Thursday, 10 October 2019

Week 4

Dear students,
Today you will read your group essay homework assignment that you started in class last week. Then you will learn about thesis statements in Unit 3 of the workbook.

Advanced Academic Writing Workbook - Unit 3

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Library lesson

Dear students,
You will shortly learn how to use the library facilities.

Tuesday students, please go to room 15404 on Tuesday October 29th.
Thursday students, please go to room 15402 on Thursday November 7th.

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Week 3

Dear students,
Today you will study about how to find and evaluate sources as supporting evidence for your thesis.

Advanced Academic Workbook - Chapter 2

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Week 2

Dear students,
Today you will sign in, as always, then you will review the homework, and after that start Unit 1 of the textbook, so please download the prints and bring them to class.

attendance

Advanced Academic Writing Workbook - Unit 1

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Week 1

Dear students,
Today you will sign in (as you will do every class). 

attendance

Then, I would like to ask you to participate in a pre-course survey.

pre-course survey

After that, please write a two-paragraph essay about a novel that you have read recently. The first paragraph should be a summary and include an in-text citation. The second paragraph should be your opinion of the novel. Finally, write a reference for the book in APA format.

Summary of a novel


Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Monday, 14 January 2019

Welcome to Chris Elvin's 2019 Academic Writing Class

Dear students,
Welcome to academic writing. Last year many students failed this course, so please be aware that you may fail if you do not apply yourself properly from the outset.

Some reasons for failing include:


* underlength final papers
* a lack of knowledge of academic writing 
* hubris (over-confidence in one's ability)
* cheating (copying from the Internet, for example)
* a naive and unfounded shared belief that everyone will pass the course


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. This should show your integrity and learning. Therefore, do not copy from a friend (unless the teacher asks you to work in pairs), or from the internet, for example, and do not invent references for your annotated bibliography. Academic honesty is an integral part of academic writing.

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

Attendance:

You should attend all classes. Once you arrive in class, please submit the form below. Do not abuse your attendance record.


Kind regards,

Chris Elvin

Week 4

Dear students, Today you will read your group essay homework assignment that you started in class last week. Then you will learn about thes...