Write essay2 draft1 and email it to me by Friday. Bring it to class.
Distribution of Essay 1 Class Collection (for those who asked for it)
Apologies to those of you who asked for one and did not receive: I printed them Thursday night and ran out of ink before I finished. I will bring the remaining copies next week.
Leave a comment about the essays (optional).
Textbook p. 50, practice 5
p. 51, read C “Offering a solution”
p. 53. Your turn – write your outline
if necessary, re-write your thesis statement
Hooks are not strictly necessary for pure academic essays, but good hooks attract readers, so hook-writing is a very useful skill. Gary North has been writing articles, headlines and hooks for many years. Here is a recent sample. Do they make you want to read more?
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Email me your Essay #1 Final draft, if you have not already done so.
Please tell me by email (if you did not tell me in class today)
if you would like to read a collection of your classmates’ essays #1 (yes or no)
if you agree to your essay #1 being included in the class collection (yes or no)
if yes to #2, do you wish your name to appear on your essay or not?
what method of feedback you prefer in future
handwritten comments on your paper
error correction software (pink highlights, etc)
some combination of the above
Expressive vs communicative writing
Communicative writing is writing with the reader in mind.
Essay writing is standard in most secondary schools in English-speaking countries in order to develop mental discipline, the ability to think objectively, logically and critically, and to express oneself clearly for the benefit of others.
Essay writing is communicative rather than expressive writing.
Some good examples are the essays by Francis Bacon and the Frenchman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.
Montaigne’s essays repay study, as he wrote his thoughts and feelings but somehow made them interesting and useful to his readers.
Error correction – although most students expect their instructor to correct their English, error correction is not always an efficient method of learning, because