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ACDV B50 - Advanced Reading

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ACDV B50: Advanced Reading and Critical Thinking (3 units)
This course fulfills the reading competency graduation requirement.
Professor Joyce Kirst

Spring 2017
CRN 30428 Mon & Wed 1:00 - 2:25 p.m. in CSS 206
CRN 30429 Mon & Wed 2:35 - 4:00 p.m. in CSS 206
CRN 30434 Tues & Thurs 1:00 - 2:25 p.m. in CSS 206
CRN 30435 Tues & Thurs 2:35 - 4:00 p.m. in CSS 206
CRN 30436 Tues & Thurs 4:20 - 5:45 p.m. in CSS 206

Supplemental Instruction
Kaitlyn Kirkland
To be announced


 Class Packet LinkChildren of the Dustbowl Cover PhotoChew on This Cover     Reading for Academic Success Book         

- ACDV B50 Packet for Spring 2017 - by Kirst (Available in BC Bookstore) Required.
- Children of the Dustbowl by Jerry Stanley (1993). ISBN-13: 978-0517880944 Required.
- Chew on This by
by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson (2007). ISBN: 978-0618593941 Required.
Reading for Academic Success -- Not required. Copies will be available in class.

You can download a free copy of Microsoft Office for Windows or Mac, available because the CA Community College Foundation negotiated on behalf of all CA Community College students and staff:
Free Microsoft Office 360

You can sign up for low-cost home internet service through the CA Community College Foundation California Connects at CollegeBuys.org

All class materials are available in alternate formats upon request to DSPS.

ACDV B50 - Spring 2017
Mon/Wed Course Sequence

Tues/Thurs Course Sequence

For Week 1 - Jan 16-21
1. Note: Jan. 16 is MLK Holiday - no classes. Classes begin on Tues/Wed
2. Attend class even if you are on the wait list
3. Buy your books and bring them to class

BC Information

BC Academic Calendar 2016-17

BC Final Exam Schedule
BC Library

BC Library Videos: Avoiding Plagiarism

         What is Plagiarism? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRTcLHKN50

         Terms to Know - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVenhKcLn_Y

         Avoiding Plagiarism - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CLmjAa8yH8

Free BC Resources
BC Tutoring - CSS 203
BC Writing Center - CSS 135
Supplemental Instruction
Habits of Mind: It's POSSIBLE!

CAS Workshops

Contemporary Issue Project
Contemporary Issue Posters 2016
Contemporary Issue Decision Guide 2016
Cite from Gale Opposing Viewpoints MLA8
Analyze an Argument Form
In-text citations and Summarizing
Transition Words to Connect Ideas

Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize?
4-Step Summary Paragraph
Using Evidence to Support Claims
Supplemental Course Resources & Handouts
Anna Agenjo Presentation against Banning Books
Annotation Powerpoint
Annotate Work Addiction Article
Anticipation Guide - How to Read a Book
"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" Lyrics
Challenged Book Summaries
Challenged Book Library Assignment pgs. 36-37
Chew on This Questions
Christina Chang Banning Books Article
Critical Thinking Video
Dustbowl Writing Activity
Email Etiquette Slideshow
Email Etiquette Brief Slideshow
Poetry Analysis Extended
Porcelain Unicorn Video
Screenplay: The Street Cleaner
The Street Cleaner on Vimeo
(Use Chrome  or Safari browser if Internet Explorer does not work)

Research Info

5 Ws of Web Evaluation
American Library Association - Challenged Books
Cite ALA and Marshall U
Database Search Guidelines (EBSCO)
In-text Citations Video
Marshall & ALA Citations - Challenged Books
Plagiarism Video
Scholarly Web Site Examples

8th Edition MLA Info
Official Library Guide for MLA 8
MLA 8 Brief Guide
MLA 8 Brief Guide Large Print
Cite Marshall Univ & ALA Web
411 from MLA.org
MLA Guide from Purdue Univ OWL
MLA Guide from Professor Gloria Dumler
MLA Guide from Prof. Dumler - Large Print
MLA In-Text Citations
MLA Essay Format
MLA PowerPoint

MLA PPT  Handouts

MLA Set-up YouTube Videos

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