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Writing Strategies 2, session 6: October 28th, 2011

Nov. 4th class cancelled. Next class is Nov. 11th.


  1. Summaries of chapters 10, 11 and 12. 8, 9 and 10 (very sorry!)
  2. Find illustrations for 3 things in chapters 10-12. Useful illustrations, that help you and other students learn unfamiliar things, i.e. things that don’t exist in Japan or Japanese culture.
  3.  C.S. Lewis meant for the creation of Narnia  to closely follow the creation of the Earth as recorded in the old Testament. For each of the verses in the table below, write down what part of creation is mentioned, and then write down the comparable event from The Magician’s Nephew. Some examples are shown:
  4. …………………………..   Creation of our World             Creation of Narnia
    1. Genesis 1:2
    2. Genesis 1:11          God created all the Earth’s plants
    3. Genesis 1:14 – 18
    4. Genesis 1:20 – 25                                               Animals burst from the ground. Birds emerge from the trees.

Writing Strategies 1, session 6: June 3rd, 2011

  1. Tell your Greek or Roman myth to your partner. How is it similar to the Japanese myth you wrote last week?
  2. How to write references 参照文献の書き方。

    参照文献 MLA style
  3. Subject line for emails

    Email subject line 件名の正しい書き方
  4. Vote for the best Amazon review.
  5. Discussion about myth:
    1. What is a myth? Is a myth the same as a folk-tale (昔話)? Are they different? How are they different?
    2. Is a myth different from a fairy-story, or is it the same? How are they different? How are they the same?
    3. What is the difference between a myth and an epic poem such as Heike Monogatari?
    4. What is the difference between a myth and a novel such as the Tale of Genji?
    5. What is the difference between a myth and a legend, such as The One Inch Boy?
  6. Chapter 4 quiz questions. We checked the answers. Also “you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”
  7. LWW, study guide questions for chapters 5 and 6 (pages 18-19, questions 1-8).


  1. Finish the study guide questions for chapters 5 and 6, pages 20-22, up to and including question 9.
  2. Re-write your bibliography for your Greek/Roman myth correctly (see the handout), and email it to me by midnight Wednesday.