Good Annotation

Why do we need annotation? When we read a book or a text, taking some notes on the margin can help you to remember and digest the content thoroughly. However, it doesn't mean that you can write whatever you want on the margins. The notes must be related to the content, concise, correct, useful, and … Continue reading Good Annotation

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How to use Colon, Dash, and Semi-colon

We've just practiced using semi-colon, dash, and colon in the class. However, some of you are still confused about the usage of these punctuation. Thus, I'll present some examples for you to distinguish the difference between these three and use them correctly. 1. Semi-colon I think it is the easiest punctuation among the three because … Continue reading How to use Colon, Dash, and Semi-colon

New discover for your Works Cited work!!!!!!

Guess what? I just found another way to indicate indent line of the citations in your Works Cited list yesterday, and it was so cool and simple. Usually, to indent, we have to do many steps manually: entering the second line, pressing Tab button, and modifying other lines if any. Sounds complicated, right? Now, there's … Continue reading New discover for your Works Cited work!!!!!!

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

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

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

How to do with Works Cited

Works Cited is not so hard, but it's quite complicated to remember. Thus, I got some quick reviews about it for you. I hope that will help. These are some tips you can use for Microsoft Word. I don't use Pages or Google Doc so I cannot show you clearly how to do with Works … Continue reading How to do with Works Cited