Basic Writing: Week 11

ESL Writing Activities


Last week:

  • rewrote draft of Howl and shipping containers
  • started assignment #3: summarize a story about Twitter
  • started assignment #4: summarize the main idea in a coke ad, with compare and contrast
  • started #5: summarize popcorn story

This Week

  • start writing assignment #6
  • write a summary of data

Writing Assignment #6: Food Data Summary and Analysis

This writing assignment asks you to do two things:

The total writing should be about 3 to 6 paragraphs. Your writing should be more than just a bunch of sentences. Like the stories we wrote before the mid term exam:

  • there should be a beginning, middle and an end
  • there should be a good intro sentence
  • it should be a story

Writing Assignment #7: Understand Correlation and Causation

Does money buy happiness? That is the question to be answered in this writing assignment.

This writing assignment asks you to do many things:

  • understand the difference between correlation and causation
  • summarize large amounts of data
  • combine several different sets of data
  • analyze the data to find an answer
  • learn to define key concepts in your summary
  • think critically
  • write well

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