[tags: english, language tone, speech]

Freshman English Composition– 1st semester level (equivalent to ENG 101 at MCC)

It is not only the passive virtue of not being anti-social which is important. but the positive quality of asserting oneself, being fearless enough to point out and face anti-social elements. It is not enough to slink out of their wayand say that we are not concerned. Courage is not only physical but also moral: one does not require it only when faced by an enemy or in a moment of crisis but in day to day decisions and activities. Courage is intimately connected with self-respect. A man who is servile and can stoop down to any level will not he brave and will not be honest. A man who has a great deal of self-respect will he courageous in the face of odds.

NOTE : Some colleges teach the researched essay and/or the research paper in the second semester of English Composition. This student's research paper was written in her second semester composition course at a college in southeastern Massachusetts (courtesy of CONNECT: A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Education Partnership, which includes Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Massasoit Community College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, & University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth).

ENTERING COLLEGE: WRITING PLACEMENT ESSAYS

The ACT system is one that many colleges around the country use for placement testing. Here are the detailed scoring guidelines that indicate level of writing proficiency, from 1 (low) to 6 (high):


Although these scores may be used by individual colleges in a variety of ways and at times in combination with reading placement scores, generally a score of 1 or 2 would place a student in a basic writing or pre-college level writing course, 3 - 5 would place a student into an English Composition course, and a 6 might place a student beyond English Composition 1.

The following link provides sample student essays, one sample at each of these 6 different levels:

MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL WRITING SAMPLES

113 Whose turn is it? There are lots of reasons why you should sit down with family and friends and play a board game this holiday! (18 Dec 14)





112 Real Madrid. Join Richard with Real Madrid supporter Al before a Champions' League match (20 Nov 14)






111 Useful or useless? That's the question we ask about some household gadgets (18 Oct 14)




Save £47, now only £132.99 to squeeze a lemon!

110 Dennis the Menace. Jackie and Richard talk about comics and their favourite comic characters (18 Sep 14)





109 Drive, drove, driven. A podcast about driving and learning to drive. Beep! Beep! (7 Aug 14)



108 The Great War. Listen to some facts about the First World War which started a hundred years ago (3 Jul 14)






107 The World Cup. Facts and fun about one of the most coveted trophies in sport (5 Jun 14)






106 Holy Week. For the Easter festival the pie team tell the story of Jesus' last days (3 Apr 14)






105 The tramp. The pie team celebrate 100 years of Charlie Chaplin and his famous tramp (26 Mar 14)






104 A mouse in the house. Jo talks about some uninvited guests that are making themselves feel at home (27 Feb 14)




Windmill in Old Amsterdam:



103 Giddy up! Jackie and Richard share their riding experiences to celebrate the Year of the Horse (30 Jan 14)



How to go faster on a horse:
102 British icons: The Doctor. The pie team celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who (28 Nov 13)


Can you recognise these sounds from Doctor Who?


Trailer for The Day of The Doctor:
101 Mushrooms. Delicious and deadly, the pie team take care when picking their favourite free food (21 Nov 13)



How to choose the best Puffballs, and how to eat them mmmmm!
100 Catching up. Jackie hasn't see Sue for a while, what's the news from her and the family? (24 Oct13)




99 Whale watching. Jackie sails into the Mediterranean in search of marine life (29 Aug 13)



This podcast goes with this pie video:

98 The Grand Prix. Montreal, Monte Carlo, Melbourne - Formula 1 racing can now be seen all around the world (4 Jul 13)




Extra for teachers!
The first Grand Prix in 1950, the British Grand Prix in Silverstone:

97 On top of the world. 60 years ago this week 2 men stood on Mount Everest for the very first time (30 May 13)



Video of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on that epic Everest expedition:

96 Say 'cheese'! Jackie discovers that making cheese from scratch comes with some surprises (25 Apr 13)



This podcast goes with this pie video:

95 The people's pope? The Catholic church says goodbye Benedict, hello Francis (21 Mar 13)



The moment that everyone in the square was waiting for:

94 Under the weather. Richard's not feeling very well. Oh dear, what's the matter? (21 Feb 13)



What do you do when you've got a cold?

