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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:57

Annotated Bibliography

 Annotated Bibliography



·      An annotated bibliography is a summary/evaluation of a piece of information.

·      Your annotated bibliography will include 5 outside sources.

·      These outside sources can be books, magazine article, newspaper articles, websites, or journal articles.

o   3 of your sources MUST come from the IVC library’s database.

·      You need to choose a topic and write a thesis statement/topic sentence regarding the topic.  Your thesis statement will include:

o   The topic

o   Your position (what about the topic are you covering)

  •   For example:  The death penalty is an unfair way to prosecute criminals.

·      You will also need to include a citation for the source you are using.  This will be covered in class.




·      For each of your sources you must include:

·      Summary 

o   Ask yourself:  What are the main arguments?  What is the point of this book or article?  What topics are covered?  If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say?

·      Assess

o   After summarizing your source, you will evaluate it.  Ask yourself: Is it a useful source?  Is the information reliable?  Is this source biased or objective?  What is the goal of this source?

·      Reflect

o   The final component of your annotation is to reflect on the source.  Ask yourself:  Was this source helpful to you?  How does it help you shape your argument?  How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?






Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:25

Out of Class Assignment March 14th

 Out of Class Assignment for Wednesday, March 14th

·      Vocabulary Chapter 10 (in your book) complete pages 54-55

· in the Ten Steps textbook complete Mastery Test 1 for Relationships 1&2

·      Read “How to Tell a True War Story” from the novel The Things They Carried

o   Make a list of what make a true war story.


·      Important:

o   On Wednesday, March 21st we will have a test on Vocabulary Chapters 6-10.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:19

Out of Class Assignment March 14th

Out of Class Assignment for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

·     Your essay is due Wednesday, March 14th by midnight.  Submit it to engrade.  Click on the “Turn-ins” link and upload your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. 

·     Read Chapter 43 Effective Word Choice and, on a separate sheet of paper, complete the Review Test on page 609.  Bring the assignment to our next class meeting: Monday, March 19th.

·     Also on Monday, March 19th, you need to bring your rough draft packet which should include:

o   Pre-writing

o   Outline

o   Rough Draft

o   Workshop Activity


o   Don’t forget that next week is our Mid-Term. 

o   For more information, see the “Mid-Term” link.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:17


English 98 Mid-term Study Guide

Spring 2012

Your mid-term exam will be next week.

The exam will be divided in two parts. 


The first part will be on Monday, March 19th.  It will be an in-class writing assignment.  On that date you need to bring notebook size lined paper.


The second part will be on Wednesday, March 21st.  It will be a multiple-choice/short answer exam and will include questions on:

·      Chapter 1

·      Chapter 2

·      Chapter 3

·      Chapter 4

·      Chapter 23 Subjects and Verbs

·      Chapter 24 Fragments

·     Chapter 25 Run-Ons


Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:03

Process Essay

English 98

Process Essay

A process essay is an essay that explains clearly how to do or make something. 


Choose a topic from the list below to use as the basis for a process essay:

·      How to shop for groceries in a minimum amount of time

·      How to choose a car, rent an apartment, or buy a house

·      How to do household cleaning efficiently

·      How to gain or lose weight

·      How to get over a broken heart

·      How to plan an even (party, wedding, garage sale, etc.)

·      How to choose a pet

·      How to quit smoking (or another bad habit)



·     Multiple paragraph essay:

o   Introduction

o   Body

o   Conclusion

·     Clearly written thesis statement

·     Length 2 pages

·     Typed – double spaced

·     Follow MLA guidelines

Important Dates

·     February 22nd/23rd – pre-writing activity

·     February 29th/1st - outline

·     March 7th/8th – First Rough Draft Due (Workshop Day)

·     March 14th/15th – Final Draft Due 

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:43

Course Schedule

Fall 2020

ENGL110Composition and Reading

Prerequisite: ENGL 009 or ENGL 010 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement. Recommended Preparation: READ 019 (Formerly ENGL 019) The standard course in freshman English. The course seeks to improve the student's ability to understand serious and complex prose and to improve the student's ability to write an exposition that is thoughtful and clear, including the production of a well-documented research paper. (C-ID ENGL 100) (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
11538ALLSENGLStart Time: 0: AM
End Time: 0: AM
Building: ONLINE
Enrolled: 30
Available: 0
Class begins: 2020-08-17, Class ends: 2020-12-12