ESL220: Academic Writing & Grammar

Michigan State University

English Language Center

Spring Semester 2010

Instructor: Leah C. Stahl


If you already had your conference, this does not pertain to you. For those whose conferences were canceled, here is the sign-up sheet to reschedule your conference: Unit 3 Rescheduled Conferences.pdf


Here is the study guide for the GRAMMAR TEST, which will happen on Tuesday, April 27th: Grammar Test Study Guide.pdf


Here is the link to our Library Course Guide

Important Announcements

1) Our last day of class will be Thursday, April 29th.

2) Date of 2nd Timed Writing is Tuesday, April 20th from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

3) DUE AT YOUR CONFERENCE:

1st Draft of Paper 6, Argument Using Sources AND 2nd Draft of Annotated Bibliography.

When you come to your conference, you must bring the following:

a) A complete or nearly complete draft of your paper. (You may be missing the intro or conclusion, but the body should be pretty much finished.

b) Your draft should include your in-text citations. Do NOT bring me a draft that has either blank citations or no citations at all. PLEASE, do you and me a favor and cite as you write!

c) You should have a complete works cited page attached to the end of your draft.

d) Bring your sources, with relevant parts (stuff you quote, directly or indirectly) highlighted, underlined, or otherwise indicated.

e) Your revised 2nd draft of your annotated bibliography, including your peer review sheet

4) Your Grammar Test (worth 10% of your grade) will be on Tuesday, April 27th. I will provide you with a study guide for this test on Tuesday of next week (4/13).


Daily Class Log & Announcements

Tuesday 4/13
We finished discussing the sample research papers in class today. In the second half of class, we talked about the rubric for the second timed writing test, strategies for doing well,and finally, we did a practice timed writing. The handout on strategies for doing well on a timed writing are on the Timed Writing page. To see due dates for what is coming up, see the announcements list at the beginning of this page of the wiki (directly above).
Here is the schedule from now until the end of the semester:

Friday 4/9
Today in class we did our subject-verb agreements quiz. We then spent rest of the class period examining some sample research papers in order to help you draft your own papers. We looked at and discussed such issues as what kind of thesis is appropriate for this paper, how formal it should be, how to integrate sources properly, and how to balance your own writing/argument with the use of sources. We will likely be unable to finish this assignment completely during class; therefore, we will finish it first thing in class on Tuesday 4/13. At the end of class, a teacher from the ELC came in to talk to you guys about what happens after ESL220 (for graduates and undergraduates) -- in other words, she explained what happens and which classes you should enroll for after this class.

Assignments/Due Dates:
1) Be ready for you conference next week (see requirements above, #3)
2) Have your copies of the three example research papers with you in class on Tuesday 4/13 -- we will finish the activity we started in class today first thing on Tuesday 4/13.

Thursday 4/8
In class today, we did peer review of our annotated bibliographies. I forgot your subject-verb agreement quiz at home, so we will be doing the quiz tomorrow, Friday 4/9.

Assignments/Due Dates:
1) SVA Quiz tomorrow, Friday 4/9
2) Read all three student-written sample research papers (handed out in class and available on the Unit 3 Materials page) before tomorrow's class. We will be spending the entire class tomorrow talking about these research papers and why they are good or not so good, as well as discussing the important aspects of a research paper, such as the type of thesis you should have, how to integrate sources correctly, how to write it in 3rd person, etc.
3) When you come to your conference, make sure that you have the proper materials, which are listed above under "IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS," #3 (what is due at your conference time).



Tuesday 4/6
Group presentations (P3) were today. We then reread and discussed the sample research paper on near-death experiences. We also read and discussed a second sample research paper.

Assignments/Due Dates:
1. Quiz on SVA on Thursday 4/8
2. Annotated Bibliography due on Thursday 4/8 -- it must be typed and printed and ready for peer review at the beginning of class.
3. First draft of Paper 6 (Argument Using Sources) due at the time of your conference, along with the second draft of your annotated bibliography.

Friday 4/2
We began the class by going over the worksheet on Subject-Verb Agreements and then taking a short quiz on the use/nonuse of Articles. We then briefly went over the rubrics for Unit 3 and an example of the Annotated Bibliography assignment. We also briefly looked at an example research paper and then discussed it. For the remainder of the class period, we worked in groups on P3. All handouts from today's class are on the Unit 3 Materials page.

