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CALL FOR ESSAYS: 2015 International Essay Writing Contest for the Youth

posted Apr 18, 2015, 12:59 AM by Nicky Guinto

I strongly urge you to participate in this year's International Essay Writing for the Youth sponsored by UNESCO and Japan's Goi Peace Foundation. The theme of this year's contest is "Building Peace in our Hearts and Mind."

To participate in the competition, you need to read specific details indicated in their website: You may also wish to read the details on the PDF version of the call for essays which is attached in this post.

By participating in the competition, you stand the chance to win a round trip ticket to Tokyo, Japan, plus 100, 000 Yen or Php 50,000!

If you wish for me to comment on your work, please send me a message through Facebook, or you can send me an email through

Syllabus for DOST Scholars

posted May 18, 2013, 11:41 PM by Nicky Guinto

Attached in this announcement is the syllabus of the refresher course in English for DOST scholars. Please download the file for personal use and reference. A summary of the course is as follows:

Course Title:             Refresher Course in English for DOST Scholars

Duration:                  May 20 – 23, 2013 (Monday to Thursday)

Time:                          8:00 AM – 5:00 PM                           Room:                        JR 203

Course Description

     This course is designed to prepare incoming freshmen college scholars of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for college English. Communicative grammar, usage, communication of technical and scientific information are the core topics to be discussed.

Instructions for ENG03a Paper (Chapter III)

posted Feb 25, 2013, 6:40 AM by Nicky Guinto

DATE POSTED: February 25, 2013  |  10:20PM

Due to my accidental removal of myself from our FB group, I have opted to post this announcement here.

The College of Arts and Sciences will be holding a whole day seminar on an environmental topic, and yes, this means we don't have class since all faculty members are required to be there. However you are hereby advised to the following:

1. Submit your Chapter II: Review of Related Literature and Studies tomorrow, February 26, 2013, as early as you can. I will try my best to check your papers while in the seminar. I urge that only one among you will submit the papers so as it wouldn't be a hassle on my part to go in and out whenever you text me. And yes, the person to whom you will entrust all your papers should send me a text message when he/she is already outside the CAS Hamlet hall.

2. Take your Chapter 1 from my pigeon hole outside the faculty room (if they are already there. If you can't find your paper there, that means I still have them. I will leave all the papers of those groups who were able to submit their Ch. 1 last week before I leave tomorrow. Once you get them, and if I manage to finish checking your chapter II, you may proceed to rewriting them.

I do want to discuss the doodles I made in your papers, but I guess that would be reserved for next week, which leaves you deciphering what I might mean by them. Nevertheless, I tried my best to be as clear as possible on the comments. And besides, there are things that I guess I need to clarify regarding how to write Chapter I.

3. For this week, you are advised to write your Chapter III: Methodology (for research papers) and Technical Feasibility and Financial Feasibility (for Feasibility Study). I will write a new post within the week to serve as guide in writing them. But of course, this doesn't mean that you will wait for my post before your start writing them. Resources are abound the library and the web.

Viel Glück!

Membership in the group

posted Oct 13, 2009, 12:53 AM by Nicky Guinto   [ updated Nov 8, 2014, 6:20 AM ]

2014 FB Group

Please be informed that you are required to participate in the online group created purposively for the course you are taking. Kindly click on the image for you to be redirected to Facebook and the group. As the world celebrate the wonders technology offer, it is but fitting that we integrate this to our class to complement our traditional classroom set-up.

Besides, I project future business undertakings to be done with the help of these innovations, suggesting the urgent need for you to acquaint yourself with the use of these in a more formal setting.

Ignorance to this call for membership is unacceptable.

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