May 10

AW Research Essay (Final Exam)

Advanced Writing Final Exam

 

Overview:


For your final exam, you must choose a topic from the provided list, research that topic, and write a 5 paragraph essay. You will be evaluated based on your writing style, grammar, and quality of research done. With your final essay you must include a list of websites you used to find your information. Many of the topics are very broad, so if you want to research something specific within that topic you can.

How to do Research

  • Most importantly do not copy and paste anything from anywhere.
  • You should search online for information about your topic and paraphrase it. Write it in your own words. If you cannot find information or you have tried and need help, e-mail me and I’ll help you.
  • For most topics, you can simple google the topic and you will find articles
  • You can also google part of the topic. Eg. one or two of the key words
  • You can also read articles written in Korean and use the information to help you write your essay. Do not try to use a translator or something similar… You need to write everything yourself.

 

Important Dates:


June 7 –> Topic is due (e-mail me & tell me what your topic is)
June 21–> Essay outline is due via e-mail  (link on the class website to the outline file (click open or the dots beside open and click download)
July 5 –>  Essays are due via e-mail

 

Topics:

Research Paper Topics on Technology

  • How close did we get to the Artificial Intelligence?
  • What technological innovations promise to change the third decade of the 21st century?
  • What technologies does NASA use to explore Mars?
  • What is the future of the internet?
  • How did cloud technologies change data storing?
  • Can virtual reality substitute an actual reality?

Research Paper Topics on Environment

  • How did climate change in the recent 30 years?
  • How does global warming alter wildlife?
  • Why do some believe global warming to be a hoax?
  • Ocean pollution: unseen tragedies.
  • What are the best ways to reduce global warming?
  • Effective ways of reducing air pollution.
  • How can alternative types of energy help to preserve Earth natural resources?

Research Paper Topics on Legal Issues

  • Should there be a law preventing cyber bullying?
  • Countries with effective legal execution.

Research Paper Topics on Business

  • How can creative marketing increase the sales?
  • Is multitasking a productive method of work?
  • Google: how benefits can make your employees happy.
  • What are minimum wages around the world?

Research Paper Topics on World Politics

  • Can North and South Korea unite again?
  • How can the world unite to fight racism?
  • Do refugees pose any threat to the hosting country?

Research Paper Topics on Religion

  • The most popular new age religions.
  • Should religious beliefs influence health matters?

Research Paper Topics on Health

  • Effect of alcohol, Tabaco, and marijuana on a human body.
  • Vaccination in the 21st century.
  • Alzheimer’s: ways of prevention.
  • Are there effective ways to prevent cancer?
  •   The importance of mental health.
  • How do fats positively affect human body and mind?
  •   Anorexia and obesity – two sides to one story.

Research Paper Topics on Social Issues

  • How do social media influence interpersonal communication?
  • How can team sports affect social abilities?
  • How to stop bullying in schools?
  • Global citizenship: pros and cons.
  • How to deal with social anxiety?
  • How can one defend privacy issues on Facebook and other social media?

Research Paper Topics on Education

  • How to achieve literacy for all?
  • Is it worth it to go into a huge debt to achieve higher education in the USA?
  • How can we modernize education to make it more appealing?
  • How does dress code in schools discriminate women?
  • What are advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling?
  • The importance of multilingual education.

Research Paper Topics on Popular Culture

  • How do reality shows influence teenagers?
  • How did YouTube change popular culture?
  • The meaning of the Harry Potter Book Series in promoting reading.

 

 

An option guide to help you organize your research is here

 

May 10

Paraphrasing / Works Cited

Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing means putting what you have read into your own words.

You paraphrase by reading something, thinking about what it means, and then restating it in your own words.

 

Works cited
After your essay, you need to create a works cited page
It should be a separate page, with the words ‘works cited’ as the title
On this page you should put every book, article, website, etc. you used in your research
The format for various types of articles can be found here:

 

For websites:

Structure:

Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Website Title. Publisher of Website, <URL>.

 

Example:

Cain, Kevin. “The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication.” Social Media Today. https://www.business2community.com/facebook/the-negative-effects-of-facebook-on-communication-0205707

.

