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English Department Korea Center (Nov. 24, 2008). Brief Description Total Number of Participants and Essays: First Round: Second Round: 59 essays by 48.

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1 English Department Korea Center (Nov. 24, 2008)

2 Brief Description Total Number of Participants and Essays: First Round: Second Round: 59 essays by 48 Students 18 Essays 6 Essays

3 Essays: (1-11) No.NameTitle 1 Jeong Bae Park“Nature of Education” 2Deokhee Ko“The Shadow of Early Study-abroad” 3Mirim Chang“ Not Different but Step Forward” 4“The Sorrow of Supermom” 5Yui Inoue“The ‘Ojuken’ Ordeal: Problems from taking entrance exams in one’s early age” 6“Improvement of Women’s Participation in the Political Fields” 7Andrea Schwaiger“The Real Meaning of Love and its Twisted Images in Commercialization” 8Jung-Han Kim“Korean Education: Where are you going?” 9“I married for happiness and I divorced for happiness. I am a single mom …” 10Gizem Altin“True Love Waits” 11“Advantages of Getting an Education”

4 Continued: (12-22) No.NameTitle 12Yasushi Koide“The Importance of Critical Thinking in Education” 13Yuke Wu“The Essence of a Family: Watching ‘Growing Pains’” 14Sofi Mathsson“Learning for Life, or Just Grades” 15“Without My Family I Would Be Nothing” 16Xiping Chen“What’s Love to Me?” 17Soo Yeon Chang“Same-sex Marriage: Should Homosexuals be Granted the Right to ‘Tie the Knot’” 18“The Way of Educating: The Western vs. Eastern Cultures” 19Jaheon Koo“Married Couples vs. Cohabiting Couples vs. Singles” 20Jihwan Choi“Cohabitation: Is Shacking up the Key for Filtering True Love?” 21“Consideration about Student Evaluation” 22Ju Eui Lee“College-centered Education in Korea”

5 Continued: (23-33) No.NameTitle 23Vi Huynh“Having Education Doesn’t Mean Having the Best Thing on the Earth” 24“Difficulties of Female Leaders” 25Young-ki An“Korean Education and Students” 26Wonyong Lee“Desire for Romance: the way to look for our real partner” 27Jie Yu Hu“Homosexuality in China” 28Lorrain Cheung“Finding True Love in an ‘Untrue’ World” 29“For Knowledge or For Money” 30Hanayu Hiroto“The Weak Point of Japanese Education” 31Abilene C. De Jesus“Philippine’s Family Love Life” 32“Spotlight’s Education” 33Ayaka Katakawa“The Hidden Influence of Education”

6 Continued: (34-44) No.NameTitle 34Ayaka Katakawa“An American Dream: The First Lady President” 35Ako Ando“To Love Your Children is the Best Education” 36Sayaka Murotomi“Imposed Study or Free Study” 37Shuhui Wang“Chinese Girl, American Life” 38Jin Ho Yoon“Outside Stylish American, Inside Traditional Korean” 39“Emotional vs. Factual” 40Soo Wan Park“American Food Shows American Culture” 41Yeajeong Lee“As American As Hamburger” 42 Svetlana Martynovich“Two Cultures in Me” 43Suhyun Yoon“Rape: The Worst Crime in the World” 44Zhen Sheng“Acquaintance Rape”

7 Continued: (45-55) No.NameTitle 45Seungbae Lee“My Culture, My Identity” 46Sung Joon Hong“My Life in Oriental and Western Cultures” 47Yongfei Gu“Be Careful the Dangers around You” 48Ngoc Tran“Acquaintance Rape” 49Hanayu Hiroto“Two Sides of Japan … Seen Through Festivals” 50Ju Eui Lee“Mocrowavable Foods in United States” 51Ako Ando“Modern Communication: Why people feel lonelier than before?” 52Wonyong Lee“Rape: The most scandalous crime in the world” 53Young-Ki An“How Come Pizza Transmit to USA and Why Many People Think Pizza is USA Food?” 54Rikky Patel“Comparison and Contrasts of Two Articles about Rape” 55Xiping Chen“Internet: An Angel or a Devil?”

8 Continued: (56-59) No.NamesTitles 56Sayaka Muratomi“What the Earthquake Gave Me” 57Yasushi Koide“Observation of the Relationship between Technological Developments and Obesity in America” 58Yuke Wu“American Food” 59Jeong Bae Park“Don’t be Fooled by Electronic Machines”

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11 Second Round: (18) Mirim Chang : (2) “Not Different but Step Forward” “The Sorrow of Supermom” Jeong Bae Park: “Nature of Education” Yui Inoue : (2) “The ‘Ojuken’ Ordeal: Problems from Taking Entrance Exams in One’s Early Age” “Improvement of Women’s Participation in the Political Fields” Anrea Schwaiger: “The Real Meaning of Love and its Twisted Image in Commercialization” Junghan Kim: “I married for happiness. I divorced for happiness. I am a single mom” Gizem Altin: “True Love Waits” Sofi Mathsson: “Without My Family I Would be Nothing”

