IE3 Spring 2013: Lesson 10
I can't believe that in just three more weeks the first semester of our course will be over and we'll be on summer break!
For the first part of our lesson, we looked at literary terms: setting, plot and conflict.
Setting: We use short excerpts from the movie The Wizard of Oz to identify setting. When you describe setting, you should include the time period, season, location and the mood.
Plot: For the plot, we took a look at the different types of events that make up a plot line: exposition, inciting event, rising events, climax, falling events and resolution. Remember that the rising events contribute to the conflict and the falling events often resolve the conflict. The resolution is when the main character learns his/her lesson.
Conflict: We also looked at the different types of conflict that can exist in a story, such as person against him/herself; person against person; person against the supernatural; and personal against group. When you describe conflict, make sure to give the names of the characters involved in the conflict. Also, do not use the abbreviation "vs." in your book reports. You can use this expression instead:
Overall, everyone has shown a lot of improvement in their discussions. Group leaders are directly asking for opinions and all group members participated in the discussions actively. However, there are times when interactions are only between the group leader and each group members. In our discussions, there also needs to be interactions between group members.
In order to encourage interaction between group members, group leaders can ask these questions:
Blog Question #8:
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Tuesday, June 25 by 6:00pm.
6/22/2013 12:02:10 am
I am satisfied with the feedback of my essay and discussion worksheets because I got a fair evaluation and valuable comment. On my essay,I received much profitable advice in each steps through feedback. If I had not received those advice, I could'nt have finished my essay. I could notice my mistakes and also understand how to write essay formally. By getting the final feedback, I can look back how much I have done it. I think that I did my best and satisfied with the feedback but next time, I'd like to pay attention to each steps in detail in order to make my essay perfect.
6/23/2013 01:55:05 pm
I am very satisfied with the feedbacks that I get in this class. I was able to notice my mistakes.It was very helpful that there are explanations on how I was wrong and how I an suppose to rewrite it. Thanks to the feedbacks I was able to write my essay smoothly without a hinch. Although I am not satisfied with the feedbacks that I get in some of my classes. In one class there is a proffessor who makes us write one essay per class but we never get feedbacks and he does not even tell us our grades. So I am having difficulties making progress in writing essay in that class because I don't know where my points of improvements are. I am very thankful to this class becausse I was able to know my problems in writing essays.
6/23/2013 04:50:42 pm
I have been satisfied with the feedback for my essay writing. There were many mistakes and many points that I had not known. For example, I was no knowledge of how to organize the whole essay, but now I feel like being better to write essays before I got the feedback. In my other English course, there is few feedback on my English skills. One of the reasons is that I take many educational classes so that I cannot take English class so much. I just can say that IE3T is the only class that I can get enough English feedback.
6/23/2013 05:49:19 pm
I am quite satisfied with the feedback comments I have been receiving for my essay. All of them have helped me so much in completing the essay. I really am happy with having someone correct my essay so I can catch any mistakes I had made and learn from them. For my discussion, I wish we had time to share the comments with my discussion groups, since some of them are ones that I cannot improve on my own. As an example of this problem is some of the discussion members speaking in Japanese. Other classes do not really give me feedback on my assignments and only give me grades. I never really understand where I made the mistake or how I should correct it.
6/23/2013 09:12:14 pm
I am satisfied with the feedback which I got in this IE3 course. For me, it was the first time to write an essay in English. I made many mistakes because my English ability is not enough, so I feard whether I can write a good essay. However, my teacher and friends pointed out my mistakes in detail. Thanks to their assistance, I could write a good one. On the other hand, I couldn't get enough feedback in other classes. There are opportunities that I wrote some paragraphs, but my mistakes were only edited easily. In addition, there are not opportunities that my paragraphs were edited by classmates. For these reasons, I am satisfied with writing persuation essay in this IE3 course.
6/23/2013 11:55:05 pm
I'm very satisfied with the feedbacks of my essay and discussion worksheets, because they are so helpful for me. I could know many mistakes that I couldn't notice, and there are plain advices and explanations. Though I was uneasy about writing my essay because I had never written such a long writing in English, thanks to the feedbacks I could write my essay. On the other hand, I'm not satisfied with the feedbacks of other English language courses because they are returned with no advices or comments.
