Monday, December 31, 2018

Welcome to EGL204 (2018)

EGL 204
Advanced Composition
Fall 2018
Busan University of Foreign Studies

Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: 
Office HoursWednesdays 5-6pm, Fridays 2-4pm and by appointment
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:  EGL204-01     EGL204-02  

Class Band:   EGL204-01     EGL204-02  

Entrance Questionnaire

Hangul Romanization Guide and Converter

Monday, December 10, 2018

EGL204 Final Challenge Practice

The materials below can help you prepare for the Final Challenge on December 18.
Midterm w/ Answers

Quizizz:  Go to   Code: 032799
Questions #1~#10 are new.   #11~30 are from the midterm.

Sentence Corrections: (1~5 are from the midterm, 6~40 are from in-class sentence corrections)

  1. He is so nice guy! 
  2. me and my friend go library yesterday during two hour. 
  3. Sam has many free times these day. So he like watching movies, meet friends, and plays yoga. 
  4. Even I have been date my boyfriend since 2 years, yet i not meet his mother. 
  5. I visited each of Mexico and Hong-Kong for 2 times. 
  6. Her knee hurted before 3 months. But she still hard to walk. 
  7. I remember it was awkward at the first time 
  8. How do you think of Mexican food? 
  9. He ate few different things, but was still hungry. 
  10. They are so nice and kind people than I thought. 
  11. Every people face a challenge in life. 
  12. Even many people think him as honesty person, he is not. 
  13. The temperature was 39 degrees in Aug. 22, the hot day in the year. 
  14. My another goal is to lose 5kg. 
  15. We are hard to correcting all of sentences. 
  16. It’s been 2 years since I haven’t seen you 
  17. He is one of most famous singer in world 
  18. As I had lived in school dormitory, I need a new house to live in. 
  19. China is most influence country about Asia's football. 
  20. When I was in primary school, I knew a beautiful girl, who’s name is Gao Shujie. 
  21. When we arrived in Taipei, my friends and I went to Ximen firstly. 
  22. A few days ago, there were big elections happened in Taiwan 
  23. His companion need to be tolerated by loneliness and frustration for a long time. 
  24. The seller give more amount of food and more side dish than you actually ordered. 
  25. I'm very thank you for always listening to my story. 
  26. I like to enjoy to binge watching especially dramas. 
  27. He feel strange when a woman he love want to stay 
  28. When you seems them hard at first, 
  29. Nike collaborate with various other fashion brand, 
  30. There is no more special things 
  31. There is a research from the Economist. 
  32. The most popular menu here would be soju and beer. 
  33. He was one of the greatest singer in 70s. 
  34. When I became third grade in middle school 
  35. I complained a lot for serving the army. 
  36. recently korea try to reduce plastic trash 
  37. I will going to trip to Europe for two month. 
  38. On the right time, in the right place, the party begun. 
  39. Not only me and your father knows your effort. 
  40. We are hard to corrects all of sentences.

More practice materials

Specific Quizzes

Phrasal Verbs

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Homestretch & Author's Choice #2

Author's Choice#2  Assignment:
For your final assignment, you will again be able to choose which type of writing to do.

The schedule for the next couple of weeks is:

By Nov. 24: Make final revisions to your Author's Choice #1 assignment
Nov. 27: Come to class with at least one writing idea.              
               In class: Decide the topic of your  second Author's Choice Assignment,
              Check with Jeff.   Discuss your writing plan.  Make an outline.  Start Writing.
Nov. 30: 1st Draft of  Author's Choice Assignment  is due (from 400~1000 words)
                Bring a printout to class
by Dec. 5: Finish Revising first draft of Author’s Choice #2
Dec 7: Regular class, Seeking Revision Perfection
Dec. 11: Final Prep,  Optional Conferences (sign-up here)
Dec. 14: No Class
Dec. 18: Final Challenge
Dec. 21: No class. Happy Vacation.

As long as it's useful and/or interesting, you can choose any kind of writing you like, but some possibilities are below: 
Writing Prompts
Job Application Materials
If you are interested in getting feedback on Resumes and/or Cover Letters, I will be glad to offer it, but those will not count as part of your optional assignment. You can find some helpful information at

Monday, October 29, 2018

EGL204 Life After the Midterm

Midterm - grades posted Wednesday (cumulative score), answers here

Author's Choice Assignment:
For your final writing assignments, you will be able to choose which type of writing to do. You'll need to complete at least to major writing assignments and write at least 500 words.  If you want to make it longer or do extra assignments, that is great, but not required.  I will do my best to offer feedback on your writing, but can only guarantee feedback on 1500 words.
In class, we will work on writing mechanics, learn more about particular types of writing, and have conferencing time. The schedule for the next couple of weeks is:

Nov. 6: Decide the topic of your  first Author's Choice Assignment
                in-class:  Discuss your writing plan.  Check with Jeff. Make an outline.  Start Writing.
Nov. 9: 1st Draft of  Author's Choice Assignment Due, Bring a printout to class
Nov. 11 (8pm): Finish revisions to your first Author's Choice Writing
Nov.  13: Bring a printout of your revised writing (along with the  messy printout of your first draft)
November 16 Sentence Corrections

You can choose many different kinds of writing you like, but some possibilities are below: 
Writing Prompts
Job Application Materials
If you are interested in getting feedback on Resumes and/or Cover Letters, I will be glad to offer it, but those will not count as part of your optional assignment. You can find some helpful information at

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Practice Activities: Grammar, Writing Mechanics, & Typing

 November 9 

Level Tests

Specific Quizzes

More at:

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



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.

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