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Welcome to PAD011!

Take a seat
Make yourself comfortable
Name card

Phone No. Facebook MSN

Email 5 Favourites
Just call me Erik.

I am…
A Small-minded Gentleman

Rods before candies…


When you’re late…

Say this like you mean it. At


least.

I’ll only wait for 5 minutes.


Sorry, but I mean it.
More rules…
• Mutual respect
– Sick? Gas leak at home?
– I’ll borrow your PSP if…
– Toilet training…
– Lode runners…
– Ctrl + C; Ctrl + V…
• Showing up means ONE
WHOLE GRADE
– OR MORE!
What gives you a grade?
• In-class writing tasks 35%
• Speaking 10%
• Reading & writing project 45%
• Classroom participation 10%
100%
Checkpoints
• Speaking Assessments
– Week 3, 14
• In-class Writing Tasks
– Week 4, 6, 10
• Reading Quiz
– Week 8
• Reading & Writing
Project
– Week 7 – 14 (Due in
Week 14)
The ARC to success

Ask
Research
Critical
Part One.

WRITE IN STYLE – GENRE


Genre – the big word

Name some common text


types
Newspaper, magazines, essays, articles, letters, leaflets,
novels, nursery rhymes, poems, ads, reports, CVs blogs,
twitter…

And the list goes on


Descriptive Writing
• Details
• Realistic

• Example:
• “Robert Pattison through
my eyes”
Narrative Writing
• Story
• Real or make-believe
• Dialogues
• Time events…

• Example:
• “The day I spent
with Robert”
Expository Writing
• Facts
• Explanation
• Directions

• Example:
• “Short biography of
Scarlett Johansson”
Persuasive Writing
• Convince
• Take action

• Example:
• “3 Big Reasons to
Stop Wearing Fur”
Think:

How are they different from each


other?
Well, If they aren’t
different…
A letter to Principal
Hey John,
How're you doing? I just want you to know
about how poor we are to eat canteen food.
That just sucks. This is totally screwing us up. I
want you to close the canteen, and we'll be very
happy. Thanks a lot for your work in advance!
XX
Sept 1, 2008
Genres are…
1. Divided by
a) Formats
b) Vocabulary
c) View points
d) Purposes
e) Targets
Genres are…

2. Grouped as
a) Descriptive
b) Narrative
c) Expository
d) Persuasive
e) Poetry
f) Technical
Your turn…
• Task 1 – Genre: Format
(10 minutes; pair)
– E.g. Narrative: short
stories…
• Task 2 – Genre:
Instruction
(5 minutes; pair)
– Pay attention to VERBS
– What are the
Part 1. Summary
• Texts in the
same genre
share things in
common
• Common genres:
Descriptive
Narrative
Expository
Persuasive
“The boundaries are not
clear.”
Part Two.

WRITE BETTER – WHAT TO


DO?
Read! (Cliché…)

What to read?

Why read?

With whom to
read?

When to read?

Where to read?


This is
AWARENESS
Think in English?
• Translation
• Collocation
• Word order
• Structure
Informal vs Formal
 Seriousness

 Preciseness

 Contractions

 Length
Challenge #1

Task 3 – Process Writing



Arrange the 8 steps of the Process
Writing

What to do under each step? Try!
Process Writing
1. Prewriting
2. Drafting
3. Conferencing
4. Editing
5. Revising
6. Proofreading
7. Final draft
8. Publishing
Brainstorming

Brew craziest ideas first.


Clusterin
g...
WHY

HOW
WHAT
WHEN

TOPIC

A Typical Mind Map WHERE WHO


Or... This Mind
Web
Ex 2 Ex 1
Ex 1

water air
3 Common pollution
types

Ex 2

Ex 1
noise
Ex 2
Drafting

WHERE, WHAT,
HOW, WHEN are the
most important
Editing and Revising

Sharpening your knives


Polishing your knives
Final draft and Publish!
Make it look nice and neat. Then reach...
Part Three.

ORGANISE YOUR WRITING


5 paragraphs are enough.

*Introduction

Body - 1st supporting idea

Body – 2nd supporting idea

Body – 3 supporting idea

Conclusion*
INTRODUCTION

Two Principles:
1. Catch readers' eyes (intro statement)
2. Clear and firm opinion (thesis
statement)
Body paragraphs

Topic Sentence: Summary of content in


paragraph
ELABORATE: discuss, examples, analysis
Concluding Sentence: Prepare to move on to
next idea
Conclusion

Introduction + Conclusion = A Picture


Frame
The Hazards of Movie-going

Go over this passage together;


Then move on to Task 4 (Group work; 15
mins)
Part Four.

SPEAK TO EXPRESS
The Practice...

2 minutes preparation
2 minutes presentation

Define the purpose of your speech:


DESCRIBE/DEFINE/EXPLAIN/EXPRESS
Peer Evaluation
1. Be honest
(Comments)
2. Be constructive
(Improvement)
3. Be encouraging
(Don't laugh...)
4. Accept criticism
(Don't cry!)
The Prep Work...

1. Mind mapping
2. Make it a spoken essay!
The Activity

Topic 1 – Evening activity


Choose one option; discuss your choice

Topic 2 – Country vs City


Choose either; explain: Why? Who? What?
1 student reviews 3 classmates.
Tear off that page when you finish.
Find me.

• Email: erikpiece@gmail.com
• Facebook: Join “PAD011 T13 Group”

The End of Week 1.


Thanks very much!