Sunday, December 31, 2017

Welcome to ENG265

ENG265
Advanced Composition
Fall 2017
Busan University of Foreign Studies

Instructor
: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: pufslebow@gmail.com 
Office Hours Mondays 5~7pm,  Tuesdays 4:30pm~6:30pm or by appointment  Course 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:  ENG265-01









Error Correction Codes

Hangul Romanization Guide and Converter


Monday, October 16, 2017

Midterms



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

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

Resumes
  • 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
COVER LETTER & RESUME WRITING ADVICE
COVER LETTER & RESUME EXAMPLES
Resume Building Sites


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Descriptive Writing & a Chuseok Moment

Descriptive Writing

Assignment
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 .

Handout
Examples


Descriptive Words




Google Translate Examples

Jeff's Approach to Writing


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week#4 - Prepositions of Time & Your Future



Go to Vs. Go for Vs. Go in

Prepositions of Time

More about Prepositions of Time

Usage of Marry/Get Married






Assignment:   Add 150+ words to your Timeline Google Doc about the events of your life that will take between 2023 and 2030.  Use as many different types of future tense as possible. 

Future Tenses


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Week#3 Writing in the Past Tense

Types of Past Tense

Reference

Activities
From Englishpage.com


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
From Quizizz Join.quizizz.com
Phrasal Verbs            625191
Phrasal Verbs 2          313666



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 
Collocations 1
Collocations 2
Collocations 3
Collocations 4
Collocations 5
Collocations 6
Collocations 7
Collocations 8
Collocations 9
Collocations 10
Collocations 11
Collocations 12
Collocations 13
Collocations 14
Collocations 15


From Quizizz Join.quizizz.com
Assorted                      106267
Go Get Come              247563
Pay Keep Save           228776


Assignments

Edit your Identity assignment by 11:59pm tonight (Sept 13)
Jeff will comment on your document by noon on Saturday.  Take another look and try to fix any errors before our next class. If you are not sure what to do, don't worry. We will work on unsolved errors during our next class.

Review past tense materials and  take at least one of the Quizizz by Sunday at 8pm.
Go to: join.quizizz.com
  787801 Simple past or past continuous
  843999 Past perfect continuous
  398791  Present perfect x past continuous

The first draft of your timeline assignment is due on Sept 20.
Timeline Assignment: Describe 1-3 of the major events on your timeline using a total of 400+ words. Try to use a variety of past tense forms.  Bring a printout of your first draft to class on Sept. 20.
Jeff's example here.

Edit your Timeline assignment by 11:59pm tonight (Sept 20)

Jeff will comment on your document by noon on Saturday.  Take another look and try to fix any errors before our next class (Sept. 25). If you are not sure what to do, don't worry. We will work on unsolved errors during our next class.

Complete these Quizizz
Phrasal Verbs 2          313666
Go Get Come              247563

More optional Quizizz

Phrasal Verbs            625191
Pay Keep Save           228776
Assorted Collocations                     106267

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Error Corrections, Checklists, and first revisions





AssignmentRevise your ‘Identity Assignment’ Google Doc using the Editing Checklist below.  
Please bring a printout of your revised writing to class on Wednesday, September 13.


ENG265 Editing Checklist
Every time you write a document for this class, use the following checklist to catch potential errors,  improve your writing,  and help Jeff keep his sanity.
  • Does every singular countable noun have an article or determiner?
  • Do any sentences begin with a FANBOYS coordinating conjunction?
  • Does every sentence begin with a capital letter? Is ‘I’ alway capitalized)?
  • Is the document spell-checked?
  • Does every sentence have a subject and a verb?  Do they agree?
  • Are adjectives and adverbs as close as possible to the words they modify?
  • Do ‘a, b, c’ sentences use parallel structure?  (e.g.  reading, writing, and to speak)





Monday, August 14, 2017

Weeks#1 & #2 - Orientation & Getting Acquainted


We will spend the first week of  class getting acquainted with each other and getting oriented to the course methods and tools.


 Assignments  
     by Septenber 5, 11:59pm (for those registered week#1)
Register for a Gmail account if you don't already have one.

Create a Blogger BlogBlogger Guide here and Screencast here
Join
please join the class Band  ENG265-01 
  W
ebsite: Band.us   Apps Android   Apple    Band Screencast
 
Other Apps to install:
Blogger

Google Drive
Google Docs
Quizlet
First Writing Assignment:  (Due September 10, 6pm)

List all of the different parts of your identity.  Then write 300 or more words describing at least three different parts of your identity.  Please do this on a Google Doc in your ENG265 Writing Folder. Feel free to include any related photos. You can see Jeff's Example here. When you are done, please copy and paste your writing into the Class Band.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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 
Collocations 1
Collocations 2
Collocations 3
Collocations 4
Collocations 5
Collocations 6
Collocations 7
Collocations 8
Collocations 9
Collocations 10
Collocations 11
Collocations 12
Collocations 13
Collocations 14
Collocations 15



From Quizizz Join.quizizz.com

Pay Keep Save
228776

Go Get Come
247563


From Kahoot

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. 
Here are some examples:
Maria didn't know the word, so she looked it up in the dictionary.
Oh no, we've run out of milk! I'll have to buy some more.
Farmers have to get up early in the morning.
The rocket took off with a loud roar.

LISTS
From UsingEnglish.com

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Welcome to ENG260 (2017)

ENG260-02
Advanced Composition
Spring 2017
Busan University of Foreign Studies

Instructor
: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: pufslebow@gmail.com 
Office Hours: Tuesdays 5~7pm,  Fridays 4pm~6pm or by appointment  
Course 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: ENG260-02


Class Band: ENG260-02