Due Dates:
1) Presentation 3 will be on Tuesday 4/6
2) Annotated Bibliography due on Thursday 4/8 -- MUST BE TYPED!!!
3) Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreements on Thursday 4/8

4) First draft of Paper 6: Argument Using Sources is due on Tues 4/13. CONFERENCES WILL BEGIN ON TUES 4/13.

Thursday 4/1
Today in class we finished talking about using articles in sentences. We also learned about Subject-Verb Agreements. The handouts on Subject-Verb Agreements are on the Grammar & Style page.

Due Dates:
1) Unit 2 Portfolio due on Friday 4/2
2) Short Quiz on Articles on Friday 4/2
3) Presentation 3 will be on Tuesday 4/6
4) Annotated Bibliography due on Thursday 4/8
5) Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreements on Thursday 4/8


Tuesday 3/30
Today in class we finished the MLA worksheet. I checked everyone's sources for their research papers. Finally, we learned about using definite and indefinite articles properly. The handout on articles is on the Grammar & Style page. Presentation 3 was also introduced today. The groups are listed on the Unit 3 handout. I handed out instructions to each group. I will post these instructions on the Unit 3 Materials page later today or in the morning.

Due Dates:
1) Unit 2 Portfolio due on Friday 4/2
2) Short Quiz on Articles on Friday 4/2
3) Presentation 3 will be on Tuesday 4/6
4) Annotated Bibliography due on Thursday 4/8
5) Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreements on Thursday 4/8

Friday 3/26
Today we met in the library to learn all about its resources and how to do good, quality research.

Assignments/Announcements:
1. Bring your 7-9 sources to class on Tuesday. I will be looking at your sources to approve them.
2. View the 2 library tutorials I posted on the Unit 3 Materials page.
3. Finish MLA Worksheet and bring it to class on Tuesday.
4. Portfolio #2 is due on Friday 4/2


Thursday 3/25
Today we continued learning about MLA documentation as it relates to the next (and final) paper: the research paper. I introduced the research paper and its associated assignments. This document is on the Unit 2 Materials page, but I am handing it out in class as well. The MLA handout is also on the Unit 2 Materials page.

Assignments/Due Dates:
1. PORTFOLIO #2 IS DUE ON FRIDAY 4/2.
2. You must bring all of your sources (research) for Unit 3 to class with you on Tuesday. You will lose huge homework points and get no help from me if you do not do your research and bring it to class. You are required to have 7-9 sources; the majority of these sources MUST be scholarly (journal articles and books).
3. BEFORE WE GO TO THE LIBRARY TOMORROW, view the tutorials that I have provided links to below. You want to watch the "Popular, Scholarly, or Trade?" and "Searching with a Purpose." These are very short videos, but they are extremely helpful for getting started on your research. Just click on this link-- MSU Libraray Tutorial Videos --to get to the tutorials.


Thursday 3/18
There was one presentation (P2) today at the beginning of class. For the rest of class, we focused on learning how to create a proper works cited page for the Film Analysis & Synthesis Essay. We went through the handouts on works cited pages (downloadable versions available on the Unit 2 Materials page).

Assignments/Due Dates:
1. First draft of Film essay due tomorrow AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS. Have a paper copy, including in-text citations and a completed works cited page with you at the beginning of class--be ready for peer review.
2. Conferences for Portfolio #2 will begin next week. SECOND DRAFTS of your response assignment and film essay are due at the time of your conference.
3. Portfolio #2 is due on Tuesday 3/30
4. Choose a topic for your research paper by Tuesday 3/23. (I will give you instructions on choosing a topic tomorrow in class). On Tuesday 3/23, have your topic ideas ready (in handwritten form), and be ready to share and discuss your topic idea(s) with the class.
5. On Friday 3/26, we will be visiting the library to learn all about using the library to do good, college-level research for your final major paper: the Research Paper.


Tuesday 3/16
Today we learned all about Quoting and Citing Properly using MLA Guidelines. All of the handouts on the topic are on the Unit 2 Materials page. We will finish doing our presentations (summary, P2) on Thursday at the beginning of class.

