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Ohlone College
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Engl 101c - Critical Thinking And Comp.

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Title III Grant Proposal Creating a Mostly Paperless Classroom for English 101C Author Jennifer Hurley 1 Project Description Ever since I heard that Sheldon Helms had moved to a completely paperless classroom I ve felt a little guilty about my use and frankly abuse of the copier As I become more environmentally aware I feel increasingly uncomfortable about the amount of paper exchanged in my classes each semester However it really possible for an English class which depends so much upon the written word to be paperless Part of my Xeroxing addiction is due to the fact that I typically create my own reading materials in the form of large paper packets as opposed to using standard textbooks These packets typically contain newspaper journal articles about an issue in the news I like being able to engage with my students on current issues and I know they appreciate reading about topics that have real world relevance Also when we are discussing an issue that I feel has importance I am more engaged and enthusiastic I think that selecting my own reading materials has a direct relationship to my success in achieving SLOs When I deal with current issues I find that students demonstrate better reading comprehension participate more actively in discussions and actually write better most likely because they are engaged about what they are writing about I also have witnessed students making connections between my packets and newspaper articles You Tube videos they have found themselves The other aspect of my paper heavy English classroom is well writing A writing class demands that students write a lot Thus written homework is required for every class session Much of this written work is ungraded work but nonetheless it is still critical practice work I keep this written homework in my office and I am alarmed every semester by the tremendous stacks of paper I find myself recycling How can I preserve these positive aspects of my classroom personalized readings and lots of student



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