Thursday, August 1, 2019

Welcome to EGL 115 (Spring 2019)

EGL 115
Advanced Composition
Spring 2019
Busan University of Foreign Studies


Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: bufslebow@gmail.com 
Office HoursWednesdays 3-5pm, Thursdays 3-4pm and by appointment
Website >>>     writingbridges.com

 
This is an advanced composition course that will focus on fine tuning writing skills acquired during prerequisite courses. Aspects of composition covered will include academic, creative, and letter writing.

Group Notes:  EGL115-05    EGL115-08  

Class Band:   EGL115-05    EGL115-08  

Entrance Questionnaire






Monday, May 20, 2019

Practice Activities: Grammar, Writing Mechanics, & Typing





 Skills Practice Activities
Level Tests





Specific Quizzes

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Throughout the rest of the semester, I encourage you to practice particular parts of language mechanics that are challenging for you.  Create a Google doc in your folder called 'Your Name - Learning Practice Documentation'.  Upload descriptions and screenshots of activities you've complete.

Please add other useful sites to this list by commenting below.

Phrasal Verbs
Phrasal verb is the name given to an English verb which is composed of two or three words. One verb is combined with a preposition (like on, in, under) or an adverb (like up, down, away). Sometimes a phrasal verb can have a meaning that is very different to the meaning of at least one of those two or three words separately

LISTS
From UsingEnglish.com

ACTIVITIES

Collocations
Collocations are partly or fully fixed expressions that become established through repeated context-dependent use. Such terms as 'crystal clear', 'middle management', 'nuclear family', and 'cosmetic surgery' are examples of collocated pairs of words.

Lists & Guides
Activities 
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Author's Choice Writing - Spring 2019

Coming Soon.... Author's Choice Writing

Our goal for the rest of the semester is for you to develop your writing skills in the way that's best suited to your needs. As long as it's useful and/or interesting, you can choose any kind of writing you like, but some possibilities are below: 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Descriptive Writing

Descriptive Writing  (See pages 21~26 of the EGL115 Packet)

In-class
Choose a photo that worthy of an interesting description. You can use one of the photos you posted in the Band Week#6.  You will have 15 minutes to write a short objective description and short subjective description. You can use text you already wrote and continue writing.
Objective:  Just the facts - What, where, when, who, how, etc...
Subjective:  Your opinions and feelings about what is happening in the photo.  

Assignment: 
Create a 'Your Name - Descriptive Writing' Google Document in your EGL115 Google Drive folder. 
Write at least 150 words objectively and/or subjectively describing a photo (or series of photos).
Due May 18 (EGL115-05)


Handout
Examples


Descriptive Words




Thursday, April 18, 2019

EGL115 Midterm


Week#7
In-class: create outline and work on first draft of opinion essay.
Complete first draft Google Doc by April 29 (EGL115-05) or May 2 (EGL115-08)  and bring a printout to the first class of Week#9.
(300~700 words)



EGL115 Midterm
Written Quiz

EGL115-05  Tuesday, April 23, 3pm

EGL 115-08 Thursday, April 25, 2pm

The quiz will focus on writing tasks involving basic mechanics and Sentence Error Correction

Optional Conferences (sign-up after your first class of Week#7)

Conferences are not required and will not affect your grades. They are just an opportunity to meet with Jeff one-on-one to..
  • get acquainted (or catch-up)
  • go over specific writing questions and/or course progress
    - Prepare specific questions about error corrections on your writing assignments
    - What are your biggest writing challenges and/or confusions?
  • discuss anything else you'd like.
Possible Times - Week #9
  • Monday, April 29 4~5pm
  • Tuesday, April 30 , 4~5pm
  • Thursday, May 2, 3~4pm
  • Friday, May 3, 1-3pm

EGL115  Written Quiz Prep   (sample questions here)


Error Corrections:   Week#2   March 14   March 19      March 26    March 28     April 1     April 9

Topics covered will include:


Practice Activities

Verbs