Friday, September 28, 2018

Structured Opinion Essay



Opinion Essay Checklist
  • Is there an interesting hook? 
  • Is there a clear, strong thesis statement?(By the end of the first paragraph, do you know who is be persuaded of what and do you care?)
  • Are there are least three supporting arguments or reasons supporting the thesis statement?
  • Does the essay address at least one counter argument?
  • Would this essay help persuade you to agree with the author?
  • Is the fourth wall broken?


Starting with a Hook

Former Student Examples

  • There is a woman who accidentally got pregnant. 
  • A five years old child was playing in front of her house with her mother. Suddenly the tragedy happened 
  • ‘Language is a weapon’. I've always believe this.
Hook Guides:  Writing the Hook13 Examples   Hooks & Attention Grabbers



Don’t Break the fourth wall

Don’t tell the reader that you’re going to tell them something - just tell them!

Examples of things to avoid:



  • In my opinion, I am opposed to the legalization of same sex marriage 
  • In this essay, I will handle that a couple who has more benefits than a couple who have never lived with each other. 
  • My statement is that death penalty must be exist and it’s effective. 
  • Personally, I strongly believe euthanasia should be legalized. I have three reasons for my argument. 
  • Then I claim that couple should live together at least 6 months before they get marry.




Guides

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Week #4-6 Tasks





By September 30
Post your revised Identity Writing to your class band. Photos optional.

By October 1

Write 200-400 words describing your Chuseok moment as powerfully as possible. Do not just describe a series of events (e.g. first this happened, then that happened). Instead, help the reader understand what it felt, looked, sounded, and smelled like to be in that moment and why that moment touched you.
Type this as a Google Doc in your ‘EGL204 Writings’ folder by Oct. 1 at 6pm.

By October 2

Bring a printed copy of your descriptive writing to class on Tuesday, Oct 2 .

Descriptive Writing Resources

Jeff's Chuseok Moment


By October 5 - Choose a Persuasive Essay topic and create a basic outline

Structured Opinion Essay Guide

By October 12
Write a 300-1000 word opinion essay. Create a Google Doc in your EGL204 Writing folder before our next class and change the title to 'Your Name - Persuasive Essay'.  Proofread your writing at least once and BRING A PRINTOUT of this first draft to our next class. Also bring your outline (no matter how messy it is).

Friday, September 21, 2018

Descriptive Writing




Descriptive Writing Tips
  • Paint a picture - Show vs. Tell
    Consider all senses (sights, sounds, smells, tastes, textures)
  • Include active, powerful, energetic verbs
  • Choose flavorful (juicy) adjectives and nouns
  • Connect to the heart and the mind
  • Notice small, interesting details
  • Use metaphors and similes when appropriate

Videos & Presentations
Examples

ASSIGNMENT, Part#1

Capturing a Chuseok moment. At some time during your long weekend, notice a moment that is full of things to describe. Take a few photos and/or write down at least ten words (not sentences) that describe the what you see, hear, smell, taste, and/or feel (physically and emotionally).


ASSIGNMENT, Part#2
Write 200-400 words describing you Chuseok moment as powerfully as possible. Do not just describe a series of events (e.g. first this happened, then that happened). Instead help the reader know what it felt, looked, sounded, and smelled like to be in that moment and why that moment touched you.

Type this as a Google Doc in your ‘EGL204 Writings’ folder by Oct. 1 and bring a printed copy to class on Tuesday, Oct 2 .
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Week#3 - Corrections, Revisions, & Chuseok Moments

In-Class Sentence Corrections (answers in your class group notes)

ASSIGNMENTS

Finish revising your Identity assignment by September 22. When doing so, make sure to check for ‘low hanging fruit’.

  • Spell-check (it helps to use Chrome Browser)
  • There should be a space after periods and commas.
  • Every sentence begins with a capital letter
  • Make sure no sentence begins with FANBOYS.
  • ‘I’ should always always capitalized.
  • Do not create new revision documents, resolve comments, or show revisions.  Just revise.



Capturing a Chuseok moment.  At some time during your long weekend, notice a moment that is full of things to describe.  Take a few photos and/or write down at least ten words (not sentences) that describe the what you see, hear, smell, taste, and/or feel (physically and emotionally).



Complete Quizizz Practice by September 21.
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  • Fanboys 836297
  • Past Perfect vs Simple Past 945063
  • Past Perfect or Past Perfect Continuous? 170587

Sunday, September 2, 2018

EGL204 - Week#1 & Week#2

In class: 

Week#1 Assignments

Due September 4


Join the EGL204 Band for your class. EGL204-01   EGL204-02

 

➤ Get a Gmail Account: Install these apps: Google Drive, Docs, Translate.

➤ Post a selfie in the Band with your name (in 한글 ), Student #, Gmail Address and ‘Please call me…’


Due September 8   

➤ Complete the Entrance Questionnaire

Writing Task#1:  
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 EGL204 Writing Folder. Create a document named 'Your Name - Identity Assignment'.  Feel free to include any related photos. You can see Jeff's Example here.  https://goo.gl/RnrKdV
Bring a printout of your writing to class on Sept. 11.
Finish your first draft revisions by Sept. 12 11:59pm. 

Writing Task#2:  

Based on your timeline, write 10 sentences using different forms of past and future. Create a Google Doc in your folder entitled "Your Name - 10 Past & Future Timeline Sentences".  Jeff's Example
EGL204-01 Due: Thursday, September 13 by 6pm

EGL204-02 Due: Sunday, September 16 by 6pm
Past & Future Verb Forms Guide