Graduate Writing Class Spring 2017 Week 10

This is week 10 of the graduate school writing class.

ESL Writing Class

Attendance and review (5)

Last week

  • warrants
  • introduced writing and oral presentation project – moral dilemma
  • created schedule for speaking times

This Week

  • inquiry method of thinking and writing
  • two writing assignments
  • some feedback on past writing

Some Resources

Moral dilemma resources

Hour 1

Presentation about Inquiry Method of Learning (20)

Writing Assignment 1: Murder Scene  (30)

  • Queenie and her husband Arthur.
  • Yesterday, they had an argument. She left the house and met friends in a bar. Arthur went to a different bar.
  • She said she left the bar about 1am and asked her friends to come to her house for a drink.
  • She said she arrived home at 1:30 am. Her friends got to her house about 10 minutes later, about 1:40 am.
  • When the friends arrived, she opened the door and looked shocked. She said something bad happened.
  • Her husband fell on the stairs. He was coming down for another drink—he still had the glass in his hand.
  • She called the police.
  • The police report said he died from a head injury and he was drunk when he died.

Do you believe here?


  1. Question
  2. Data
  3. Warrants
  4. Probable Conclusion/Argument

Writing Assignment 2: Death for Dinner  (20)

  • Here is a restaurant crime scene.
  • Early this evening, the police heard a gunshot inside Ernie’s restaurant.
  • The police found the dead body of body of a famous gangster.
  • Ernie, the owner and only employee, said: “The murderer leaned against the wall while firing his gun. There is a hand print on the wall.
  • The last number on the cash register was $8.75.

Who killed the guy?

Writing Assignment 3: Live Small  (30)

Click here get the writing lesson:

  • watch a short video
  • answer the questions

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