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To find the Discussion Board, go to the LAST TAB on the LibGuide.  It's entitiled "DISCUSSION BOARD". I wanted to see if this new application will be useful.  If you want to help, please go to the Discussion Board and click "Reply to this post."  I will check regularly to see there are any responses. 

Of course - you can start using this RIGHT NOW!  You can post a question to me OR to the entire class.  Give it a try!


Prof. M.



Presentations of Portfolios will begin next week.

Students are to present their reflective essay describing their exploration and utilization of Gill Library resources, services and virtual features. These shall include evidence of succefful searches in Social Sciences, Literature databases, and evidence of having successfully used ILLiad, EReserves, Subject Guides, My Library, Chat, Email a Librarian and virtual features.

If you are interested in presenting next week, please see me at the end of class or send an email to my attention.

Our LAST CLASS is Monday, January 5th.  All presentations are to completed, all portfolios are to be submitted and final exam is to be taken.




RefWorks and Write 'n Cite - Wednesday, December 3, LI Room, 6:15-8:00



We have seven (7) classes left for the semester.  If you want to have a Workshop to go over any questions or concerns, please let me know.  Gather a group of class partners together and send an email to me with the date and time.  I am here from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 on Wednesdays.  It's best to have a Workshop anywhere between the hours 6:00 - 8:00 - just make sure there are at least 4 people who want to participate.

Don't forget, you can always sign up for a Hands-on Help with me or any librarian by completing the following electronic form: http://libraryguides.cnr.edu/content.php?pid=476362&sid=3901903  .  If you would like to work with me, please enter my name in the box marked #8.




A brief report formatted according to MLA 7th Edition in the style of one of the following essay styles.  You can use and adapt an essay you have used in your LTCA or Core Class.

1. Argumentative essay, 2. Cause and Effect essay, 3. Compare and Contrast essay 4. Research Paper

You will need all of the following elements to complete the mid-term project:


1. Essay: No less than 2 pages. A well-formed thesis statement     a) Write about your research     b) Evidence of avoiding plagiarism by using author attribution, paraphrasing, in-text citing

2. Works Cited Page: The works cited page must include citations of the following:     a) 1 primary source book with one author     b) 1 primary research peer-reviewed scholarly journal article from a library database     c) 1 secondary source (book or article.



Coaching Help

REGISTER FOR TUTORING/COACHING - The Academic Excellence offers support services in Writing, Math, and Science. Register at: http://cnr.mywconline.com to make appointments with qualified tutors/coaches.


Student Info . .

From the Office for Resources, Equity, Accessibility and Learning (REAL):

If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please see me so I may direct you to The Office for Resources, Equity, Accessibility and Learning (REAL) at REALsupport@cnr.edu to make arrangements and enhance accessibility. Remember, it is always best if we can talk at least one week prior to the need for any modifications.


Writing Format

All work that is submitted must follow the heading format for MLA 7th Edition.: 
Margins - 1 inch all around. 
Type face - Times New Roman 12 point font, black print, double spaced.
Upper right side - Your last name and page number
Left side - Your full name
                 Professor Kathleen Mannino
                 ENG 216A
                 21 September 2014

Text Book

         Product Details  Our textbook is now available at the CNR Bookstore.  "Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide",15th edition, Lester and Lester. 

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