Writing Course Email Master

Email returning “Getting to know your teacher and classmates” forum post:

Subject: English feedback on your “Getting to know your teacher and classmates” forum post

Dear X,

Throughout this semester, I intend to give feedback/grade each of you on the error types listed below. However, I don’t think it’s fair for me to begin grading you on these error types before you have some idea of what kind of English errors you tend to make (so you can best evaluate how carefully to check for each in your future assignments)! Therefore, please find my “negative feedback” on your “Get to know your teacher and classmates” post below (and my “positive feedback/personal comment” as a reply to your post in the forum) Because your self-introduction contains SO few errors, I was super-picky. . . .but even then, there were still very few negative comments I could make. Fantastic writing!!! I’m very impressed:

Errors impacting the clear communication of your ideas (e.g., using appropriate transition words to clearly communicate the relationship between your ideas)

(See SRW, pp. 7-11, 56-57, 94-99, 118-119)

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Errors (I think!) you can correct via COCA

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Errors in verb tense or voice

(See SRW, pp. 4-7, 11-12, 18, 20, 23, 47-50, 87, 147, 158-167, 172, 186, 192, 201-204)

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Errors connected to the use of articles, plurals, subject/verb agreement, or noun/pronoun agreement (e.g., not using “the” where it’s needed or countable vs. uncountable noun mistakes)

(If you carefully read and apply SRW, pp. 50-55 and 109, you should be able to correct most of your patterned errors in this category — most other errors in this category you should be able to correct via COCA)

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Easy-to-correct errors such as those involving capitalization, spelling, punctuation or spacing

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Hope you find this feedback helpful!

Email returning one-sentence/one-paragraph summary feedback:

Subject: Feedback on your one-sentence and one-paragraph summaries of the “What is Power Distance?” video

X,

Please find attached my feedback on your one-sentence and one-paragraph summaries of Zacharias J. Beckman‘s “What is Power Distance?” video. I look forward to receiving your revised summaries (for which hopefully I can justifiably give you an A!) some time this weekend.

Monica

Email returning final one-sentence/one-paragraph summary feedback:

X,

Please find attached my feedback and your final grade for your revised summaries. Good self-editing!

Monica
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X,
Please find attached my final feedback and grade for your one-sentence and one-paragraph summaries of the “What is Power Distance?” video. Your assignment looks much better overall, but definitely you do still need to work on developing your COCA search proficiency.

Monica

P.S. Please note that this is your final grade for our one-sentence/one-paragraph summary assignment. If you’re worried about your final overall grade for the course, remember that you can write 2-paragraph summaries of 1) what you learned based on each of our Foreign to Familiar readings/discussions and 2) how you think what you’ve learned can help you live more successfully in U.S. and international professional and personal contexts (for 1 extra point for each carefully written 2-paragraph summary added to your final English 101D grade!). You can find reminders of what was talked about in the different chapters as well as possible questions you can write about in your 2-paragraph summaries here:

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Please find attached my final feedback and grade for your one-sentence and one-paragraph summaries of the “What is Power Distance?” video. Did you read my feedback comments on your original summaries at all?!?!? Please open the attached document in Word, so you can read my comments thoroughly! Definitely, you have NOT demonstrated to me that you are capable of using the extraordinary power of COCA/OneLook to answer your English phrasing questions!!! 🙁

Email returning apology email feedback:

X,

Please find attached my feedback on your Professional Email Portfolio‘s apology email. I look forward to receiving your revised emails (for which hopefully I can justifiably give you an A!) some time this week.

Monica
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X,

Please find attached my feedback on your Professional Email Portfolio‘s apology email. The specific email I chose to grade this semester from all students’ Professional Email Portfolio is the apology email because if students write impolite/inadequate apologies, it can obviously hurt them a lot both professionally and personally!

