Welcome to the webpage for the Public Speaking course for Fall 2010 at CUK. This page will contain copies of (selected) handouts, information on events and homework, and more.Here are copies of two important documents for our class: Student Info Sheet (PDF) which I will/have asked you to fill out with a partner and return to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome!
By the way, just in case you’re having trouble making a blog for Creative Writing class: it’s a short and simple process. Go to Blogger.com (or, if you prefer, WordPress.com) and sign up, make your blog, and then write down the address of your blog. Please use your real name, instead of some cute username, so I can […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Making Blogs (Creative Writing)
One student in the Dept. of English Language & Culture, Seoyeon Kim, is starting a book club. Did you know that reading is a great way of improving all of your English-related skills? Not only your reading ability, but also your writing, speaking, and listening will improve more quickly, if you are reading English text […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to Join a Book Club?
Often in Creative Writing classes, teachers will tell students, “Write what you know!” (I don’t think I said that to you, but I could easily have done so.) But Turkish author Elif Shafak has a different idea, one that makes a lot of sense to me and which I think could be useful to you, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on A good talk about writing what you don’t know… and writing in a foreign language.
If you scroll down (or follow this link), you’ll see a post with a link to a poll I’ve asked you to fill out. It’s now the evening on FRIDAY, 24 September, and you’re supposed to be logging into Google Docs tomorrow to find the story that you will be critiquing for Tuesday. The only […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Fill Out the POLL, folks!
While there is a much more important news flash below, I thought I’d post this now. If you want an excellent guide to formatting your writing for class critique and for submission as homework, go and see William Shunn’s guide to manuscript formatting. It’s short, but very good, as well as a perfect example in […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on By the Way…
Hey everyone, I know I assigned you some homework during class on Sept. 28th, but neither I nor anyone who remained atv the end of class could remember what exactly it had been. However, after some coffee and some hard thinking, I’m pretty sure it had to do with one of the three following issues: […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Homework?
Hi everyone! Your homework for today is: to access and review Seoyeon’s story, which is here.You will critique as per usual critique method (and upload a written critique for her) by next class. to carry out a review of opening sections of a number of pieces of writing in English (whether a pile of novels, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Creative Writing Homework, 12 October
Today we had some deadline changes, so here they are: The deadline for written critiques of Seungchul’s and Minkyung’s stories is now 6pm on 27 October 2010. You will upload the critiques to the correct folders here so that Minkyung and Seungchul can read them prior to class on 28 October. We will have “critical […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Deadlines And So On
I gave you a couple of exercises in the last few weeks. I was asked to post them here, to make sure the instructions were clear, but since I explained them in class, I am going to have to try remember them exactly. (Sometimes variations on exercises are possible, so I’m trying to remember exactly […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Writing Exercises