Monday, March 30, 2009

Journal Question #2

What are interesting stereotypes of people in your country? In CESL we are aware of how different every country is from each other, but we all know that there are very different kinds of people in our own country. I’d like to hear a description of some of these kinds of people. Here in the US there is a new trend that is starting with teenagers that originated where I grew up. The movement is called “Emo”. Emo has it’s origins in a type of music that became popular, and as the music spread so did its fashion. This music is a lot like Punk, but it’s very melodramatic. These types of people are pictured as depressed and hating the world; also as whiny children. I used to be pretty influenced by this movement (too funny). Anyways, here is a picture of what some of these kids look like and what they wear. Maybe you have seen some of them around.
Due 4/6 at 5pm! 10 SENTENCES for EAP1 and 20 SENTENCES for EAP2. Pictures desired.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Journal Question #1

Please explain to me the story behind your national Flag. The United States’ Flag’s name is “Old Glory.” The creation of the first flag is attributed to a woman names Betsy Ross. The first flag looked a little similar to the current one but there was at one point a circle of thirteen stars that represented the thirteen colonies at the time. Since then there have been laws that have allotted for stars to be added to the flag for each of the existing states. So if we were to create another state the flag would be changed. The current flag has thirteen red and white stripes that alternate starting with the red. The three colors of the flag represent different things; red stands for hardiness and valor, white represents purity and innocence and blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice. Now, please tell me the story of your national flag. I’d like to see a picture of your country’s flag as well.
Due 3/30 at 5pm! 10 SENTENCES for EAP1 and 20 SENTENCES for EAP2. Pictures desired.

Monday, March 16, 2009

My "Welcome" Spiel

Hello Students!
I know that you are all exciting (or at least should be) about being in writing this term.
If you have had to do my assignments before you know the deal, but you still need to leave me a comment with what your current level and class is!!
You will always find the homework assignment on this page. If you cannot post on your page, or if you have any questions of any kind please post a comment on the homework assignment. (To post on a homework assignment, click on it's title and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link that says "Post a Comment").

There will be a homework assignment due every Monday at 5pm. Any homework turned in after this time will still be accepted, but there will be a 1.5 point reduction. Also, any homework that does not meet the sentence length requirements will receive a 1.5 point reduction. Each assignment is graded out of 10 points so if your assignment was late and didn't meet requirements there is the possibility that you will receive 7/10 (70%) if your entries content is good.
Also, I grade these assignments based on content. Grammar is not as important as your ideas (if I don't understand what you are trying to tell me because of grammar you will loose points), so please try to express yourself as best as you can. Be creative and funny, these two things will get you a good grade. Also, don't compare your work with your classmates. I grade each of you independently and base my decisions on what I have seen in your work!

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