In your writing it is a good idea to mention where the information you’re presenting came from. Some ways of doing this:

In her article “The Global Warming Problem” Susan Park says…
John Smith writes “….”  çquote
According to Michael Kim….
Author Lucy Jones suggests…..

You can use quotes, but they should not be more than 2 lines (lines, not sentences). If you use quotes, you need to say where they come from.

 

 

Mar 15

Follow-Up Questions

Follow-Up Questions:

  • Follow-up questions are questions you ask to get more information and keep the other person speaking
  • Any time you have any conversation in this class you should be using follow-up questions
  • Listen to the answers from your conversation partner, and ask them some follow-up question, keep asking questions!

Who                      Where                  What                     When                    Why                      How
How many          How often          How long             Which                   What time?        Would you…

 

In your groups, come with 5 (FIVE) different possible follow-up questions that Student A could ask Student B.

 

A: What country would you like to visit?                                B: I want to go to China.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ________________________________________________________________________________
  4. ________________________________________________________________________________
  5. ________________________________________________________________________________

 

A: How many members are in your family?                           B: There are five of us. My parents and two brothers.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ________________________________________________________________________________
  4. ________________________________________________________________________________
  5. ________________________________________________________________________________

 

A: What did you do this weekend?                                           B: I went to Lotte World.

  1. ________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ________________________________________________________________________________
  4. ________________________________________________________________________________
  5. ________________________________________________________________________________

 

A: Have you seen any good movies lately?                            B: Yeah I saw Captain Marvel last week.

 

  1. ________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________________________________________________
  3. ________________________________________________________________________________
  4. ________________________________________________________________________________
  5. ________________________________________________________________________________

Jan 27

Hotel English Syllabus

Hotel English

 (Spring Semester 2020)

 

I.   Professor Information                                        

                                                                                                Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                            Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 

 

 

Course Description

This course is designed to improve your English skills and familiarity with conversational English related to hotels and tourism.  It focuses on building your ability to express yourself in English in various practical situations.

 

Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objective:

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to communicate in English.
  • Learn new phrases and expressions and improve pronunciation.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various social settings.

 

Course Requirements

Textbooks:      Hotels and Catering     Evans, Dooley, & Garza, Express Publishing;

                         1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises.

  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

Grading System

Attendance                             10%
Participation                            20%

Homework                              20%

Midterm exam                         25%

Final exam                              25%

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.

 

Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY. NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a speaking class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English Conversation class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

 

Format:  Because our class is split into a 2 hour block and a one hour block we will be using the time differently. The one hour block will focus on practical English conversations while the two hour block will focus more specifically on hotel English. The main textbook for the course is only needed during the 2-hour class while I will provide the materials for the 1 hour class.

 

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

 

Final Thought: This is a conversation class and as such requires that students speak. If you do not want to speak English please do not take this class. If you want to sit at the back of the class and not participate, you will fail this class. If you want to speak Korean, use your cell phone, do the activities quickly and badly so that you can sit and stare at your partner and be bored, please do not take this course. The course is as interesting as you make it and having students who don’t want to speak makes it painful for everyone.

Jan 27

Basic Conversation Rough Plan

 B.C. Long Range Plan

Wk. Unit  / Topic Homework
(grammar in back of text)
1 Class introductions,  
2 Self Intro, find someone who, speed dating Unit 1
3 1 – Where are you from? Unit 2
4 2 – What do you do? Unit 3
5 3 – How much are these? Unit 4
6 4 – Do you play guitar? Unit 5
7 Review  
8 Midterm exam (written)  
9 5 – What an interesting family
Introduce podcast assignment,
Unit 6
11 6 – How often do you run? Unit 7
12 7 – We went dancing Unit 8
13 8 – How’s the neighborhood Podcast script due
Unit 9
14 Unit 9 Unit 14
15 Unit 14  
16 Podcast due  

 