I’m afraid I’m very worried about your apology email. If I had been your teacher and received this email, my first reaction would have been to feel upset and disrespected! As I’ve thought more about it, however, I think maybe you were in fact trying to be polite, but either 1) you still don’t understand English politeness norms for apologies or 2) you still haven’t learned standard English phrasing used to express polite apologies in English (Did you follow our Professional Email Portfolio assignment guidelines requiring you to review our linked resources on how English speakers express politeness in professional emails???). I’m afraid I had no choice but to give you a low grade for this email — so I very much look forward to receiving your revised emails (for which hopefully I can justifiably give you an A!) some time this weekend!

Monica

Email returning request email feedback:

X,

Please find attached my feedback on your Professional Email Portfolio’s request email. I look forward to receiving your revised emails (for which hopefully I can justifiably give you an A!) some time this week.

Monica

Email returning final Professional Email Portfolio feedback

X,

Please find attached my final feedback and grade for your Professional Email Portfolio. Your assignment looks much better overall, but you do still need to correct the editing errors in your automatic email signature or every email you send will suggest to readers that your English proficiency is poor — Make sense?

Monica

P.S. Please note that this is your final grade for our Professional Email Portfolio. If you’re worried about your final overall grade for the course, remember that you can write 2-paragraph summaries of 1) what you learned based on each of our Foreign to Familiar readings/discussions and 2) how you think what you’ve learned can help you live more successfully in U.S. and international professional and personal contexts (for 1 extra point for each carefully written 2-paragraph summary added to your final English 101D grade!). You can find reminders of what was talked about in the different chapters as well as possible questions you can write about in your 2-paragraph summaries here:

Email returning data commentary feedback:

X,

Please find my feedback on your English 101D data commentary attached. As I indicated at the beginning of the semester, I expect English 101D students to revise each of their English 101D major writing assignments based on my feedback — because that will help maximize how much each of you learn from the individual feedback I prepare! In addition, as long as your original assignment contains no plagiarism, you can receive a potential final grade of up to 100% for successfully revising these major assignments in light of my feedback.

Monica

Email returning introduction feedback:

X,

Please find attached my feedback on your research article introduction assignment. I look forward to receiving your revised research article introduction (for which hopefully I can justifiably give you an A!) some time this week.

Monica

Email asking “Where is your submitted introduction?”

X,

I’m working on giving feedback to/grading English 101D’s research article introduction assignment, but I can’t find your introduction submission anywhere. Can you please (re)send it to me ASAP, checked carefully as described under Week 9 on our course website and below?

Thanks!

Monica

Email asking “Where is your revision?”

Subject: FYI: Haven’t yet received revisions of your one-sentence/one-paragraph summaries

Dear English 101D student,

If you’re receiving this email, it’s because I have not yet received your revision based on my feedback of your one-sentence/one-paragraph summaries. I’m assuming for now that that means you’re satisfied with your original grade for this assignment. If that’s not true, please send me your revision by tonight, so I can be sure to grade it before I turn in everyone’s final English 101D grades tomorrow. Thanks!

Monica

Email providing COCA Discovery Journal check-up feedback

X,

I’ve now checked your updated COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal and have updated your final grade for this assignment accordingly — but it concerns me that it looks like you have really mastered only the simplest of COCA’s possible search methods, the direct phrase search (which is unlikely to produce anything better than direct phrase search in Google or another Web browser). I have to admit I’m not really convinced that you’ve learned over the course of the semester how to take advantage of the extraordinary power of COCA/OneLook in helping to answer everyday and research writing questions that you might occasionally have about English phrasing via the more advanced types of searches COCA allows. . . .

Monica

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X,

Although I’ve now found your Professional Email Portfolio assignment, I can’t find your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal. Have you not yet completed even all of our trying-Jin-Kim’s-searches-yourself or “test run” COCA practice exercises? Please share with me your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal containing the required 60 journal entries ASAP, so I can ultimately give you a final grade of 100% for this assignment (that counts as 15% of your final English 101D grade)? Thanks so much!

