World Word Web . . . . . . ANG1922 ~ Écrire en anglais 2 (niveau B2), Fall 2016

Schedule, Fall 2014
  • Mondays
  • 13h00 - 16h00
  • 8 Sept. - 12 December
Calendar / Resources
Please address all correspondance about this course to
  • 1409  Pav.  André­ Aisenstadt
  • Thursday, 8 December: Salle 0033  Pav.  Fac. Aménagement
  • Final Exam: Dec. 12th, B-4725  Pav. 3200 J.-Brillant
  • Course Plan

Class notes (updated weekly, this is the document that I work on in class)

Instructions and Evaluation criteria for the first essay (these are from

Preview of the midterm exam (this is from a previous semester and will probably be changed somewhat)

News and notes: Your email address will be put on the course emailing list; if you want a different address used, send me a message from that address saying so.

Temporary Links for Use in Class

more bad grammar (pitiful, from a site called "")

more on "thus vs therefore" (the above included)

One: September 12th Two: September 19th Three: September 26th





Planning your essay: determining you audience, your purpose, and your persona (APP)

Generally Speaking

Introductions for 5-paragraph essays

Some student intros with revisions

Chapter 4


Writing Evaluation Checklist (this also includes a description of the grade categories)

Additional materials that will be useful throughout the course:

Email me your APP and three content points before class

Development of your points and strategies for the first essay

Assertions, Opinions, and Facts


Paragraph structure, focus, and development

Main idea practice . . . key

Evaluation criteria for the first essay


Four: October 3rd Five: October 10th Six: October 17th

Sentences: Put the main character in the subject and the action in the verb.

No Class ~ Thanksgiving


Midterm Exam, 25%
Sentences: Stressed point at the end leads into the next

First essay due by Oct. 11th, 5pm, via email only

Paragraph structure: Present the issue, state your point, make your point with a strategy


Seven: October 24th Eight: October 31st Nine: November 7th
No Class ~ Reading Weeks Review of the first essays and of the midterm exam

left-right brain myth - an example of one structure we are using, as shown in my annotated version


three types of problems

Ten: November 14th Eleven: November 21st Twelve: November 28th
Due at the beginning of class: Essay 02 (both a printed copy and an emailed copy) Review of 2nd essays how to write clearly
in-class revisions participial phrases Conjunctions -- introduction
coherence: concrete techniques
parallel structures  
Thirteen: December 5th Fourteen: December 8th Fifteen: December 12th
Due at the beginning of class: Essay 03 (both a printed copy and an emailed copy) Review of 3rd essays

Final Exam (30%)


Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be said can be said clearly. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style. Matthew Arnold






Plagiarism ~ Be informed!

Dictionaries and Writing Sites



Topics to be placed in the calendar (maybe) or at least covered:

  1. Argumentation & related expressions
  2. Coordination and Subordination
  3. Connectors and transitions
  4. Chronological order and related expressions
  5. Causes and effects and related expressions
  6. Parallelism
  7. Participial phrases
  8. Comparisons and contrasts and related expressions (note "that" as in "not that big")
  9. Coherence
  10. Chapter 7: Comparison/Contrast Essays
  11. Chapter 9: Argumentative Essays
  12. Chapter 13: Adverb Clauses
  13. Chapter 14: Adjective Clauses

Links used in class

a very elementary overview of the five-paragraph essay, with an example about camping

sample essay: The Three Africas

an insightful criticism of the five-paragraph essay from The Writing Center at UNC