Jan 27

Hotel English Rough Plan

Hotel English Rough Plan

Week Jazz Class Hotel Class
1 Class Intro Self intro, FSW, General Speed Dating
2 first-day speed dating Unit 1 (meet our staff)
3 Unit 1 – Family Unit 2 (welcome)
4 Unit 2 – Hobbies & Interests Unit 3 (Hotel Amenities)
5 Unit 3 – University Unit 4 (family-friendly lodging)
6 Unit 4 – Shopping Unit 5 (valet service)
7 Unit 5 – Movies Review
8 No class Midterm Exam
9 Unit 7  – Sports & Exercise Unit 6 (the guest room)
10 Unit 8 – Vacations & Travel Unit 7 (checking in)
11 Unit 2 – Weekend & Neighbourhoods Unit 8 (meet the restaurant staff)
12 Unit 3 – Technology Unit 9 (taking a reservation)
13 Unit 4 – Dating & Nightlife Unit 10 (breakfast service)
14 Unit 5 – Sofa Time Unit 11 (At the bar)
15 Unit 6 – health & fitness Review
16 Unit 7  – Holidays Final Exam

May 09

Podcast Assignment

English Podcast

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May 08

Podcast Rubric

You can find the grading rubric for the Podcast assignment Here:

 

Rubric

Oct 01

Possible topics for Opinion Writing

Here are some possible topics for your paragraph: Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Don’t say ‘Very’ (Make your Writing More Interesting

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Sep 03

Questions Words

Who?  What? Where? When? Why? How?  Asking for information:

 

  • ·         To ask for information, begin with a question word.  The rest of the sentence has the same structure as a yes/no question:  Who is your friend?  Whom does he love?
  • ·         When asking for additional information about a noun, place the noun after the question word.  The rest of the sentence is like a yes/no question:  How many shoes do you own?
    • o   Yes/no questions are questions are statements that can be turned into a question:
      • §  I can scream loudly -> Can I scream loudly?
      • §  The WH words are adverbs of various forms. (there are exceptions)

 

 

 

Question word

 

Asking for……

 

Example

 

Who

 

A person, subject of a verb

 

Who is that boy?

 

Whose

A person, the owner of the subject of the verb  

Whose money is on the table?

 

What

 

A person, subject of a verb

 

What is on sale today?

 

Which

A person or thing, one of a few choices for the subject  

Which movie did you want to see?

What

 

A person or thing, to refine the subject of a verb What color is your backpack?
What kind of

 

An adjective, to describe the subject of a verb What kind of food do you want?
Where

 

A place Where did you go?
When

 

A time When will he finally get married?
Why

 

A reason Why did they leave so soon?
How

 

A way or manner of doing something How did you lose your hat?
How many

 

A number How many friends do you have?

 

Aug 27

Practical English Homework Schedule

Wk Date H/W Due
(page)
4 Sept 20 19. 20
5 Sept 27 27,28
7 Oct 11 35, 36
8 Oct 18 43, 44
9 Oct 25 51, 52
12 Nov 15 59, 60
13 Nov 22 67, 68
14 Nov 29 75, 76

 

Aug 26

Common Errors

Common Errors

These are some of the most common errors

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Mar 12

Practical English Rough Plan

Wk Content H/W
(page)
Other
1 Class intro, find someone who, speed dating (general)    
2 Book intro, first-day speed dating (p. 12+13), follow-up questions, 19. 20  
3 Unit 1 – Family 27,28 Unit 1 Quiz
4 Unit 2 – Hobbies & Interests   Unit 2 Quiz
5 Unit 3 – University 43, 44 Unit 3 Quiz
6 Prepare for speaking test 1    
7 Speaking test 1 35, 36  
8 Unit 4 – Shopping 51, 52 Unit 4 Quiz
9 Unit 5 – Movies   Unit 5 Quiz
10 Practice for the speaking test    
11 Speaking test 2 59, 60  
12 Unit 6 – Food & Restaurants 67, 68 Unit 6 Quiz
13 Unit 7  – Sports & Exercise 75, 76 Unit 7 Quiz
14 Unit 8 – Vacations & Travel   Unit 8 Quiz
15 Final Speaking Test  

 

Feb 28

Practical English Syllabus

Practical English Conversation
 (Spring 2020) 

 

I.   Professor Information                                        

                                                                                                Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                             Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 


Course Description

This course is designed to improve your speaking skills and familiarity with conversational English you may need in your daily life.  It focuses on building your ability to express yourself in English in various practical situations. Classes will consist almost entirely of conversational speaking.

 

Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objective:

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to communicate in English.
  • Learn new phrases and expressions and improve pronunciation.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various social settings.

