Friday, December 25th, Sogo Eigo 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #11)
Wednesday, January 6th, Sogo Eigo 4, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #12)

Monday, January 4th, Eigo Kiso 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #12)

A reminder: Our next class will be on January 14th. Next Monday is a holiday.

Today: We will spend the first session dealing with writing impersonal English for academic paragraphs and essays. Then we will continue in Unit 6, Opinion Paragraphs, in your textbook. 

Session 1: Download A Guide to Impersonal Writing

Session 2: Read p. 138 Ex. 4, St Petersburg. Note: this is good English but is only semi-academic. It is still too informal for many university professors because the author uses my, I and you. This is not a true academic paragraph.  Do p. 138, Ex. 5, A, #1, #2, and #3. Do p. 139, B, #2 and #3. 

(If the paragraph were in true academic style, the introduction would be something like this: 'St. Petersburg, in Russia, is a popular place to live despite its long cold winters for many reasons.')

Session 3: Read p. 140, Ex. 1, A Vietnamese Paradise. Note: this is a true academic style. The author never uses I,  my or you. Do p. 140, Ex. 2, A, #1 and #2. Do. p. 141, B, #1, #3 and #4. 

Finish. For your last paragraph, write an opinion paragraph about a city that you think is a good place to live or to visit. Follow the guidelines in Session 1. Use the paragraph on p. 140 as a model for style. The deadline is January 16th, but you can submit anytime from now:


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