Category Archives: Writing English Essays

Final Exams & Papers

  • The final for British Society & Literature II will be Wednesday, December 20, 10:30 – 12:00, Room 201. Papers are due evening of Sunday, December 17.
  • The final for British Society & Modern Novels will be Thursday, December 21, 1:00 – 2:30, Room 205. Papers are due evening of Sunday, December 17.
  • The final for Writing English Essays will be Thursday, December 21, 9:30 – 12:00, Room 519. Papers are due that evening.

Here are some PPT files for those who would like them for study help: England at 1900; ModernismPygmalionOrient Express; Hitchhiker’s GuideHarry PotterDublinersBrave New WorldLord of the FliesLate ModernismLucky Jim; Postmodernism

Writing English Essays

Re: Writing English Essays. A reminder that the campus book store does not carry these books for the course. They need to be ordered via home delivery. Whatthebook is in Itaewon and delivers domestically within Korea.

  1. Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (AmazonWhatthebook, Barnes & Noble)
  2. Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities (Eric Hayot) (AmazonWhatthebookKyobo Books)

I cannot make this any easier. You’re graduate students. These are inexpensive books, and e-book versions are available which you can read on tablets or PCs. Please conduct yourselves like adults and buy the assigned texts for this course.

Writing English Essays – Books

Writing English Essays (Graduate Seminar)

I’m sorry that I am still having problems finding a source for the class to buy the course texts. The SU bookstore is not being cooperative in finding these books. Here are websites you can order these books from, in print or e-book versions:

  1. Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (AmazonWhatthebook, Barnes & Noble)
  2. Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities (Eric Hayot) (AmazonWhatthebookKyobo Books)

We’re going to be working on chapter 2 of Writing Academic Papers tomorrow (Thursday). For now, please use This pdf file to study from– you can print it or view it.

Writing English Essays – Syllabus

ECD 8018: Writing English Essays (Graduate Seminar) (Fall 2017)

Here is the course syllabus: 2017-9 Writing English Essays 8018 Syllabus

We’ll be using these texts. You can buy the print or e-book version:

  1. Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (Amazon, Whatthebook)
  2. Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities (Eric Hayot) (Amazon, Whatthebook, Kyobo Books)

Reminder: Papers Due Sun Dec 18

A reminder! All papers in all courses are due Sunday, December 18 before midnight, by e-mail. Late papers will have grades deducted by the day.

Writing English Essays (Graduate): Papers must have an abstract, lit review, and references.

British Society & Lit 2: Papers must quote from and list in the references at least three external sources besides the primary text.

General advice for all papers: Prove your claims with quotations; generally, having more short quotations is better than a few long ones.

Writing English Essays (Blog Post 2): Peer Edit

Writing English Essays (Blog Post 2): Peer Edit Response

Please write about two paragraphs, or 200 words, thinking about the peer edit we did in class September 29. Sample ideas: What did you do?– Was it productive?– What did you learn about your writing?– What did you learn about other people’s writing?– How would you do it different next time?

Writing English Essays: Proposals

Writing English Essays: Proposals

Please either e-mail me, or post here, a one-page proposal of the argument paper you would like to write for the course.

It’s of course understood that your final paper will not exactly match your proposal. Your writing process will naturally cause you to see new connections in your topic. But I would like to have a fair idea of your topic and what you wish to prove or discuss in it before approving it or not, and I’ll reserve the right to decline proposals if they are vague or unsuitable.

Have a happy Chuseok!

Writing English Essays: Writing Diagnostic

Writing diagnostic for Writing English Essays (Grad Seminar): Due Thursday, Sept. 8

Please write about two paragraphs on the following topic we discussed in class: Choose a historical figure you are interested in who lived at least 200 years ago. You and he/she go for a tour of Seoul, and take a metro train. When the person asks how the train moves, or how the lights work, you need to explain electricity. What is electricity, and how will you make this person understand it in terms he or she knows?