Studies in English II, week 14: January 17th, 2014


Finish writing your final essay, print it out and bring it to class next week. All students must complete this essay to pass this course. Students absent on this day or who fail to give me their final essay will automatically fail the course. We will also read each other’s essays and do some final free writing.

Today’s class:

Read each other’s essays. Check for
  1. Spelling
  2. Punctuation
  3. Missing words
  4. Verb forms and tenses
  5. Subject-verb agreement
  6. Academic language
  7. Format (double-spaced, name, date, etc., title, at least a 5-space indent, bibliography) – see the example student essay in your MLA handbook
Comments on Final essays: make sure all the Japanese words are in Roma-ji
Class survey
Questions. Write yr answers on loose leaf paper:
  1. “Okinawan is a dialect of Japanese.” Is that statement a fact or an opinion? How can we check it?
  2. How do dialects differ from a standard language?

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