FALL 2017

RHT 086-003 - Meets M/W 11am-12:15pm Room E-146

RHT 086-004 - Meets M/W 12:30pm-1:45pm Room E-146

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

 
OUR CLASS IS CANCELLED MONDAY, 11/6/17. CHECK YOUR TRITON EMAIL FOR DETAILS ABOUT WEDNESDAY'S ASSIGNMENTS.

Due Wednesday, 11/1/17

--Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 17 in your etext.

--Complete the Reading Process Assignment  on pp. 99-102. You do NOT have to complete the summary yet. That part will be due on Monday.

 

Due Monday, 11/6/17

--Complete the summary (part 6) of the assignment on p. 99. The rest of that assignment will have been checked on 11/1, but you will need to turn in the entire assignment, including the summary to receive full credit. If you did not have the initial part complete on 11/1, points will be deducted even if you turn in the complete assignment at this point.

 

Due Wednesday, 11/8/17 

-Study for Word Parts Quiz #2. This will be worth 40 points and include questions about Chapters 4 and 6 from your etext.

 

Due Monday, 11/13/17

--For this assignment, you need to read Chapter Three in your etext about textbook reading. As usual, you need to complete the MRL Activities Your Textbook Readiness Quiz before reading the chapter. Then complete the MyReadingLab Connection (post-test) after you read the chapter. For notes on Chapter Three, you can either use a graphic organizer that is explained in Chapter Seven, which you previously read. You can choose which one, and if you need to do more than one graphic organizer to cover all the information in the chapter, that’s fine. Another option for Chapter Three notes is to use note cards as described in Chapter Three as a note-taking strategy.

 

Due Wednesday, 11/15/17 

--Complete the media discussion questions (p. 123 Handout Packet #2). 

--Annotated articles due, pp. 127-130 and pp. 133-135. You do NOT need to do the complete Reading Process Project until Monday, 11/20. For this assignment, just read and annotate these two articles. If there are sections of the articles you don’t understand, be prepared to ask questions.

   Due Monday, 11/20/17 

--“Attack the Block” Reading Process Project due. (pp. 125-135 Handout Packet #2)

 

NO CLASS 11/22 – Thanksgiving holiday

      

 Due Monday, 11/27/17 

-- MyReadingLab Critical Thinking (R3.20) Module DUE.

   

 Due Wednesday, 11/29/17 

--Critical Reading Final Project, Part One due. Details for this assignment will be provided on a separate handout.

 

Due Monday, 12/4/17

--Study the final review sheet to prepare for FINAL PART ONE, which will be taken during this class meeting. 

--Critical Reading Final Project due in full.

   

Due Wednesday, 12/6/17  - This is the last actual class meeting.    

--Go directly to the Testing Center for class (Room A-126). You will be taking the Accuplacer Reading Placement Test as part of your final exam. You can go to the following link to see what kinds of questions the test consists of:   

 http://www.accuplacerpracticetest.com/accuplacer-reading-comprehension-practice-test/ 

 

--Five Lexile Readings at 1200 level or above need to be completed. 

CLASSS MEETS IN A-126.    

 

FINAL CONFERENCES  

These conferences will take place during our normally scheduled final exam time, but you will already have completed the final on 12/6. See below for a reminder of the block of time during which your section will meet with me, but remember you’ll only be coming for a short conference within that time frame. You will know what time you need to show up at our USUAL CLASSROOM because you will have signed up for a conference during a previous class. You do not need to bring anything to this meeting. During this conference, I’ll let you know your Accuplacer score, course average, final grade and whether you have made have met your reading requirement for RHT 101. You’ll also get any leftover graded work back at the conference. 

SECTION 003 – 11am class - Final conferences for our class take place during our scheduled final time on Monday, 12/11, from 12-1:50pm.   

SECTION 004 – 12:30pm class - Final conferences for our class take place during our scheduled final time on Wednesday, 12/13, from 12-1:50pm.   

     

Final Exam Review Sheet

 

The list below includes many of the concepts we’ve discussed this semester and which will show up on the course final. The test will consist of multiple choice, true/false and fill-in questions on concepts from MRR and MRL.

