English Essentials

English Essentials is a skills handbook produced by Sophia University Junior College Division for SUJCD students. Below are some resources related to the book.

Topics and Issues

Below are some challenging topics and issues that you can explore in longer discussions. (See p. 14 in the Conversation chapter.)

AIDS
Animal rights
Binge drinking
Capital punishment
Censorship
Child labor
Children's rights
Civil rights
Creation science vs. evolution
Drugs & drug abuse
Drunk driving
Environmental protection
Euthanasia & assisted suicide
Famine
Gangs
Gender issues
Genetic engineering
Global warming
Gun control
Homelessness
Homosexuality
Human Rights
Immigration
Nuclear proliferation
Organ & body donation
Poverty
Racial profiling
Same sex marriage
Sweatshops
Terrorism
Tobacco
Welfare
World population


Speeches

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).


Essay Writing

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.)


Transition words


See p. 59 and p. 68 in the Paragraph Writing and Essay Writing chapters.


Research Search Engines

See p. 71 and p. 75 in the Research chapter for more information.





Website Information

See p. 100 in the Critical Thinking chapter for more information.



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