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, March 20, 2019

Past Tense Guide & Practice

Types of Past Tense

1. Simple Past

        I went to university in Philadelphia.   

2. Past Progressive (Past Continuous)  + Simple Past

       I was walking to the library when I saw her.   

3   Past Habitual

      I used to eat an entire large pizza by myself when I was a teenager.

4. Present Perfect
     I have been married for 19 years.
5.  Past Perfect
  I had known my wife for 6 months when we decided to get married.


From Englishpage.com
Past Perfect vs. Past Continuous    623779
Past Perfect vs. Simple Past   910579
Prepositions of Time #1:    379571
Prepositions of Time #2:    317937

Past Experience Narrative Assignment

300~500 words

Describe 1-3 of the major events on your timeline.

Try to use a variety of past tense forms.
  • Set the scene (background information, context) 
  • What happened? (where when, how) 
  • Why was this important to you?

EGL115-08: Bring a printout of your first draft to class TOMORROW! (March 29)
You can see Jeff’s example here.

Week#3 Task: (Due March 25)
Create a Google Doc in your Folder and title it ' Your Name, Student #, Timeline Sentences'. Write at least 10 sentences based on your 'Life Timeline'. Use a variety of tenses and include at least one sentence of each type below.

Jeff’s Example

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