Assignments/Due Dates:
1) Draft 1 of your Film Analysis & Synthesis Essay is due on Friday 3/19 at the beginning of class -- Peer Review
2) Quoting and Citing Practice Exercise due at the beginning of class on Thursday 3/18
3) Conferences will begin next week; you must have your second draft of both the response assignment and your film essay done by the time of your conference with me.


Friday 3/5
We did peer review of the response assignment today in the first half of class. In the second half of class, we examined a sample student film analysis & synthesis essay. (This essay, plus another one for you to read, are on the Unit 2 Materials page.) We also discussed some aspects of the movie that you might write about and focus on in your own essay.

Homework/Due Dates:
1. Read the movie reviews and choose the three you will use in your Film Analysis & Synthesis Essay. Print these and bring them to class with you on Tuesday 3/16.
2. Draft 1 of your Film Analysis & Synthesis Essay is due on Thursday 3/18. Bring a typed, printed copy with you to class for peer review.


Thursday 3/4
Today groups did their Presentation 2. We then looked at several examples of the response assignment. I checked paraphrases and students worked on brainstorming and/or writing the 2nd paragraph of the response assignment. Examples of the response assignment are on the Handouts page.

Homework/Due Dates:
1) Draft 1 of Response Assignment due tomorrow for peer review -- make sure you have a PAPER COPY with you at the beginning of class.
2) Draft 1 of your Film Analysis & Synthesis essay is due on Thursday 3/18.
3) Read the movie reviews and choose the three you will use in your Film Analysis & Synthesis Essay. Print these and bring them to class with you on Tuesday 3/16.


Tuesday 3/2
Today in class we did peer review of our practice timed writings. We also learned about paraphrasing properly. The handouts from class are on the Handouts page.
due

YOUR FIRST TIMED WRITING TEST IS TONIGHT FROM 6:00-6:45 P.M. IN WELLS HALL, B108. BRING YOUR MSU ID WITH YOU.


Homework/Due Dates:
1. Presentations are on Thursday 3/4
2. Paraphrase Homework (on the Paraphrasing Correctly handout, on the Handouts page). Please choose the passage/idea that you will write about in your Response Assignment -- this will save you some time!

Remember: the readings for Presentation 2 are on the Presentation 2 Groups page. You must choose an essay that you did not summarize and present with your groupl

3. Draft 1 of Response Assignment due on Friday 3/5



Thursday 2/25
Today we discussed strategies for doing well on a timed writing. We also examined the rubric for the timed writing and some example essays. Finally, in the second half of class, we discussed critical reading and summarizing.

Homework/Due Dates:
1) Presentation 2 will be on Thursday 3/4
2) Draft 1 of Response Assignment due on Friday 3/5
3) Timed Writing #1 will be on Tuesday 3/2 -- 6:00-6:45 p.m., Wells Hall, B108
4) Draft 1 of Film Analysis & Synthesis Essay will be due on Tuesday 3/15
5) BEFORE CLASS ON TUESDAY, do another practice timed writing. I will post the prompt on the wiki (here on the HOME page) later today. Time yourself--give yourself only 45 minutes to write the essay.
BRING THIS ESSAY WITH YOU TO CLASS ON TUESDAY 3/2.


Tuesday 2/23
In class today, I introduced Unit 2: Film Analysis & Synthesis. We learned about the major aspects of critically viewing a film. The PowerPoint on analyzing film, as well as the handout that tells you everything you need to know about Unit 2, are all on the Unit 2 Materials page. I handed out a document on strategies for doing well on a timed writing. I need you to read this and bring it to class with you on Thursday 2/25. In case you lose it, it is also available on the Timed Writings page.

At 6:00 p.m., most of us convened at the Computer Center, room 402, to watch the movie Into the Wild. Those who attended got extra credit homework points.

Homework/Assignments:
1. Read and bring to class the handout on Timed Writing Strategies.
2. Work with your group on your presentation.

Friday 2/19
We finished talking about verb tenses in class today. We also began talking abo
ut and practicing for the timed writing test, which is coming up on Tuesday, March 2nd.


PORTFOLIO #1 IS DUE ON TUESDAY 2/23!

The instructions and all of the information about Portfolio 1 are on the Unit 1 Materials page, on the handouts titled "Unit 1 Portfolio Overall Grading Sheet" and "Unit 1 Portfolio Assignments and Instructions." (I handed these out in class as well, but if you have lost your handouts you can download them from the wiki.)

