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Don't copy paste!

Dear students,
I have been reading your summaries and opinions today,  and mostly I have been impressed!
However, I have just read one which was so good that it must have been copied (I found the original on enotes.com).
Please don't copy from the Internet (enotes, Amazon, Goodreads, etc.)
At best, you will get zero points for your summary, and at worst you will fail the course.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

PS.
Email addresses
You should use your own email address when you submit (not mine). If your email address is correct, you will recieve a reply and a link to edit your submission if you wish.

What are you reading?

Dear students,
Here is a list of the books that some of you have read and reviewed this semester:

Graded Reader Selections - Week 1

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Welcome to Chris Elvin's Rikkyo Reading and Writing Class

Dear students,
Please access this blog weekly to check for news about the course, homework assignments, and updates.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

SYLLABUS

                                     Reading and Writing 1 (Spring 2018)
Email Chris Elvin: chriselvin@gmail.com Textbook: Lee, L., & Gundersen, E. (2011). Select readings: teacher-approved readings for today's students. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (Pre-Intermediate level)


Course Description and Objectives: This course is designed for students to learn academic reading and writing skills. Students will learn strategies to promote fluency and accuracy in reading and writing through a variety of activities including reading extensively and intensively, and writing compositions. The goal of this course is to acquire both effective reading and writing skills. However, the emphasis of the spring semester is placed on acquiring reading skills. 
In particular, students will: a) improve reading rate and comprehension skills, b) devel…