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WS1: Week 13, July 12th, 2019

Homework 1 (for July 17th)

Read the story “The Old Man’s Milk” (p. 34) and write 3 paragraphs about it:
  1. the main points of the story
  2. the main idea(s)
  3. your personal response to the story
  4. Reference (this story in the textbook in correct APA style: see this resource to help you Reference List: Books – article or chapter in an edited book
Your paper should be double-spaced in the correct APA style.

Homework 2 (for July 26th)

Write a 3-paragraph essay about any story or stories that you have read for  this class this semester.
  1. the main points of the story
  2. the main idea(s)
  3. your personal response to the story
  4. Reference page
Print it out and bring a copy to class, as well as uploading it to Manaba

Today’s class

  • What is the root problem in the story “The King’s Desserts” and why is it a problem?
  • Demonstration of a model summary of the story “The Archer and the Oil Salesman”. (Uploaded to “Resources” on Manabi.)

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AS1: Week 13, July 12, 2019

Homework 1 – (only for students who did not present on July 12th; see below for details)

Prepare your oral presentation (topic: British history movie report #2). 2-4 minutes (4 minutes MAX).

If you are using Powerpoint, bring a USB and copy your Powerpoint file to Sheffner’s pc before class. If you did this on July 12th, you don’t need to do it again! I have your presentation.

Save your Powerpoint document with the name “AS1 British Movie Report 2 (Your Name)” so that Sheffner will know which is your Powerpoint presentation.

If you are NOT using Powerpoint, please upload your document to Manaba before class.

ALL students who did not present July 12th will present next week July 17th.

Homework 2

HW for July 26th – final essay: choose ANY TOPIC COVERED THIS SEMESTER, including your two movie reports, but remember that the topic is BRITISH HISTORY (not the movie).

  • 500- 800 words (not including References)
  • feel free to add illustrations, maps, pictures, etc.
  • don’t forget your References page
  • correct academic format (APA style, double-spaced, cover sheet, etc.)

Today’s class

Presentations by 9 students.The presentations were pretty good – better than last year’s! Well done, everyone.

Homework 1 – advice

  • What is the purpose of your presentation?
  • The purpose of your presentation is TO TEACH YOUR CLASSMATES SOMETHING ABOUT BRITISH HISTORY and British society today (e.g. famous actors, famous directors, famous movies, etc).
  • Don’t forget your purpose!
  • Only give your classmates the important information that they should remember!!
  • Do not give information that your classmates need not remember!
    • The information you give should be what you want your classmates to remember.
    • E.g. Do not tell your classmates the names of the actors in the movie UNLESS YOUR CLASSMATES SHOULD REMEMBER THOSE NAMES!
  • Do not use difficult English: your classmates will not understand.
  • Remember the English teacher in Dragon Zakura:
    • *use short, simple sentences
    • use your own English
    • use simple words that you understand.
    • * use simple words that your classmates will understand.
    • * If you do not understand the words in your presentation, your classmates will not understand either!
    • * If you do not know how to pronounce the words in your presentation, your classmates will not understand!
    • Do not use words that you do not know how to pronounce!!

Total length should be about 300-500 words, and take about 2 – 4 minutes. 4 MINUTES IS THE MAXIMUM.

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WS2: WEEK 13, JANUARY 11TH, 2019

Homework

Choose a story from the ones we have read this semester, and write your first draft of a 5-paragraph essay about it. Print it out and bring to class next week.

Essay outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Body paragraph 1 – introduce the book
    1. title
    2. author
    3. date of publication
    4. setting
    5. main characters
    6. story summary (short, 3-4 sentences)
  3. Body paragraph 2 – the main themes or ideas of the story
  4. Body paragraph 3 – your personal reaction
  5. Conclusion
  6. Bibliography (using APA style)
If you did not give me your homework (see here) on Friday Jan. 11th, please email it to me as soon as possible.

Today’s class

  • Sample outline for a 5-paragraph essay
  • Sample introduction and body paragraphs
    (see above) .
  • 1-to-1 conferencing about your writing.

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AS2: WEEK 13, January 11th, 2019

Homework

Re-write your final “book-and-movie” essay: draft 2, using the advice and model paragraphs suggested in class today. Print it out and bring to class next week.

