Advanced Composition Engl 135
DeVry University

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Please note: The school approved our Tuesday night (August 5th) make-up session for the Week 5 class I have to miss. We will meet that night on the ELEVENTH floor. in room 11B. Please be aware the elevators can no longer go up to this floor after 7pm, but we can use the elevators to descend any time. So you must arrive before 7:00pm, and you must not leave the eleventh floor during break or you won't have access to go back!

 

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Participation in the threaded discussion for the week is required.  You must post at least once in response to Question 1 and respond to at least two of your classsmates' or instructor's postings.

1.  Required:  Tannen Essay Critique. After reading Deborah Tannen’s explanation of male and female language (Reid, pp. 284 – 290 in Fifth Edition; pp. 301-306 in Sixth Edition), discuss the explanatory techniques used in this essay.  How does she shape her essay? What types of support does she use?  What strategies can you use in your writing assignment this week?

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2. Optional: Wrap-Up Forum: any questions, comments, etc. will be addressed here.  How has the class gone for you so far? Are there any additional questions?

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Review the following sample essay by D.R. Congo refugee Rais Neza Boneza (who graciously consented to our use of his essay - please write him with your reactions, positive or negative, at rboneza@yahoo.fr (the French language Yahoo site). Note: Rais writes in the French language, so this is a rough translation.) Send a cc. of your comments to bcook@dpg.devry.edu and include your name in the subject line!)                     

The African Thought, by Rais Neza Boneza

Alternative to the Boneza essay... Review the following sample fiction essay by pediatrician Taher Kagalwala in India (who graciously consented to our use of his essay - please write him with your reactions, positive or negative, at dtaher.ol24@hathway.com).  Send a cc. of your comments to bcook@dpg.devry.edu and include your name in the subject line!)

The Price of Friendship, by Dr. Taher Kagalwala

Post Explanatory essay ...   (please e-mail to bcook@dpg.devry.edu and include your name in the subject line!)                     

 

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