Welcome to EGL212-01

Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571 Email: [email protected]
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 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.

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