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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Grammar Exercises and Notes for Mid-Sem Examination

Assalamualaikum students,
I wanted to cover 2 more grammar items today in class. Since there is no class today, I will have to ask you to study the notes links under GRAMMAR NOTES column.

For Modal Verbs, focus on modal verbs to
1. show permission, i.e. may
2. show probability, i.e. could

For Adjectives, focus on adjectives end with -ed and adjectives end with -ing.

Hope you will do this task because most probably you will be tested on these items including the items you have presented in class last week. If there is any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Why blogging is harmful to the society? ASSIGNMENT 4

I was reading your essays and I was surprised to read that most of you wrote to agree with the topic of the essay in class; Blogging harms society. In this task, I want you to give your answers to why blogging is harmful to the society. Remember the deadline.

PLEASE READ OTHER PEOPLE'S COMMENTS AND MY COMMENTS BEFORE POSTING YOUR COMMENT. I WANT TO SEE YOU ARGUE SOME OF THE POINTS PRESENTED BY YOUR FRIENDS AND ME. IF YOU HAVE DONE THE ASSIGNMENT AND STILL HAVE MORE TO SAY, GO AHEAD. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR POINTS ARE NOT SOME GENERALIZED IDEA AND BIASED STATEMENTS.

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Replacement Teacher for Next Week's Classes

Dear students,

By now most of you knew that I would not be able to go to your writing classes till the 8th of December. The operation went well and I am now recovering. However, your classes will resume and a teacher will go to class and teach you. Please go to your class, she or he will be taking attendance and make sure you do not miss any sessions. I will see you back, insyallah after eid' adha's holiday.



Madam Zubaidah.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

THIRD ASSIGNMENT

Dear students,Sorry that I cannot come to class for your grammar presentation today, (Wednesday). Something happened and my doctor advised me not to go to work at least for today.
Well, your next assignment would be commenting on your friends' introduction. I have done one comment on Amina's introduction and I believe that you can do the same. Please include the name of the writer of the introduction, i.e. Shaipul, ... commented by, Dzulkarnain and end it by inserting your name. This will be your assignment that I would have given if I had gone to teach you today.
Please do this assignment, and make sure that you have the comment posted by Sunday, 12 noon.
Don't have too much fun without me around in Nilai. Make your grammar presentation better for next week.
Take care then...
Madam Zubaidah

Monday, November 17, 2008

Second Assignment: Advertisements Are a Good Guide for Consumers

Salam,
I have to apologize to most of you whose comments in the first Assignment was accidently deleted while I was moderating them. Never mind, I have read all and thank you so much for such wonderful response. It is nice to know you all and insyallah you will get to know me too.

Here's the second exercise that you have to submit by 12 noon, Tuesday, 18 November, 2008.

Advertisements are a good guide for consumers. Do you agree?

What you have to submit is just the introduction for the essay. Make sure you do not use short forms and of course, as mentioned in class, you should not use 'I' and 'we' in your introduction.

So, I expect your assignment to reach the comment box on time.

Your teacher.

Monday, November 10, 2008

If you somehow wonder what could be the reasons people blog, here's some possible answers that you can read from this link

--> http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/barrios/blogs/write/index.html

Some might have your own blogs and have been blogging for years and you could be better bloggers than I am, that's good meaning that is an advantage for you and me. However, for those who have not even heard of blogging, I hope that by the end of the course you will have your own personal blogs so that the passion to write good English does not stop there.

Here's another website that you can read and in this site, there are instructions on how to create your own blog.

------> http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/barrios/blogs/write/index.html

Happy reading and tell me what you think about it.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT: WHO ARE YOU?

Salam dear new students of mine,
As the first entry, I need you to introduce yourself to me and your classmates by
1. telling me your name
2. describing yourself
3. telling me whether you are a blogger or not

I expect to read your entry in the comment box by 12 midnight Sunday.

Thank you.