- References and videos on writing■Monolingual Dictionaries: https://www.onelook.com/■Linguee: https://www.linguee.com.br/■Word Reference: https://www.wordreference.com/■Corpora online: https://www.english-corpora.org/■Essential Grammar in Use■Thesauri: https://www.thesaurus.com/■Collocations dictionaries■Grammarly: https://www.grammarly.com/
Step by step to COCA:
A few words on procrastination:
- Tópico 1
- Tópico 2 - 12/08 Morning group
In session II, it was decided that we are going to work with persuasive essays. Now it's time to start our writing process.
The first thing you need to do is to think of a topic you'd like to talk about. Reflect thoroughly on your topic as it will accompany you throughout our course.
So here is your assignment for this week: In order to help you find the best idea for your essay, take the steps below:
1) Read the text uploaded here taken from "A writer's coach", a writing guide by Jack Hart (from page 8 to 16).
2) Do one or some of the brainstorming exercises suggested by Hart in his text or one of the brainstorming ideas in the file "8 Brainstorming Strategies..."
3) Bring to session III (Aug, 19th) the brainstorming draft as well as your idea for the essay.
4) In class, you will be required to discuss your brainstorming session(s) and the idea for your essay with your peers. After that, you will write a theme statement (instructions on the theme statement will be given in class).
The success of our next class depends on your taking these steps!
See you next week!
GPs: Link to COCA (the Corpus we worked with in this session): https://www.english-corpora.org/coca/
- Tópico 2 - 12/08 Evening Group
In our last session, we took a look at Sketch Engine, a nice tool to help you with your writing. As the original idea was to work with COCA - but we couldn't because of technical problems - I'll soon be uploading the step by step to it and to Sketch Engine as well.
For now, here's the link to Sketch Engine: https://old.sketchengine.co.uk/open/
And to COCA: https://www.english-corpora.org/coca/
See you next week!
- Tópico 3 - 19/08 Morning Group
- Tópico 3 - 19/08 Evening GroupHello, everybody!
Last night you all worked really hard on the brainstorming sessions, which helped you start developing your idea for the narrative essay you will be working on this semester.
Now it's time to go out on the field and start gathering all the information you will need related to your idea. As we discussed in class, the gathering of information will not take only one week. It will probably accompany you during the whole writing process.
But for now, here's what you have to do for next class:
Read Hart's text about information gathering.
Start collecting the info you think you might need for now.
Our next class will begin with a discussion on the information gathering process and how, if this is the case, it helped you shape - or even re-shape - your idea.
- Tópico 4 - 26/08 Morning and EveningReading assignment for session 4: "information gathering". (see tópico 3)
Reminder: next week is "Semana da Pátria", so we won't be having classes.
See you on September, 9th!
Guidelines for next class:
1) The reading assignment on drafting and polishing is uploaded on tópico 5.
2) Take advantage of this time to refine your theme and to gather more information about it.
3) Next class you will start writing your essay.
Let me know if you need anything.
Have a nice week off!!
- Tópico 5 - 09/09 Morning and EveningHere's the text for session 5 (September, 9th) that will help you with your first draft.
- Tópico 6 - 16/09 Morning and Evening
In session 5 you learned about the parts of your essay and you received some guidelines on how to start writing the introductory part. In session 6 you will be presented with some tips on how to go about the body paragraphs.
Activity for the week:
Morning group: polish the text you wrote in class in many hands and draft your introduction.
Evening group: time to polish the introduction you wrote in class.
Ps: on Tópico 5 you can download the slides from last session.
Ps2: below you can see the folder provided by Igor about Laboratório de Letramento Acadêmico.
Reminder: the due date of your first draft has been changed to September, 30th (morning and evening groups).
That's all for now! Keep up the great work you've been doing!
- ConnectorsThis is a list of the most common connectors in English.
- Tópico 7 - Morning and Evening
Slides from session 6 are available for download on Tópico 6.
Below is Hart's session III of his chapter on "structure" called "building blocks". This part is about the construction of the body paragraphs, with some nice tips on how to go about them.
- Tópico 8 - 30/09
In session 8, you all used a checklist to reflect on your 1st draft. As it was all we had to do, there are no slides to upload here.
Morning and Evening groups: refer to "tópico 9" for the texts you are supposed to read for session 9. Remember that, due to my going to Entrad, we are not having our class on-site. You are required to read the texts instead.
- Tópico 9 - 07/10 UPDATED
Hello Morning and Evening groups!
Here are both texts that you are required to read for session 9.
Attention to the following instructions:
1) Read Bunn's text on how to read like a writer.
2) Read Anzaldua's "How to tame a wild tongue" following Bunn's guidance on reading.
3) Answer the "discussion" questions on page 85 in Bunn's text based on your experience after reading Anzaldua's text. Attach the answers to your portfolio and make comments on how Bunn’s text has helped you with your writing (or not!).
- Tópico 10 Morning and Evening
Here are the slides from our last session:
Reminder: below is the graded activity on your editing process.
- Tópico 11 - 21/10 - Morning and Evening
- Graded Activity: discussion on your editing process - Morning and Evening
- The header of your second draft (to be handed-in on Nov, 4th)
UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO
FACULDADE DE FILOSOFIA, LETRAS E CIÊNCIAS HUMANAS
DEPARTAMENTO DE LETRAS MODERNAS
ÁREA DE ESTUDOS LINGUÍSTICOS E LITERÁRIOS EM INGLÊS
COURSE: FLM0516 – Written Communication/Expressão Escrita em Inglês
INSTRUCTOR: Giovana MarquezeMORNING ( ) EVENING ( )
- Tópico 12 - 04/10 Morning and Evening
- Tópico 13 - 11/11
- Tópico 14 - 18/11
- Tópico 15 - 25/11
This is the date you are supposed to hand-in your portfolio.
As explained in class, your portfolio must contain:
1) Your first draft
2) Your second draft
3) Your third (and final) draft
4) A Reflection on your writing process
5) The answers to Bunn's questions (text on tópico 9)
See you then!!