Tentative Fall 2018 Teaching Schedule

I am currently scheduled to teach the following Fall 2018 courses. 

ENG 1001 English Composition I – online dual-enrollment
ENG 1001 English Composition I — MWF 10:00 a.m.
ENG 1002 English Composition II – TR 8:00 a.m.
LIT 2013 Introduction to Fiction – TR 9:30 a.m.
ENG 1003 Creative Writing – TR 11:00 a.m.

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Library Resources: Fiction Essay

This post provides information about accessing the IVCC electronic research databases specific to the Fiction Essay assignment in my ENG 1002 course. Students are only allowed to use this type of secondary source for the Fiction Essay assignment. Additionally, you’ll find information for adding the appropriate prefix to an article link so you’re able to access it again while off campus.

Library Access: log-in directions

STEP 1: once at the library website and depending on your needs, click on the library database link or the library NoodleTools link. Here is the IVCC Library YouTube tutorial for additional information. 

STEP 2: when you are redirected to the “log in” screen, type in 24611 + your (purple) student number + 01 and enter your last name in the required fields. Contact me for this information if you’re uncertain of your student ID number. 

STEP 3: hit enter.

NOTE: if you run into roadblocks at any point in the process, be sure you allow pop-ups from IVCC’s library website and have given the database page any necessary permissions via your anti-virus program. If that doesn’t help, switch web browsers; for example, use Chrome instead of Firefox or Internet Explorer instead. 

Downloadable/Printable Version 

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MLA Resources

This list is for ENG 1001, ENG 1002, and ENG 0900 students. It’s a compilation of many of the MLA citation and documentation resources posts to my website. You can also search my website for things like “works cited page,” the name of your essay assignment (“poetry essay” for example), citation sandwich formatting, or something of the like to see what posts show.

Citation and Documentation Resources

ENG 1001: English Composition I Resources

Citation Sandwich Expectations (how to incorporate citation into your essay body paragraphs)

Direct Quote Citation Example

Example Paraphrase Citation

Works Cited Page

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Works Cited Page for ENG 1001

This includes information for the source-based essay assignments in my ENG 1001 course. First off, here’s the main page about “Creating Works Cited Entries” link from IVCC’s Stylebook, and here’s a sample Works Cited page. Note the hanging tab (that extra indented white space before the extra lines of each entry) and how all the entries are alphabetized. Here’s how to format a hanging tab.

Works Cited Page Examples

The below examples DO NOT include hanging tab formatting (that’s a nightmare for a blog) and are categorized as library database, Issues and Controversies database, and reputable Internet source

Be sure to check each essay assignment expectations for the minimum and maximum number of sources required.

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Punctuation

Combining clauses (complete thoughts) can be confusing, and it’s, no doubt, something that scares most students. Okay, it’s something that scares all of us, and something the best of us get wrong from time to time. Here’s a list of commonly used punctuation scenarios as well as some additional resources listed throughout and at after the list. Many of these are simplified for example, but I’ve provided more detailed examples as supplemental resources as well.

Coordination:

  1. Complete thought + comma conjunction + complete thought.
    • I want to travel to Europe, and I want to see the Louvre.
    • List of conjunctions: FANBOYS: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
  2. Complete thought + semicolon + transitional word + comma + complete thought.
    • I want to travel to Europe; in fact, I want to see the Louvre.
      Examples of transitional words/adverbial conjunctions: also, besides, instead, therefore, nonetheless, furthermore, for instance, likewise, in addition, for example, however, otherwise
  3. Complete thought + semicolon + complete thought.
    • I want to travel to Europe; I want to see the Louvre.

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Using IVCC’s Library Databases

This description is geared toward my online ENG 1001 students but can be used by ENG 0900, ENG 1002, and Literature courses, when relevant.

Logging into the Library Databases from Home

  1. navigate to the IVCC homepage
  2. below the “IVCC Students” column, click on “Library”
  3. click the icon that says “Academic Search Complete” (note that this direct link may or may not work)
  4. it’ll redirect you to a log in screen, you’ll enter 24611 + your student number + 01, and then enter your last name.
  5. you will then have access to research
  6. log in again if your computer remains idle for a long period of time or you navigate away from the library page
  7. NOTE: if it’s still not working, try a different web browser (Chrome instead of Firefox or Firefox instead of Internet Explorer) and make sure your computer is allowing “pop-ups” from the IVCC website

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