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  1. English 1010 Writing Workshop Spring 2013 Meet twice a week M, Th (Sec.1a) Monday 4:10-6:00 (2-116) Thursday 4:10-6:00 (1-308) E-mail: Austin Casey austinkc@hotmail.com Phone: 134 3922 0499 Website: http://austincasey.yolasite.com/ Office Hours: Wednesday 6-8, Thursday 10-12 (ICB319) 1

  2. English 1010 Writing Workshop Spring 2013 Meet twice a week T, Th (Sec.1b) Tuesday 4:10-6:00 (2-105) Thursday 8:00-9:50 (2-215) E-mail: Austin Casey austinkc@hotmail.com Phone: 134 3922 0499 Website: http://austincasey.yolasite.com/ Office Hours: Wednesday 6-8, Thursday 10-12 (ICB319) 2

  3. Today: HW Due: Essay 2: First 100 words Thesis work Read: Homework: Journal 4 3

  4. IELTS Score TOEFL Score 9 118-120 8.5 115-117 8 110-114 7.5 102-109 7 94-101 6.5 79-93 6 60-78 5.5 46-59 5 35-45 4.5 32-34 0-4 0-31 4

  5. May Day Labour Day Holiday: April 29(Monday) through May 1(Wednesday) (3 days) are the official Labour Day Holiday period. No class will be given during the three days. The weekend of April 27 & April 28 before the holiday are scheduled as the working days to replace April 29(Monday) and April 30 (Tuesday), which means classes on April 29 will be moved to April 27(Saturday) and classes on April 30 will be moved to April 28 (Sunday). There is no change about the class time and classroom. Our Office will be closed during the festival and will be open at the weekend of April 27 & 28. Monday = Saturday, Tuesday = Sunday

  6. Essay Rhetorical question = use no more than 1 per essay/journal (hook) Its not academic

  7. Activity: write supporting evidence, choose a side I believe that students / parents should pay for college 1. 2. 3. Nuclear technology should / shouldn’t be developed 1. 2. 3. 7

  8. Independent Task Example: College Tuition Write about the following topic: These days the collegiate system in Western academia relies on students loans to pay for its costs and this has contributed to the problem of student debt. Who should be responsible for paying college costs: the parents or the students themselves? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

  9. The university's bread and butter is student loans Crushing debt = too much debt (collocation set) Interest rates = what percentage you pay on loans Filial piety = love/duty/honor of parents (Confucius philosophy) Independent Task Example: College Tuition

  10. Essay: Useful Idioms 4: on Money 1. bread and butter = ? 2. bread winner = ? 3. bring home the bacon = ? 4. at all costs = ? 5. born with a silver spoon in one's mouth = ? 6. face value = ? 7. to cash in on sth = ? 8. hit the jackpot = ? 9. strike it rich = ? 10. to be in the red = ? 10

  11. Essay: Useful Idioms 4: on Money 1. bread and butter = reliable income 2. bread winner = the supporter of the family 3. bring home the bacon = bring home money for family 4. at all costs = no matter what 5. born with a silver spoon in one's mouth = rich/spoiled kids 6. face value = the obvious value, surface (superficial) value 7. to cash in on sth = draw out money, take advantage of sth 8. hit the jackpot = to get rich, lucky 9. strike it rich = to get rich 10. to be in the red = to be in debt 11

  12. Activity – make a sentence with the following idioms Born with a silver spoon in one's mouth face value hit the jackpot to be in the red

  13. Independent Task Example: Nuclear Tech Write about the following topic: Some people think that nuclear technology is a danger to life on earth, while others believe it can bring great benefits to mankind. Which side do you support and why? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 300 words

  14. Independent Task Example: Sports Write about the following topic: Recently, there has been a debate about athletes in sports. In 2008 Michael Phelps was accused of using Marijuana while in 2013 bicyclist Lance Armstrong was found to have been using “performance enhancing drugs”. To what extent do you believe they should be punished? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 300 words

  15. Activity: supporting evidence I am for / against teenagers working part time jobs 1. 2. 3. I support that people have / don't have the right to own guns 1. 2. 3. 15

  16. Activity: supporting evidence I support teenagers working. List 3 good points and 3 bad points 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. I support that people have the right to own guns. List 3 good points and 3 bad points. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 16

  17. Personal Statement (PS) Your name (Chinese and English) Some general information (GPA, TOEFL, certificates) Job experience, volunteer experience (responsibility) Any certificates or diplomas or licenses you have Hobbies/interests Your major / future plan Why you choose US, how can you adapt to local environment, how can you communicate with US people Have you traveled abroad? Have you experienced another culture? Always exaggerate