Monica

P.S. Please don’t let your current grade of 0% for this assignment (based on the number of quality COCA entries you’ve completed so far) be your final grade on it! Please do try to figure out good COCA searches to address any phrasing concerns that I’ve highlighted in yellow in your data commentary and introduction assignments, etc. Thanks!

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X,

I have just checked your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal and see that you really have only 0/60 quality journal entries so far (i.e., you haven’t even completed all of our trying-Jin-Kim’s-searches-yourself or “test run” COCA practice exercises). Would you therefore mind emailing to let me know once you’ve completed your remaining 60 COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal entries, so I can ultimately give you a final grade of 100% for this assignment (that counts as 15% of your final English 101D grade)? Thanks so much!

Monica

P.S. Please don’t let your current grade of 0% for this assignment (based on the number of quality COCA entries you’ve completed so far) be your final grade on it! Please do try to figure out good COCA searches to address any phrasing concerns that I’ve highlighted in yellow in your data commentary and introduction assignments, etc. Thanks!

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X,

I have just checked your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal and see that you have only 22/60 journal entries so far (i.e., you haven’t even completed all our required COCA practice exercises) — and with #21, the answer you wrote down, “look forward hearing,” is actually incorrect. Would you therefore mind emailing to let me know once you’ve corrected #21 and completed your remaining 38 COCA Discovery Journal entries, so I can ultimately give you a final grade of 100% for this assignment (that counts as 15% of your final English 101D grade)? Thanks so much!

Monica

P.S. Please don’t let your current grade of 35% for this assignment (based on the number of quality COCA entries you’ve completed so far) be your final grade on it! Please do try to figure out good COCA searches to address any phrasing concerns that I’ve highlighted in yellow in your data commentary and introduction assignments, etc. Thanks!

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X,

I have just checked your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal and see that you have only 28/60 journal entries so far (all of which are from our COCA practice exercises). Would you therefore mind emailing to let me know once you’ve completed your remaining 32 COCA Discovery Journal entries, so I can ultimately give you a final grade of 100% for this assignment (that counts as 15% of your final English 101D grade)? Thanks so much!

Monica

P.S. Please don’t let your current grade of 47% for this assignment (based on the number of quality COCA entries you’ve completed so far) be your final grade on it! Please do try to figure out good COCA searches to address any phrasing concerns that I’ve highlighted in yellow in your data commentary and introduction assignments, etc. Thanks!

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Subject: Where are the rest of your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal entries?

X,

I have just checked your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal and see that you have only 29/60 journal entries so far (and only one of these appears to deal with a real question you had — all the others are from our COCA practice exercises). Would you therefore mind emailing to let me know once you’ve completed your remaining 31 COCA Discovery Journal entries, so I can ultimately give you a final grade of 100% for this assignment (that counts as 15% of your final English 101D grade)? Thanks so much!

Monica

P.S. Please don’t let your current grade of 48% for this assignment (based on the number of quality COCA entries you’ve completed so far) be your final grade on it! Please do try to figure out good COCA searches to address any phrasing concerns that I’ve highlighted in yellow in your data commentary and introduction assignments, etc. Finally, please remember to note down the specific question you’re trying to use COCA to answer, not just your COCA search terms/findings. Thanks!

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X,

Your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal looks okay so far — you’ve asked very good questions and found some helpful answers. However, I am concerned that it looks like you haven’t consistently checked the context to verify that COCA’s most frequent phrasing actually expresses your intended meaning — since in many of the cases you’ve searched, both phrasings are possible but mean different things! Remember COCA’s most frequent phrasing remains nonstandard English if that phrasing doesn’t express the meaning you intend!)

Would you mind emailing to let me know once you’ve completed your remaining 10 COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal entries (carefully checked to ensure the example contexts actually match your intended meaning!) Thanks!

