Thursday, April 18, 2019

EGL115 Midterm


Week#7
In-class: create outline and work on first draft of opinion essay.
Complete first draft Google Doc by April 29 (EGL115-05) or May 2 (EGL115-08)  and bring a printout to the first class of Week#9.
(300~700 words)



EGL115 Midterm
Written Quiz

EGL115-05  Tuesday, April 23, 3pm

EGL 115-08 Thursday, April 25, 2pm

The quiz will focus on writing tasks involving basic mechanics and Sentence Error Correction

Optional Conferences (sign-up after your first class of Week#7)

Conferences are not required and will not affect your grades. They are just an opportunity to meet with Jeff one-on-one to..
  • get acquainted (or catch-up)
  • go over specific writing questions and/or course progress
    - Prepare specific questions about error corrections on your writing assignments
    - What are your biggest writing challenges and/or confusions?
  • discuss anything else you'd like.
Possible Times - Week #9
  • Monday, April 29 4~5pm
  • Tuesday, April 30 , 4~5pm
  • Thursday, May 2, 3~4pm
  • Friday, May 3, 1-3pm

EGL115  Written Quiz Prep   (sample questions here)


Error Corrections:   Week#2   March 14   March 19      March 26    March 28     April 1     April 9

Topics covered will include:


Practice Activities

Verbs



Friday, April 12, 2019

Structured Opinion Essay


Opinion Outline Doc (File/Make a Copy) Title:  Your Name EGL115 Opinion Essay Outline

Jeff's Example




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




Guides

Monday, April 1, 2019

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. 
Here are some examples:
Maria didn't know the word, so she looked it up in the dictionary.
Oh no, we've run out of milk! I'll have to buy some more.
Farmers have to get up early in the morning.
The rocket took off with a loud roar.

LISTS
From UsingEnglish.com

ACTIVITIES