 

Be sure you know the following concepts, and in some cases be prepared to do them:

--word part analysis (suffix, prefix, root)

--context clues

--denotation / connotation

--parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb)

--comprehension

--thesis statements

              --finding them

              --implicit or explicit

--topic / main idea / major details / minor details

--outlining

--annotating

--Cornell notes

--table of contents

--index

--skimming

--scanning

--patterns of organization

              --transitions for each

--summarizing (characteristics of a good one)

--publication name and date

--paraphrasing

--author purpose

--critical reading

--analysis

--interpret

--evaluate

--infer / inference

--validity

--evidence

--claim

--attitude

--tone

--fallacy

--fact versus opinion

--bias

--elements of fiction – as they relate to “Attack the Block”

 

 

Due Monday, 10/30/17

--Complete the MRL Reading Skills Inference Module (R3.19).

--Create a set of notes for Chapter Four in your etext. You can use whatever method you choose: outlining, Cornell Notes, note cards, or whatever method you prefer. Just be sure the notes are thorough and cover the major concepts in the chapter. Try to use YOUR OWN WORDS as much as possible rather than just copying directly from the chapter.

 

RHT 086 Homework Assignments – 9/25/17-10/18/17

 Due Monday 9/25/17 

 --Complete the Main Idea Activity handout.

 --MRR Chapter Two assignment explained on the handout passed out in class last Wednesday.

 

 Due Wednesday, 9/27/17

 --Study MRR Chapter One, including your notes and the MRL MyReadingLab Connection, and the two sets of flashcards (word parts p. 13 and p. 14 in your etext) for Word Parts Quiz #1 (worth 25 points).

--Complete the Supporting Details exercise on pp. 49/50 in Handout Packet #2. 

 

                                                                                                                                    

Due Monday, 10/2/17

 --MRL Supporting Details module (R3.5).   Look at your MRL handout for directions on what is required for this type of assignment as well as how to access it. Remember you must be in the READING SKILLS LEARNING PATH to find this module.

--To receive full credit for a MyReadingLab module you must complete the following:

1)    Read the overview.

2)    View the Model OR the Animation.

3)    Complete the Recall with a score of 60% or higher in 2 tries.

4)    Complete Practice 1 with a score of 60% or higher in two tries.

5)    Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries.

 

--Reading Process #3 assignment (found in Handout Packet #2, p. 45-48).

  

Due Wednesday, 10/4/17

--Read Chapter Six in your etext. You do not need to complete any activities within the chapter. However, you do need to complete the Readiness Quiz first (in “Activities Your Textbook” in MRL) and then complete the MyReadingLab Connection (in “Activities Your Textbook” in MRL).

--Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 15 in your etext. Remember that assignment directions are in Handout Packet #1. Also review my comments on the first sets of flashcards you did to avoid making similar mistakes.

 

Due Monday, 10/9/17 

--Complete a summary of the article, “My Black Skin Makes My White Coat Vanish.” Consider what we discussed in class about summarizing. Use the checklist to make sure you have included the required parts and structured the summary logically. This must be typed, double spaced in 12-point font. I would expect it to be somewhere between 7-10 sentence, depending on the complexity of your sentences. It can be longer than that but not shorter. You need to email this to AND bring two hard copies to class with you on Monday. 

--MRL Summarizing and Paraphrasing (R3.7) module due.  Look at your MRL handout for directions on what is required for this type of assignment as well as how to access it. Remember you must be in the READING SKILLS LEARNING PATH to find this module.

--To receive full credit for a MyReadingLab module you must complete the following:

1)    Read the overview

2)    View the Model OR the Animation

3)    Complete the Recall with a score of 60% or higher in 2 tries

4)    Complete Practice 1 with a score of 60% or higher in two tries

5)    Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

 

--Complete any transitions activities we did not complete in class.

Due Wednesday, 10/11/17 

--Complete Main Idea Activity #2 (on separate handout from packet).

--If you have not reached Lexile level 1200, keep working toward that. If you have reached it, be sure to complete a total of five readings at that level. This is due by the end of the semester, so this is just a reminder to keep working on it. It is NOT due yet.

Due Monday, 10/16/17

--Study for the Midterm Exam. Focus on the topics listed on the review sheet in Handout Packet #2 and included on the last page of this handout.  