Monica

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X,

Your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal looks good so far — you’ve asked very good questions and mostly found helpful answers! Would you mind emailing to let me know once you’ve completed your remaining 3 COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal entries, so I can give you a grade of 100% for this assignment (that counts as 15% of your final English 101D grade)? Thanks so much!

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X,

Your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal looks pretty good so far — you’ve asked good questions and mostly found helpful answers. However, because based on what you’ve sent me, it looks like you’ve completed only 54 out of our 60 required COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal entries, I’m afraid I can only give you a rating of “Good” (90%). If you’re not satisfied with this score (worth 15% of your final English 101D grade), please email me ASAP to let me know once you’ve completed your remaining six COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal entries (carefully checked to ensure the example contexts actually match your intended meaning!) Thanks!

Monica

P.S. FYI: I am also a little concerned that it looks like in a few cases you haven’t checked the context to verify that COCA’s most frequent phrasing actually expresses your intended meaning — since in some of the cases you’ve searched, both phrasings are possible but mean different things! Remember COCA’s most frequent phrasing remains nonstandard English if that phrasing doesn’t express the meaning you intend!

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X,

Your COCA Discovery Journal looks outstanding so far — you’ve asked EXCELLENT questions and mostly found very helpful answers! Would you mind emailing me to let me know once you’ve completed your remaining 7 COCA Discovery Journal entries, so I can give you a grade of 100% for this assignment (that counts as 15% of your final English 101D grade)? Thanks so much!

Monica

P.S. Not all the lines of your current COCA Discovery Journal are actually journal entries. That’s why — although you’re at line 61 — you actually need 7 more to complete the required 60 COCA Discovery Journal entries. Make sense?

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X,

Your COCA Discovery Journal looks outstanding and I’ve entered your final grade for this assignment accordingly!

Monica

Email providing English 101D Writing Journal check-up feedback

X,

Please revise your English 101D Writing Journal based on my original directions for this assignment. I don’t think your current English 101D Writing Journal provides you with a good summary of all the best information you’ve gained from English 101D. Instead, much of what your current English 101D Writing Journal includes relates to specific, individual papers and is therefore likely to be difficult for you to be able to generalize from to your future English writing. Thanks!

Monica
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X,

Please update your English 101D Writing Journal based on my original directions for this assignment. I don’t think your current English 101D Writing Journal summarizes all the best information you’ve gained from English 101D. Thanks!

Monica
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X,

Where is your English 101D Writing Journal assignment? (Note that this is a different assignment than your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal assignment!)

Monica

Email clarifying “I need your introduction, not your data commentary now”

I don’t mean your data commentary — I mean your research article introduction.

Email asking “Which introduction do you want me to give feedback on/grade”?

Which of your two introductions do you want me to give feedback on/grade for our English 101D research article introduction assignment? (I’m afraid I won’t have time to give feedback on/grade both.)

Email explaining I could give only partial introduction feedback due to inadequate time

I’m sorry, but I ran out of time to be able to check your introduction’s last two paragraphs for editing errors. . . .As I mentioned in class, I’m trying for this assignment to spend only 20 minutes highlighting/commenting + 10 minutes filling out the rubric per student for this assignment, in better alignment with the amount of per-assignment grading time my boss thinks is reasonable. Therefore, you’ll need carefully to check your final two paragraphs in light of my highlighting/comments on your first two paragraphs in order to be able to turn in a high quality final introduction.

Email returning Professional Email Portfolio feedback:

Email returning 1-sentence vs. 1-paragraph summaries’ feedback:

X, you did a fantastic job of explaining the similarities and differences between one-sentence summaries vs. paragraph-length summaries as well as in what research writing contexts you’re likely to need each. Great job!!!

