Category Archives: Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011

  • Welcome to Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011

    Posted on August 29, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    Welcome to the course! If you’re looking for a copy of the syllabus, you can download a copy in PDF format here: Syllabus, Reading & Writing 2 (Fall 2011) I will ask you, with a partner, to fill out the student information paper which you can download here: Student Info Sheet (PDF) … but please […]

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  • Your Homework (from Week 2 & 3)

    Posted on September 17, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    Hi folks, Sorry, I got tied up with a million things, so I couldn’t drop your essays off at the office… or even finish grading them. Don’t panic: they’ll be in your hands sometime next week. In the meantime, work on the textbook pages I assigned and we’ll talk about writing some more next week.

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  • Our Forum

    Posted on September 26, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    This post was supposed to go up sooner. I had some trouble getting the forum working, so your weekend homework couldn’t be posted. (I hope you did the homework, the Mickey Mantle addictive personality outline, I mean) anyway. Now you can join our forum on this page. Please join today (ie. in the next 24 […]

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  • Want to Learn How to Make Beer? Want to Help Make Beer for the Department Cocktail Party?

    Posted on September 28, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011, Public Speaking 2, Fall 2011, Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011, Understanding Anglophone Cultures Through Film, Fall 2011.

    I have just received permission/funding to make some beer for the Cocktail Party we will be holding later in semester. (With leftover beer being saved for the Movie Night, supposedly, and maybe an end-of-department party.) I thought it might be a good chance for any students who want to learn how, to get a lesson […]

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  • Your Homework

    Posted on October 1, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    Hi folks, I promised I’d write up the homework for you here, so here’s a summary. We got up to #4 on page 19 of the textbook. Please go ahead and do #5. But instead of writing a personal essay, I want you to write a letter. You will only write a letter — not […]

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  • Outlining

    Posted on October 5, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    The other day, someone asked about how to write an outline. I plan to have two handouts for you — one on writing a proper outline, and the second on how to use the outline as a basis for writing an essay, paragraph by paragraph. In case you lose them, the handouts are here: Essay […]

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  • This Week’s Homework (10-12 October)

    Posted on October 10, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    Folks, I asked you to do three pieces of homework: Finish the paragraph you were drafting in class today, and either put it in my mailbox in IH341, or under my door (IF the office is closed, and ONLY if the office is closed when you finish the paragraph!) Book work: Work through the book […]

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  • Your Midterm Exam

    Posted on October 19, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    Folks, Since some of you are probably wondering what your midterm exam will be (which by the way takes place on Wednesday, 26 October), I’m going to tell you what we’ll do. Not in exact detail, but the basic idea. I’m going to give you something to read. You will have to do things with […]

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  • Homework For This Week

    Posted on November 1, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    Folks, For Reading & Writing 2 this week (assigned 31 October), your homework was: Finish the double comparatives exercise we worked on in class (up to #9 at the top of page 38) Make at least 3 double-comparative sentences (in separate posts, in response to others’ posts — not the way I did it in […]

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  • Your New Classblog, and Homework

    Posted on November 16, 2011 by mrgord in Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011.

    Folks, Sorry about the delay. I needed to update some database information before I could install, and it took a little while on a pretty busy day. The new blog where you will write your 5-Paragraph Essays is here. Please click on the REGISTER on that page to sign up, of course using your real […]

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