Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Final Exam - Thursday, Dec. 8 from 10:30am-12:30pm

Dear Students,

As you know, you will take your final exam on Thursday in room C466 from 10:30am-12:30pm.

**Bring a paper dictionary and/or thesaurus
**Bring 2 pens
**Be on time - you need to use the full two hours!

Don't forget to review your book chapters for vocabulary and your blog posts to remind yourself about the things you have seen in museums and the things you researched online.

Blog Post #8 - Reflection on Paired Course - Art and Academic ESL

Please write one final blog post and reflect on your experience in the paired course.  How do you feel it has been to take the Academic ESL course (ESL099) and the Intro to Art course (HUA101) together?

Consider the following questions:
  1. Do you feel that it has enhanced your experience in each class to have the two classes connected (sharing some content)?
  2. Are you happy that you were able to take a majors course while taking ESL?
  3. What are the biggest benefits?
  4. Do you think there are any problems with taking paired courses?
  5. What suggestions do you have for the instructors for this pair in the future?
**We really appreciate your feedback!**

Monday, November 28, 2011

Blog Post #7 - Reflection Blog: What has your experience with blogs been so far?

Dear students,

Please write reflections on your experience using blogs.

Consider the following questions:
  • What have you learned from creating your own blog?
  • Have you spent very much time outside of class working on blog posts?
  • Do you think that creating blogs is a type of art?
  • What blog activities have been your favorite?
  • What other things would you have liked to have done on blogs?
Please spend some time thinking about your reflection and writing it up.

Please title your blog: "Blog Post #7 - Reflection Blog

**This Blog Post will be due by Friday, Dec. 2**

The Conditional Tense and Songs

Here are links to some of the youtube videos we looked at today in class - songs using the present/future speculation (for things untrue now):

"If I Were A Rich Man" from the movie "Fiddler on the Roof":

"If I Had a Million Dollars" from the band "Barenaked Ladies":

"If I Were a Boy" by Beyonce:

MLA and APA resources

Here are some places to go to get more information about MLA or APA style:

The LaGuardia Library Site:

The Purdue U. information on MLA Style:

The Purdue U. information on APA Style:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Homework for next week

Dear students,

Please finish Blog Post #6 (Memes) for next week.  Be sure to give good explanations for why you have answered the questions the way you have.  Practice good argumentation!

Don't forget to post your Food Art projects on the Food Art Yum! blog for extra credit!  Many of you have nice posts on your own blogs, so please also post them to the Food Art Yum! blog.  Several of you have also showed me great pictures you have taken of things you've made, so be sure to post them, too!

In addition, please read and do the exercises for Grammar Troublespots 18 and 19.  These are important but difficult grammar points, and I want to discuss them next week in class.

We will only have two weeks of class left when we come back from the holiday break!  The final exam will be given on Thursday, Dec. 8 in class!

Have a happy Thanksgiving break!

-Professor Johnson