 

Course Requirements

Textbooks:       Jazz English 1Gunther Breaux–Student Book;

                         1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises.

  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

Grading System

Attendance                                  10%

In Class Participation                   20%

Homework                                   10%

1st Speaking Test                       20%

2nd Speaking Test                       20%

Final Speaking Test                      20%

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade. 

 

Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY. NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a speaking class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English Conversation class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

Format: 

In the first half of each class we will discuss what students wrote for homework and use the textbook. During this time, I will teach conversational strategies. The second hour every week will be pure speaking. Students will speak to their classmates in a speed dating style rotation. At these times students should be speaking English only, and practice using the conversation strategies discussed in the first half of each class. 

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

Final Thought:

This is a conversation class and as such requires that students speak. If you do not want to speak English please do not take this class. If you want to sit at the back of the class and not participate, you will fail this class. If you want to speak Korean, use your cell phone, do the activities quickly and badly so that you can sit and stare at your partner and be bored, please do not take this course. The course is as interesting as you make it and having students who don’t want to speak makes it painful for everyone.

Nov 28

Advanced Writing Final Exam Advice

  • Use of 1st person

I will tell you three ways to get an A+.
There are three ways to get an A+.
I will introduce the causes of sleepiness.
There are two common causes of sleepiness.

I think health is important to prevent cancer.
Health is important to prevent cancer.
Doctors say health is important to prevent cancer..
People believe health is important to prevent cancer.

 

  • Connecting information

– Look at examples in the textbook
– Remember your goal is to go from a general hook to a
specific thesis.
– Many of your outlines make me worry you’re going to
skip or minimize connecting information.

 

  • Drafts, spelling, grammar

– Write at least 1 draft before submitting the essay.

– If you’re going to edit it yourself, try to wait a day or two
– Ex. Monday –> write the draft, Wednesday –> edit the draft.

 

  • Try to vary your sentences

– When you go back and edit your writing. Look for places
to combine sentences.

 

  • Analysis (connecting back to thesis)

– In your body paragraphs you should be trying to convince
the reader.
– When you give some evidence or an example, make sure
its clear to the reader WHY this proves your thesis.

Eg. Exercising will prevent cancer.

 

Skiing can be good for your health. There are many good outdoor activities you can do to become healthy. If you are
healthy your risk of getting cancer is lower.

 

  • Examples

– Use examples in your body paragraphs. Again, make sure it
is clear why the example proves what you say it proves. Try to be specific

There are a lot of ways you can lose weight.
Aerobics, running, and swimming are just a few of the ways
you can lose weight. Losing weight will make you healthier
and so you will have a lower risk of contracting cancer.

 

  • Counterargument & refutation

– You present the other side of the argument (the side you
disagree with) and you explain why that side is wrong. Usually this goes in its own small paragraph. (p. 126)

Counterargument

Some people believe there are no solutions to global warming so we shouldn’t worry. This is not right because……….

 

  • Sources (works cited page)

– At the end of your essay. Start a new page (Insert page break)

– On the new page write the title ‘Works cited’

– Below, list the websites, books, etc. where you found your information.

 

 

 

Sep 04

Essay Outline

The Essay Outline is here:

Essay Outline

Aug 27

How to Write an E-mail Activity

Here  is a good activity that shows how to write a proper e-mail

Aug 27

Corrections Example

When you send me back your corrections, this is what it should look like:

 

 

corrections

Aug 17

AW Syllabus

Advanced Writing 

 (Spring 2020)

 

I.   Professor Information                                             

                                                                                                          Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                                      Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 

 

 

Course Description

This course is designed to improve your paragraph and essay writing skills. Throughout the course, we will focus on different types of essays, effective organization, and the key elements of excellent writing.

 

Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objectives:

 

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to write in English.
  • Learn the proper writing structure and tone for different types of essay writing.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various written forms.

 

IV. Course Requirements

Textbook:         Great Writing 4: Ken Folse

  • 1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises
  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

Grading System

Homework                                   40%

Free-Writing Journal                    10%

Participation                                 10%

Midterm exam                              15%

Final exam                                    25%

 * Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.

