English Essentials is a skills handbook produced by Sophia University Junior College Division for SUJCD students. Below are some resources related to the book.
Creation science vs. evolution
Drugs & drug abuse
Euthanasia & assisted suicide
Organ & body donation
Same sex marriage
Below are some samples of good speeches. (See p. 25 in the Speech chapter.)
Steve Jobs: graduation speech (Stanford University, June 2005). Jobs is the CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios.
Oprah Winfrey: graduation speech (highlights) (Stanford University, June 2008). Winfrey is a famous American TV talk-show host.
Susan Rice: graduation speech (Stanford University, June 2010). Rice is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
J. K. Rowling: graduation speech (Harvard University, June 2008). Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series of books.
Barack Obama: inaugural address (Washington, D.C., January 2009).
Barack Obama: victory speech (with transcript) (Chicago, November 2008).
Michelle Obama: speech at the Democratic National Convention (with transcript) (2008).
Hillary Clinton: speech at the Democratic National Convention (2008).
Blank outline for an essay. (See p. 45 in The Writing Process chapter.)
Checklist for your essays. (See p. 70 in the Essay Writing chapter.)
See p. 59 and p. 68 in the Paragraph Writing and Essay Writing chapters.
See p. 71 and p. 75 in the Research chapter for more information.
See p. 100 in the Critical Thinking chapter for more information.
Discussion Score Sheet: Monitor Your Progress
Journal Writing Record (Partner Exchange Journals)