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Course Syllabi
Summer 2010—Monday/Wednesday 8 Week Class: Course Syllabus (Includes animations; loads quickly with a high-speed Internet connection)

Summer 2010—Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Class: 6 Week Course Syllabus
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Lecture 1: Opening Remarks
Lecture 2: Formatting and Academic Prose: Read This Before Turning in Any Work
Lecture 3: How to Fix the Extra Spacing Between Paragraphs in MS Word 2007
Lecture 4: Plagiarism Detection Software
Lecture 5: About Grammar
Lecture 6: How to Create an MLA Document Header
Lecture 7: MLA, Research, Documentation and Attributions to Sources
Lecture 8: Quizzes

Essay Prompts:
Essay 1: Comparison-Contrast Essay
Essay 2: Cause-Effect Essay
Essay 3: Argumentative Essay

Course Documents:
The 5 Paragraph Essay Format
Example of Page One of an Assignment

Pre-Test and Post-Test:
Instructions for Taking the Pre-Test and Post-Test

Open Source Materials:
Open Office Word-Processing Software Program (REQUIRED SOFTWARE Unless You Have MS Word)

PowerPoint Presentations:
PP 1: Your Future is Limitless
PP 2: Setting the Defaults in Open Office
Text-Only Version of PP 2: Setting the Defaults in Open Office

The Final Examination:

Strategies for Taking the Final Examination