Thursday, 17 May 2012

Blog 11

Prepare an individual writing plan based on previous practice tests. Think of what your weaknesses have been and the general directions you have to follow and post a blog with detailed directions to yourself for how to pass the test and what you have to pay attention to as you write.

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Revise CATW Practice 2. Post the revision as "Blog 11." Do not change the one you have already posted before. Make sure in your revision that your body paragraphs have adequate downshifting

Feedback on downshifting

Choose another student in the class to pair up with. Read their "Blog 10" and then write a couple of paragraphs as comments to the blog on these issues:
1. Does the essay do a good job offering a summary of the article?
2. Does the essay have a thesis?
3. Is there adequate downshifting in each of the body paragraphs? What level? Give evidence
4. Is there a good essay structure--one introductory paragraph, 2-3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion?
5. Is the thesis supported by the evidence?

Post your paragraphs as a comment to the writer's original post

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Blog 10: CATW Practice 3

For blog 10, type your CATW practice test 3 exactly as you wrote it. The title of your blog should be
"Blog 10: CATW Practice 3." 

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Blog 9: Heroic Acts and Heroic Personalities

In an essay (introduction with thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion) of at least 400 words develop your response to the following question:

Is a hero someone who commits heroic acts or someone whose behavior and personality fit our idea of what a hero is like? In developing your essay you can use examples from the movie Hero as well as other examples from culture and the news.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Blog 8:Revise CATW Practice 1

Revise CATW Practice 1. Post the revision as "Blog 8." Do not change the one you have already posted before.