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Week 4 in FCWR101



Syllabus objectives for Week 4


  • Opinion paragraphs 33-39 (assigned for homework due Tuesday Oct 4)
  • Using auxiliaries/causal adverbs (discourse markers) (covered in class Sunday Oct 2)
  • Comparison/contrast paragraphs (assigned for homework due Thursday Oct 6)
  • Comparative and contrastive structures (covered in class Tuesday Oct 4, finish as homework due Thursday Oct 6) 


Writing revision - Thursday, October 6, 2011


Class activities for Thursday October 6


Today, those present caught up on their work and worked on revision with high marks :-)



COMPARISON AND CONTRAST - Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Class activities for Tuesday October 4 


FAB1 played with this tool: (didn't work all that well :-)


To join, create a student account

Use this code 2mh4xu


This tool is great for seeing how others use words in context

The Compleat Lexical Tutor http://www.lextutor.ca/

Links to a CONCORDANCE program http://www.lextutor.ca/concordancers/

Choose a corpus (a body of text) of a genre that interests you

OR chose the combined LOB and Brown with a corpus of over 2 million words


Homework assigned Tuesday Oct 4, due Thu October 6

Absolute deadline for revision is Thursday Oct 13


  1. Complete all exercises in your textbook on pages 40-49
  2. After studying the models and brainstorming topics, write one or two paragraphs comparing people, places, or things of your choice, or choose one of the suggestions in Ex 11, p.48


Question: Do you know why you should write one or two paragraphs? 
(Answer: If using block style you might want a paragraph for each thing being compared/contrasted)


OPINION - Sunday, October 2, 2011


Class activities for Sunday October 2



Homework assigned Sunday Oct 2, due Tue October 4 

Absolute deadline for revision was Sunday Oct 9


On Page 36 and 38 of your Zemach and Rumisek book you have two exercises which ask you to write paragraphs. Ex 11 says to read the model paragraphs and then write your opinion about one of these topics: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VK75CDFEx 16 says to ask yourself "What do I want my reader to think or to do?"  In class we brainstormed some ideas, you started a topic, and you got feedback on your ideas from another person in the class.


For Tuesday, Oct 4, complete the paragraph you started, or write on one of the above topics, and share it with your teacher. In your paragraph use some modal auxiliary verbs and causal adverbs such as because, since, so, therefore, etc. Submit your work by sharing it as a Google Doc with vancestev@gmail.com




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