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49FND_Section10_2017Sept-Nov

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Welcome to Vance's 49 FND 3016 WRITING class

for Section 10 students

recovered Sept 19, 2017 at 1:35

 

  1. Unlock Unit 6 (week 13)
    1. Writing test - 200 word essay on an important issue in the UAE
        1. Revise your essay on the advantages and disadvantages of using iPads in the classroom
  2. Unlock Unit 4 (week 11)
    1. Tuesday, October 10
      1. Period 4 - Complete your 200 word essay
    2. Monday, October 9
      1. Period 3 - choose a topic and prepare an outline
        1. Choose a topic. Here are your choices:
        2. Prepare an outline
      2. Period 5 - write a first draft of your 200-word essay
        1. An example of a well-written essay on a favorite sport
  3. Unlock Week 3 (week 10)
    1. Monday, October 2
      1. Period 7 - Complete your essay on Extreme Sports using the cohesion template
    2. Sunday, October 1
      1. Period 7 - Improving cohesion in an essay 
  4. Unlock Week 2 (week 9)
    1. Thursday, Sept 28
      1. Period 6 - Complete your 250 word essay in Word
        1. Process Step 1 - First draft - start by writing 100 words on paper
        2. Process Step 2 - Second draft - REVISE and COMPLETE the essay 
    2. Wednesday, Sept 27 
      1. Period 1 - AFTER writing 100 words on paper, revise your first draft into a 250 word second draft
    3. Tuesday Sept 26
      1. Period 6 - Write a 100-word first draft on EXTREME SPORTS on paper
  5. Unlock Unit 1 (week 8)
    1. Wednesday Sept 20
      1. Period 2 complete your paper on Weddings, Unit 2 Unlock
      2. Tuesday Sept 19
        1. Period 5 Revise first drafts into 250 word essays by Wed Sept 20
      3. Monday Sept 18
        1. Period 1 Start writing about weddings
          1. Start writing about weddings
          2. Get the Microsoft Word app and Sign In using your HCT ID
          3. Share the document with vstevens@hct.ac.ae
      4. Sunday Sept 17
        1. Period 4 - Setting up with Vance's Class
          1. Vance's Class and the Black Spot

    See the PDA form your teacher uses to give you your mark

    http://vancesclass.pbworks.com/w/file/99326591/PDA%20Report%20updated%20Aug%202015.docx  

     

    Unlock Unit 6 (week 13)

     

    Writing test - 200 word essay on an important issue in the UAE

     

    Revise your essay on the advantages and disadvantages of using iPads in the classroom

     

    Try to write MORE than 200 words.

     

    You should have at least 4 paragraphs: Introduction, advantages, disadvantages, conclusion

     

    Add wording similar to that given below to make clear how your essay is organized

     

    (Be sure to introduce the issue or problem in general)     ...  In this essay, I will write about  (be sure and mention advantages and disadvantages)

     

    First, I’ll write about / explain / tell you about (make it clear that this paragraph is about the advantages. Use wording similar to that given here). One advantage of using iPads in the classroom is .... Another important advantage is ...

     

    Next, I’ll tell you / However / On the other hand  (make it clear that this paragraph is about the disadvantages. Use wording similar to that given here). There are several disadvantages / One disadvantage of using iPads in the classroom is .... Yet another disadvantage is ...

     

    In conclusion / In summary / As we can see  (write a sentence in general about using iPads in class, based on what you said in your essay)   In this essay, I’ve explained briefly ... (remind the reader about the advantages and disadvantage) ... In my opinion (write a sentence giving your opinion)

     

    Unlock Unit 4 (week 11)

     

    Write this week's 200-word essay in three class periods

    outline and write a 200 word essay.docx

     

    Tuesday, October 10

     

    Period 4 - Complete your 200 word essay

     

     

    Monday, October 9

     

    Period 3 - choose a topic and prepare an outline

     

    Choose a topic. Here are your choices:

     

    1. Many people think that iPads can help students learn more effectively,
      but many students use them to waste time in class

