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.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week#4 - Prepositions of Time & Your Future



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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
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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
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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.
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  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)