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.


Assignments (Week#4)
  • Write a topic sentence for each of your three 'Get Acquainted' answers. Make the topic sentence bold.
    Choose one of those answers and revise it so that it follows the paragraph structure described on page 14. If you'd like to start from scratch and write a new paragraph, feel free to do so.  Either way, increase the font size of that paragraph so that Jeff knows which one it is.
  • Finish revising your photo descriptions by 6pm on Saturday, March 25
    Jeff will take another look at your essay and make comments by 6pm on Sunday March 26.

    (Optional) If there are still error comments that you don't know how to fix, submit a maximum of two to our 'What's the Problem?' Doc between 6pm March 26 and 6pm March 27.   Write the complete sentence that contains the error.  

Due March 16

Choose three photos. Write a paragraph for each photo. One should focus on objectively describing the scene. The other two should focus on subjectively describing why this photo is important to you. Type this in your Google Drive ‘ENG260 Writings’ folder if possible. (Title: Name, Student#, Photo Descriptions')  Bring a printed first draft of your paragraphs to class on Thursday March 16.

     by noon March 8  (for those registered week#1) March 10 (for those registered Week#2)
Register for a Gmail account if you don't already have one.
Create a Blogger BlogBlogger Guide here and Screencast here
Register at Quizlet (You can use your Google account to sign up easily - please use a recognizable name as your ID)
 and join the ENG260 Quizlet Class    Quizlet Screencast
please join the the class Band  ENG260-02
ebsite: Band.us   Apps Android   Apple    Band Screencast
Other Apps to install:

Google Drive
Google Docs
Choose at least three of the acquaintance questions we used in class on March 3 and answer them in at least one  page of text (300~500 words).  Choose questions that you can answer in an interesting way. You can use any writing platform  (pen & paper, PC based word processing, or  phone text). Feel free to choose more than three questions and write more than one page of text
Post a 1~5 minute INTRODUCTION VIDEO to the class BAND. 
You can take a ‘selfie video’ with your phone or get help from a friend. Be as creative as you like!  Begin by telling use your name and then read the revised responses to your 'Get Acquainted' questions. Read as naturally as possible. You can then say anything else you like (or not).  If you have any problems uploading the video to the Band, email the file to Jeff at [email protected]

For Friday March 10 Bring in at least 5 photos of things that are important to you. These can be people, places, experiences, possessions or anything else you value. Photos can be printed or shown on a digital device, but can not be stored on a USB drive with no display.

Week#2 (due March 11, 6pm)
After completing your ENG260 Entrance Questionnaire (so that Jeff knows your Gmail address), go to your Google Drive.  Click 'Shared with me'.
You should see a folder with your name and ENG260 Writings.
RIGHT click it and select 'Add to my Drive'. 
Open that folder and click 'New/ Google Doc'.
Click 'New/ Google Docs'. A new document will appear . Change the title to 'Your Name, Student ID, Get Acquainted Responses'.
Type (or copy/paste) your responses to the 'Get Acquainted Questions' there.
You do not need to save the document - it is automatically saved every 5 seconds.
If you like, you can post this on your blog as well, but you are not required to do so. 

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