12 Continued Jihwan Choi: “Cohabitation: Is Shacking up the key for filtering true love?” Soo Yeon Chang: “Same-sex Marriage: Should Homosexuals be Granted the Right to ‘Tie the Knot’” Lorraine Cheung: (2) “Finding True Love in an ‘Untrue’ World” “For Knowledge or for Money” Ju Eui Lee: “College-centered Education in Korea” Yasushi Koide: “The Importance of Critical Thinking in Education” Xiping Chen: “What is Love to me?” Yuke Wu: “The Essence of a Family: Watching ‘Growing Pains’” Ayaka Katakawa: “The Hidden Influence of Education”

13 First Prize

14 Second Prize

15 Third Prize

16 Lorraine Cheung: “Finding True Love in an ‘Untrue’ World”

17 Sofi Mathsson: “Without My family I Would be Nothing”

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20 Andrea Schwaiger from Heidelberg, Germany Hi everyone. My name is Andrea. First of all I would like to thank all the people who are involved and have organized this special writing competition. I would also like to thank my former English professor Leslie Bai for giving us the very indispensable support and encouragement. Unfortunately I can not be personally present today because I am studying now in Europe but I’ve prepared a short video and I would like to greet my fellow classmates. I hope you are doing very well.

21 For those who don’t know me well I thought it would be useful to introduce myself. My name is Andrea better known as Anni. I am 19 years old and attended C.W Post last year as freshman political science and economics major. I grew up in Belgium and Spain, started English 7 years ago and believe I improved thanks to my great experience in New York. I am currently going to Law School in Heidelberg (Germany) and I am really enjoying myself although I miss the US and the great friends I made.

22 I have to admit that English 2F has been a great deal of work but it was all worth it because it helped us to better express ourselves. I still remember talking with my classmates about the first attempt to write a research paper, having a blank sheet and no clue how to start. Looking back I can say that after completing the 2 required English classes I have more confidence in my English skills, I have learned to think critical, I have learned new things about myself while trying to discuss important issues. English 2F has also brought people together and out of them one of my classmates, Gizzy has become a very close friend.

23 The reason I went to Post was to expand my horizon, get to know the new culture and live the real American dream. I can’t but rave about my wonderful experience and encourage everyone to make the most out of this because we are so fortunate to have this opportunity: this past year was the best time of my life and I met truly amazing people. Going to Law school in Germany now is a very different life. I have 23 credits, class starts at 8am and I have lecture in one room with 380 other freshmen law students. The University of Heidelberg is the oldest university in Germany, established in 1386 and currently 26,000 students are enrolled (enclosed pictures)

24 But to get back to the competition: my paper talks about love and its twisted image in commercialization. To make the reading effortless and more entertaining I included some humorous parts: I thought that I could prove my point better adding a slightly sarcastic touch. I want to make people realize how the system, that we created, is manipulating us in a harmful way: “love” as theme for St. Valentine’s is being spoiled by introducing it to the market as “product” with the only purpose of gaining profit. This development is materialistic, money-oriented and representing anything else but a thing as simple and real as love is, as you all know.

25 Once again thank you and to my fellow classmates. Good luck for your studies. Anni’s Greetings from Europe

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27 Heidelberg

28 Lecture Hall

29 University Library

30 Assembly Hall

31 Andrea Schwaiger: “The Real Meaning of Love and its Twisted Image in Commercialization”

32 Mirim Chang: “Not Different but Step Forward”

33 Xiping Chen: “What is Love to Me”

34 Yui Inoue’s from Japan Hello, Dr, Leslie Bai, These days I led a busy life because of my graduation thesis. I will write about comparison of Japanese and American immigration systems. It may seem tough. Actually... it is pretty hard for me. (haha.) Needless to say, I should hand in the graduation thesis or I won't be able to graduate from my Japanese college in March So I spend a good many hours of the day for writing it everyday. Please cross your beautiful fingers for my graduation in next spring. (haha :).) Thank you for your notification! I cannot believe that my essay won the third prize of the Writing Competition. Honestly, I believe that it owes you because you gave me a lot of advices. If you did not amend my two essays, these would not enter even the first round of the competition. Thank you so much.

35 (Continued) Would you send me the certificate? I will show it to my parents who supported my studying abroad. Hope they love it. Again, thank you for your notification and teaching. Best wishes for your continued good health and happiness. :-) Yui Inoue Her Essay: “Improvement of Women’s Participation in the Political Field”

36 I Write, I Blog (Class Blog) “Lastly, I also wanna thank our school for offering an English course for international students. In this way, all of us can be comfortable with our English subject matter because we have an Asian teacher, and also, we feel at home even for an hour and 20 mins.” (Abilene D. Jesus) (from

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