Friday, October 12, 2012

English 6 Final Project

  • Your assignments will be returned via email on Sunday, October 14, 2012.Still checking your assignments. Hopefully will be done by Tuesday. 
  • Please do the necessary changes to improve your documents.
  • Complete your assignment on the different business messages by making them into business letters. For the formatting guidelines, click on the link:
  • All your documents, including your resumes and cover letters, should be placed in an A4 (short bond paper) clear book to be submitted on October 19, 2012.I'll keep you posted on the new deadline.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

English 15 Extra Credit Project

For your extra credit project, you need to make a review of a Philippine movie.

The links below will help you in writing a good movie review:

* The guidelines from the above sites are not absolute (except for the ones about grammar). For example, if you are more comfortable writing in the first person, then go ahead and use "I" for your review.

  1. Your review must be at least 500 words. 
  2. Please use Arial or Calibri, 11-12 font size, and 1.5 spacing.
  3. Save your review as a .doc or .docx format.
  4. In your review, please do not forget to include your name, class schedule, and the title of your review. 
  5. Email your work to
  6. In the subject field, please type in your name, class schedule, and the word, "extra credit." 
  7. Submit your work on or before October 24, 2012 .

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Notes on "Sayonara"

The lives of great people and the events that led to great changes in civilizations around the world are enshrined in the pages of history. Members of any society are taught at an early age that the mistakes of the past should never be repeated while the victories of old should be celebrated. However history often creates glossed over images of the past. Often times, the people mentioned in the accounts of a nation’s history become mere caricatures. Men and women who achieved greatness or infamy are simplified into heroes and villains, forgetting that they were once daughters, son, wives, husbands, or friends.

Notes on "Dead Stars"

Many literary experts believe that Paz Marquez Benitez’s story gave birth to modern Philippine literature in English. In Benitez’s time, many writers were still either trapped by Spanish literary traditions highly dependent on writing and metaphoric conventions steeped in religious imagery and diction or copying thematically and stylistically the works of popular American short fictionists such as Anderson, Saroyan, and Hemingway. English was still a young language in the Philippines, and many of the writers using the language were still struggling with it.