Your portfolio should be clearly organized in a two-pocket folder. Each assignment should be clearly marked/labeled so I know exactly what I am looking at. I don't care what order your assignments are in--just be sure that your organization is clear.

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO ARE:
1. Rough drafts of Paragraph Assignment--draft one from peer review and the draft from our conference
2. Rough drafts of Persuasive Essay--draft one from peer review and the draft from our conference
3. Peer Review sheets for both the paragraph and persuasive essay
4. A final, edited draft of both major assignments: your paragraph and your persuasive essay.
5. Your Vocabulary Journal
6. Your Grammar Journal


Remember to format your final drafts, vocabulary and grammar journal correctly. Formatting requirements include the following:
- one inch margins (top, bottom, left, right), which translates to 2.4 cm
- put the proper information in the top, left corner (name, class information, date, specific assignment)
- font should be 12-point Times New Roman
- the title of your paper should not be enlarged, in bold, underlined, or italicized. It should be in regular font, with one space (enter)
between the information in the top, left corner and the another space (press enter once) between the title and the first paragraphs.
- subsequent paragraphs should be indented (one TAB); there should be no extra, empty lines between paragraphs.
- set the justification to LEFT (not right, center, or full)




Thursday 2/18
Today in class we learned all about verb tenses. I gave out a handout on verb tenses in class, but this handout can also be found and downloaded from the Grammar & Style page of this wiki.

Tuesday 2/16
Today in class we talked about conclusions and did a journal on improving our titles, introductions, and conclusions. Also, I explained the Vocabulary Journal and Grammar Journal assignments, which are part of Portfolio #1. The instructional handouts for these assignments are on the Unit 1 Materials page.

Thursday 2/11
Today we discussed and practiced writing good titles, introductions, and conclusions. All of the handouts from today's class are on the Handouts page/

I have extended the due date for Portfolio #1 to Friday 2/19. This weekend, I will post instructions and examples for doing the vocabulary and grammar journals on the wiki. We will go over and discuss these assignments next week (on Tuesday).

Homework/Due Dates:
1. Revise your paragraph and persuasive essay. Bring a cppy of both to class with you on Tuesday.
2. Bring the Verb Tenses handout to class on Tuesday 2/16.
3. GRAMMAR HOMEWORK: McGraw-Hill, chapter 46, pp. 390-403 -- ALL EXERCISES. Due on Tuesday 2/16. Do this assignment on paper so you can hand it in to me.

Tuesday 2/9
We continued talking about and practicing sentence structures today. We also began learning about transitional words and phrases, and how to use them in our writing to connect our ideas better. The handouts from today -- Transitional Words & Phrases, Transitions Homework, and Connecting Word List -- are all on the Grammar & Style page.

Homework:
1. Be ready for your conference this week. Bring to your conference your first drafts, peer review sheets, and revised second drafts of both your paragraph assignment and persuasive essay.
2. Complete the Transitions Homework (see above)
3. Print & read the Verb Tenses Handout

Thursday 2/4
We will do presentations today (Presentation 1). We will also write a short quiz on the presentation 1 readings (Lahiri, Cole, Wu, Courtney essays). If we have extra time, we will begin talking about Sentence Structures. Then handout on Sentence Structures is on the Grammar & Style page, but I will be giving you paper copies of this handout in class.

Draft 1 of your Persuasive Essay is due tomorrow at the beginning of class. Make sure that you have a printed copy of your paper with you and make sure that you are on time, as we are going to do peer review right away (in the first half of the class period). If you are late or do not have a copy of your paper, you will lose credit for drafting.

Tuesday 2/2
We discussed Thesis Statements in class today, going over some basic concepts and also looking at some examples of thesis statements in persuasive essays. We also began talking about rhetorical modes (methods of explanation) and looked at an example student persuasive essay to evaluate its thesis and use of rhetorical modes.

Homework/Due Dates:
1. Presentations on Thursday
2. Quiz on P1 readings on Thursday
3. Draft of persuasive essay due on Friday


Your SECOND DRAFT of your persuasive essay and your SECOND DRAFT of your paragraph assignment will be due next week at the time of your conference. You will sign up for a conference appointment on Friday. (I will bring a sign-up sheet to class.)