 --The rewrite of your summary is due.  See the assignment instructions below.     

  SUMMARY REWRITE ASSIGNMENT – RHT 086 

 1.     Read over my comments on your rough draft summary and your checklist(s). 

 2.     Rewrite the summary on the computer. I suggest you pull up the rough draft and save it as a  

         final draft. 

 3.     Make suggested revisions and edits (refer to the editing pages in Handout Packet #2).

 4.     Be sure to save the new version to your flash drive. 

 5.     Print the summary final draft.  

 6.     On the copy, number parts 1-5 and 11/12 from the checklist.

 7.     On this final draft copy, also highlight anything that changed (was revised or edited) from the rough draft. If you removed something that was originally in the rough draft, put a capital R on the final draft where that part used to be. 

 8.     Staple this final draft to the rough draft with my comments. Include any rewriting notes and feedback.

 

 Due Wednesday, 10/18/17

 --Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 16 in your etext. Remember that assignment directions are in Handout Packet #1. Also review my comments on previous flashcards to avoid making similar mistakes.

--Read Chapter Seven in your etext. You do not need to complete any activities within the chapter. However, you do need to complete the Readiness Quiz first (in “Activities Your Textbook” in MRL) and then complete the MyReadingLab Connection (in “Activities Your Textbook” in MRL).

  Midterm Exam Review Sheet – FALL 2017

The lists below remind you of the concepts we’ve discussed so far this semester, which you’ll be tested on. The 75-point test will consist of multiple choice, true/false and fill-in-the-blank questions. There will also be a section that requires you to answer questions about topic, main idea, major details and minor details after reading a short text. Overall, the test covers MRR Chapters One and Two. Be sure to review the Readiness Quizzes, Chapter Summaries and Quick Tips. Also, review the MRL Supporting Details, Note-taking, and Outlining Reading Skills Modules, especially the Recall activities. The test also includes questions on the p. 15 word parts. Below are additional, detailed suggestions for studying.  

     

  To study, make sure you can:  

  --Identify topics, main ideas, major details, minor details   

  --Explain various note-taking strategies, including annotating, outlining and Cornell notes 

  --Name and explain textbook organizational aids  

  --Identify various context clue signal words   

  --Identify the characteristics of a good summary 

     

  Understand these terms:  

  Suffix  

  Prefix  

  Word analysis  

  Context clues / the four types and examples of each 

  Parts of speech  

  Connotation  

  Denotation  

  Implicit  

  Explicit   

  Thesis  

  Topic sentence  

  Outline  

  Comprehension  

  Active reading 

  Prior knowledge 

  Statistics 

  Pronoun 

  Transitions 

  Summary 

   

 

 

 Assignments due 8/23/17 – 9/20/17

 

Due Wednesday, 8/23/17

--Two completed worksheets from Handout Packet #1 distributed in class on 1/23: Student Information Sheet (pp. 3/4) and "Getting to Know Your Syllabus" (pp. 1/2). This should include reading through the syllabus in its entirety.

--Start buying your materials for class as soon as possible (see first page of syllabus). Remember that the course textbook is really an access code you have to buy. Do NOT buy a book, even if someone helping you at the bookstore tells you that is what you have to buy. If anyone tells you that, they are mistaken. And if you buy a text/access code combined packet covered in plastic and open the plastic, you CANNOT return the book. Also, if you buy the wrong access code and break open the cardboard, you CANNOT return it. So in general, be sure to buy the access code (packaged in cardboard) listed on the syllabus. To be safe, DO NOT OPEN ANY PACKAGE until we are in class together. You are not required to do anything with the access code until you register at the MyReadingLab website IN CLASS next week.

Also, note that you’ll receive a few handout packets throughout the semester. They’ll be copied on three-hole paper, so you can collect these in a binder. You’re expected to bring these packets to every class meeting.

 

Due Monday, 8/28/17

--Complete the Reading Process Practice on pp. 21/22 in Handout Packet #1. The article you are supposed to read for the assignment is on p. 22. Use separate notebook paper if necessary to complete the assignment.

--Bring all class materials and the Campus Resources Assignment (p. 17) to class. Check off what you have with you on the checklist on p. 5 in Handout Packet #1.

