Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Week 2

Dear students,
Your homework from week 1 was to complete Chapter One. Today you will learn about evaluating sources so please download the print and bring it to class.
Chapter 2
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Monday, 17 September 2018

Week 1

Dear students,
Today you will learn what academic writing is. Please download chapter 1 and bring it to class. Your homework will be to complete each chapter of the book every week.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Welcome to Chris Elvin's Aoyama University Academic Writing Class


Dear students,

Welcome to academic writing. Last year about fifty percent of my students failed this course, so please beware that you may fail if you do not apply yourself properly from the outset.

Some reasons for failing include:

laziness
hubris
cheating
a lack of knowledge of academic writing
a naive and unfounded shared belief that everyone will pass the course no matter how little they do


Grading Criteria

50 points:

A final paper of a minimum of 1500 words which includes at least seven references in the appropriate format (APA).

30 points:

A completed class workbook
(Every week you will do one chapter of the workbook which you are expected to download and bring to class yourselves).

20 points:

A mid-term in-class test and a final in-class test


Kind regards,

Chris Elvin

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Week 15

Dear students,
Please upload your essay to the database using the link below.
http://www.tinyurl.com/mgow8cs
You should then print out your receipt and staple it to the front of your final paper. Hand in your essay to me in class today. Your final paper assignment is worth fifty points.
Once the essays are collected, you will have a final ten-point test. This will be to summarize a story from one of today’s newspapers (either hardcopy or online), and include an opinion.
You should cite your source in APA and include an APA formatted reference. Write a multiple paragraph essay of at least 250 words.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

APA style preformated document

Dear students,
Microsoft provides a template already preformatted in APA style.  If you wish, please download a file and use it.
(Search: "preformatted APA .docx")

https://templates.office.com/en-us/APA-style-report-6th-edition-TM03982351?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Week 14

Dear students,
Today I would like to see your portfolios (chapters 1-10) and final paper assignment drafts.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Week 13

Dear students,
Today you will learn about formatting and hand in your first draft of your final paper. Please download Chapter 10 and bring it to class.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Week 2

Dear students, Your homework from week 1 was to complete Chapter One. Today you will learn about evaluating sources so please download the ...