short assignment

timer Asked: Sep 9th, 2013

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Need help with my question - I’m studying for my class.

read the question and write one page about it. please i need the writing in basic words and do not use very high level vocabulary.

Short Assignment #1:

Response Letter

(1 double-spaced page)

Due: Thursday 9/12 (beginning of class)

Imagine that you have just read an editorial comment in a fictitious American university newspaper by a man named Joe Shmo about non-native English speakers and English composition classes.  The article argued that learning English composition was a huge waste of time, money and energy for these students.  It argued that many foreign students intended to return to their home country after graduation and had no use for English in their professional and personal lives.  It went on to argue that students found it hard to give their full attention—in terms of time spent and energy—to  their major, whether they were studying Engineering, Medicine, Law or even Fine Arts because they were too burdened by their English composition requirements.  The letter further suggested that perhaps the university was more interested in taking the students’ money and less interested in providing the best education. 

Your assignment:  Write a response letter to the university newspaper.  You will refute the claims of author Joe Shmo by arguing that English Composition is one of the most important classes a non-native English speaker can take, regardless of his or her major.  Do not use the phrase; “in my opinion” (we already know that).   

Consider: What might make the editor of this newspaper want to publish your letter?  You have a topic sentence already (English is one of the most important subjects a non-native can take).  Support this thesis statement with specifics!  Give details!  Also consider how you might expect the majority of your classmates to respond to this question and then try to write something else. 

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