Academic Writing II, week 13: January 8th, 2016

Homework

  1. Find an example of each of the following:
    1. A good review in English of a book or movie
    2. A bad review in English of a book or movie
    3. A good review in Japanese of a book or movie
    4. A bad review in Japanese of a book or movie
  2. Analyze them:
    1. what makes the good reviews good?
    2. what makes the bad reviews bad?
  3. Do you notice any differences between the English and Japanese reviews? If so, what differences?

Today’s class

  1. Why are school and university vacations so long, and at such strange times?
  2. Can young people learn a foreign language, e.g. English, even if it is not taught in school? If so, how? If no,t why not?
  3. Free writing:
    1. write about your winter vacation:
      1. a book you read, or
      2. a movie you saw, or
      3. an event you attended
  4. Re-write it as a more objective piece of (academic) writing.

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