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ENGLISH 103 Learning to Write and Writing to Learn by Dr. Yeno Matuka. Course Objectives. Learning to write well, productively and collaboratively--for the community of writers and readers Practice to write informative, descriptive, narrative, persuasive and problem solving essays

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ENGLISH 103Learning to Write and Writing to LearnbyDr. Yeno Matuka


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Course Objectives

  • Learning to write well, productively and collaboratively--for the community of writers and readers

  • Practice to write informative, descriptive, narrative, persuasive and problem solving essays

  • Focus on the writing process on a computer: focus on gathering information, focus-free-writing, drafting, peer editing, analyzing and correcting errors

  • Learning to write cover letters and feedback letters: Summarizing information, evaluating essays and giving impressions on other writers’ essays

  • Reading and thinking critically for Writing Purpose


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RELATED OBJECTIVES

  • Improve your sensitivities to the values held by others;

  • Learn how to assess your interests, talents and goals;

  • Learn to recognize the common problem of living wherever people are by drawing from historical and contemporary events;

  • Develop the skill of working together to solve the common problems of existence


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RELATED OBJECTIVES (Continued)

  • Ponder on the rationale behind the skill, which is to acquire the ability to communicate at a level acceptable for college graduates;

  • Gain information from assigned and non-assigned reading materials;

  • Assist you to clarify your own values as you think over them critically;


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About the Content of the main paragraphs of the Cover Letter: Ask yourself

  • What is my essay about?--Content

  • How did I proceed to write it?--Process

  • How do I feel about it?--Self-evaluation. This includes the lesson I learned.


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What else should I include on the Cover Letter page?

  • Dan Doe

  • English 103-11

  • Dr. Matuka

  • Paper #0: The teacher and Me--Our Backgrounds

  • Due 08/26/02

  • Note: Write this information on the top left corner of the page. Do this in a separate file, and do not number this page.


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What comes after the ID section?

  • COVER LETTER

  • After double space, start from the left margin of the Cover L. Address it

  • To the Reader:

  • Conclude by wishing something to the reader; and sign it.


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What about the Feedback Letter?

  • You write it after the instructor’s correction and Grading of your Essay.

  • Correct your errors, then, discuss them using a handbook of grammar and usage, and show how your essay improved. Say also how you feel about your clean essay.


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How about your Grading Scale?

  • Every graded assignment counts for 100 points. The total will be reduced to 100 pts. 95+ = A 90-94 =A- 86-89 = B+ 80-82 = B- 83-85 = B 76-79 = C+ 73-75 = C 70-72 = C- 66-69 = D+ 63-65 = D 60-62 = D- Lower = F


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What is your Statement on Attendance & disability issues?

  • If you need course accommodation or adaptation because of disability, please see me as soon as possible.

  • Attendance is obligatory. More than 3 absences are subject to letter grade lowering.

  • Call 765-285-8474 or 765-285-8580 for a message.


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What is your Office Number?And what is your e-mail address?What’s your Phone Number again?

  • RB 389

  • [email protected] or [email protected]

  • 765-285-8474

  • NOTE: Don’t send me e-mails unless you must. Ask questions in class, or call me.


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Assignment #0:My Teacher and Me: A Letter

  • His biography and academic background

  • My Academic background and my Writing Experience

  • My expectations in his class this semester

Let’s talk about him and me:

Who Is teaching me?

Who am I?


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Assignment #2:Writing to Explore a Topic

  • Informing myself and others about my future Career

  • What kind of people work in my field?

  • What do they like or dislike about their jobs?

  • How much have they gone through for success?

What will I be?


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Assignment #3:Writing to Describe, to Cause Hallucination

  • The power of Words:Reconstructing an Image

  • How vivid can I get?

  • How can I stop the time to use my senses and the readers’?

  • Can they see it as I see it?

What does a messed up person look like?


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Assignment #4:Writing to Narrate

  • What is a good story made of?

  • The Loop Writing Processes: Sayings, anecdotes, Prejudice Lies, Errors

  • Characters & Dialogue insertion, Creativity

  • Minding the audience

Cause and Effects

What made him/her behave that way?


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Assignment #5:Writing to Persuade

  • How to turn someone’s life around

  • Apologizing and granting forgiveness

  • Working for Reconciliation

  • What makes life possible: Compromising

-Can I change them?

-How can I get someone to act in writing?


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Assignment #6:Research on Warnings

  • Genocide: How many have there been? Who has been responsible? Why? What lessons have been learned?

  • Overwork and Sleeping disorders--What is known?

  • Smoking? But why?

  • Power and Money

  • Anger and Forgiveness

  • Violence and Destruction

  • Individualism and Selfishness


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What have I learned in this class?

What was it about, anyway?

What class objectives have I achieved?

Have I met my own objectives?

Why should I recommend anyone to go through the same experience?

What is my overall evaluation? What did I like or dislike about the course and the class in general?

FINAL EXAM REVIEW


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The End

Enjoy your Break

and Thanks for Being my Students.

Keep on Writing for Life!


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