93 Lucky 2013 or not? A podcast about 'magic dates' and why they're disappearing (3 Jan 13)



Another chance to watch the wonderful London 2013 fireworks:

92 O Christmas tree! Why is the 'queen of the forest' part of the Christmas decorations? (6 Dec 12)



Sing along to the famous Christmas tree song:

And on a more humourous note:
91 Good boy! Guide dogs help blind people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else (11 Oct 12)



This podcast goes with this pie video:

And watch this great Guide Dogs interview:

90 The octogenerian. How does Robert feel about being 80 years old? (4 Oct 12)



89 Students abroad. Scott offers advice to ESL/EFL students at UK universities (6 Sep 12)



88 The Paralympics. Some interesting facts about the other half of London 2012 (26 Jul 12)



Rugby is a tough physical game whoever plays it:


Fascinating information about the Football 5-a-side:

87 The Fab Four. Fifty years later you can still hear The Beatles' songs being played on the radio - why is that? (28 Jun 12)


You don't necessarily hear guitars and drums on a Beatles song:

86 Mad or what? A British skydiver has jumped from a helicopter without a parachute - and survived! (31 May 12)



Watch the jump:

85 The winner takes it all. The lottery part 2: is life always better after winning a lot of money? (26 Apr 11)



A UK couple talk about spending £2 on a ticket and winning £101 million:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL WRITING SAMPLES

Various writers of the eighteenth century were alarmed at the fact that there was no standard for the English language, since there was no standard it could easily become extinct.

English arose as the predominant language of the United States.

[tags: English Language Communication Essays]

Get out your needles and yarn, Jackie and Helen are talking about knitting! (13 Nov 14)




It's not just for women, men knit too!

111 Cool blue.

[tags: Linguistics, English Literatures, and Translations]

Although there were many factors that contributed to the success of the speech, it was primarily King’s masterly use of different rhetorical instruments that encouraged Kennedy and his team to take further steps towards racial equality.


English Literature Essays Resources Links & Books

We look at the pros and cons of three different voting systems (20 Aug 15)






118 Rain stopped play.

Free english speech papers, essays, and research papers.

100 Catching up. Jackie hasn't see Sue for a while, what's the news from her and the family? (24 Oct13)




99 Whale watching. Jackie sails into the Mediterranean in search of marine life (29 Aug 13)



This podcast goes with this pie video:

98 The Grand Prix. Montreal, Monte Carlo, Melbourne - Formula 1 racing can now be seen all around the world (4 Jul 13)




Extra for teachers!
The first Grand Prix in 1950, the British Grand Prix in Silverstone:

97 On top of the world. 60 years ago this week 2 men stood on Mount Everest for the very first time (30 May 13)



Video of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on that epic Everest expedition:

96 Say 'cheese'! Jackie discovers that making cheese from scratch comes with some surprises (25 Apr 13)



This podcast goes with this pie video:

95 The people's pope? The Catholic church says goodbye Benedict, hello Francis (21 Mar 13)



The moment that everyone in the square was waiting for:

94 Under the weather. Richard's not feeling very well. Oh dear, what's the matter? (21 Feb 13)



What do you do when you've got a cold?

93 Lucky 2013 or not? A podcast about 'magic dates' and why they're disappearing (3 Jan 13)



Another chance to watch the wonderful London 2013 fireworks:

92 O Christmas tree! Why is the 'queen of the forest' part of the Christmas decorations? (6 Dec 12)



Sing along to the famous Christmas tree song:

And on a more humourous note:
91 Good boy! Guide dogs help blind people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else (11 Oct 12)



This podcast goes with this pie video:

And watch this great Guide Dogs interview:

90 The octogenerian. How does Robert feel about being 80 years old? (4 Oct 12)



89 Students abroad. Scott offers advice to ESL/EFL students at UK universities (6 Sep 12)



88 The Paralympics. Some interesting facts about the other half of London 2012 (26 Jul 12)



Rugby is a tough physical game whoever plays it:


Fascinating information about the Football 5-a-side:

87 The Fab Four. Fifty years later you can still hear The Beatles' songs being played on the radio - why is that? (28 Jun 12)


You don't necessarily hear guitars and drums on a Beatles song: