Sunday, December 31, 2017

Welcome to ENG265

Advanced Composition
Fall 2017
Busan University of Foreign Studies

: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: 
Office Hours Mondays 5~7pm,  Tuesdays 4:30pm~6:30pm or by appointment  Course Website >>>

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:  ENG265-01

Error Correction Codes

Hangul Romanization Guide and Converter

Monday, October 16, 2017


Written quiz Monday, October 23, 1pm
Questions will involve Writing Mechanics and Sentence Error Correction related to....
One-on-one conferences
This is an opportunity to meet with Jeff one-on-one to..
  • get better acquainted
  • go over writings
  • discuss anything else you'd like.
ENG265 Conference Times
  • Monday, Oct. 16. 3-4pm
  • Monday, Oct. 23 2-4pm
  • Thursday, Oct 26 5-6pm
  • Monday, Oct 30 2-4pm

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Job Application Materials

Your job application materials should have a clean, easy-to-read format. For the purpose of this assignment focus more on content than format.

  • Highlight relevant experiences (job and other)
  • Be Concise - Make it easy to read
  • Use Action Verbs  (see vocabulary section)
Cover Letters
  • Write it to a specific company, know what they are looking for
  • Make an impression - have personality
  • Express why you are a good fit
  • Remember it's not about what they can do for you, but what you can do for them
  • Before writing try to answer these questions
  • Correct language usage matters
Resume Building Sites

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Descriptive Writing & a Chuseok Moment

Descriptive Writing

At some point during the long Chuseok break, choose a moment to describe. If you can take a photo, great. If not, create a strong mental image. Write 200 words describing that moment as powerfully as possible.  Do not describe a series of events (e.g. first this happened, then that happened).  Instead what it felt, looked, sounded, and smelled like to be in that moment and why that moment touched you

Type this in your Google Drive ‘ENG265 Writings’ folder and post it in the class Band by Oct. 10. Bring a printed first draft to class on Wednesday Oct 12 .


Descriptive Words

Google Translate Examples

Jeff's Approach to Writing