3.6 In-class writing


The moonlight in front of the bed is suspected to be frost on the ground.
Looking up at the moon, looking down at hometown

The two sentences become a sentence when translating to English. The first sentence translates the same meaning as the original meanings. The funny sentence is the final sentence. The original meaning is that looking down and miss the hometown when the author outside. It lost the important meaning-“miss”. And the translated meaning is that the author was at his hometown and he just looks down.

3.4 In-class writing

Hao Wang, Love,Monica

  1. Hard evidence: This sentence is an example of hard evidence because it uses a statistic.
  2.  Hard Evidence: His sentence is an example of hard evidence because it uses DNA evidence

3. Hard evidence: This sentence is an example of hard evidence because it uses a testimony.

4.  Constructed argument: the author has personal emotion to Trump

5.  constructed argument: This sentence is a constructed argument because it appeals to reason.

6. constructed argument:  This sentence is a constructed argument because it is based on common sense.



2. Yes

3. Yes

4. Yes



1. Yes

2. No


4. No

5. Yes

6. Yes

3.1 In-class writing

This article wants to prove the benefits of ” Team ” performance.  The author describes the team through definition, understanding, simplicity and position. I read the part of the definition. The author gives different definitions to “team” and “group”.

“They suggested that “groups rely on the sum of ‘individual bests’ for their performance, but pursue no collective work products requiring joint effort”

This quote quite shows the difference between “team” and “group”. It claims that groups depend on the best performance among the people. It doesn’t represent the effort of the whole group. It is directly shown that the definition of  “team” is opposite to the “group”.

Whitley, T(2018),The Power of Language in Defining and Developing Terms, Christian Education Journal, Louisville, KY.

2.27-In class writing

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences using either a comma and a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon, a conjunctive adverb, and a comma. Add or delete words as necessary.


  1. The reality show follows the lives of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s combined family. And most of the episodes focus on the three oldest daughters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian.
  2. Bruce Jenner, who was famous for breaking the world record and winning a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics, has two sons from his previous marriage, Brandon and Broody, who have also appeared on their own reality show.
  3. The Kardashians’ father who the late attorney Robert Kardashian, was famous for representing O. J. Simpson. Meanwhile, his daughters gained recognition as American socialites.
  4. Kim came into the national spotlight in 2007 after a sex- tape scandal and resulting Playboy appearance. However, The Kardashian fame grew into a profitable reality series.
  5. The show depicts the daily routine of the Kardashians and spin- off shows feature Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé’s attempts to build their line of fashion boutiques.
  6. The Kardashians’ behavior at first seemed outrageous. They are a loving family.
  7. The Kardashians squabble like typical siblings, but Kris, the mother, holds the family together.
  8. Kim’s $ 10 million wedding to pro basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 was seen by an estimated 10.5 million viewers. And the marriage lasted only 72 days.

2/25 In-class writing


This picture is directly show the harm of smoking. The word under the cigarette “Are you friends killing you???”  shows the harm of smoke second-hand cigarette. And the three question marks show the important of refusing smoke second-hand smoking. Meanwhile, it is encouraged us to persuade our friends stop smoking in order to protect our heath. This visual argument use the pathos. We are all afraid of death, so the author use this emotion to make people remember the dangerous smoking and second-hand cigarette.



American idioms


Wet blanket: kept others from enjoying themselves by his pessimism and lack of enthusiasm

Lose one’s shirt: lost a great deal of money

On the Line: in danger of losing his job

Money talks:Money has the power to influence people

For the birds:totally uninteresting and meaningless

2.22 In-class writing


This picture describes a car rushed into a group of protesters and bump into people in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. The argument makes that the photographers’ should capture an important moment. The purpose of the argument let the photographer take more close images. The audience for this argument is other photographers. The author uses logos and ethos. First, the author himself was also a photographer. So, it makes the argument more persuasive. Meanwhile, the danger was close to the author, he just reflected to use the camera to take the  important moment to make the source more reliable。

In-class exercise


Exercise: Correcting Sentence Fragment and Run-on Sentence Mistakes


Passage 1:


A man who from the city came to visit a small farm, he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree. And the pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full. Then he would start again with another pig.

The man from the city was pretty puzzled, he watched for quite a while, and finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waste of time! You could save a whole lot of time if you just shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!” The farmer looked puzzled and replied, “What’s time to a pig?”


Passage 2:


A young man was waiting in line at the bank. Developed a loud case of hiccups. Got worse and worse. By the time he got to the teller’s window, he couldn’t hardly talk. He just handed the teller his check to cash.

The teller was tapping numbers into the computer. In a moment the teller looked up and frowned “I can’t cash your check,” she said.

The man was shocked. “Why not?” he asked.

“The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said. “In fact, our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5000.00.”

“It can’t be!” cried the man. “You’ve got to be kidding!”

“Your rite. I am,” she smiled. She started counting out his cash. “You will notice that your hiccups are gone, though!”




Source: M. S. Samston (2005)

Audio Essay 1 Draft

2.8 Freewriting

When I asked to write the first essay in the USF. I quite nervous because I even didn’t know how to organize the sentences. Also the professor asked us to use APA format. It is my first time to hear this format. In China, you can use any format you want to complete your essays.  First, I asked my friends how to use this format. my friends said they were all first know this format. Then I asked the professor for help. The professor sent me a modal, I complete my first essay step by step by using the modal. However, the first time to use APA format was not perfect, a lot of mistakes displayed in my feedback. For example, the format of resources,


Audio Essay Outline

My story is about the process of deciding to go abroad for further study

My story is really about cultural diversities and racial stereotypes

I think the biggest challenges will decide to go to the United States.

-poor grade

-didn’t decide to go abroad at first

-my parents’ requirements (racial stereotypes)


-suffer in the first year study in the U.S. ( cultural diversities)

– keep going

In-class activity

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