Annotating tips

Perhaps some of you are not familiar with annotating. Don't worry! If you practice, you can master it. Annotating is not hard if you get used to it. The purpose of annotating is to understand clearly the authors' ideas in the texts as well as identify the strategies the authors use to express their ideas. … Continue reading Annotating tips


Community Service Time

We're going to have the month of service in 2017 at Grossmont College starting from this Friday, April 7th. I would like to share this information to you so that you can find some events that interest you. I think it will be helpful and memorable to you when you can spend a part of … Continue reading Community Service Time

Citation VS In-text citation

Some of you still have the problem of using incorrect in-text citations, and some of you still don't have any ideas about it. This post will help you distinguish the difference between citations in Works Cited page and in-text citations. Why do we need citations? Usually, your ideas are not originally from you. They might … Continue reading Citation VS In-text citation

How do you feel so far?

We've been through 8 weeks so far. Do you have any feedback about the class or this blog? I would love to hear from all of you. Do you enjoy the class? Is it hard? So so? Easy? Funny? Informative? Helpful? What do you think about this blog? Have you learned anything from it? Can … Continue reading How do you feel so far?

Welcome back!!!

Hello, welcome back to the school. How are you going? ~ How was your vacation? Did you have enjoyable and meaningful memories with your friends or beloved ones? Don't forget to finish your homework before Monday starts. It's college life again 😉 See you later. Enjoy the last minutes of your break 😉 Ammie.

Review Header, Heading, and Title

Unfortunately, some of you still make some mistakes in Header, Heading, and Title, so I create this post to remind some important points that can help you remember every time you type your essay in MLA style. BEFORE you write your essay, please make sure about these parts are completely done. Header On the top … Continue reading Review Header, Heading, and Title

Telling a story

For some reasons, telling a story is not easy for many people. They tend to have nothing about what they want to say, how they construct the story smoothly and why they have to do that. On Wednesday, we'll have an in-class narrative essay that some of you might have not written before. First of … Continue reading Telling a story

Spring break!!!

We're going to have Spring break really soon. Do you plan on doing something or going somewhere on this time? I hope that we can post something interesting about your vacation on this site to share your good time with each other. What do you think about this idea? I'll share about my plan. I'm … Continue reading Spring break!!!

Academic email

I have been receiving some e-mails from many students, and it seems that these e-mails are not formal enough to be at an academic level. Some of them lack of formal expressions, some of them are like daily conversation, and some of them don't meet the criteria of an e-mail. Thus, I hope that you … Continue reading Academic email

Check list before writing an academic essay in MLA style

Since I have been seeing many of you having the same mistakes in formatting, this is the check list you have to remember to write/type an appropriate academic essay in MLA style. Before you start to write/type your academic essay, please be sure that these following steps are completely done. 1/ Heading Follow this order: This … Continue reading Check list before writing an academic essay in MLA style