Assignments for Week 8
Readings: 1. Chapter 4 of Basic English Writing: “Paragraph
2. “Why Are Students turned off?” on P 645 in College
Writing: Write a paragraph of 150-200 words on the topic: “Chinese
food reflects Chinese culture”.
Step 1. Freewrite for ten minutes following the example of
P24 in CWS.
Step 2. Choose ONE feature of Chinese food and do focused
freewriting, trying to find out details about how it reflects
Chinese culture. Follow the example on P. 24 (CWS).
Step 3. Organize your chosen points into an outline.
Step 4. Write the first draft of a paragraph with a topic
sentence stating what feature of Chinese reflect what feature
of Chinese culture (refer to the essay “Food for Thought”),
adequate supporting points each of which being expained
with evidence or details, and a concluding sentence.
Step 5. Show your first draft together with the peer-review
sheet to your study group and ask for feedback.
Step 6. Considering your group members’ feedback, compose
your final work. Your final work is supposed to be 150-200
Step 7. Double check the content, structure and language and prepare to turn in your work on Oct.18/19.
Step 8. When you turn in your assignment, it should be a package in this order: 1) the final work typed and printed in
the required format; 2) first draft; and 3) peer-review sheet.