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.

Books Read: May 2017

  • Berns, Gregory. How Dogs Love Us:  A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain.
  • Stewart, Mariah. The Last Chance Matinee.
  • Choat, Nick. Online or Flatline:  The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Digital Marketing.
  • George, Elaina. Big Medicine:  The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild a Better System.
  • Buck, Ken, and Bill Blankschaen. Drain the Swamp:  How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think.
  • Sheridan, Marcus. They Ask You Answer:  A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today’s Digital Consumer.
  • Wilcock, David. The Ascension Mysteries:  Revealing the Cosmic Battle Between Good and Evil.
  • Fleming, Reneé. The Inner Voice:  The Making of a Singer.
  • Mulcahy, Diane. The Gig Economy:  The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want!

Research Report: Sharing Economy

Alternative Terms

  • access economy
  • circular economy
  • collaborative consumption
  • collaborative economy
  • digital economy
  • gig economy
  • on-demand economy
  • peer economy
  • uberisation

Encyclopedia Articles

Websites

Books

  • Aigrain, Philippe, and Suzanne Aigrain.  Sharing:  Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age.
  • Chase, Robin.  Peers Inc:  How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism.
  • Cohen, Boyd, and Pablo Munoz.  The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur:  How the Growth of Cities and the Sharing Economy Are Driving a New Breed of Innovators.
  • Ghosh, Rishab Aiyer.  CODE:  Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy.
  • Howard, Billee.  We-commerce: How to Create, Collaborate, and Succeed in the Sharing Economy.
  • Kostakis, Vasilis, and Michel Bausens.  Nework Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy..
  • Kramer, Bryan.  Shareology:  How Sharing Is Powering the Human Economy.
  • Lansley, Stewart.  A Sharing Economy:  How Social Wealth Funds Can Reduce Inequality and Help Balance the Books.
  • Stephany, Alex.  The Business of Sharing:  Making It in the New Sharing Economy.
  • Sundararajan, Arun.  The Sharing Economy:  The End of Employment and the rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism.

Reports

Visuals

Web-Based Articles, Blog Posts, Etc.