Recently I have been working on a new project which I was hoping my Chinese students who are learning English could help me out with. I have been writing an e-book how about how to avoid writing Chinglish in formal English. The book will cover everything from grammar to style to high-quality vocabulary and structures.
Anyway, I am currently in need of some authentic sample essays written by Chinese students learning English.
Everyone who sends me an essay will get a free copy of the e-book when it is published online over the next month or so.
Here’s the proposed topic:
Over the past decade we have witnessed the emergence of social networking websites such as Myspace, Facebook and Twitter. These websites have allowed users to stay up-to-date with friends and family, as well as developments in the news and current events.
However, do these benefits outweigh their potential privacy concerns and detrimental psychological effects? Give examples as well as your opinion about this controversial issue.
Please structure your essay with an introduction (stating the purpose of your essay), body (providing topics and examples) and conclusion (summarising your essay’s logic and giving recommendations about the future).
Word count: 300 words
Deadline: Extended to Monday 13 June 2011
Send essays to: info AT carlgene DOT com
I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s responses.
And remember: the more mistakes you make the more you can improve!