Academic Writing II – week 4, October 25th, 2013

Homework:

Finish writing your persuasive essay, type it and bring it to class next time, November 8th.

Today’s class:

  1. Read the sample essay about the rare New Zealand bird, and notice the structure, especially what is in the conclusion.
  2. How to avoid using personal pronouns (“I, you, he/she/it, we, they” etc) in formal, academic writing.
  3. How the final, silent “e” in English words affects pronunciation of preceding vowels, and how English prevents this influence.
  4. Read your partner’s first draft and comment on it.

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