Saturday, April 26, 2014

I am a ESL writer

   I have learned how to write since I learned about literacy. I enjoy writing, not only because writing is a good way to communicate with others but also because writing helps me understand myself. My writing career stage could be divided roughly into four stages. First stage, I enjoyed writing any composition to tell readers (teachers and classmates) about my daily life during my junior and high school life in Taiwan. Second Stage, I enjoyed writing reports or presentation’s contents to explain my opinion more deeply during university. Third stage, I enjoyed business writing and did reports after I started my job career in Taiwan. I always thought that I was a good writer until 10 months ago. Now I am in my fourth stage.

  Ten months ago, I immigrated to Canada, then I found writing in English is really difficult for me even though I had learned how to write a short paragraph when I was in high school. At that time, all English I learned just for meeting university entrance requirement. After I passed that exam, I never wrote anything in English. Now in order to improve my English for communicating with people, I decided to go back to school to learn English writing. I am taking English writing and grammar courses in Canada to pick up some grammars which I learned before, to learn some academic wring skills like pre-writing, drafting, editing and revising.  At the same time I also learned writing improvement must come with improving my reading skills. In my school, I also learned some basic reading skills like reading topic sentences, scanning etc. Through learning these skills from school, I rebuilt up my confidence in writing, and I am eager to learn more. Then I found this course on coursera. I am excited to learn more about academic writing and expect myself to be a good English writer too.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Rewrite business letter1-Make it is clear

Dear Mr. Amponza:

It is with great pleasure that I am sending you this message for the purpose of following up on your phone call on the date of June 9th. I have checked with one of our computer technicians and there is a good possibility that he may be able to provide your company with the assistance you have requested. He is available on June 16th and will be at your head office by 9:00 a.m. In the event that he cannot make it on that date, we will inform you by way of a phone call the day before.


Doug Brown

Rewrite1 (please give me some feedback, thank you all)

Dear Amponza,

I was writing for following up on your phone call of June 9th.

I had checked with our computer technicians, he is available to provide assistance to your company on June 16th, and he will be your head office by 9:00am.If he can't make it on that date, we'll inform you by phone as soon as possible.

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to let me know.


Dung Brown

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Do you agree or disagree Canadian are law-abiding and they have an orderly society?

Canada is a well-developed country and has a very established law system, and most people around the world think Canada is an orderly society and Canadian obey their law decidedly. In my point of view, I mainly agree that Canadian are disciplined, they obey any law of Canada, for example they follow transportation requlations and when they go to the counter of groceries store or coffee shop, they spontaneously line up. However portion of them are not. For example I still can see some drivers and pedestrians don’t follow Alberta transportation requlations, and some teenagers steel liquor and wine from liquor store. The reason might depend on which city or community they live, their family structure, their education background.