Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lecture 7: Different Points of View

Here are the paragraphs ENGL 102 students crafted in opposition to Tim Dowling.




Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lecture 5: Summaries

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lecture 3: Paragraph Review and Test

Today, before the paragraph test, we'll review paragraph structure and you'll each have three opportunities to practise writing before the test.

The video which we used with the above graphic organiser:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lecture 2: Reading Review and Paragraph Group Work

Here are the photos of ENGL 102 students hard at work on their reading reviews and paragraph template work:


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lecture 2: Review of Readings and Paragraphs

In today's lecture we'll go over the reading and review paragraph structure.



Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lecture 1: Introduction to the Course

Welcome all ENGL 102 students! I hope your new academic year is off to a great start and I wish you all the best for the coming term.

Today we will go over a few introductory issues. I'll tell you a bit about:

    * the course itself
    * the assignment
    * plagiarism and how to avoid it (see more on academic integrity here)
    * the syllabus
    * the course text books:

Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, They Say / I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing.

Kay L. Stewart, Roger Davis et al., Essay Writing for Canadian Students, 6th Edition.

Kate Pullinger and Chris Joseph, Inanimate Alice, Episodes 1-4.

My office hours: Thursdays before this class from 2:30-3:30. Feel free to make an appointment to meet at a mutually convenient time.

My office location: 6-223L (that's building six at the City Centre Campus).

Note on Blog Comment Assignments: Writing on the course blog should follow usual academic conventions. When referring to titles please underline them (see MLA style) and be sure to include links where possible.

Note on Attendance and Participation:  Coming to class is good. Asking questions, stimulating discussion and reflecting on class content is better. If you come to class and participate you’ll get your 5%.


Read “Entering the Conversation,” 1-14 in They Say I Say.

Blog Post 1: “Autobiographical Blurb.”
Due before start of next class.

Read more about the assignment here.

Assignment 1: Blog Comment

NB: Don't forget to add the assignment title and your name as the first line in your blog post!

Autobiographical Blurb:
Twilight Back Cover

Imagine your life is now a book.

In 100 words write the blurb for it.
Include a link to at least one image and one sound that support your blurb.

Good Blurbs Usually:
  • are short
  • use attention-grabbing words, verbs and phrases
  • tend to employ exclamation or question marks
  • include an ellipsis to leave the reader asking questions...

REMEMBER: This blog comment is worth 3% of your course mark and is due BEFORE Thursday's class.