6/24/2013 12:54:59 am
I am satisfied with the feedback on my essay because it was very helpful when I wrote the essay. The corrections and comments were accurate, so I could revise my mistakes without difficulties. Also, I learned grammar and expressions from the feedback. Then, I could make use of them in the next step. Thanks to it, writing paragraph became easier with each step. In addition, I could get sattisfactory score in the end. I believe that I owed my success to the feedback. I can say the same thing about the feedback on my discussion worksheets. It told me my good points and bad points specifically, so I will be able to divise ways of discussing in next time.
6/24/2013 03:06:10 am
I am greatly satisfied with feedbacks of my essay.
6/24/2013 11:29:44 am
I am really satisfied with both points of feedback because I could finish writing the essay and understand how to write discussion worksheets. There are many valuable advices from Professor Nicole and those are always points which I couldn't find. I want to improve my English skills more with those of feedback.
6/24/2013 12:59:02 pm
I am satisfied both feedbacks. Essay feedback told me many points which I should improve. Especially, discussion feedback told me things which I never knew my bad points. When I was discussion leader for the first time, you gave me an advice that I should control the discussion time. At the first discussion, I could not pay attention to every group members because I concentrated on only speaking. This bad point could not be realized by myself. Thereafter, I tried to control the time, and discussion was more wonderful than ever because I could listen to the opinions of each member. In the other English language class, there is no feedback at all, so I do not satisfy it. I would like feedback somehow even if it is a little bit, because no matter what thay are, feedback or comments always encourage me.
6/24/2013 02:52:07 pm
I'm satisfied with feedback I have received on my essay and discussion worksheets. I have gotten a lot of feedback. It was really helpful for me. Because of those feedback, I could write better and better. Also I could know about my grammar and structure mistakes, so now, I can write English easier than before.
6/24/2013 02:56:51 pm
I'm really satisfied with both feedbacks because they are meaningfull to improve my writing and disucussion skills. Mr Nicole thankfully points out my weak point. Her comment that is correct and lucid encourage me to make efforts. The amount and type of feedbacks is completely excellent for me.
6/24/2013 03:11:02 pm
I'm really satisfied with the feedback on my essay and discussion worksheets. It was the first time to write them, so I had many points I needed to correct. By checking the feedback, I could know the way to make clear sentences with proper grammar. Also, I knew the importance to use "Header" thanks to the feedback. I mean it is necessary to get knowledge of Word system for writing an academic essay. Now I am convinced that feedback made my essay better and my English skills were improved, too.I have no more English classes I get the feedback, so I can't answer the second question. IE3T class is the best for me to develop my English skills.
6/24/2013 03:11:55 pm
I am very satisfied with feedbacks of my essay that I received in this class. It was first time for me to write essay. So I could not understand how to write and made much mistakes. Feedback comments were greatly helpful for me to complete my essay. I appreciate to gave me that. In other English language courses, I receive few feedbacks on my English writing. However, I think it is not enough. In short, this class is the best to impove my English.
6/24/2013 04:29:37 pm
I'm really satisfied with a feedback I have received on my essay. I had never received a feedback on my essay before so that was my first time. It made my essay closer to be complete. I got a lot of feedback from teacher and friends so I could know about my mistake that I could not realize. Sometimes I got so much feedback so I was getting nervous, but it made me try harder. I wish I could write an essay in English more easily after this. On other English language courses, I have no chance to write an essay in English. So I cannot get a feedback. Even if I have a chance to write it in English,it is really short and no feedback from teacher. So I cannot know my mistakes. I want to take the opportunity to get a feedback on writing essay on English.
6/24/2013 06:08:30 pm
I'm satisfied with the feedback of my essay. The comment to my essay was exactly. It was easy to understand what I was missing. I couldn't rewrite my essay without the feedback. I learned grammar and expression skills by reading feedback and correcting my essay. I think I improved my English skills by the feedback. Also I thought I should reduce mistakes by checking my essay more carefully before I send the writing. It is the subject to the future writing.
6/24/2013 06:32:37 pm
I didn’t satisfy with feedback. It is because I really tried hard to write my essay and I thought I made good one, but I got a score what I expected. Other English lesson, I sometimes get feedback and sometimes I satisfy but sometimes, I don’t. I usually try hard to do the homework but it is normal that sometimes I get good one. I don’t know why I have both but what I mostly need to do is keep up my English. If I keep trying hard, I think I will get good feedback more and more. If I stop trying, of course I will not. So I continue trying hard and I want I will satisfy with all of my feedbacks.
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