 

 VII. Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a writing class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

 

Final Exam: Research Essay

For your final exam, you must choose a topic from the provided list, research that topic, and write a 5 paragraph essay. You will be evaluated based on your writing style, grammar, and quality of research done. With your final essay you must include a list of websites you used to find your information. Many of the topics are very broad, so if you want to research something specific within that topic you can.

 

Final Thought:

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

 

May 10

Opinion / Persuasive Paragraph Topics

Here are some possible topics for your paragraph:

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Feb 28

My Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thurs Fri
1
9:20-10:10
         
2
10:20-11:10
    AW
(4111)
3
11:20-12:10
       
4
12:20-13:10
       
5
13:20-14:10
  Hotel English
(2101)
  PBC
(2107)
PBC
(2107)
6
14:20-15:10
 
7
15:20-16:10
BC
(2107)
  Hotel English
(4111)
AW
(2105)
 
8

16:20-17:10

   
9

17:20-18:10

         
10-12
18:20-20:45
      Hotel English
(4103)
 

Aug 31

Basic Conversation Syllabus

Basic English Conversation

 (Spring 2020)

 

I.   Professor Information                                             

                                                                                                          Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                                      Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 

 

Course Description

This course is designed to improve your speaking skills and familiarity with conversational English you may need in your daily life.  It focuses on building your ability to express yourself in English in various practical situations.

 

Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objective:

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to communicate in English.
  • Learn new phrases and expressions and improve pronunciation.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various social settings.

 

Course Requirements

Textbooks:       Interchange 1Jack C. Richards–Student Book;

                            1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises.

  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

Grading System

Attendance                                  10%
Homework                                   15%
In Class Participation                   25%
Midterm exam                              25%
Final exam                                    25%

 

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.

 

 

Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY. NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a speaking class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English Conversation class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

 

Format:  In the first half of each class we will discuss what students wrote for homework and use the textbook. During this time, I will teach conversational strategies. The second hour every week will be pure speaking. Students will speak to their classmates in a speed dating style rotation. At these times students should be speaking English only, and practice using the conversation strategies discussed in the first half of each class.

 

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

 

Final Thought: This is a conversation class and as such requires that students speak. If you do not want to speak English please do not take this class. If you want to sit at the back of the class and not participate, you will fail this class. If you want to speak Korean, use your cell phone, do the activities quickly and badly so that you can sit and stare at your partner and be bored, please do not take this course. The course is as interesting as you make it and having students who don’t want to speak makes it painful for everyone.

Feb 15

What is an ‘A’ Student

Criteria of Students Grades

 

An     ‘A’ student

– Never misses a class and is never late, always has their textbook

– Speaks only English in class

– Always does their homework and does well on tests

– Never uses their smart phone, checks their smart phone, texts, etc.

– Does not need to be told to keep speaking after they complete an assignment, continues speaking English with their partner/group after they are ‘done’ what I assigned them to do

– Starts doing the assignment as soon as I tell them to begin, does not wait for me to tell the individually

– Is mid-conversation when I come by to check on them and does not stop because I am listening

– Asks questions when they don’t understand

A    ‘B’ Student

Misses some classes and is sometimes late

– Speaks mostly English but also speaks Korean during class

– Usually does their homework and is inconsistent on tests

– Goes through the assigned activity but doesn’t usually continue speaking with their group/partner after they are ‘done’

– Usually needs prompting to start speaking, but once they begin they do the activity well

– Asks a friend when they don’t understand something

 

A    ‘C’ Student

– Misses more than 3 classes, is often late

– Sleeps in class, does not have a textbook

– Does not regularly do their homework or does it just before class begins and struggles on tests

– Speaks Korean often in class, especially when they are supposed to be speaking English but I am not nearby

– Goes through the assigned speaking activity as quickly as possible and then sits in silence

– Is rarely speaking when I come by, or begins speaking as soon as I come nearby

– Needs to be told individually what to do

– Does not ask questions when they don’t understand

Nov 19

Comparison Essay Topics

HERE are the comparison essay topics

Nov 12

Descriptive Essay Topics

You can find a list of Descritpive Essay Topics HERE

Aug 15

Welcome

Welcome to the companion site for Professor Campigotto’s classes. Syllabuses and other documents will be uploaded shortly.

Mar 07

MLA Sample Page

Here is an example of how ALL homework submitted for this class should be formatted.

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