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WS1: Week 14, July 19th, 2019

Announcement

Please take the online class survey on Manabi on the DWC website.
Check carefully the class name and instructor’s name before you answer.
This survey is anonymous and no personal information is passed to the teaching staff.
You can complete this survey from a pc or smartphone, during class or in your own time.
The deadline is Aug. 8th.
Once submitted, you cannot revise your answers.
The class results can be seen on Manabi after late September.

Homework

Write a 3-paragraph essay (about 500 words) 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

Read the story “When the desert blooms” (p. 38) and write a 3-paragraph essay
  1. the main points of the story
  2. the main idea(s)
  3. your personal response to the story
Write a paragraph giving an example of someone judging their own experience by some outward sign instead of using their own feeling and judgement, like the old man in the story “The old man’s milk”.

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AS1: Week 14, July 19, 2019

Announcement

Please take the online class survey on Manabi on the DWC website.
Check carefully the class name and instructor’s name before you answer.
This survey is anonymous and no personal information is passed to the teaching staff.
You can complete this survey from a pc or smartphone, during class or in your own time.
The deadline is Aug. 8th.
Once submitted, you cannot revise your answers.
The class results can be seen on Manabi after late September.

Homework

– final essay: choose ANY TOPIC OR TOPICS COVERED THIS SEMESTER, including your two movie reports, but remember that the topic is BRITISH HISTORY

  • 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,  Reference page, etc.)

Today’s class

Presentations by remaining students. Generally speaking, the quality of presentations was better than last year’s. I will give feedback next week.

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WS2: WEEK 14, JANUARY 18TH, 2019

Homework

Re-write your draft 1 and email it to me as soon as possible. I will send it back to you with some final comments. Then please re-write, print out and bring your final essay to class next week.

Today’s class

Quick review of outline:

  1. Introduction – list all the books you read in this class this semester
  2. Body paragraph 1 – introduce the book title, author, date of publication, setting, main characters, 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 – repeat the main points of paragraphs 2, 3 and 4.
  6. Bibliography (using APA style)

One-to-one conferencing about draft #1.

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AS2: WEEK 14, JANUARY 18TH, 2019

Homework

Re-write your draft 1.

Today’s class

Review of essay outline:

  1. Introduction: movie and book titles and dates, + why you chose them.
  2. Movie:
    1. genre of movie.
    2. Story summary – main characters and main events
    3. Director, main actors (if famous),
    4. Main ideas
    5. (Original story / writer)
  3. Book:
    1. Same as movie
  4. Historical background
    1. Make it clear whether you are writing about the history that is seen IN the movie or what happened when the movie was made.
    2. Give dates for events and people, and any other important information, e.g. President Kennedy, 35th president of the USA from 1961-63, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22nd, 1963.
  5. Conclusion: summary of what you learned, and your personal opinion.
  6. Bibliography in APA style

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AS1: WEEK 14, JULY 20TH, 2018

Homework

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. How to write a bibliography – APA style.

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WS2: WEEK 14, January 12th, 2018

Homework

Finish your final project (writing). Bring it to class next week (hard copy) and email it to me.

See here for tutorial videos: http://sheffnersweb.net/blogs/classblogs/dwc/?p=3485

Click here to download a sample essay: Sample_Essay_template

Today’s class

  • Class survey
  • 1-to-1 conferencing

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AS2: WEEK 14, January 12th, 2018

Homework

Finish writing your final probject. Print it out and bring it to class next week. Also, please email it to me.

See here for tutorial videos: http://sheffnersweb.net/blogs/classblogs/dwc/?p=3485

Click here to download a sample essay: Sample_Essay_template

Today’s class

  • Class questionnaire
  • Please give me your comments about the following
    • ITHOTR (In the Heart of the Rockies” story
    • Mini-lectures (note-taking and dictation)
    • Presentations
    • 1-to-1 conferencing
    • Movie list
    • Reading list
  • 1-to-1 conferencing about final projects

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AS1: week 14, July 21st, 2017

Homework

Collect all your writings for this class and bring them to class next week. You will do one final piece of writing in class, using your textbook and your own writings.

Today’s class

  1. Class survey
  2. Feedback for Sheffner
    1. Self-evaluation ?/100 + reasons. Evaluate yourself and give yourself a score out of 100 for what you have done in this class this semester (homework, presentations, reports, etc). Explain your reasons for your score.
    2. Sheffner evlauation: ?/100 + reasons. Evaluate your instructor for his work in this class this semester. Explain your reasons for your score.
    3. What did you learn in this class this semester?
    4. Any other comments – e.g. about the textbook, assignments, blog, presentations, etc.

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WS2, week 14, January 13th, 2017

Homework

None

Today’s class

  1. List 5 stories that are similar in some way to “The Magician’s Nephew”, e.g. stories that have
    • 2 children in a fantasy adventure
    • visits to another world or worlds
    • a strong, bad witch or bad woman (like Jadis)
    • a strong, wise, kind character (like Aslan)
  2. Write 2 paragraphs in English comparing “The Magician’s Nephew” with one story from your list.
    1. Explain the similarities
    2. Explain the differences
  3. Compare the four worlds that Digory and Polly find themselves in.
    1. How are they similar?
    2. How are they different?

Announcement

Makeup class will be Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 5th period (16:45 – 18:15)

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AS2, week 14, January 13th, 2017

Homework

Choose a topic from the textbook that you have not chosen yet. E.g.

  • Music (jazz, rock’n’roll, country, etc)
  • Cities in films (you can choose one city or one movie or write about several)
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • New Orleans

Write at least 2 pages of A4, in academic format, using photos, maps, illustrations, etc. Make sure you define your subject, and explain why or how your topic is important.

Today’s class

  • Student presentations on Chicago.
  • Quiz on pages 48 & 49.

Announcement

Makeup class will be Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 5th period (16:45 – 18:15)

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