Welcome to Sheffner’s 2013 Writing Strategies I class blog. Thank you for visiting.
This blog will be updated weekly. Each week there will be a summary of the lesson and the homework details.
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Weeping cherry in Himuro Jinja, Nara city.
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In today’s class, we
- introduced ourselves in English
- Received Sheffner’s contact information and blog address.
- “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (LWW) (Click the link to buy it on Amazon Japan. Save money! Buy the Kindle version here.) If you find this book difficult, I strongly recommend you also buy the Japanese translation to help you. Click here to see it on Amazon Japan.)
- A Guide to MLA Documentation
In this class this semester, we will
- read C.S. Lewis’ story
- learn something about C.S. Lewis himself
- learn about academic writing formats
- make 1 or 2 presentations
- write a final paper in English.
Why read “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (LWW)?
- It is a very famous children’s story in the English-speaking world.
- You can learn about British culture and history (a little) by reading it
- You can learn about Christianity
- Christianity is an important part of Western culture
- It is a children’s story, so it is relatively easy to read
- It is not a textbook, but an original story written for native-speaking English children.
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