"Electronic Textbook" English 111: Class Resources and Learning Links

Prof. R. Dollieslager at Thomas Nelson.

Last Updated Apr.. 2021

Email me at dollier@tncc.edu

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Essay Writing


Note-taking, Study, Free Handbooks

  • James Madison University's Learning Toolbox.This website includes tools to help you improve in the eight academic areas of Math, Organization, Study Skills, 
    Test Taking Skills, Note Taking, Reading, Writing, and Advanced Thinking.
  • "OER" (Free) College Writing Handbooks and Online Writing Labs: handbooks, workbooks, help desks. My favorite on-line handbook/workbook is also linked here.  It is the Guide to Grammar and Writing
  • Grammar Bytes. Grammar Instruction With Attitude: Daily grammar work out, grammar glossary, grammar exercises, MOOC (enroll in a free Massive Open Online Course), handouts, Power Point presentations, grammar videos, tips and rules--and it's actually FUN! Great stuff for teachers and for students alike.


Researching and Documenting

Tracking the Truth

  • The Congressional Record: Track daily debates and search for your representatives' and senators' voting records.
  • Fact Check.Org A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center: In an era of ever-increasing "fake news" sources, unreal "reality TV," entrenched political bias, science deniers, and rampant propagandizing, check your facts before you espouse your opinions or quote falsehoods.
  • Fact Checker. A service of The Washington Post
  • Library of Congress The largest repository of primary sources of information aside form the Internet itself--but much easier to find.
  • Snopes "Welcome to Snopes.com, the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
  • Urban Legends "Where you'll find the most popular urban legends and be entertained with email rumors, recent internet hoaxes and stories you swore actually happened to your friend's, cousin's, pet sitter's, roommate, when she was in college."
  • "Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts" NPR, 5 Dec. 2016
  • How does your favorite news source rate on the ‘Truthiness’ Scale? Consult This Chart.


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