 

Due Wednesday, 8/30/17

No homework due.

 

NO CLASS Monday - 9/4/17 – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

 

Due Wednesday, 9/6/17

--Read Process Asst #1 (pp. 23-29 Handout Packet #1).

--If you did not complete MyReadingLab registration and the Lexile Locator (see MRL handout directions on accessing this activity), do so by today.                                                                

 

Due Monday, 9/11/17

--Making Reading Relevant Chapter One assignment (detailed instructions on p. 3 of this handout).

 

Due Wednesday, 9/13/17

 --Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 13 in your book. Remember that assignment directions are on p. 7 of Handout Packet #1. Be sure to number each flashcard, and highlight the word-part word (WPW) and context clue (CC) in your original sentence on each card. Also, the cards MUST BE FASTENED with a rubber band or large paper clip in order for you to be able to turn them in.

 

Due, Monday 9/18/17 

 --Complete the MRL Note Taking & Highlighting module (R3.25). Look at your MRL handout for directions on what is required for this type of assignment as well as how to access it. Remember you must be in the READING SKILLS LEARNING PATH to find this module.

To receive full credit for a MyReadingLab module you must complete the following:

1)    Read the overview

2)   View the Model OR the Animation

3)   Complete the Recall with a score of 60% or higher in 2 tries

4)   Complete Practice 1 with a score of 60% or higher in two tries

5)   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

 

Note that you MUST complete the Practice 1 and Recall before you will be allowed to complete the Post-test. Remember that these are NOT timed activities, so slow down and focus.

 Due Wednesday, 9/20/17 

 --Complete a set of flashcards for the word parts on p. 14 in your book. Remember that assignment directions are on p. 7 in Handout Packet #1. Also review my comments on the first set of flashcards you did to avoid making similar mistakes.

 --Complete Reading Process Assignment #2 found in Handout Packet #1, pp. 33-36.

   

 

 

Making Reading Relevant / Chapter One Assignment    Due: _______________________ (15 points)

Directions: Read Chapter One in your e-textbook using a version of the 3-part process on p. 8 of the Reading Process handout in your packet. Follow the three steps outlined below.

PRE-READING - Before you read the chapter:

--Complete the Readiness Quiz for Chapter One by going into MyReadingLab and doing the following:

1)     Click on Activities: Your Textbook.

2)    Click on Learning Path. A screen with the chapters listed should appear.

3)    Click on whatever chapter is assigned.

4)    Note that you MUST complete the Readiness Quiz before you will be allowed to complete the MRLConnection (post-test).

 

--Access your e-text, so you can preview the chapter before reading it. In the main MRL course menu, scroll down and click on “e-text.”

--Use the outline and learning objectives on page one of Chapter One to become aware of the important concepts to be covered in the chapter. Then using either the page one chapter outline or the heading and subheadings throughout the chapter, create ten quiz questions. The easiest way to do this is to turn each heading or part of the outline into a question beginning with one of the question words (who, what, where, when, why, how). Write your questions on a separate sheet of paper.

EX. 1) What types of vocabulary strategies can readers use?

DURING READING – As you actively read the chapter:

--Note any sections that provide answers to your quiz questions.

POST-READING - After your first reading:

--Write down the answers to your questions on a separate sheet of paper.  Rather than copy down exact information from the book, look back over the sections highlighted, reread them, close the book file, and put the answers in your own words. This is a better way to test whether or not you comprehended what you read rather than just copying answers directly from the book. If you’re having a hard time doing that on a particular question, reread that section again, more carefully.

EX. ANSWER 1) Using a reference like a dictionary is one way to learn unknown words, but this chapter goes over a couple of other ways to figure out meaning on your own: word analysis (breaking the word down) and context clues (using the words around the unknown word). Usually readers do a better job remembering a word’s meaning if they figured it out themselves.

--Complete the online MRL Chapter One post-test. Follow the four steps above for accessing the Readiness Quiz, but instead of clicking on that, click on MRL Connection, which is a post-test for the chapter. Remember that you won’t be allowed to click into this before completing the chapter readiness quiz online.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, you do not have to do the exercises in the book chapter. If completing them as you read will help you learn, feel free.