Email updating 3MT grade (based on students’ identifying specific ways they can address the top 5 presentation weaknesses revealed by their 3MT)

X,
Great job! I’m very pleased with your careful self-analysis and practical ideas for how you can improve the presentation weaknesses revealed in your 3MT. I have changed your 3MT grade from 65% to 83%.
Monica
P.S. I really can’t express you how happy I am with your careful self-analysis in this assignment!!!
X,
Good ideas for how you can improve the presentation weaknesses revealed by your 3MT — I have changed your 3MT grade from 85% to 93%
Monica
P.S. Is the English word “advice” countable or uncountable?

 

X,

Did you consider your classmates’ comments as well as mine in your self-analysis? (I’m concerned that this may be why you were unable to identify five things most important for you to work on, as technically required by this 3MT self-evaluation assignment. Because I was typing feedback for you at the same time I was listening to/watching you, it is very possible I missed important aspects of your presentation strengths/weaknesses that one or more of your classmates may have caught. Therefore, please do carefully consider your classmates’ feedback as well as mine — Make sense?)

Nevertheless, because I can see you carefully thought about what and how you should work on improving your English presentation skills in light of my 3MT feedback and because I think you’re a smart enough student that you will carefully consider — if you haven’t already — how your classmates‘ comments can also help you, I have changed your 3MT grade from 88% to 94%

Monica

Finally received students’ 3MT self-evaluation

Yes, I think you’re right. I think probably the reason you missed this assignment was that we had talked about it in class while you were away at your conference as a way students can make up 50% of the points they had missed on their 3MT — since if  you carefully self-evaluate your presentation, the probability that in future presentations (after English 101D, etc.) will increase that you will actually work on your weak areas and improve them!

In any case, I’ve updated your grade now on the basis of your 3MT self-evaluation!

Monica

Never received students’ 3MT self-evaluation

X,

Just want to let you know that because I never received your 3MT self-evaluation list of the top 5 things you think you need to work on for future presentations (and why you think they’re so important) as described below, I’ve left your original score of 90% for this assignment as is.

Monica

Is there anything I can help you with in our English 101D course?

I see you haven’t been active in our English 101D course the last week. Are you okay? Is there anything you need help with? I’m getting a little worried about you!

Good to know. I do understand that sometimes other things go on that keep grad students VERY busy (like my Chinese test this past week as well as my preparation for starting my dissertation research hopefully this coming week!). I actually don’t mind being flexible with deadlines occasionally when my students need it (as long as I’m sure they’re not REALLY falling behind, and especially that they’re not falling behind so far that they’ll have trouble catching up!). If you have something big going on in the future, though, can you let me know about it ahead of time and also let me know when you think you can catch up on our assignments, so I don’t worry about you? Thanks!

You didn’t follow the assignment guidelines ☹

X,

The assignment guidelines for our “Professional Email Portfolio” assignment require you to submit a total of 3 emails, namely:

  • one email you’ve written in English to someone of higher status you either didn’t know or didn’t know well at the time you wrote to him or her and
  • two emails you’ve written in English to people of higher status whom you did know relatively well at the time you wrote to them.

However, you submitted only one email (and no apology email, one of the email types required by our assignment guidelines). What happened?

I’m so sorry, but because you’re missing 2/3 of this assignment, I’ll need to deduct 2/3 of your points for it ☹. However, if you submit the two missing emails (meeting our “Professional Email Portfolio” assignment criteria, of course) this Friday when you submit your revised version of the email I’ve given you feedback on below, I’ll be happy to reduce this points deduction to just 20 points. Please do submit these two missing emails along with your revision. The current effect of your missing these emails = 2/3 off = 33% = a failing grade for this assignment ☹. I really don’t like giving failing grades to my students, so please don’t make me do it!!!

Monica

Let’s talk about your disagreement with my grade in class tomorrow

X,
Let’s plan on talking about this together in class tomorrow face-to-face. Honestly, it’s pretty serious when your presentation font is too small for much of your audience to be able to read it. Therefore, I feel my taking 10 points off for this is fair. However, I’m willing to discuss this with you and if you can explain to me your rationale for why you think your grade should be changed, I’ll listen

Monica

P.S. Remember you have the opportunity to get back 50% of all points lost on this assignment by writing 5 sentences addressing the top 5 things you think you need to work on for future presentations and why you think they’re so important. That is, your final score for this assignment can be 95%, even if I don’t change your grade now like you’ve asked

I’m glad to answer your questions!

