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AW1: MAKEUPS, JULY 28TH, 2018

Homework

  • Read my comments then re-write your draft #2 –> draft #3 and email it to me.
  • Would you like a (digital) copy of your classmates’ essays #2 and #3? If so, please email me by Tuesday July 31st, midnight.
  • If you have changed your mind about allowing your essay to appear in the class collection, please let me know ASAP. Otherwise, I will assume your answer for essay #1 holds true for essay #2 and #3.

Today’s class

  1. Individual conferencing
  2. Who is your audience (your readers)? – see textbook p. 8 A.
  3. why would you need or want to write  academic essays?
  4. Why would you need or want to write essays (including essays in Japanese)?
  5. In the real world, how would you decide what to write about?
  6. What are some difficulties you have in writing academic essays in this class?
  7. what are your biggest difficulties as a student @ kpu?

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AW2, week 12, January 13th, 2017

Homework

Write an essay discussing the arguments for and against the topic of “Organ Transplants”.  Choose two arguments for, and two arguments against to discuss in your essay.

Today’s class

  • Discussion of arguments for and against the topic of “School Uniforms”.
    • Which arguments are strong and which are weak?
  • Discussion of arguments for and against the topic of “Legalized Gambling”.
    • Which arguments are strong and which are weak?
    • Choose  arguments from the “for” list, and two arguments from the “against” list and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.
    • Write a short conclusion giving your judgement about the “for” and “against” arguments. Which side has the stronger arguments, do you think?

 


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Academic Writing II – week 14, January 25th, 2013

Homework:

  • None.
  • Next week, students will write a timed essay in class, so read Unit 6. (If you were absent today,
    • read the textbook sections we read in today’s class and do the textbook exercises we did today
    • email me your “response” essay today.)

Today’s class:

  1. One-to-one interviews with students about their “response” essay.
  2. Textbook Unit 6:
    1. read page 134 and answer the questions;
    2. read page 135 and 136. Do practice 1
    3. read section D on page 137 and do practice 2 and 3 (page. 138)
    4. read section E (p. 139)

 

 

 


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