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

Books Read: June 2017

  • Pulizzi, Joe. Content Inc.:  How Entrepreneurs Use Content To Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses.
  • Danison, Nanci L. Backwards Beliefs:  Revealing Eternal Truths Hidden in Religions.
  • Montford, A. W. Hiding the Decline.
  • Vandagriff, G. G. The Baron and the Bluestocking.
  • Garner, Deborah.  Above the Bridge.
  • Lee, Mike. Written out of History:  The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government.
  • Coburn, Tom A. Smashing the DC Monopoly:  Using Article V to Restore Freedom and Stop Runaway Government.
  • Landon, Laura. The Most to Lose.

Research Report: Resources for Introverts

Related Terms/Concepts

  • extrovert
  • highly sensitive person
  • shyness

Websites (including Blogs)

Books

  • Black, C.  I’ll Be in My Room.
  • Cain, Susan.  Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
  • Helgoe, Laurie.  Introvert Power:  Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength.
  • Kahnweiler, Jennifer.  Quiet Influence.
  • —.  The Introverted Leader.
  • Laney, Marti Olsen.  The Introvert Advantage:  How to Thrive in an Extrovert World.
  • Pastor, Joan.  Success as an Introvert for Dummies.
  • Petrilli, Lisa.  Introverts at Ease.