Fall semester information for online classes and coronavirus policies.

  The Korean government and the Chungnam National University Administration have decided that the best policy this Fall is to hold all of our classes as online. That is why you will be required to access the cyber lecture system for the entire semester, unless things dramatically improve.  Of course we are all hoping that physical lectures will start again, but that is a best-case scenario.  Until then please follow the instructions below.

    Some other professors will have slightly different approaches to the cyber lectures they organize, but you are to follow my instructions for the classes that I teach.

  All cyber lecture content will be available through the CNU portal where you can login with your ID and access the class. The content will include written instructions from the professor about studying, homework and assignments, links to videos and audio that you were expected to watch and listen to.

All of the information will be hosted through my website Koreanheroes.net and you will be able to scroll through what you were expected to do week by week. The uploaded content will not be taken down so if you need to refer to something you can simply scroll back to week one or week too and look at it again later.

  You will be able to login and access each week’s lecture content from Monday morning to Sunday night at midnight each week. This is both to make it easier to make time for studying and because any students who become ill will need the flexibility.

***This is very important: You are required to be logged in and to access the page for a minimum of one hour to get credit for your attendance. If you do not do so you will not get credit for the attendance and you will fail the course. So it is highly recommended not to delay until the last minute. For example, do not wait until Sunday night each week to log on, in case something goes wrong.   In addition, this is the required textbook for the class.  You can order it through the Chungnam National University bookstore online.  This book is essential, especially this semester with all the online content and lack of personal interaction.  If you read the textbook and understand the content, I can guarantee you will get a good grade.  If you have trouble with it, that is alright- there are slides and this website and you can email me any questions you have.  Make sure you order a copy ASAP.

Week 1 Content:

  First of all please look over the syllabus that is posted on the CNU portal as it provides general information about the course.  Next you will need to order this textbook as much of the course, including homework and eventually in-class writing exercises, will be built around the chapters in this book.  Be certain that you order the student book and NOT the workbook:



One final thing to take note of for our first week is how you will be evaluated:

First, we have a zero tolerance policy for plagiarism.  If your assignment, homework or test has been written dishonestly, stolen, or otherwise copied- it receives a grade of zero.  In less serious cases the student will receive a warning from the professor, and in more serious cases the incident will be referred to the CNU administration for review.  There are several reasons for this policy: one, other students are working hard to earn their grades whereas, if you cheat, you are not; second, copying material does not benefit you as it does not help you develop the writing skills this course is designed for.

The submission deadline for assignments is always given at least a week in advance.  Normally, your assignment would be submitted at the beginning of class, but right now you must submit by email, as I mentioned above.  Any assignment that is late will receive a penalty of 3% per day (INCLUDING weekends).  After one week the assignment will no longer be accepted.

All writing assignments should include your student number in the subject line along with your name and the title of the assignment.  For example “Kim Jihun 20207891 – P/T Jobs.”  This format must be followed or you run the risk of not receiving the correct grade or your assignment being lost in the shuffle as I have hundreds of emails to look through.

If you follow all of these basic guidelines you will give yourself the best chance of receiving a good grade and of improving your writing skills for all your future academic and professional work.  Any further questions can be directed to me at my primary academic email address:



Composition 2 – Week 1 – Video Lecture

Composition 2 – Week 2 – Video Lecture

Composition 2 – Week 3 – Zoom Meeting – Live Lecture

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, 10:00 AM

Thursday, September 17th, 2020, 12:00 PM

Assignment: Complete pages 20-21 from the textbook (due week 4)

Format: Composition Writing Sample

Composition 2 – Week 4 – Video Lecture

Homework (Textbook pages 20-21) due on the day of your class

(Tuesday, September 22 or Thursday, September 24)

Composition 2 – Week 5 – Video Lecture

Response Paper : “The Origin of a Whole Food”

Submit by the day of your class: September 29th or October 1st

Composition 2 – Week 6 – Video Lecture

No Assignments due.

Composition 2 – Week 7 – Video Lecture

Homework (Textbook pages 60-61) due on the day of your class

Tuesday, October 13th or Thursday, October 15th

Composition 2 – Week 8 – Video Lecture

Response Paper : “How a Major Holiday is Celebrated”

Submit by the day of your class: October 20th or October 22nd

Composition 2 – Week 9 – Video Lecture

Homework (Textbook page 87: Discussion & Critical Thinking) due on the day of your class

Composition 2 – Week 10 – Zoom Meeting – Live Lecture

Composition 2 – Week 11 – Video Lecture

Composition 2 – Week 12 – Video Lecture

Composition 2 – Week 13 – Zoom Meeting – Live Lecture

Composition 2 – Week 14 – Video Lecture

Final (3rd) Response Paper due on the day of your class:

Tuesday Dec. 1 or Thursday Dec. 3)

The Final Exam for the Tuesday section will be at 2PM until 3:30PM on THURSDAY, December 10th in room 124.

The Final Exam for the Thursday section will be at 12PM until 1:30PM on THURSDAY, December 10th in room 456.


Composition 3 – Week 1 – Video Lecture

Composition 3 – Week 2 – Video Lecture

Composition 3 – Lecture 2 – Whiteboard Summary

Composition 3 – Week 3 – Zoom Meeting – Live Lecture

  • Friday, September 18th, 2020, 10:00 AM

Composition 3 – Week 4 – Video Lecture

Homework (Textbook pages 2, 5, 12, 13) due Friday, September 25

Composition 3 – Week 5 – Video Lecture

Format: Composition Writing Sample

Composition 3 – Week 6 – Video Lecture

Homework (Textbook pages 14,15 and 17) due Friday, October 9

Writing assignment due on October 9th: Write a paragraph based on a topic statement you wrote for homework from the textbook page 15, question 6.

Composition 3 – Week 7 – Video Lecture

Homework (Textbook pages 19,20 #9, page 23 #11) due Friday, October 16

Composition 3 – Week 8 – Video Lecture

Homework (Textbook pages 28-31) due Friday, November 6th at the latest

*** most students already submitted on October 30th

Composition 3 – Week 9 – Video Lecture

No homework assigned.

Composition 3 – Week 10 – Video Lecture

Homework (Textbook pages 36-38) Qs 9, 13, 14, 15 due Friday, November 13th

Composition 3 – Week 11 – Zoom Meeting – Live Lecture

Essay Outline due November 20th

Essay Outline Template and Topics

Composition 3 – Week 12 – Video Lecture

Composition 3 – Week 13 – Zoom Meeting – Live Lecture

Composition 3 – Week 14 – Video Lecture

Final Essay due Friday December 4th

The Final Exam will be at 10:00 AM until 11:30 PM on Friday, December 11th in room 456