  18. How Far Can We Go: Argumentative Essay … ellipses (not a complete thought) Rules for Essay 3: 1.Research Essay (3 Academic References) 2.Counter argument + refute 3.Who disagrees with you 4.One quote (1-3) Academic 5.Cannot use first or second person (I, you, etc)

  19. How far can we go – New Expressions 1.To secure sth = to make sure to get sth Ex: Secure one's salary = to makes sure to get one's salary 2.to promote sth = to get Ex: promote the grade = get a good grade 3.sphere = globe/global world Ex: sphere of influence = area of influence Ex: Sinosphere = Chinese world (East Asia) Ex: Twittersphere = Twitter's world Ex: blogosphere = the blog world 19

  20. How far can we go – New Expressions 4. correct pressure = appropriate pressure 5. pile pressure on (the shoulder of) = put a lot of pressure on sb 6. reclusive behavior = shy / introverted behavior 7. dog eat dog world = cruel world (extreme competition) 8. a burden = negative / influence pressure on you 9. dark depression (collocation) 10.correct pressure is a force that …. force=factor 11.jump to one's death = commit suicide 20

  21. How far can we go – New Expressions 12.to have the eye of the tiger = to be totally focused on sth 13.unforeseen problem = problem that is not anticipated (you did not predict it) 14.loads of sth = loads of stress = a lot of 15.psychological damage = mental damage / trauma 16.muscle one's way = to force your way into somewhere 17.recall = remember 18.alter = change 21

  22. How far can we go – New Expressions 19. strain = stress 20. cater 21. implement = to carry out = to do 22. implementation = the act of carrying out 23.in spite of = despite = although Ex: In spite of having a hurt arm, she played badminton very well. = Although she had a hurt arm, she played badminton very well. 24.get ahead of sb = do better than sb 25.school pressure = academic stress 22

  23. How far can we go – New Expressions 26.daft = stupid (more academic) 27.drop off = fall = decline Hook = a sentence to catch the reader's attention, the first sentence. “In this dog eat dog world, every second 4 people are born, while 2 die.” 23

  24. Activity: Small Arguments (150+ words) 1. Make your own argument about something that doesn’t really matter. It is not a serious social problem. 2. List 3 pros and 3 cons 3. Say who disagrees specifically 4. agree with part of what they said, but then disagree as a whole 4. counterargument: how do you respond to that 24

  25. Example: Bananas are the most convenient food because they have their own wrapper and you can carry them around and trade them. Other's Opinion: Many people think eggs are more convenient, but they can easily spoil or break and make a mess. Counterargument / refute

  26. Example: with small arguments Opinion   I like cats. Rice is better than noodles. TVs are bad. Blue is the best color. Argument   Cats are a useful pet because they can catch mice. Rice is better than noodles because it is healthier. TV programs are bad for children because they show a lot of violence. Blue is the best color because it can make you feel calm.

  27. Social Issue Rule You must choose a topic that at least 50% of people disagree about. Ex: I think eating well is healthy for your life. NO Ex: I think pollution is wrong because... NO Ex: Why the pencil is better than the pen. NO, small problem Ex: How to install windows 7 NO, too small Ex: Once I saw a dog eating a pie. NO, horribly written, not a thesis 27

  28. Social Issue from Basic Life 1. Family: Growing Up, Love, Friends, Family, Education, Child Raising 2. Jobs: 3. Health & Safety: Security & Police, Crime, Censorship 4. Sharing: Resources & Energy & Land (food, water, oil, land/animals, etc) 28

  29. Examples: The government needs to control the food industry more Gender specific schools are better (all-boys or all-girls school) International companies need to be controlled more Lotteries are effective to raise money Curfews help teenagers stay away from trouble and get better grades Companies should not market to children Children should be 17 before dating 29

  30. Challenge an Serious Topic, p.380 You may want to challenge something serious: Interracial adoption, Human Cloning, Nursing homes, Cremation, Censorship of the internet, Organ donation, Death penalty, Animal rights, Gambling, Hunting and Guns, Steroids in Sports, Robots & Jobs, Genetically Modified Foods, Space Exploration, One Child Policy, Euthanasia, Vegan, Student Suicide, Political Dispute 30

  31. Remember At least 50% of people should disagree with you Pollution is bad = No, nearly everyone agrees Government needs to control companies more to prevent pollution even if it hurts the economy = Yes, about 50% will disagree 31

