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Tuesday, 17 May 2005
READER RESPONSE ASSIGNMENT FOR MAY 23, 2005

Go to our main web page at http://kccesl.tripod.com.

Choose TWO students from any semester(s) BEFORE Fall, 2004. Read ONE essay for each of the TWO students you choose. Post your comments to that essay on this blog.

You should identify the writer, the topic of the essay and the semester at the beginning of your comment.

For example: I read Svetlana's essay on the Greenhouse effect from Fall, 2002.

If you have any questions, please ask me.

Posted by kccesl at 7:40 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 17 May 2005 7:41 AM EDT
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Monday, 9 May 2005
May 9, 2005--Posting to the Blog
Hello Everyone,

You will be creating a blog for your web site. Be sure to create a link to the blog from EACH of the pages of your site. It is especially important to link to your blog from the My Essays page.

If you have any questions or comments, post them to this blog.

Dr. Kasper

Posted by kccesl at 9:24 AM EDT
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Monday, 1 November 2004
Feedback on Web Pages and Blogs
Hello Everyone,

Please post your feedback on the web pages and blogs.
Answer the following questions in your response.

1. Did you find it easy to create your web page?
2. Did you upload your essays to your web page?
3. Did you create a page of biographical information on your web page?
4. Do you think that creating and editing your web page has helped you to improve your English language skills? Why or Why Not?
5. Did you create a blog on your web page?
6. Did others respond to this blog?
7. Do you think that the blog helped you to improve your English language skills? Why or Why Not?

Posted by kccesl at 8:58 AM EST
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Monday, 27 September 2004
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27--PLEASE POST THE URLS FOR USEFUL ONLINE RESOURCES
You should each post at least one URL for a focus discipline resource not already linked to our web site.

Posted by kccesl at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 27 September 2004 8:13 AM EDT
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Monday, 13 September 2004
Welcome to Fall, 2004
Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Fall, 2004.

Each week I will post an entry to the blog. You must respond to that entry.

You are also encouraged to begin a new discussion in your response.

Please feel free to post any resources you find to the blog.

I hope everyone has a very productive and successful semester,
Dr. Kasper

Posted by kccesl at 8:50 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
Feedback on our Two-Week Immersion Course
Please post your feedback on our two-week summer immersion course. Answer each of the following questions as specifically and honestly as you can. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK

1. Which aspect of the learning experience did you feel helped you the most? In other words, which specific activity or activities do you believe were most helpful in developing your English language and academic skills?

2. What in particular did you find helpful about this aspect of the learning experience? Please be specific in explaining how and why you believe these specific activities helped you the most?

3. How effective did you find your daily postings to the blog? Do you think that posting to the blog helped you develop your ideas as well as your writing skills? Please be as SPECIFIC as you can in your response to this question.

4. How often did you use the course web site at http://kccesl.tripod.com?

(a) Almost Every Day
(b) Once a Week
(c) Almost Never

5. How confident do you feel about taking the final exams for this course?:

The Departmental Reading Test?
(a) Very Confident
(b) Somewhat Confident
(c) Not At All Confident

The Writing Test?
(a) Very Confident
(b) Somewhat Confident
(c) Not At All Confident

6. Please explain your answers to the previous question. Why do you feel as confident (or not) as you do? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.





Posted by kccesl at 11:27 AM EDT
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Your response to the interview with Dr. Wigley
Your response to the interview with Dr. Wigley
In your blog entry for today, you will post your responses to EACH of the following questions. In addition, please post your summary of the interview. BE SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES.

1. What does Dr. Wigley believe about global warming?
2. What does Dr. Wigley believe about climate change?
3. Does Dr. Wigley believe that global warming is a great threat to human beings and to our planet?
4. What specific reasons does Dr. Wigley provide to support his views?
5. Based upon your own research, do you agree or disagree with Dr. Wigley? Why? Be specific.
6. Write a one-paragraph summary of Dr. Wigley's views on global warming. Based on your research decide whether you disagree more with the views of Singer or Wigley.



Posted by kccesl at 8:33 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 10 August 2004
Your responses to the interview with Dr. Singer
In your blog entry for today, you will post your responses to EACH of the following questions. In addition, please post your summary of the interview. BE SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES.

1. What does Dr. Singer believe about global warming?
2. What does Dr. Singer believe about climate change?
3. Does Dr. Singer believe that global warming is a great threat to human beings and to our planet?
4. What specific reasons does Dr. Singer provide to support his views?
5. Based upon your own research, do you agree or disagree with Dr. Singer? Why? Be specific.
6. Write a one paragraph summary describing Dr. Singer's views on global warming.

Posted by kccesl at 8:33 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 11 August 2004 8:31 AM EDT
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Monday, 9 August 2004
Your thoughts on Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect
Please post your thoughts on this very important topic.

Do you believe that the greenhouse effect presents a great danger to the earth today? WHY? Think carefully and critically on this question. Please be very specific in your answer.

Posted by kccesl at 9:04 AM EDT
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Friday, 6 August 2004
Feedback on Week 1
Please post your feedback on the work you have done during Week One of our Immersion course.

Do you feel that you have improved in English over the past week? If so, specifically explain in what areas?

What do you think you need to work on the MOST during our second week? Again BE SPECIFIC in your response.

Posted by kccesl at 8:40 AM EDT
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Thursday, 5 August 2004
The Heinz Dilemma
Please post your thoughts on the Heinz Dilemma.

Posted by kccesl at 10:02 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 4 August 2004
Post your URLs from the Evaluation exercise
Please post the URLs of the 3 web sites that you evaluated for today's lab assignment.

Posted by kccesl at 9:41 AM EDT
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Web Site Evaluation
http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/acquisition.html

Look at the URL above.

Can you identify the domain?

Just from looking at the information provided in this URL can you determine the authority of the author? How?

Posted by kccesl at 9:41 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 3 August 2004
Chomsky vs. Skinner
Please post your ideas about Chomsky's versus Skinner's ideas on language acquisition. With which of these two scientists do you most agree? Why? What are your own thoughts on how we acquire language?

Posted by kccesl at 9:40 AM EDT
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Monday, 2 August 2004
Welcome
Welcome to the ESL 91 Blog!

Please post your thoughts on the topic of the week!

Posted by kccesl at 12:43 PM EDT
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