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ACADEMIC WRITING I April 8, 2014
Writing structure: Simple Past & Past Progressive (pp. 31 – 33) Simple Past – use to talk about actions/states/situations in the past that happen at one point in time. i. e. - He finally passed the law exam. - Yesterday, Doug fought a bear. - In 1492, Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
Writing structure: Simple Past & Past Progressive – (past continuous) describe a continuous action that was in progress at a specific time in the past (i. e. yesterday, last night, last year, at that time) i. e. - At that time, he was working at a law firm. - Last year, I was preparing for the college entrance test. - Yesterday, I was walking home when a bear attacked me.
Writing structure: Simple Past & Past Progressive – can be used to describe an action that was interrupted by another action. i. e. - Yesterday, I was walking home when a bear attacked me. - He was living in France when a flight attendant saw him. - When the flight attendant saw him, he was living in France.
Writing structure: Simple Past & Past Progressive – With “while”, can be used to describe two actions in progress at the same time in the past. i. e. - He was enjoying himself in California while the FBI was searching for him. - He was enjoying himself in California while the FBI searched for him. - Jill was carrying water while Doug was fighting that bear. - Jill was carrying water while Doug fought that bear.
Vocabulary (p. 29) - See website for answers.
Writing – Chronological Order When discussing past events, the easiest organization (for both the writer and reader) is from: the beginning – end or the beginning – the most recent
Writing – Chronological Order Example: p. 34 Topic sentence: When my friend went to a car repair service, it was the worst experience of his life. Time-related transition words: - A few hours later - Now - When
Writing – Chronological Order Topic sentence for chronological order: - The topic sentence should tell the reader what kind of experience the paragraph describes. Examples: - When my friend went to a car repair service, it was the worst experience of his life. - An unforgettable experience in my life was a magnitude 6. 9 earthquake. - This past weekend, George had a great time in Los Angeles.
Writing – Chronological Order Transitions words: Time order signals Words Phrases Finally, At last First (second, third, etc. ) At 12: 00 (St 3: 30, etc. ) Later, After a while, Meanwhile, After that, Next, Before beginning the lesson, Now In the morning, Soon The next day,
Chronological Order - Transitions An unforgettable experience in my life was a magnitude 6. 9 earthquake. I was at home with my older sister Suddenly and younger brother. _____, our apartment started shaking. ____, none of us realized what was happening. At first Then ____ my sister yelled, “Earthquake! Get under something!” I half rolled and half crawled across the room to get under the dining table. My sister also yelled at my little Meanwhile brother to get under his desk. ______, my sister was on the kitchen floor holding her arms over head to protect it from falling dishes. The earthquake lasted less than a minute, but it seemed like a year to us. _____, the shaking At last stopped. For a minute or two, we were too scared to move. After that _______ we tried to call our parents at work, but even our cell Next phone did not work. ____, we checked the apartment for damage. We felt very lucky, for nothing was broken except a few dishes. However, our first earthquake was an experience that none of us will ever forget.
Journal Entry # 4 Deadline: Thursday (4: 15 pm). Write a narrative paragraph based on today’s walk around the campus. Remember: Topic sentence Background sentence(s) Tell the story from start to finish
Journal Entry # 4 In your textbook, write the following: - What places did you go to? - What did you observe at those places? - What happened while you were walking from place to place? - How did the walk end?
Assignment 2 Instructions: Write two paragraphs. Paragraph 1: Write a narrative paragraph describing an experience with fraud. You can write about your experience or an experience of someone you know. - Explain the event from the beginning to the end. NOTE: The questions on p. 33 ("Prepare to Write") may help you develop your ideas.
Assignment 2 Instructions: Write two paragraphs. Paragraph 2: Answer the question: Are current punishments for fraud in South Korea sufficient? • - In one paragraph, provide one reason to support your position. • - In this paragraph, remember to follow paragraph structure: topic sentence, explanation, evidence, explanation of evidence, concluding statement. • NOTE: This paragraph will require you to research current punishment for fraud in South Korea.
Assignment 2 • Deadlines: • • First draft: Friday April 11 (bring to class) • • Second Draft: Monday April 14 (email to me by 11: 59 pm). • • Final draft: Thursday April 17 (email to me by 11: 59 pm)