Friday 1/29
Today in class we discussed logos, pathos, and ethos and analyzed an essay using these concepts. We also discussed expectations for Presentation 1. I put the PowerPoint presentation from today's class, as well as the questions for analyzing Quindlen's essay, on the Unit 1 Materials page.

You have until this evening to finish your brainstorming for paper 1.
If you choose to hand-write your brainstorming in some way, then please take a picture of it or scan it and then upload it to your student page as an image file (like a JPEG or a PDF)--just make that sure I can read your handwriting. I will respond to your brainstorming for your paper 1 topic sometime this weekend, no later than Sunday.

I have uploaded four examples of student-written persuasive essays to the Unit 1 Materials page.


Homework/Assignments to be completed before class on Tuesday 2/2:
1. Read pp. 37-40 of the handout from the book Discovering Arguments, pp. 37-40 (the small section on on Thesis Statements).
2. Work with your group to prepare for your presentations, which will happen on Thursday 2/4.
3. The brief quiz on the P1 readings will be on Thursday 2/4, right before the presentations begin. Remember, the quiz will be very brief and will be worth about 10 points. If you bothered to read the essays, you will be fine.
4. First draft of your persuasive essay is due on Friday 2/5 for peer review.


Thursday 1/28
Today in class we finished doing the paragraph peer review. We discussed our homework assignment on showing vs. telling.

To give you guys a little more time to understand the concepts of logos, pathos, and ethos and to work on your presentations, I have moved your presentation due date to Thursday 2/4.

Likewise, because your presentations have been moved to Thursday 2/4, your Quiz on the P1 readings (Lahiri, Cole, Wu, and Courtney) will also be on Thursday 2/4, right before the presentations.

Keep in mind, however, that your first draft of your persuasive essay will still be due on Friday 2/5, so manage your time accordingly.


NOTE: If you want to see what some student-written persuasive essays, I have uploaded four example essays to the Unit 1 Materials page.


Homework to be completed before class tomorrrow, Friday 1/29:
1. Grammar Homework: McGraw-Hill Handbook, chapters 61 (parts of speech), 63, (phrases & clauses), and 64 (types of sentences) and Discoveries in Academic Writing, pp. 85-91, exercises 3.14, 3.15, 3.16, and 3.17.
DUE TOMORROW, ON PAPER, TO BE HANDED IN TO ME AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.
2. Read the handout from the book Discovering Arguments, pp. 14-37, which is all about logos, pathos, and ethos. You only need to pay attention to the sections that explain logos, pathos, and ethos; in other words, you DO NOT have to read the example essays. So your reading assignment is really about half of what it seems like it is. Be read to discuss logos, pathos, and ethos at length in class on Tuesday.
3. Read Quindlen, "Homeless." Just read it; you don't have to do anything special; just be familiar with it. Bring it back to class with you tomorrow. We will re-read it in class together.

4. Finish your brainstorming for paper 1 and upload it to your student page sometime by Friday night 1/29. If you choose to do your brainstorming by handwriting it in some way, then please take a picture of it or scan it and then upload it to your student page as an image file (like a JPEG or a PDF). Make sure I can read your handwriting. I will respond to your brainstorming for your paper 1 topic sometime this weekend, no later than Sunday.

Homework to be completed before class on Tuesday 2/2:
1. Read pp. 37-40 of the handout from the book Discovering Arguments, pp. 37-40 (the small section on on Thesis Statements).
2. Work with your group to prepare for your presentations, which will happen on Thursday 2/4.
3. The brief quiz on the P1 readings will be on Thursday 2/4, right before the presentations begin. Remember, the quiz will be very brief and will be worth about 10 points. If you bothered to read the essays, you will be fine.

Tuesday 1/26
Today in class we discussed the concept of showing vs. telling in our writing. We went over the elements of Unit 1 and began doing peer review of our paragraph assignment.


We will finish doing peer review of the paragraph assignment in class on Thursday. (The peer review is not homework: we will finish it during class.) Please make sure that you bring your draft of your paragraph back to class as well as the peer review sheets I handed out today.