  32. Don't be afraid if 60% or more disagree. It may be more interesting 60% or more disagree: Ex: Unfortunately, ... Ex: Unlike many of my classmates, I think we should... Ex: I may be different, but ... 32

  33. Read Teenagers and Jobs (Rough Draft) p.327 1. How is the organization? 2. Does the essay follow the correct structure? 3. Does the essay have appropriate hook, collocations, topic sentences? 4. Does the essay have enough examples and supporting evidence to convince you? 33

  34. TOEFL Writing Question 2: Independent Task Essay based on your own personal experience and ideas. Rang of topics – politics, health, economy, business, education, the environment, social issues 30 minutes, 300+ words long. Introduction Body: main part of the essay - should give your reasons with details that support your opinion. Conclusion: restate your view and summarize the reasons you gave to support it. 34

  35. TOEFL: Useful Idioms 2 1. paint the town red = ? 2. kill two birds with one stone = ? 3. don't cry over spilled milk = ? 4. the early bird catches the worm = ? 5. butterflies in the stomach = ? 6. fish out of water = ? 7. give it a whirl = ? 8. tip of the iceberg = ? 9. black sheep = ? 10. bring home the bacon = ? 35

  36. TOEFL: Useful Idioms 2 1. paint the town red = have an amazing night around town! 2. kill two birds with one stone = accomplish 2 things at once 3. don't cry over spilled milk = don't worry about a small thing 4. the early bird catches the worm = early person has advantage 5. butterflies in the stomach = nervous 6. fish out of water = in a new environment 7. give it a whirl = give it a try 8. tip of the iceberg = just a small part of the whole 9. black sheep = sb who is different than others in a group 10. bring home the bacon = the bread winner, provide for the family 36

  37. Journal 1 Do you prefer to shop online or at a real store? Write a short essay comparing and contrasting the experience of shopping at these two different kinds of stores. Use specific reasons and examples to illustrate the stores' similarities and differences. Write 250-300 words and make sure there is a thesis, introductory sentence, and concluding sentence

  38. Journal 2 Choose a TOEFL Task 2 question and answer it. Remember choose a trend or a problem. Then use the format “what are your opinions on this” Follow the standard format, 250-300+ words, 4 paragraphs etc.

  39. Journal 3: Bucket List A bucket list is a list of things you want to do in your life before you die. Although this is a creative writing assignment, you must still follow the correct structure as usual. 300+ words

  40. Journal 4: Perfect Day Someone you really want to impress or must pay back is visiting you soon. They have asked you to plan out the perfect visit. Write an essay explaining exactly how your friend should spend his or her day with you. Be sure to include specific details about each activity. Remember: use personal examples/experiences 300+ words 40

  41. Journal 5: Small Arguments (300+ words) 1. Make your own argument about something that doesn’t really matter. It is not a serious social problem. 2. Be creative 3. Choose a small topic 4. It can just be a simple opinion 5. Describe your point and counterpoint (like a mini Essay 3) 5. Due Week 10 (After May Day) 41

  42. Journal 6: Superstitions (300 words) 1. Many people say that we must believe in superstitions or stories to keep our minds healthy and explain things that are unknowable. What is your opinion? Do you think they are necessary for the development of society? 2. Explain a superstition of your family. How does it benefit the family and describe the other advantages or disadvantages. 3. Describe an interesting superstition It can be a local one from your hometown or another country. 42

  43. Essays: You will write 4 essays and make a portfolio. 1. Remembering an Event (550-650 words) Something that happened to you. An interesting event that you remember clearly. 2. Writing a Profile (550-650 words) You will describe something or someone. 3. Proposing a Solution (650-750 words) You will discuss a problem and explain how to fix it 4. Justifying an Evaluation (550-650 words) You will give evidence to support a decision. 5.Portfolio You will choose 5 journal entries to put in your portfolio. 6. Journal Entries These will be given by the instructor. They will cover various topics. 43

  44. Course Schedule: Lesson A Lesson B Week 4 Essay 1 First 100 words Due Peer Reviews Week 5 Essay 1 Rough Draft Due (550+ words) Journal 1 Due Week 6 Essay 1 Final Draft Due (550+ words) Journal 2 Due Week 7 Karate Life: Journal 3 Due Week 8 Essay 2 (first 100 words) 44

  45. Homework: Journal 4: Perfect Day Essay 2: Rough Draft (Saturday 1010a, Sunday 1010b) 45