Sunday, September 26, 2004

Academic writing Yahoogroups for my Research Writing class at wen zao

Some of you had already submitted your first assignment on choosing a topic and asking relevant research questions. I'd be posting my comments on your work by tuesday. Please be reminded that the forum for your first assignment will be closed by Wednesday 9/29.

The forum is at

Some of you also had subscribed to academic_writing at . Thanks for your short self-introduction. To make the onliine exercises at academic_writing work for you, please start with the Paragraph_structure folder [in the FILES Area]. Read the TUTORIAL first before taking the online exercises. You can take the exercises again and again until you're sstisfied with your scores. New sets of questions are given, and the exercises are jumbled so you don't get to do the same exercises.

Please write a short feedback after you've receive your scores and post your feedback at academic writing's yahoogroups.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Aiden Yeh


For sample feedback:

It went pretty well in the beginning, but I was mislead by the Grub
Gulch topic, it appears that I jumped to conclusions a bit too soon.

The reason why I jump to conclusion that soon was because of the
constant wording that was connected with memories. I got confused by
sentence,"The town where I grew up" mainly the grow up part. Then the
words, "I will never forget", "will last forever". All these words
had connections with memories.

This test is not difficult actually, but I was confused sometimes.
I chose the wrong "TOPIC" for the paragraph that talks about the
hometown of the author. HAHA~ Reading the paragraph again and seeing
the analysis, then I realized "Grub Gulch" is the topic for the

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