No problem at all, X— I’m just SO glad to see how you’re really putting effort into becoming a skilled and fluent user of COCA! Although I try my best to structure our English 101D class in order to “force” students to learn the maximum they can (given a reasonable amount of work for a 3-credit course, of course), in fact, students still have a lot of control and if they DON’T work hard in the class, they won’t learn nearly as much as I hope. (But if they DO work hard, they can really learn a lot that I think really WILL help them in their future English writing and other communication!) You are clearly working VERY hard, so I expect you really will learn a LOT — and I’m excited about it!

Reply to question about error in my writing:

I do make occasional mistakes in writing, too, especially since I’m writing so much to all of you for this class that I often don’t have time to check my writing before sending it ☹ — I do very much hope you all avoid following my bad example in this!

Where is your revision?

Subject: Current grade of “F” for your English 101D Writing Journal (worth 30% of your final English 101D grade)

X,

I emailed you a few days ago asking you to more completely summarize all the best English 101D info you’ve gotten from our course, but cannot find an updated English 101D Writing Journal from you anywhere. Therefore, I’m afraid I have no choice but to give you a grade of F for this assignment worth 30% of your final English 101D grade. Please carefully complete this assignment ASAP and then email me to let me know when you’ve shared it and it’s ready for me to check. Thanks!

Monica

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X,

Did you not check the link below to this assignment’s guidelines when I sent you the following email several days ago? (As I mentioned in that email, the English 101D Writing Journal is a different assignment than your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal!) I’m afraid I have no choice but — for now only, I hope! — to give you a score of 0% for this assignment worth 30% of your final English 101D grade. Please, please, please carefully complete this assignment ASAP and then email me to let me know when you’ve shared it with me and it’s ready for me to check. Thanks!

Monica

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X,

Your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal still doesn’t include your COCA search terms (= column C in the spreadsheet). This is a necessary part of the assignment, as indicated in the assignment guidelines, because it’s the only way I can randomly sample/replicate your COCA/OneLook searches/findings in order to verify that you truly have accomplished the purpose of this assignment — namely that you develop substantial proficiency in self-editing your English phrasing errors via COCA/OneLook to benefit your English writing for the long term. I’m afraid I can’t update your grade for this assignment until you’ve completed this part of the assignment, also.

Monica

Don’t know why I couldn’t see your revision earlier!

X,

Thanks so much! I don’t know why I couldn’t find it when I searched either my Gmail and iastate.edu Outlook accounts just now, but I’m very happy I can see it now. It looks outstanding! (Actually, it’s one of the best I’ve seen — GREAT job!) I’ve now updated your final English 101D Writing Journal grade accordingly.

Monica

Are you satisfied with your final grade of X%?

Subject: Final COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal grade of 90% okay?

X,

Just wanted to let you know, in case you haven’t checked your final grades on our course website yet, that because the final COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal I have received from you had only 54/60 journal entries, the final grade I have been able to give you for this assignment is 90%. . . .

Monica

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X,

Just wanted to let you know, in case you haven’t checked your final-grade-so-far on our course website yet, that because your updated COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal has only 50/60 entries, the final grade I have been able to give you for this assignment is 83% (= “Mostly Good”). Please email me if you decide to update your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal to include your remaining 10 COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal entries (carefully checked to ensure the example contexts actually match your intended meaning!), so I know to check them. Thanks!

Monica

P.S. Also, FYI: Soheila, I am concerned that it looks like you haven’t consistently checked the context to verify that COCA’s most frequent phrasing actually expresses your intended meaning — since in some of the cases you’ve searched, both phrasings are possible but mean different things! Please always remember that COCA’s most frequent phrasing remains nonstandard English if that phrasing doesn’t express the meaning you intend!)

