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Writing II – an introduction


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Writing II – an introduction

  1. 1. Writing II – An Introduction Dr. Ron Martinez Universidade Federal do Paraná
  2. 2. Today’s agenda • Get to know each other • Get to know the course • Talk about features of quality writing • Examine real cases
  3. 3. Discuss: What makes good writing? • Perfect grammar? • Sophisticated vocabulary? • “Style”? • Other?
  4. 4. What do you need for this course? • Access to the internet • Vocabulary notebook • Perseverance!
  5. 5. How will you be evaluated? • “Portfolio” assessment • e-Portfolio • Checklist of items comprising 50% of total grade • Midterm essay (15%) • Final essay (30%) • Participation (including, for example, vocabulary notebook) (5%)
  6. 6. Vocabulary notebook • Will be collected from time to time, and will be checked regularly for updating • If you do not have one of your own, I can supply one for you
  7. 7. Oral article summaries • Main purpose: vocabulary development • Why “oral”? • Usually short (about 5 minutes) • Usually once a week • Often tied to a common theme
  8. 8. e-Portfolio • Regular (usually) short writings, posted on your individual student blogs • Generally speaking, assignments will be due weekly.
  9. 9. Over to you! • Introduce yourselves • Take online quiz
  10. 10. Rate the paragraph (1-10)
  11. 11. Homework for Friday • Download worksheet online: 20161.). • Give a score to the four paragraphs. • Print and bring to class Friday.
  12. 12. Your turn • Exchange emails with a classmate (preferably one you did not know already before today’s class) • In an email to that person, write a paragraph on the following topic: “Something I am proud of” • Copy me in the email:
  13. 13. Example Something I am proud of There are many things I am proud of in life (and probably just as many things I am not so proud of), but one I am especially proud of is how I got to become a professor of English. It all started when I was in my early twenties, when I was working for my father at his car repair business. At that time, I did not know what career path I wanted to follow, but certainly “teacher” was not among those in my short list. However, one day…