Books Read: November 2017

  • Johnson, KC, and Stuart Taylor, Jr. The Campus Rape Frenzy:  The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities.
  • Gracie, Anne. The Summer Bride.
  • Woodbury, Sarah. The Good Knight.
  • Henderson, Bruce. Sons and Soldiers:  The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler.
  • Ashford, Jane. Rivals of Fortune and The Impetuous Heiress.
  • MacInerney, Karen. Dead and Berried.
  • Gracie, Anne. Marry in Haste.
  • Macomber, Debbie. The Manning Sisters.
  • Balogh, Mary. Someone to Wed.
  • MacInerney, Karen. Murder most Maine.
  • Woodbury, Sarah. The Uninvited Guest.

Books Read: October 2017

  • Anders, George. You Can Do Anything:  The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education.
  • Hale, Deborah. The Destined Queen.
  • Ashford, Jane. The Three Graces.
  • MacInerney, Karen. Fatal Frost.
  • Gracie, Anne. The Winter Bride.
  • Ashford, Jane. Once Again a Bride.
  • Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Waterloo Map.
  • Ashford, Jane. Man of Honour.
  • Macomber, Debbie. Any Dream Will Do.
  • Balogh, Mary. Someone to Hold.
  • MacInerney, Karen. Murder on the Rocks.
  • Ashford, Jane. Last Gentleman Standing.
  • Krannawitter, Thomas L. Save the Swamp:  Career Guidebook for Budding Bureaucrats.
  • Gracie, Anne. The Spring Bride.

Books Read: September 2017

  • Hale, Deborah. The Wizard’s Ward.
  • Ashford, Jane. Heir to the Duke.
  • Stewart, Mariah. The Chesapeake Bride.
  • Ashford, Jane. What the Duke Doesn’t Know.
  • Mason, Debbie. Christmas in July.
  • Hale, Deborah. Married: The Virgin Widow.
  • Law, Kim. Sugar Springs.
  • Ashford, Jane. Lord Sebastian’s Secret.
  • Hale, Deborah. The Earl’s Honorable Intentions.
  • Gracie, Anne. The Autumn Bride.
  • Ashford, Jane. The Bride Insists.

Books Read: August 2017

  • Peters, Elizabeth, and Joan Hess. The Painted Queen.
  • Thayne, RaeAnne. Serenity Harbor.
  • Woods, Sherryl. The Inn at Eagle Point.
  • Woods, Sherryl. Flowers on Main.
  • Woods, Sherryl. Harbor Lights.
  • Ashford, Jane. Nothing Like a Duke.
  • Mason, Debbie. The Trouble with Christmas.

Books Read: July 2017

  • Deese, Nicole. A Cliché Christmas.
  • Landon, Laura. Silent Revenge.
  • Thayer, Nancy. Summer Breeze.
  • March, Emily. A Stardance Summer.
  • White, Elle Katharine. Heartstone.
  • Rose, M. J. The Library of Light and Shadow.
  • Wells, Martha. The Harbors of the Sun.

What Second-Semester Writing Students Should Already Know

  • what a thesis statement is (an assertion about the topic and a blueprint of the paper) and is not (a topic, a question, or an announcement)
  • how to write a relevant, specific, and interesting title
  • how to write a clear, effective thesis statement
  • how to write an interesting, well-developed introduction leading into the thesis statement and the body of the paper
  • how to write unified, coherent body paragraphs with clearly stated topic sentences and adequate support
  • how to write a well-developed, interesting conclusion
  • hot to transition smoothly between paragraphs and sections
  • how to write grammatically correct sentences (no fragments or run-ons)
  • how to use punctuation correctly
  • how to make pronouns agree with antecednets and verbs with subjects
  • how to write parallel lists and headings
  • that first- and second-person pronouns should be avoided in academic writing (except personal and process essays)
  • that contractions are not appropriate in formal academic writing
  • how to freewrite and create mind maps (clustering)
  • how to prepare a formal outline
  • how to prepare a paper in MLA format
  • what plagiarism is
  • how to use basic features in a word processing program
  • how to save a file as a different type
  • how to upload or attach a file

Reading: 2016 Trends in Higher Education