Read the following before next Friday for a class discussion:
- Philosophy – who needs it? http://bit.ly/aw2randphwhneit
- Philosophy – who needs it? Japanese translation [wpdm_package id=’1861′]
- (Bastiat’s “The Broken Window Fallacy”, if you have not yet done so).
- Read about it here in Japanese
- Read about it here in English
I’ve reduced the number of essays to read, as I think 3 essays (even if one is in Japanese) is probably too much to ask in one week. If you have already read the “I, Pencil” essay, don’t worry! You can talk about it in class Dec. 13th and read the “Philosophy” essay for next week’s homework.
- Date: Saturday, December 14th
- Time: 2nd period (10:30-12:00)
- Place: same room as usual (205).
For those who cannot attend, you can do a reading and writing assignment which I will post next Friday.
- “a right to…” In English, it means a demand for – a right to a job, for instance, means if you do not have a job, someone must give you one.
- an effective advertisement and an effective persuasive essay
- both need objective information and both good and bad points
- Discussion of “The Broken Window Fallacy”: the original title of this short 1850 essay by Bastiat is “What is Seen and What is Unseen” (Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas)
- identifying claims (worksheet): any claim (any statement that seems to be a fact) must be supported by evidence, especially by citations [wpdm_package id=’1859′]
- translating news headlines from Japanese into English (worksheet)
- Choose a controversial topic and find two articles on this topic with opposing or different points of view: one article “for” and one “against”. (The original articles may be in either English or Japanese, but of course your response must be in English).
- summarize in one paragraph the main arguments in each article.
- DO NOT WRITE YOUR OPINION.
- List the articles you used in your “works cited” list, using the appropriate MLA format.
- Email it to me by Friday Dec. 21st.
- Print it out and bring it to class Friday Dec. 21st
- (Dec. 21st will be the last class of 2018.)
I added a new page: Class Collections. You can download the Essay#4 class collection PDF from here: https://www.sheffnersweb.net/blogs/classblogs/kpu/class-collections/
July 25th (Wed) class cancelled. Make-up class will be on July 28th, 14:40. If you cannot attend the makeup class, please consult me in class.
Using the feedback you received from classmates and your instructor, re-write your draft #1 –> draft #2, email it to me by Friday, print it out and bring to the next class.
You may change topics if you wish.
- Distribution of Essay 1 Class Collection (for those who asked for it)
- Exchange draft#1 with classmates and give feedback using the feedback form on p. 55
- Textbook p. 58 C and Practice 10
- p. 60 A
- Handout – Sheffner’s sample Problem-solution essay
Essay #5 (Response essay) draft #2: Response + evaluation / + recommendation
(If you want my comments to your draft #1, please ask me when you email it to me.)
- For reference:
- Sample annotated response essay (download it here:S ample Response Essay annotated
- Academic Writing general reference (bilingual version): http://bit.ly/2zvyzE6
- How I will grade your essays from now on: download it here (1 page) Academic Writing 2Rubric
- Individual conferencing
Makeup class will be held on Saturday July 2nd, same room as usual, same time as usual.
- Re-write your introduction paragraph for your problem-solution essay, by hand or typed. Bring it to class next week.
- Main idea worksheets (download them here: mainideak5chalkbox Use only pages 5-16
- Individual conferencing about introductory paragraph for problem-solution essay.
None. Take a break. Hang loose. Chill out.
- Proofread your own and a classmate’s essay.
- Suitable title? Not too vague nor too long.
- Your name, class, professor’s name, date
- in either top left or top right-hand corner
- and on the FIRST page ONLY
- Bibliography or works cited list
- You should all have at least one: the article you wrote your response to (either the “homework” one by Alfie Kohn, or the “violent video games” one by Amanda Shaffer (no, she’s not my sister!).
- Any Japanese books, articles, newspapers, magazines, websites, etc., that you use should all be in Roman letters (no Chinese letters should be anywhere in your essay)
- No URLs, just the title of the website.
- Textbook: Chapter 6: Timed Essays
- page 1134, answer the 4 questions (on looseleaf)
- page 135, read the sample essay
- page 140, read “A”, practice 5 (directly in the textbook)
- page 1141, practice 6 (directly in the textbook)
- Checked the answers to the sample academic reading #6 “David Cameron’s porn filter”, Sample academic reading 6 .
- To understand “censorship creep” in the title, you need to understand “mission creep”. Click the link to read a Japanese translation.
- Then answer these questions:
- What does “censorship creep” mean?
- “Censorship creep”: the question asks you to define the meaning. Many students wrote, “It means increasing censorship”, but strictly speaking, that is the result of censorship creep, not the definition of the meaning. Answer the question.
- What was “always the intention”, according to the article?
- The purpose was always “to block far more than dirty pictures”.
- What non-pornographic sites were also filtered?
- Gay and lesbian sites and sex education sites.
- Does the author think that a “social or moral framework” is necessary for the Internet?
- No. There is no ‘social or moral framework’ in a library, so why should there be one on the Internet?
- What is the evidence, according to the article, that pornography harms young people?
- There is almost no evidence (“scant”).
- What does the author think the real purpose of the “porn filter” is?
- The author thinks, or suspects, that the real purpose of the “porn filter” is not to block pornography and protect the children but “a convenient way to block a lot of content the British government doesn’t want its citizens to see” without any proper public debate and discussion about it.
- What do you think “extremism” means, and why does the author put it in quotation marks (“..”)?
- Extremism means different things to different people. However, in the case of a national law, the meaning needs to be defined clearly and publicly, so that people everywhere know exactly what is permitted and what is not. The author puts it in quotation marks (“…”) because the author suspects that the government will use the word to persuade people to accept the new law, but then expand the meaning of the word to include “content that the British government doesn’t want its citizens to see”, such as information about file sharing and free music downloads, or simply sites critical of the government. Of course, such sites will not really be extremist according to a dictionary definition.
- What does the author mean by “in the name of protecting children”?
- The author means that protecting the children may well be used as an excuse to control adult behaviour in ever increasing and surprising ways.
- Start writing your problem-solution essay & collect evidence for your claims.
Makeup class for May 1st will be July 11. Time and place will be announced later.
- Compare essay outlines with a classmate.
- Look at handout #2. (You can download handout #2 here: Is_Your_Doctor_Harming_You_edt ). Answers:
- Why the details about the peer edited journal, etc?
- They show that this article was accepted by a professional peer-reviewed journal.
- The details allow anyone to check this journal to see if in fact the article was published in it or not.
- What are the numbers in parentheses for?
- They refer to the references or sources of information which the writer used to write this article.
- What is the meaning and purpose of “References” on p. 2?
- They give the precise details about the sources the writer used for evidence for his article. This information allows anyone to identify and find (and read) those sources to check if what the writer says is true.
- If the instructor says, “It is raining now”, you can check with yoru own eyes by looking out the window or going outside. However, if the instructor says (or writes) something like this, how do you know if it is true or not?
- Pryor was married to Patricia Price in 1960 and divorced the following year. .
- From this marriage, a son, Richard Pryor Jr. (1961), was born.
- What kind of evidence would you want to see for these claims?
- Here’s an example from Wikipedia:
- Bob Newhart has called Pryor “the seminal comedian of the last 50 years”.
- .“Bob Newhart”. PBS American Masters.