Category Archives: Writing Strategies

WS1: WEEK 15, JULY 27TH, 2018

Today’s class (final)

Havelok

Non-Havelok students

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WS1: WEEK 14, JULY 20TH, 2018

Homework

Start work on your final report:

  • 500-800 words
  • typed
  • due July 27th (final class)
  • a book or movie
  • should be like a review on Amazon.

Havelok:

  1. bring a hard copy of your final project
  2. bring all your diaries to class for a final writing assignment
  3. email me a digital version of your final project

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WS1: Week 13, July 13th, 2018

Homework

Havelok Team

Continue working on your Havelok project, including your weekly diary.

Others

Start work on your final report:

  • 500-800 words
  • typed
  • due July 27th (final class)
  • a book or movie
  • should be like a review on Amazon.

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AS1/WS1: Week 12, July 6th, 2018

Due to the heavy rainfall, classes in the 1st and 2nd period on Friday, July 6th will be cancelled.

If classed after 2nd period are cancelled on Friday, July 6th, an official announcement will be posted on the Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts website around 10:00 A.M.

Exercise caution and take measures to protect your personal security.

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WS1: Week 11, June 29th, 2018

Homework

  1. Havelok Team
    1. Continue with your project
    2. Write your diary entry for this week.
  2. Others:
    1. Choose a story you like and write a report about it.

Today’s class

  1. Havelok team
    1. points to think about
      1. Design of pamphlet / notebook
      2. Colour?
      3. Cover?
      4. Cost?
  2. Others
    1. The Tortoises’ Picnic story

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WS1: week 10, June 22nd 2018

Homework

  1. Havelok Project Team
    1. Continue with your project
    2. Each student should keep a weekly diary about what they did in this project.
      1. Show me your diary next week.
  2. Others
    1. Choose a story
    2. Write a report about it.
      1. Imagine you are explaining this story for someone else, someone you do not know, so you need to be professional and business-like.

Today’s class

  • Havelok Team
    • Continued with their work
  • Others:
      • New story: the learned parrots

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WS1: Week 9, June 15th 2018

Homework

none

Today’s class

  1. Exchange homework with classmates.
  2. New story: the two ants
    1. read it
    2. write a paragraph on how it relates to you
  3. 1-2-1 conferencing
  4. Havelok team: discuss your project and report to me.

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WS1: Week 8, June 8th, 2018

Homework

(If you chose the “Havelok” option, you do not need to do this).

  1. Choose a story to write a book report about
  2. It can be an English or a Japanese story
  3. It can be a movie IF it is based on a book.
  4. You will need to include
    1. Your comments about the book/story – these comments must be interesting and useful for the reader (i.e. not just your personal feelings)
    2. a summary of the story
    3. background facts in order to identify the story or book.
  5. Decide the order of your 3 paragraphs.

Today’s class

  1. Exchange your homework (summaries of “Havelok” chapters 1 an 2) with classmates.
  2. Read the original “Coconut” story from “Splitting the Arrow”.
  3. Re-write your summary of the story.
  4. Read chapters 7 and 8 of “Havelock the Warrior” and annotate.
  5. Would you like to be on the “Havelock Project” team? If so, please let me know by email.
    1. The Havelock Project Team will work as a team to create a booklet of notes to help Japanese readers read “Havelok the Warrior”.
    2. Your booklet needs to be finished by the end of this semester.
    3. I will give more details next week, but basically the team will make the major decisions.
  6. If you do not choose the Havelok option, choose a story to write a book report about. This book report will be your homework for next week.
Havelok pushed aside the other porters and got the job.

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WS1: Week 7, June 1st, 2018

Homework

  • Finish annotating “Havelok the Warrior” chapters 5 & 6.
  • Write a summary (1 paragraph of 5-10 sentences) of
    • chapter 1
    • chapter 2
  • Would you like to take part in the project to annotate “Havelok the Warrior”?

Today’s class

  1. Annotate chapters 5 & 6 of “Havelok the Warrior”.
  2. 1-to-1 conferencing to discuss your writing and questions.
  3. “The Coconut” – listen then write a summary.

 

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