAY 10/9/19 ON CHAPTERS 4,5, & 6 - IT WILL COVER TOPIC, MAIN IDEA, MAJOR DETAIL, AND MINOR DETAIL. If you are observing the holiday, you can make up the exam at the testing center at the Rohrer campus. Ask front desk for details. You have until Monday, 10/14/19 to make up the exam. Please see me before 10/9/19 if you need to make up the exam for the holiday observance.
Due Mon. 10/7
Complete pp. 231-234 (Chp.4); pp. 294-296 (Chp. 5); pp. 361-364 (Chp. 6) in notebook.
EXAM IS WEDNESDAY 10/9/19 ON CHAPTERS 4,5, & 6 - IT WILL COVER TOPIC, MAIN IDEA, MAJOR DETAIL, AND MINOR DETAIL. If you are observing the holiday, you can make up the exam at the testing center at the Rohrer campus. Ask front desk for details. You have until Tuesday, 10/15/19 to make up the exam. Please see me before 10/9/19 if you need to make up the exam for the holiday observance.
Due Wed. 10/16
Read Chp. 8 in Opening Doors - take notes and complete practice exercies. In 75 + Read "Salvation," p. 10 and "Grandmother's Victory,"p. 14. Choose one of the stories and complete a summary using the format in the syllabus. This will be collected at the beginning of class for a grade.
Due Mon. 10/21
Read "Marrying Absurd," p. 61 and "Mother Tongue,"p.457 and answer Questions for Discussion at the end of the stories in your notebook.
Due Wed. 10/23
Read “The Truth About Lying,”p. 168 & “The 12 Most Annoying Facebookers,” p. 187. Find the topic and main idea for each story.
Due Mon. 10/28
Read both "On Dumpster Diving," p. 465 (process anaylsis essay) and "If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger . . .," p. 286 (cause & effect) and sumbit a summary using the format given in the class syllabus. Include 5 new vocabulary words, topic and main idea in your summary. Please bold the vocabulary words within your sentence in order to get credit.
Due Wed. 10/30
"Where Have all the Parents Gone," p. 277. Read and find the topic, main idea, 3 major supporting details and minor details (9 total - 3 for each major detail).
Exam Review Day; Exam 2 - Wednesday 11/6
Topic, main idea, major details, analysis of literature, rhetorical strategies: description, process analysis, cause & effect, & classification
Read - Essay “The Predictable Crisis of Adulthood,”p. 149 for open-book exam. Take notes and answer the questions that follow the essay to prepare for the exam.
Due Mon. 11/11
Read "The Company Man," p. 121 and "The Green-Eyed Monster," p. 130- both use definition as the rhetorical strategy. Take notes and answer the questions that follow both readings.
Due Wed. 11/13 -
Class will begin about 10-15 minutes late today. Flu shots will be given in lobby. I will be getting one. :(. Read "The Men We Carried in Our Minds," p. 203. Write a summary using 5 vocabulary words from the story in the correct context. Please bold vocabulary words. At th top of summary, inlcude topic and main idea.
Due Mon. 11/18
Read two more compare and contrast essays:
“Two Views of the Mississippi” Twain, p. 199
“Neat People vs. Sloppy People” Britt, p. 208
Choose either “Two Views . . .” or “Neat . . .” and complete a summary using 5 vocabulary words for either story. This will be collected at the beginning of class.
Due Wed. 11/20
Read and answer questions for argument/peruasive essays - "I Have a Dream," p. 407 and "Should this Student Be Expelled?" p. 373.
Due Mon. 11/25
Read "Tapping into Text Messsaging," p. 364 and "Texting in Class is Rampant," p. 369. Answer questions that follow each essay in your book.
Timeline for rest of the semester:
Final persuasive speech - Mon. 12/9; Review day for last exam - 12/11; Exam 3 - 12/16
Due Mon. 12/2
Keep working on your speech and finding two valid sources. Remember to highlight your articles.
Speech due Mon. 12/9- outline (given out in class on Wed. 11/27), articles, and Works Cited - all needed to get a grade.
Due Mon. 12/9 -
Speech should be 1.5-2 minutes long.
Due Monday, Dec. 9
You are answering THE QUESTION: DO YOU THINK SOMETHING SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE? For example, Should Americans be more environmentally aware or conscience?
- Speech must be 1.5-2 mins. If it is shorter, you will lose points
- Pick from one of the topics: Death penalty, immigration, gun control, environmental pollution, drinking age, stem cell research, US healthcare, animal rights, home schooling, legalization of marijuana or any other controversial issue in which you may be interested. USE THE FOLLOWING SOURCES: www.procon.org, www.factsonfile.com
- USE one-two ARTICLES FROM THE ABOVE SOURCES. You need to summarize the article as we have been doing in class. This summary will be the basis for your speech. Remember you need to paraphrase your article, but you may use quotes from the article as long as you state it: “According the article (name of the article).” PLEASE DO NOT READ THE ARTICLE AS YOUR SPEECH. YOU WILL NOT GET A PASSING GRADE AND IS CONSIDERED PLAGIARISM.
- Attach the article with a copy of the speech.
- Preparation – 25
- Article & Research - 35
- Presentation - time limit (2mins.), eye-contact, clear speaking voice - 15
- Written speech – 25
- Total - 100 points.
TO BE COLLECTED: OUTLINE, ARTICLES, & CITATION PAGE – NEED All TO GET A GRADE.
RECOMMENDATION: WRITE SPEECH ON INDEX CARDS FOR BETTER EYE CONTACT.
Due Wed. 12/11
Review Day for Exam 3
The FINAL EXAM is based on “Alone on the Hilltop” (p. 96) and “Superman and Me” (p. 493).
Exam 3 - Final exam