作文#1: 5月30日(水曜日)しめきり

「日本について考えよう」の第5章と第6章では、家族と宗教について考えています。今回のペーパーでは、家族か宗教のどちらかのトピック一つを選(えら)んでリサーチ(research)して書いてください。リサーチして分かったこと(research findings)と、自分の意見(いけん: your opinions)をかならず書いて(make sure to write)ください。

「日本について考えよう」に題(だい:Topic)の例(れい:suggested topics)があります。ペーパーの題は、具体的(ぐたいてき=specific)に書いてください。


家族  (p.76)
宗教  (p.92)


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  1.長さ:minimum 1000 letters without space
    ダブルスペース。最後に、いくつ文字があるか(letter/character count) を書く。
  2.日本語でプレインフォーム。
  3.リサーチをした時に使ったソース(source)を書く。

**3つの大切(たいせつ)なステップ

1 Presenting info/facts "I learned ..." 〜ということを読んだ。
        〜ということがわかった。
      〜ということをしった。
      〜によると (Accorindg to...)
2 Synthesizing info/facts "I think..." 〜だと思う。
       〜のようだ。(It seems like...)
3 Formulating a hypothesis/ question "I wonder..." 〜だろうか。
      〜だろう。("Perhaps...")


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EVALUATION CRITERIA

Content 30%
Accuracy of Grammar and Kanji 30%
Variety of Choices:
  Vocabulary and Expressions
30%
Organization 10%


IMPORTANT!!!
You are encouraged to seek additional help from either your Sensee, a native speaker, or a student of 4th-yr. Japanese ability or above(of course, within the parameters of the Academic Honesty policies for UC). The best way to do this is to print out a hard copy of what you have composed and bring it to whomever will do the correcting for you. When the correcting is done, then you do all the re-writing on your own. The reasoning behind allowing this privilege is for you to have the opportunity to improve your writing skills and to encourage you in learning to express yourself in Japanese.


HOWEVER, it is imperative that you follow the following procedures when having someone help you with your writing:
a) The individual doing the correcting may NOT re-write your paper electronically (such as using "Track Changes," etc.).
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The individual doing the correcting may NOT sit beside you while you are at the computer and correct your writing as you type, etc.
c) You are prohibited from having your paper corrected in any way that does not require YOU to do the actual physical re-writing.

If you have any concerns with reference to the above, DO NOT HESITATE to speak to your instructor.

WARNING: However, if after receiving help, your paper appears to overly-exceed the level of Japanese that is expected at this time, then you can expect to be asked by your instructor in their office to demonstrate the competency that is reflected in your final product.

Policy for Assigned Research Papers :

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In 2A-B-C, you will be assigned 2 TYPED research papers/Quarter. In order to nurture and improve your ability to write accurately and clearly in Japanese, we are REQUIRING that you have your initial draft corrected FIRST by either utilizing an on-line correction site, such as LANG-8 or GOOGLEDOCS.; taking advantage of the many on-line dictionaries (see above for suggestions) or iphone/ipad/itouch APPS.; or having your draft corrected by either a native speaker or student in Advanced Japanese.

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If you plan ahead, you can also have your new draft that YOU have re-typed also checked by your instructor, as long as it isup to the DAY BEFORE the due date (no same-day checking allowed).

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Try to get to know a native speaker on campus (there are many students from Japan taking ESL courses, here as exchange students, members of the Communication Club and JSA-Japan Students' Association, etc.). Your instructor will also be offering you some assistance in this as the opportunity arises.

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If you have someone correct your composition, it is required that you hand in BOTH YOUR ORIGINAL DRAFT (NO English allowed even on the initial draft) WITH HANDWRITTEN CORRECTIONS AND FINAL VERSION.