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WS2: WEEK 14, January 12th, 2018

Homework

Finish your final project (writing). Bring it to class next week (hard copy) and email it to me.

See here for tutorial videos: http://sheffnersweb.net/blogs/classblogs/dwc/?p=3485

Click here to download a sample essay: Sample_Essay_template

Today’s class

  • Class survey
  • 1-to-1 conferencing

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AS2: WEEK 14, January 12th, 2018

Homework

Finish writing your final probject. Print it out and bring it to class next week. Also, please email it to me.

See here for tutorial videos: http://sheffnersweb.net/blogs/classblogs/dwc/?p=3485

Click here to download a sample essay: Sample_Essay_template

Today’s class

  • Class questionnaire
  • Please give me your comments about the following
    • ITHOTR (In the Heart of the Rockies” story
    • Mini-lectures (note-taking and dictation)
    • Presentations
    • 1-to-1 conferencing
    • Movie list
    • Reading list
  • 1-to-1 conferencing about final projects

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AS1: week 14, July 21st, 2017

Homework

Collect all your writings for this class and bring them to class next week. You will do one final piece of writing in class, using your textbook and your own writings.

Today’s class

  1. Class survey
  2. Feedback for Sheffner
    1. Self-evaluation ?/100 + reasons. Evaluate yourself and give yourself a score out of 100 for what you have done in this class this semester (homework, presentations, reports, etc). Explain your reasons for your score.
    2. Sheffner evlauation: ?/100 + reasons. Evaluate your instructor for his work in this class this semester. Explain your reasons for your score.
    3. What did you learn in this class this semester?
    4. Any other comments – e.g. about the textbook, assignments, blog, presentations, etc.

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WS2, week 14, January 13th, 2017

Homework

None

Today’s class

  1. List 5 stories that are similar in some way to “The Magician’s Nephew”, e.g. stories that have
    • 2 children in a fantasy adventure
    • visits to another world or worlds
    • a strong, bad witch or bad woman (like Jadis)
    • a strong, wise, kind character (like Aslan)
  2. Write 2 paragraphs in English comparing “The Magician’s Nephew” with one story from your list.
    1. Explain the similarities
    2. Explain the differences
  3. Compare the four worlds that Digory and Polly find themselves in.
    1. How are they similar?
    2. How are they different?

Announcement

Makeup class will be Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 5th period (16:45 – 18:15)

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AS2, week 14, January 13th, 2017

Homework

Choose a topic from the textbook that you have not chosen yet. E.g.

  • Music (jazz, rock’n’roll, country, etc)
  • Cities in films (you can choose one city or one movie or write about several)
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • New Orleans

Write at least 2 pages of A4, in academic format, using photos, maps, illustrations, etc. Make sure you define your subject, and explain why or how your topic is important.

Today’s class

  • Student presentations on Chicago.
  • Quiz on pages 48 & 49.

Announcement

Makeup class will be Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 5th period (16:45 – 18:15)

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WS1, week 14, July 22nd, 2016

Homework

  • For July 29th, remaining  groups  prepare a short presentation to tell the main events of  chapters 4, 6 & 7. of “The Magician’s Nephew”. Make it interesting and fun.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  WS1_Easy_reading_library_list
    • Challenge – 15 books this semester!

Today’s class

  1. Presentations on chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5 of “The Magician’s Nephew”.
  2. What do you think of the order of events in the creation of Narnia compared to the creation of this world as described in the Book of Genesis in the Bible?
  3. Why do you think the author has Polly and Digory watch as Narnia is created? How did you feel when you read this part of the story?

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AS1, week 14, July 22nd, 2016

Homework

  • Prepare your poster presentation (see the list of students and topics here, updated July 19th:   Poster Presentations
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list

Today’s class

  1. Who is the man kneeling on the floor with his hands behind his back? What did he try to do?
  2. Why was Elizabeth I so popular?
  3. Why is there a statue of Boudicca beside the river Thames in London?
  4. After reading about Cromwell, how do you think Irish people might feel about the English and why?
  5. Why is Stonehenge so popular?
  6. In the Industrial Revolution, why did so many people move from the country to the cities to work in the factories, even though working and living conditions were often bad?

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WS2, week 14, January 15th, 2016

Homework

Finish writing your essay, type it, print it out and bring it to class next week. Also, please bring your updated Easy Reading list.

Use the essay writing checklist below:

  •  Does my essay have a minimum of 1,000 words? (Not including direct quotations or my references.)
  • How many words are direct quotations?
  • Do I have at least 3 references?
  • I have not plagiarised.
  •  I have not used machine translation.
  • My references are in alphabetical order.
  • There are no Chinese characters in my essay or in my references.
  • My references are in the MLA style.

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AS2, week 14, January 15th, 2016

Homework

Finish writing your essay, type it, print it out and bring it to class next week. Also, please bring your updated Easy Reading list and Movie List.

Use the essay writing checklist below:

  • Does my essay have a minimum of 1,000 words? (Not including direct quotations or my references.)
  • How many words are direct quotations?
  • Do I have at least 3 references?
  • I have not plagiarised.
  •  I have not used machine translation.
  • My references are in alphabetical order.
  • There are no Chinese characters in my essay or in my references.
  • My references are in the MLA style.

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WS1, week 14, July 17th 2015

Homework

Essay.

  • Your essay should be typed on A4,
  • double-spaced and
  • with proper academic format,
  • and be between 1,000-2,000 words.
  • The essay is due next Friday, July 24th. That is the last class.
  • I shall not be returning to DWC until next semester, so if you are absent next week or you forget your essay, please email it to me by Sunday July 26th.

Today’s class

  • Review of how to write items in a bibliography. All the information today is in the MLA guidebook.
  • You should use at least three different sources.
  • If you use a Japanese source, write the details in Roman letters, following the MLA style (Author’s LastName, First Name(s). Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Date of publication. Print.)
  • If you use a website, follow the MLA guildelines for writing the details in your bibliography or reference sections. (Here is a very good explanation of the MLA guidelines for web pages. And here is another one: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/ )
  • If you use a Japanese website, the same rule applies: write everything in Roman letters. In addition, at the end, write the date you accessed that website most recently.
  • Your essay title should reflect the content of your essay. Here are 2 examples for an essay about CS Lewis and his wife Joy Davidman:
    • X Essay title- “C.S. Lewis”
    • O Essay title – “C.S. Lewis’ marriage.”
  • Here are 2 more examples of bad and good titles:
    • X Essay title – “A Comparison of the Narnia series with the Harry Potter series”.  This title suggests the content will compare ALL the Narnia books with ALL the Harry Potter books. Really? This will be a very long essay!
    • O Essay title – “A Comparison of ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ with One of the Harry Potter books.”

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