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Week 10

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Dear students,
Today you will read your essays about language to each other in pairs or small groups. After that you will learn about references in APA format. Please download the references print and bring it to class.

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Week 9

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Dear students,
Today you will review and learn about in-text citations.

APA in-text citation matching exercise

Then you will talk about language.

Language 1

Language 2

Language 3



Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Week 8

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Dear students,
Today you will learn about gender. First you will take a quiz about gender.

Gender Quiz

Then you will explore your own gender.

Gender Brain

Finally you and your partner will design and administer a survey about gender. For homework, please write half each of your report together with your partner.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin


Week 7

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Dear students,
Today you will take a mid-term paper test, which is worth ten percent of your final grade. Your task is to write a summary and opinion of a graded reader or novel that you have read recently. You will need to bring your book to class in order to cite it properly in APA format, and it should be a different book to the one you summarized in week one. Your book should not be ab ebook for today’s test. Dictionaries, cell phones or notes are not allowed, and you should write a minimum of 250 words.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin


Week 6

Dear students,
Today you will learn about human rights. First you will read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) articles.

UDHR abbreviated articles

Then you will research and write about a case study concerning one of the thirty UDHR articles. You may choose one from the link below (difficult) or find your own one.

UDHR BBC case studies print

UDHR BBC case studies

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Week 5

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Dear students,
Today you will read your globalization essays that you wrote for homework to another pair of students. Then you will study page 26-28 of the textbook and after that check your in-text citations and references first with your partner and then with your teacher.
For social issues as a topic, you will carry out a survey about a social issue that you are interested in. First decide what you want to find out in your survey, then write the questions, and after that, ask them. Your homework will be to write half each of the Social Issues report with your partner; introduction, method, results, discussion.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin
P.S. If you write less than 200 words, your score will usually be low. Your reference should send me to your source. You should write your own sentences.









Week 4

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Dear students,
Today you will research and write about globalization. Please download and print the files below and bring then to class.

Globalization Worksheet

Globalization

For homework you should work with a partner to summarize an article about globalization and express your opinion. Remember to cite your source in APA format.


Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Rules of Plagiarism

Rules of Plagiarism

• Don't copy sentences.
• Don't copy sentences then change the words.
• Strings of five words or more identical to the original may be construed as plagiarism.

The maximum grade for anyone who copies will be "C".

Week 3

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Dear students,
Today you will read your homework from last week in groups of three or four. Then you will check your APA formatted in-text citations and references within your group before showing them to your teacher. You will be reminded what a paragraph is, as some of you are not writing in paragraphs. Then you will review APA style (pg 24-25 of  Becoming a Better Writer). After this you will practice writing references in APA (a book, a newspaper article, a book chapter in an edited book, a publication by an organization, and a journal article). Finally you will write about a culture shock experience. If you have never experienced culture shock, you will have to research and cite in APA.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin
P.S. Please don't post your partner's work as well as yours. Just post what you wrote.






Week 2

Dear students,
Today you will read your homework from last week in groups of three or four. Then you will check each others APA and afterwards with your teacher. Today you will learn how to cite in APA  if there is no author or no date. Then you will have a mini- comprehension exercise. Finally you will choose a topic from art, architecture or fashion to research and write a multiple paragraph essay about with your partner.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Week 1 Lesson - Autumn 2019

Dear students,
Welcome to Chris Elvin's autumn writing class.

Grading Criteria:

Attendance 30
Please come to every class and don't be late.

Homework Assignments 50
You will be required to write ten assignments during the semester. The deadline for each assignment will be by the following class (because you will be required to read your homework in class). You should only submit each homework once. You will not be allowed to edit your work once you have submitted. In order to achieve a good score, you should be precise, accurate, and appropriate, and express an intelligent opinion.

Mid-term test 10
This will be a sixty minute paper essay. You are required to write a summary and opinion about a graded reader in APA format on paper. Please remember the formatting rules of APA.

Final test 10
This test will be similar to the one set during mid-term.

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Today you will summarize and write an opinion of a graded reader in APA format.

Homework Upload Form

Kind regards,
Chris…

Week 14 lesson

Dear students,
Today is your final writing test. Please bring a book to class to summarize and write an opinion about. You should include an in-text citation in APA format for your summary, and after your opinion include a reference for the book in APA style.
You may not use a cell phone or dictionary or notes during the test. The test is worth 20 points. It will last 70 minutes.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin




Week 13 lesson

Dear students,
Today you will read your latest summary and opinion. Then you will study chapter 14. After that you may let me check your in-text citation and reference in APA format before next week’s test if you wish. You will finish with library time as usual.
The deadline for your summaries will be sunrise on July 16th for Tuesday students and sunrise on July 19th for Friday students.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

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