Essay Writing Fall 2019
In class this week, we went over the remainder of Chapter One together and looked at a few students' writing on the screen in class, offering helpful feedback.
For next week, please use suggestions from your classmates and your own ideas to complete a revised draft of the Chapter One essay you submitted to Canvas. Please post it as the final comment under your original post.
We will move into Chapter Two next week, so please pre-read and pre-answer all individual questions in preparation for us to go over the material in class.
Be ready to write another amazing essay next week. See you then!
We hit the ground running this second week of class, diving deep into the first chapter of the text and talking about getting going on some real writing. We worked through page 8 of the text and took a good look at the Chapter 1 essay assignment on page 18.
Your first draft of this assignment should be posted to the class Canvas discussion area by midnight Saturday night. This assignment should be between 400 and 600 words and from five to eight paragraphs.
Then, before we meet again on Tuesday, please use the Chapter 1 Peer Review guide in the back of the book to give helpful, thoughtful feedback to two classmates. Please give feedback to writers who do not already have comments from two classmates, so everyone gets suggestions. Ideally, everyone should make comments on the work of two classmates, and everyone should receive comments from two classmates.
You do not need to bring a hard copy of your draft to class at this time, because we will be looking over some writing on the screen in class next week. But when I do ask you to hand in finished revised drafts later in the semester, the basic format for university papers in English is 12 point Times New Roman font, with lines double-spaced. If you don't understand what that means, be sure to ask in class.
Have fun writing over the holiday!
Hi everybody and welcome to Essay Writing!
This is a writing class, which means we are going to be writing. Please bring paper and pencil to class every day, along with your textbook, and be prepared to write some things after class too.
Did I mention that we will be writing? It's a writing class. Expect to write a lot. In English.
Please buy the book ASAP. -------------->
It is available at the HUFS bookstore.
For this first session, please check out my webpage (profjbh.com), read and pre-answer all individual questions in Chapter 1 of the textbook and be ready to talk (and write) about them when we meet again in class.
You will also get an email invitation from Canvas to join our online class discussion. Follow instructions to sign on and post your response to this question: "What kind of a writer are you?" Please respond with a post of at least 200 words. Also in Canvas, please respond thoughtfully to two classmates in a brief "getting acquainted" conversation before we meet next Tuesday.
For the discussion subject or title use "Your Name/Writer".
We will move on to the writing assignment in chapter 1 after our second class session, posting it online in a class blog and giving each other feedback on our writing.
To Do List:
1. Get the book.
2. Pre-read and pre-answer all questions in Chapter 1.
3. Post your (at least 200-word) response to the question "What kind of a writer are you?" to Canvas.
4. Comment on at least two classmates' answers to the "writer" question.
See you next week!