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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us. herculogical@verizon.net
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website: http://herculodge.typepad.com/
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Essay Assignment #3 Options from Contemporary & Classic Arguments in which you will use the Toulmin Argument (Due 10-24-17) Option One: Support, refute, or complicate the argument that Garrett Hardin’s analogy in “Lifeboat Ethics” makes an effective argument against traditional liberal approaches to helping the poor. Option Two: Support, refute,... Continue reading
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Essay #2 Due 10-9-17 Choice A In an essay of appropriate length, defend, refute, or complicate Cal Newport’s argument from his book excerpt (available online) So Good They Can't Ignore You that the Passion Hypothesis is dangerous and should be... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Essay #2 Due 10-9-17 Choice A In an essay of appropriate length, defend, refute, or complicate Cal Newport’s argument from his book excerpt (available online) So Good They Can't Ignore You that the Passion Hypothesis is dangerous and should be... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Peer Edit for Typed Essay (First Draft) First Page Do you have a salient, distinctive title that is relevant to your topic and thesis? Do you have your name, instructor’s name, the course, and date (in that order) at the top left? Format Are you using a 12-point font with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Critical Thinker
Paragraph Transition List Transition List 2 Example of an Essay That Never Uses First, Second, Third, Fourth, Etc., for Transitions, But Relies on "Paragraph Links" Stupid Reasons for Getting Married People should get married because they are ready to do... Continue reading
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Choice A In an essay of appropriate length, defend, refute, or complicate Cal Newport’s argument from his book excerpt (available online) So Good They Can't Ignore You that the Passion Hypothesis is dangerous and should be replaced by the craftsman... Continue reading
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Grammar and Punctuation Check If you serve me carrot cake with butter frosting; I will leave your house and never speak to you again; thereby proving my strong dislike of butter frosting. According to Cheryl Winmore; author of the book "Butter Frosting Hell," one would be well advised to shun... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Critical Thinker
Cal Newport's Book Page Excerpt from Cal Newport's So Good They Can't Ignore You. 1A Grading Rubric Essay #2 Options with 3 Sources for Works Cited Due 10/9 One. In an essay of appropriate length, defend, refute, or complicate Cal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
1A Grading Rubric Essay #2 Options with 3 Sources for Works Cited Due 10/9 One. In an essay of appropriate length, defend, refute, or complicate Cal Newport’s argument from his book excerpt (available online) from So Good They Can't Ignore... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Essay Assignment (Choose One): Option 1: In a 1,000-word essay, typed and double-spaced, support, defend, or complicate Adam Alter’s assertion that morally dubious, entrepreneurial technocrats are imposing addictive technologies on consumers and that these technologies have deficits that far outweigh their benefits. Be sure to use the Toulmin structure in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Critical Thinker
1C Grading Rubric Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter Essay Assignment (Choose One): Option 1: In a 1,000-word essay, typed and double-spaced, support, defend, or complicate Adam Alter’s assertion that morally dubious, entrepreneurial technocrats are imposing addictive technologies on consumers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Critical Thinker
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter Essay Assignment (Choose One): Option 1: In a 1,000-word essay, typed and double-spaced, support, defend, or complicate Adam Alter’s assertion that morally dubious, entrepreneurial technocrats are imposing addictive technologies on consumers and that these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Critical Thinker
About 80% of your essay should be your writing and 20% should be quoted, paraphrased, and summarized material. 4 Steps of MLA In-Text Citations You need to do four things when you quote, paraphrase, or summarize from a text. Step... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Essay #1: Based on Cooked by Jeff Henderson: Due 9/18/2017 Choose one of the Following Choice A Apply the wisdom of Arthur C. Brooks’ essay “Love People, Not Pleasure” to develop a thesis that analyzes the personal transformation of Jeff... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Essay Options for Deep Work: Choose One Option #1 In a 1,000-word essay, defend, refute, or complicate Cal Newport's argument that Deep Work is an invaluable asset to your personal and professional life while Shallow Work and the mindless Internet habits that accompany it is a liability that results in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Critical Thinker
Essay Options for Deep Work: Choose One Option #1 In a 1,000-word essay, defend, refute, or complicate Cal Newport's argument that Deep Work is an invaluable asset to your personal and professional life while Shallow Work and the mindless Internet habits that accompany it is a liability that results in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Critical Thinker
Essay Options for Deep Work: Choose One Option #1 In a 1,000-word essay, defend, refute, or complicate Cal Newport's argument that Deep Work is an invaluable asset to your personal and professional life while Shallow Work and the mindless Internet habits that accompany it is a liability that results in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Critical Thinker
Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Office: H121P; extension 5673 Office Hours: M and W: 2:45-3:45 and 5:30-6; T and TH 12:15-1 and 3:30-4:15 Students with Disabilities: If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible. Course Catalog Description: This course focuses on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Critical Thinker
Essay #1: Based on Cooked by Jeff Henderson: Due 9/18/2017 Choose one of the Following Choice A Apply the wisdom of Arthur C. Brooks’ essay “Love People, Not Pleasure” to develop a thesis that analyzes the personal transformation of Jeff... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Office H121P; Phone Extension: 5673 Office Hours: Mon and Wed: 2:30-3:45; Tues and Thurs: 12:15-1 and 3:30-4:15 Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Course Catalog Description: This course is designed to strengthen the students’ ability to read with understanding and discernment, to discuss assigned... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Self-Evaluation Form 2017 While the complete evaluation packet isn’t due to the division office until Friday, December 21, the student surveys must be completed and back in the division office by Friday, October 20. Please start communicating early so that you can benefit from collegial collaboration and guidance. Please find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Office H121P; Phone Extension: 5673 Office Hours: Mon and Wed: 2:30-3:45; Tues and Thurs: 12:15-1 and 3:30-4:15 Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Course Catalog Description: This course is designed to strengthen the students’ ability to read with understanding and discernment, to discuss assigned... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Office: H121P; extension 5673 Office Hours: M and W: 2:45-3:45 and 5:30-6; T and TH 12:15-1 and 3:30-4:15 Students with Disabilities: If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible. Course Catalog Description: This course focuses on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Critical Thinker
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