      What are the advantages and disadvantages of students having iPads in class, and (in your conclusion) what should be done about the disadvantages?
      advantages and disadvantages of iPads in class.docx 

    2. Some Emiratis like to go abroad to complete their education in foreign colleges or universities.
      What are the advantages and disadvantages of Emiratis studying in a foreign country?
      advantages and disadvantages of solar power.docx 

    3. On October 1, 2017, prices of cigarettes and energy drinks doubled in the UAE
      and the price of soft drinks like Pepsi and Coca Cola increased 50%?
      Why did the government increase the tax on these items? Do you agree or disagree, and why?
      opinion of excise tax in UAE.docx

     

     

    Prepare an outline

    Four paragraph essay planner.docx

     

    Period 5 - write a first draft of your 200-word essay

     

    An example of a well-written essay on a favorite sport

    https://www.screencast.com/t/mfdnDN7CGV 

     

     

     

    Unlock Week 3 (week 10)

     

    Monday, October 2

     

    Period 7 - Complete your essay on Extreme Sports using the cohesion template

     

    Complete your revised 250 word essay where your main points are made clear in the introduction, one point in each paragraph, and in the conclusion.

     

    Write these words yourself. NO WORD SALAD PLEASE!

     

    (Word salad happens when you copy text from the Internet or rely on Google translate, which produces strange results)

     

    Sunday, October 1

     

    Period 7 - Improving cohesion in an essay 

     

    Study this sample essay. See how a good essay makes its main points three times

    1. In the introduction
    2. One point for each paragraph
    3. In the conclusion

     

     

    Now revise your essay in this same format: goodEssayTemplate.docx

     

    You can work on paper or in Office 365 Word

     

    Write 250 words

     

     

    Unlock Week 2 (week 9)

     

    Thursday, Sept 28

     

    Period 6 - Complete your 250 word essay in Word

     

    In this course we use Writing Process to draft and revise 250 word essays

    This document explains the process writingProcessSection10.docx

     

    Process Step 1 - First draft - start by writing 100 words on paper

     

    All students start writing their 250 essays by writing the first 100 words on paper.

     

    "Every journey begins with a first step."

     

    Process Step 2 - Second draft - REVISE and COMPLETE the essay 

     

    There are three ways you can complete your essays. 

     

    1. Most students use the WORD APP in Office 365.
      This document explains how: writingProcessSection10.docx  
      1. Sign in to Office 365 using the Word app
      2. Create a new Word Document
      3. Name it 49s10_yourName_topic
      4. Save it on One Drive or Sharepoint
      5. Share it with vstevens@hct.ac.ae
      6. Your teacher Vance puts what you wrote on paper in the document and gives you feedback for improvement
      7. You REVISE and COMPLETE your 250-word essay there, using your iPad
    2. If you can't log in to Office 365 (a few students have this problem) you can use GOOGLE
      1. If you don't have one already, create a GOOGLE account
        (Very important, do NOT give Google your mobile number; pretend you don't have one)
      2. Download the GOOGLE DOCS app
      3. Sign in to Google Docs
      4. Create a new document
      5. Name it 49s10_yourName_topic
      6. Share it with vancestev@gmail.com
      7. Your teacher Vance puts what you wrote on paper in the document and gives you feedback for improvement 
      8. You REVISE and COMPLETE your 250-word essay there, using your iPad 
    3. If you can't log on to Office 368, can't remember your Apple Store password, don't want to create a Google account, you can write ON PAPER
      1. Get a piece of paper and a pen
      2. write your name on the paper
      3. REVISE and COMPLETE your 250-word essay on this paper using the feedback your teacher gave you from your first draft
      4. Give the paper to your teacher 

     

    Wednesday, Sept 27 

     

    Period 1 - AFTER writing 100 words on paper, revise your first draft into a 250 word second draft

     

    If you wrote a first draft,

    • find feedback from your teacher in your shared Word document
    • REVISE the paper in the shared WORD document 

     

    You can write on paper if you are unable log on to Office 365

    • Remember, your user name is your HCT number; for example H00123456@hct.ac.ae
    • and your password begins with Kbz
      That's upper case K and lower case b,z