You may want to expand your COCA search skills. . . .

 

X,

In reviewing your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal just now, I can see that while you’ve apparently mastered COCA’s collocates search (which is one of COCA’s most complicated types of searches — Great job!), it appears you haven’t yet mastered many of COCA’s other advanced searches. It’s the fact that COCA can do so many kinds of advanced searches, such as POS searches, that make it SO much more powerful than search in Google or some other browser. I therefore think it would help you a lot if you review Jin Kim’s COCA video and practice some of the other searches she models again. Her comprehensive overview of COCA’s features is available in high-quality downloadable wmv video format at:

 
Also, because some of my students’ browsers have had trouble opening her original wmv format video, Jin very graciously gave me permission to modify her video’s original formatting. Therefore, if your device can’t play wmv files, you can instead watch a (much!) poorer quality version of her video via my private YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=dZiO88Z5xAI

 

Monica

These aren’t valid COCA search terms!

X,

I can see that you are capable of Googling the answer to some of your phrasing questions — but your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal definitely does NOT show me that you know how to find answers for your future research writing via COCA and/or OneLook! I search COCA frequently enough myself that it’s VERY easy to tell that most of your listed “COCA search terms” are not really capable of helping you find the answer to the English phrasing questions you’ve listed for them — but I nevertheless tried a couple of your listed searches (“conviction*” and “[j*] beauty”), just in case I was mistaken. Unfortunately, I found that like I had suspected, both of them are indeed spurious. Of course, I’m VERY disappointed with your dishonesty and see I have no choice but to give you a 0% for this assignment as it COMPLETELY fails to demonstrate that you’ve accomplished the purpose of this assignment, namely to ensure that you have substantial proficiency in self-editing your English phrasing errors via COCA/OneLook after you leave English 101D.

I plan shortly to resend you our English 101D assignments related to COCA, so you can (re)learn how to use this resource if you need to. I highly recommend that you do this assignment again, this time REALLY trying to learn from it how to use COCA/OneLook to answer your English phrasing questions — for the sake of your future English research writing.

Monica

P.S. I should give you an irreversible 0% for lying to me regarding this assignment — but because it’s not the plagiarism form of cheating for which the consequences are clearly outlined in our syllabus, I won’t. Please email me if you decide to redo this assignment to let me know when you’ve shared it with me and it’s ready for me to check. Thanks.

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X,

I can see that you’re capable of copying and pasting from the first part of your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal into your later entries and I can also see that you are capable of Googling the answer to some of your phrasing questions — however, you most definitely have NOT shown me that you know how to find answers for your future research writing via COCA and/or OneLook, as for the most part you did NOT provide the COCA search terms required by this assignment. I have no choice but to give you 0% for this assignment as it COMPLETELY fails to demonstrate that you’ve accomplished the purpose of this assignment, namely to ensure that you have substantial proficiency in self-editing your English phrasing errors via COCA/OneLook after you leave English 101D. Also, I don’t mind that you and Y ask in your COCA/OneLook Discovery Journal many of the same COCA questions, but I do mind a great deal that it looks like only one of you actually Googled (not even using COCA/OneLook as required!) and then allowed the other to copy and paste from his assignment. That’s cheating! I’m very disappointed by this behavior.

I plan shortly to resend you our English 101D assignments related to COCA, so you can (re)learn how to use this resource if you need to. I highly recommend that you do this assignment again, this time REALLY trying to learn from it how to use COCA/OneLook to answer your English phrasing questions — for the sake of your future English research writing.

Monica

P.S. I should give you an irreversible 0% for cheating on this assignment — but because it’s not plagiarism in a major writing assignment, for which the consequences are clearly outlined in our syllabus, I won’t. Please email me if you decide to redo this assignment to let me know when you’ve shared it with me and it’s ready for me to check. Thanks.