Academic Writing I, week 8: June 10th, 2016


If you are interested in any of these books, you can have them for 100 yen. Send me an email and I will bring the book(s) to class next week.

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    「グローバル化時代の大学論2 – イギリスの大学・ニッポンの大学 – カレッジ、チュートリアル、エリート教育 (中公新書ラクレ)」
  2. File 2016-06-12 22 37 12English translation of Natsume Soseki’s novel “Bottchan”
  3. File 2016-06-12 22 36 48and “I am a Cat”.


  • Choose a topic from the list on p. 46.
  • Read Practice 3 (p. 46-7) and write a similar passage about your chosen topic.
    • Bring it to class next week (June 17th).
  • Read the Format checklist (download it here: Academic Writing checklist
  • If necessary, re-format your essay,  make any other changes you wish, print it out and bring it to class next week.
  • If you have not done so already, please email me your final essay as soon as possible.
    • Use the following format for your file name: AW1_Essay1_Final_<Family Name>
    • Please send as a Word document (not pdf).

Today’s class

  1. Read the textbook chapter 2, pages 42-44.
  2. Read the sample essay.
  3. Answer the questions in Practice 1 on looseleaf paper (if you did not hand in your paper, please do so noext week June 17th).
  4. Textbook p. 45 Practice 2 (in your textbook).
  5. Choose a topic from the list on p. 46.
  6. Read Practice 3 (p. 46-7)

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