Welcome to EGL212-01

Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571 Email: bufslebow@gmail.com
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2-5pm,
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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Week#9 - Midterm Review - Challenges/Conditional Statements

Today's Task:  Write campaign talking points

The most important challenges facing _________ are.....
                                                       the nation, the world, me

Desirable outcomes  / undesirable outcomes
what you want to happen
what you don’t want to happen
need to lose weight

stressed about exams

fighting with my girlfriend
I lose 5kg and feel better.
I gain 10 more  kg.

I study hard and get straight A’s.
I become unhealthy and fail all my exams.
the country

the world

Conditional Statement Structures

Challenge > Desirable outcome > Required Action
Challenge > Undesirable outcome > action that would lead to that.

Challenge: I weigh too much.
desired outcome <> required action
>>If I want to lose weight, I need to stop eating so much junk food.

>>required action <> desired outcome
If I stop eating junk food, I will be able to lose weight.

Action that causes an undesirable outcome - undesirable outcome
If I don’t stop eating junk food, I will gain more weight
The most important challenges facing the country/the world today are.....

If we....,
If we want...., then we need to....
If we continue to ...., then our nation, economy, children.....
If we don’t stop…., We may
If you want ….., then you should
If I …. then I…
Assignment:  Due tonight (April 27) at 10pm
Write at least three ‘if’ statements about three different challenges in our group notes.

We will take a quick look at your midterms in class April 28.
Midterm Answers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Week#7: ENG260 Midterm Prep

I will be commenting on your Opinion Essays after 7pm tonight (April 13).
Please use the 'editing checklist' and take one more look before that.
Make sure that nothing is copied from other sources.

Assignment:  By April 23, finish revising your Opinion Essay.  Do you best to correct the errors that were commented on.

Quiz Practice & Table Talk Topics

Sentence Corrections (April 14)

Written quiz Thursday, April 20
- Writing tasks involving paragraph and essay structure
- Sentence Error Correction focusing on
OPTIONAL One-on-one conferences
This is not required and will not affect your grade. It is just an opportunity to meet with Jeff one-on-one to..
  • get acquainted
  • go over writings
  • discuss anything else you'd like.
Sign-up by 10 pm TONIGHT. using the OPTIONAL Conference Sign-up Form
Times: Tuesday April 18 3:30~4:45, Thursday April 20 noon~5pm

OPTIONAL Conference Sign-up Form

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Week#6 - Writing your opinion Essay

In class:  Work with your partners to go over your Opinion Essay - make suggestions regarding content, structure, and fixing mechanical errors.

If there’s a mechanical error you’re not sure about, add it to the “Is it OK? Google Doc.

Assignment: (Due Sunday, April 9 at noon) Complete the second draft of your opinion essay.
Your essay should include an introduction, at least three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion. Please use the editing checklist to proofread the entire essay.

Editing Checklist
  • Does every singular countable noun have an article or determiner?
  • Do any sentences begin with a coordinating conjunction? FANBOYS And, but, for, nor, or, so, and yet
  • Does every sentence begin with a capital letter? Is ‘I’ always capitalized)?
  • 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 ( reading, writing, and to speak)

Midterm Information: April 20 11am: Written 'Challenge' April 20: noon~3pm Optional conferences with Jeff

More midterm information will be shared in class April 13.