Essay outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Body paragraph 1 – movie
  3. Body paragraph 2 – book
  4. Body paragraph 3 – what I learned about US history
  5. Conclusion
  6. Bibliography (using APA style)
  1. Introduction: Tell the names of the movie and book you will write about, and the topics of each of your 3 body paragraphs.
  2. Body paragraph 1: “The movie Xxxxx was directed by Xxxxx, stars Xxxxx and Xxxxx, (was written by Xxxx) and was released by (studio name) in (year). It is about a (main character 1) and a (main character 2) who ……(summarize the story in 3-4 sentences). (Tell the main ideas of the story and relate them to US history and culture, e.g.
    1. “‘The Fountainhead’ is about talented young architect who refuses to compromise his ideals. He falls in love with a beautiful and idealistic young journalist, but she marries first his rival, then his best friend. Roark must fight against various enemies, including Ellsworth Toohey who does not want talented individuals to succeed. Roark eventually succeeds, but only after being arrested, spending some time in jail and losing his best friend.
    2. “The main themes (ideas) of the story are individualism and collectivism, showing how individualism is the basis for a healthy society and the way to the future. The story shows how all the good things of modern life are thanks to the creativity and intelligence of a few brave individuals, most of whom were laughed at or attacked, as Roark is. The story is based in New York, and the famous skyscrapers of that city are an important background to the story, as they represent hard work, intelligence, creativity and success against huge difficulties. (The Japanese title is actually “Skyscraper”). The main character, Roark, may have been based on a real American architect genius called Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) who designed the 2nd Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, parts of which can be seen in Meiji Mura near Nagoya.
If you did not give me your homework (see here) on Friday Jan. 11th, please email it to me as soon as possible.

Today’s class

  1. We watched the first few scenes of “The Fountainhead” (1949), and researched some information about the director, main actors and writer.
  2. We wrote a sample outline and some sample sentences for each paragraph.

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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: Week 13, July 13th, 2018

Homework

  • Prepare your 2nd presentation (if you did not present today).
  • Start work on your final report:
    • 600-1,000 words
    • typed
    • with a bibliography
    • choose one of the topics you used for your 2 presentations
    • due July 27th
    • hard copy and digital version (by email).

Today’s class

  1. Presentations on chapter 3 topics by 11 students.
  2. Class survey.

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WS2: WEEK 13, January 5th, 2018

Homework

Email me your written work if you want me to check it. Continue working on your final probject.

Today’s class

  1. Free writing – your winter vacation
  2. Mini-lecture: according to  The Magician’s Nephew, what is more important than either friendship or family?
  3. Sentence combining. Read through your free writing, find sentences that can be combined and re-write them.
  4. Every claim needs evidence.
  5. Academic formatting:
    1. Use an English font (either Century or Times New Roman) size 12.
    2. Double-space your document.
    3. How to use MSWord’s refeerence functions to make citations and create a bibliography.
    4. For tutorial videos on how to double-space and create references, see this blog entry: https://wp.me/pwFtO-Ud

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AS2: WEEK 13, January 5th, 2018

Homework

Email me your writing if you want me to check it. Continue with your final project.

Today’s class

  1. Free writing – your winter vacation
  2. Sentence combining.
    1. Read through your free writing  and find sentences that can be combined.
  3. Claims and evidence. Every claim needs evidence. What evidence could you provide to support your claims in your free writing?
  4. How to use MSWord’s Reference function for citations and making a bibliography
  5. Document formatting for academic writing:
    1. Use an English font – either Century or Times New Roman, size 12.
    2. Choose double-spacing (see videos below)
    3. Watch the video below to review how to create references and a bibliography using MSWord

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WS1: week 13, July 14th, 2017

Homework

Collect all your writing for this class and bring them to the last class on July 28th

Today’s class

  1. We discussed the picture “The Voluptuary” and the descriptions of Jadis and how it is important to always support a claim with objective facts as evidence.
  2. We discussed the key charactersitics of a fairy tale.
  3. Writing: the characteristics of a fairy tale and of a myth.

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AS1: week 13, July 14th, 2017

Homework

  1. Choose four claims from chapters 4-7 in the textbook, find detailed evidence for them, and (if necessary) given an explanation.
    • This will be a written paper, in academic format.
    • Choose at least one claim of fact (e.g. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman prime minister of Britain) and at last one claim of judgement (e.g. David Beckham is the most famous English footballer).
    • List all your sources of information.
  2. Collect together all your writings for this class and bring them to the last class, July 28th. You will need them to do your final writing.

 

Today’s class

Presentations by 12 students.

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