Category Archives: Courses

Meta-index listing for all my courses taught in the past.

  • All Grades Are Now Final

    Posted on January 22, 2016 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi everyone, Just a last update: all grades for the Winter 2016 Semester courses are now final. I only received one inquiry, and that grade was not changed (since there was no error in the grades). I’m just announcing this for those who were a little worried about their grades. I hope you have an […]

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  • Reminder

    Posted on January 21, 2016 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi everyone, This is just a reminder: the grades should be “live” on the Korea University Portal system. Please check your grade as soon as possible. You should do it as soon as possible because in less than 24 hours, the grades will be permanently locked, and it will be almost impossible for anything to […]

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  • Grades Entered

    Posted on January 20, 2016 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi there! Well, I’ve finished calculating all the grades for our course, and they’re entered into the Korea University computer system. I don’t know when they become visible to students, but I do know that the grade inquiry period begins tomorrow, so I imagine you’ll be able to check your final grade by then, if […]

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  • Day 14

    Posted on January 12, 2016 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi everyone, We’re almost finished with the class! Today we reviewed the difference between Fact and Opinion, and how to tell them apart. You worked with a partner to create some supporting arguments for an opinion that is the opposite of your real opinion (based on a subject from the paper you got from another […]

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  • Day 13

    Posted on January 11, 2016 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi everyone! Sorry for the late update: I usually post an announcement after class, but I had a LONG visit from a couple of students who waned to discuss their midterm exams, and then I had to get home and help with the baby. I’m posting this the first chance I got… Today was the […]

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  • Day 12

    Posted on January 7, 2016 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi everyone, Today, we discussed most of the important points in Unit 7—about Process Paragraphs—on Thursday, and I assigned the following for homework: Page 142-43 (Process Paragraph 53). Refresh your memory about sequence words & chronological order “tags”: see the note on page 145. Complete Activity 2 on page 146, and Activity 5 on page 148. […]

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  • Day 11

    Posted on January 6, 2016 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi everyone! Today we looked at your homework paragraphs from Monday. I explained proper formatting for homework assignments, and answered questions about the feedback notes on your individual paragraphs, as well as how to use the feedback to make your future homework results better. I also discussed the importance of clarity (as opposed to “smartness”) […]

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  • Day 10

    Posted on January 5, 2016 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi everyone! Well, as you know, yesterday you did your midterm exam. I am hoping to finish grading those by the end of the week. I’ll be returning the paragraph assignments you handed in on Monday tomorrow. As for today’s class, we discussed Descriptive Paragraphs, specifically using adjectives, similes, and metaphors to convey emotional effects, […]

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  • Day 6

    Posted on December 29, 2015 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi everyone, Sorry for the late announcement. I was busy after class, and kept on being busy until right now. (And I’m sneezing.) And this little boy has been keeping me busy, too: So, anyway… Today, we reviewed yesterday’s homework and then mostly discussed the two types of Supporting Sentences, how they connect to one […]

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  • Day 5

    Posted on December 28, 2015 by mrgord in Practical English II.

    Hi folks, So, today we talked more about making effective Topic Sentences, as well as the Grammar Points dealing with Comma Use (textbook page 60) and Sentence Structure Problems (page 62). Both of those grammar points are very important, but especially page 62 is worth marking and remembering, as sentence problems of that kind are […]

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