     

    Tuesday Sept 26

     

    Period 6 - Write a 100-word first draft on EXTREME SPORTS on paper

     

    To understand your work this week, we go over the WRITING PROCESS of REVISION

    from FIRST DRAFT to SECOND DRAFT and if necessary, 3rd draft, etc.

    writingProcessSection10.docx

     

       
       

     

    We start our next writing ON PAPER,

    the way it's done for the exam

     

    Write a 100-word FIRST DRAFT that you will revise later to make it 250 words, on EXTREME SPORTS

     

    Abseiling is an example of an extreme sport

    http://maliba-lodge.com/blanketwrap/2010/off-the-beaten-path/abseiling-in-lesotho/

     

    Write on the paper your teacher gives you in class:

    FND 3016 – Unlock Unit 3 - Start writing about extreme sports.docx

     

    Use as much vocabulary as you can from

    <-- the Level 3 Quiz 1-2 Wordlists at left

     

    Describe an EXTREME SPORT that you have done

    or would like to do.

     

    1. Tell what the sport is about.
    2. What equipment do you need?
    3. What do you do when you play this sport?
    4. Why is it dangerous?
    5. How can you prevent accident or injury when doing it?
    6. Why do you enjoy it, or why do you do it?

     

    Write at least 100 words

     

    Now create an Office 365 Word Document  and share it with your teacher

    Your teacher will use magic to transfer what you wrote on paper into your Word document

     

    1. Configure your iPad for English - otherwise your documents will align right to left
    2. Log in with your HCT email address (NOT with your personal account)
    3. Create a NEW BLANK DOCUMENTin OneDrive for Business
    4. Click on the share icon.
      You will be prompted to NAME and SAVE your document.
    5. Rename your document 49s10_YourName Sports
    6.  Share the document with  vstevens@hct.ac.ae 

     

     

     

    Unlock Unit 1 (week 8)

     

    Wednesday Sept 20

     

    Period 2 complete your paper on Weddings, Unit 2 Unlock

     

     

    Tuesday Sept 19

     

    Period 5 Revise first drafts into 250 word essays by Wed Sept 20

     

    From your first drafts we can see what you are writing about

     

    Make an outline of what your paragraphs should be about; for example

     

    Weddings in the Past and Now

     

    Paragraph#

    1. Introduction - introduce the topic and explain what you will write about
    2. Weddings in the past
    3. Weddings nowadays
    4. Conclusion - what did you explain in this essay, which do you think is best?

     

     

    Monday Sept 18

     

    Period 1 Start writing about weddings

     

    Use the Black Spot to keep these instructions open on your iPad

     

    Use this worksheet FND 3016 – Unlock Unit 2 - Start writing about weddings.docx to

     

    Start writing about weddings

     

    Use the vocabulary Wordlist in Unlock Unit 2 p49.pdf

    to describe the most memorable wedding you have ever attended

     

    And / or, based on the reading A BRITISH WEDDING Unlock Unit 2 p40.pdf

    compare/contrast UAE weddings with British weddings (or with weddings in any other country)

     

    Get the Microsoft Word app and Sign In using your HCT ID

     

    1. Configure your iPad for English - otherwise your documents will align right to left
    2.  Log in with your HCT email address (NOT with your personal account)
    3.  Create a NEW BLANK DOCUMENT in OneDrive for Business
    4.  Rename your document 49s10_YourName_Weddings

     

     

    Share the document with vstevens@hct.ac.ae

     

     

     

     

     

    Sunday Sept 17

     

    Period 4 - Setting up with Vance's Class

     

    Get the BLACK SPOT for http://vancesclass.pbworks.com on your iPad

     

    Vance's Class and the Black Spot

     

    Visit Vance's Class at PBWorks.com

    http://vancesclass.pbworks.com

     

    1. Open the link in Safari. 
    2. Tap on    on the iPad screen
    3. Select ADD TO HOME SCREEN
    4. Select ADD
    5. Show the Vance's Class icon on your home screen to your teacher 

     

    On PC you would visit http://microsoftonline.com

     

     

     

     

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