Category Archives: 2015 WS

WS2, week 6, October 30, 2015

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Easy reading: read an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
  • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment
  •  Chapter 14
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
    • Short Asnwer questions.

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by
    1. Ms. Yanobu – on Digory’s character
    2. Ms. Yamagami – on Uncle Andrew’s character
    3. Ms. Yamada – on whether Jadis is an evil character or not
    4. Ms. Uezawa – on Aslan as a representation of God
  2. Discussion points:
    1. Uncle Andrew broke his promise to Madam LeFay. Why? Was that foolish? Or something else?
    2. Jadis said she had to use magic (the Deplorable Word) because her sister broke their promise first and used magic. What do you think?
    3. Jadis said, “They were MY people. What were they there for other than to do my will?” What do you think? Is she right? Do those people belong to her? Can she do what she likes with them?

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WS2, week 5, October 23, 2015

Homework (update)

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Easy reading: read an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
  • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment
  •  Chapter 13 Short Essay questions.

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to the
    1. chapter 13 MCQs
    2. chapter 13 Short Answer Questions
    3. chapter 12 Short Essay questions.

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WS2, week 4, October 16th, 2015

Homework

  • Easy reading: choose an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
  • Read it.
  • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment
  • Chapter 13 MCQs
  • Chapter 13 Short Answer Questions
  • Chapter 12 Short Essay questions.

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to the “Short Essay” questions for chapter 11.

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WS2, week 3, October 9, 2015

Homework

  • Easy reading: choose an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
  • Read it.
  • Start your own “My Reading List” record. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to the “Short Essay” questions for chapter 10.
  2. Checked the answers to the MCQs of chapter 12

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WS2, week 2, October 2nd, 2015

Homework

  • Answer the MCQs (Multiple-choice questions) for chapter 2
  • Answer the “Short Essay” questions for chapter 11

Today’s class

  1. Checked the answers to the MCQs on chapter 11
  2. Short answer questions on chapter 11.

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WS2, week 1, September 25th, 2015

Homework

  • Answer the MCQs (Multiple-choice questions) for chapter 11
  • Answer the “Short Essay” questions for chapter 10

Today’s class

  1. MCQs on chapter 10
  2. Short answer questions on chapter 10.

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Best wishes for the holidays

So, class is over. Maybe some of you still have exams. Best of luck! And I wish you all an unbelievable summer vacation. Here’s a song for you from British singer-songwriter Craig David:

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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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DWC typhoon class cancellation rules

Dear AS & WS students.  Here are the rules for canceling class in the case of a typhoon.
同志社女子大学教務課です。

台風11号の接近に伴い、気象警報の発令が予想されます。
気象警報発令時の休講措置は、次の通りです。

17日(金)午前6時30分現在、暴風警報(暴風を含む警報全て)
が以下の地域の何れかに発令された場合は、全日休講、午前6時30分
以降に発令の場合は、発令時刻以降の授業を休講とします。

但し、午前9時30分以前に発令が解除された場合は、3講時以降の
授業を行います。

以上、念のため予めご連絡申し上げます。

【発令地域】
・京都府南部(「京都・亀岡」「山城中部」「山城南部」「南丹・京丹波」)

・大阪府(「大阪府」「北大阪」「東部大阪」「南河内」「泉州」)

同志社女子大学
教務部 教務課(京田辺キャンパス)
TEL:0774-65-8413
FAX:0774-65-8418
E-mail:kyomu-t@dwc.doshisha.ac.jp

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WS1, week 13, July 10th 2015

Homework

  1. Email me your essay topic (if you did not already tell me in class today), ASAP (ass soon as possible).
  2. Here is a list of last year’s essay titles: WS Essay topics 2014
  3. Write the outline for your essay.
    1. Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2
    3. Paragraph 3
    4. Paragraph 4
    5. Conclusion.
    6. Bibliography (write the textbook details according to the MLA style – see your MLA guidebook, page 9).

Today’s class

Essay rubric. Deadline is July 24th. Your essay should be between 1,000 – 2,000 words.

  1. Format
    1. double-spaced
    2. name, teacher’s name, class name and date on first page only, in top right or left corner
    3. title (no underline, no special font)
    4. indented paragraphs
    5. bibliography using MLA style
  2. Own words. Don’t plagiarize, and don’t use Google translate. Your English is better than computer’s.
    1. Use examples from the books and/or websites you have read.
    2. Always give the reference when citing other people’s words. (See your MLA guidebook for how to cite)
  3. Logical thinking.
    1. Can you write intelliggible English sentences and organize them logically?
  4. Original thinking. I will give you points if you show me your thinking.
    1. Give your opinion, don’t just copy what the textbook or other writers say. Give reasons for your opinions.
  5. Vocabulary, grammar and spelling.
    1. If I can understand what you say, these errors are not important.
    2. If I cannot understand what you say, you will lose points.

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