Homework to be completed by Thursday 1/28:
1. Finish reading the "Showing vs. Telling" handout I gave you in class today, including the reading "The Short Case for Words" by Lederer (at the end of the handout). Complete the handout
"Showing vs. Telling Exercise" handout I have you in class today; this can be handwritten directly on the handout sheet. Bring it to class with you to class on Thursday. If you lost the handout or were not in class, you can download these handout from the Handouts page.
2.
Do the brainstorming exercise for Paper 1: Persuasive Essay. The handout with the instructions for the brainstorming exercise is on the the Unit 1 Materials page.
3. Begin working on Presentation 1 (P1) with your group. Remember that it is due on Tuesday 2/2. By tomorrow, I will create a page on the wiki for you and your group members to use to collaborate on your presentation. The essays for P1 are on the Readings page.

Homework to be completed by Friday 1/29:
1. McGraw-Hill, Chapter 63 and Chapter 64, all exercises
2. Discoveries in Academic Writing, exercises 3.14, 3.15, 3.16, 3.17


Friday 1/22
Today we discussed critical thinking. We also continued to talk about and work on the paragraph assignment.

Homework to be completed by Tuesday 1/26:
1. Discoveries in Academic Writing, pp. 69-85, exercises 3.2-3.7 and 3.10.
2. Complete the Critical Thinking worksheet
3. Write your first draft of your paragraph assignment. Bring your draft to class. Make sure that it is typed and ready for peer review. Please be on time.

Thursday 1/21
Today we discussed the reading "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott. We also began talking about your first formal assignment, a formal paragraph.

Homework to be completed by tomorrow, Friday 1/22:
1. Complete the Paragraph Assignment Brainstorming assignment handed out in class today. This is also available on the Handouts page. Bring this completed assignment to class tomorrow.
2. Print, read, and bring to class the handout "Effective Paragraphs," also available on the Handouts page. Complete the three questions at the bottom of the second page.

Tuesday 1/19
Today in class we did a short quiz on the syllabus. We discussed email etiquette as well as the elements of the writing process. Finally, we began talking about our first formal assignment--the paragraph assignment--and discussed brainstorming techniques.

Homework to be completed by Thursday 1/21:
1. Read Lamott, "Bird by Bird," which is available on the Readings page. Join the online discussion about the Lamott reading by answering the question I posted on the DISCUSSION tab on the Readings page. Make sure that you click on the posting with the proper section number--for example, if you are in ESL220, section 4, be sure to click on the "Section 4--Response to Lamott Reading" posting.
2. Do a little online research (googling) of the term "Critical Thinking" and come up with your own 2-3 sentence definition of what it means to be a critical thinker. Bring this definition to class with you on Thursday. (This is an informal assignment that we will use for discussion purposes.)


Friday 1/15
Today we met in the computer lab (Bessey Hall, 216) to learn the basics about the wiki -- creating an account, uploading documents, etc.. We also completed a short informal writing assignment, which we uploaded to our student pages on the wiki.

Homework to be completed before class on Tuesday 1/19:
1. Study the syllabus carefully.
There will be a quiz on the syllabus on Tuesday 1/19. I already gave you a copy of the syllabus, but there is also a digital copy available on the Syllabus page of this wiki.
2. Bring the homework that you completed for today's class to class with you on Tuesday. We will discuss it then. This homework is:
a) Read Discoveries in Academic Writing, pp. 4-10 and complete exercises 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5 as
well as the Discussion Questions on pp. 8-9.
b) Read Discoveries in Academic Writing, pp. 31-44 and complete exercises 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and
2.4
c) Read the handout "The Five Criteria" (available on the Handouts page of this wiki)
d) Print, read and complete the worksheet on "Email Etiquette" (also available on the Handouts
page)

3. Please make sure that you have purchased the two textbooks for this class by next week.

Thursday 1/14
Today in class we first got to know each other a little better by playing a game. Then, we went over the course syllabus--the expectations, rules, and requirements of the course. We talked about the writing classes we have taken before ESL220 and learned the basics of the writing process.

Homework for Friday 1/15:
1. Read Discoveries in Academic Writing, pp. 4-10 and complete exercises 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5 as well as the Discussion Questions on pp. 8-9.
2. Read Discoveries in Academic Writing, pp. 31-44 and complete exercises 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4
*You may complete the exercises from Discoveries in Academic Writing directly in your textbook; I will check your answers in class and we will discuss them.*
3. Read the handouts "The Five Criteria" and "Email Etiquette, which are available on the Handouts
page. Complete the "Email Ettiquette" worksheet and bring it to class with you tomorrow.