Please choose a thesis statement from below for your essay:
* Of course, you may also choose to write the opposite view by adding “not” to the thesis statement.
This is how your final essay will be marked:
For your final homework assignment in Eigo II, you must write a new draft of the essay I returned to you in this week's class. Use the advice I gave you about the essay's content, along with the error code, to improve your writing.
Remember that in order to get points for this final draft, you must also include your original draft (the essay I returned to you). Put both drafts together in a clear plastic folder and hand them in on December 13th.
Next lesson you will receive instructions for the second semester final test (take home test to be done over the New Years holiday). Don't be absent!
Finally, here is the handout for next week's lesson. Please print it out and bring it to class.
This week we read/listened to a news story about a Japanese high school student who was forced by her high school to dye her hair black. Please answer the following questions online:
Do you think the school/local government should have to pay damages to the student for her psychological stress? Why or why not? Why do you think this case happened in the first place?
Answers should be 125+ words. You should also reply to at least two of your classmates' posts. Your replies should total 50+ words.
Next week you must bring a final draft of your essay. Your final draft should have a word count and a reference list at the end of the essay. You can take a look at an example essay below.
Homework for next week is to have 400+ words of your essay written. This can include your Introductory paragraph.
This week I introduced you to the error code we will be using in class. Homework is very simple: Rewrite the paragraph I returned to you, using the error code to improve your writing. Fix EVERY item that has been marked in red.
Attach your new paragraph ON TOP of your first draft either by staple or paperclip. Hand them in next class.
Next class, we will have a special Halloween lesson. Please download the handout below and bring it to the lesson.
Homework for next week is to write a 150+ word opinion paragraph. Your opinion can come from the list I gave you in class, or you can think of your own opinion.
Topic sentence: introduces the opinion
Supporting sentences: support the opinion
Concluding sentence: uses a warning, a question, a prediction, or advice to finish the paragraph.
Don`t forget to include a counter-argument and refutation in your supporting sentences!
...and please download the handout below for next class.