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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



 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.

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Free Microsoft Office 360

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

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

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

Disabled Student Programs and Services: If you are a student with a disability or a history of an IEP,  please contact Disabled Student Programs and Services in the BC Counseling Center, CSS-40 or 661-395-4334 V/TTY. Please discuss approved accommodations with me so we can work together for your access and success at BC.

Habits of Mind: It's POSSIBLE

BC Student Resources (developed by Strobel, Bligh, and Miller)

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
Cornell Notes Video
Cornell Notes, Colors & Concept Map Video
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 DVD is available on reserve at the BC Library Circulation Desk with your student ID

8th Edition MLA Info
Official Library Guide for MLA 8
MLA 8 Brief Guide
MLA 8 Brief Guide Large Print
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

Contemporary Issue Project
Contemporary Issue Posters 2017
Contemporary Issue Decision Guide 2017
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

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