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UNDERGRADUATE COOPERATION PROGRAM Subject code: ENGL 1301 Subject name: Composition 1 Instructor: Tô Minh Thanh, Ph.D. 3. 3. Weight  Loss  [Langan, 2008: 162-163] (Original Version) [ Paragraph 1 ] 1 The big fraternity party TURNED OUT  to be the low point of my first year at college . 2 I WAS in heaven [ until I DISCOVERED { that my date with   handsome Greg , the   fraternity   vice  president , WAS a hoax }] : he HAD USED me to win the ugliest date contest . 3 I RAN sobb ing back to   the dorm , want ing to  resign   from        the human race     . 4 Then I REALIZED [ that   it WAS time to stop kidd ing myself about   the   weight . 5 Within the next two years , I LOST forty-two pounds and TURNED my life around . 6 Losing   weight  ( Topic ) GAVE me self-confidence ( Central idea ) socially , emotionally , and professionally ( Subtopics ) . [ Paragraph 2 ] 7 I AM more outgoing socially ( Controlling idea 1 ) . 8 [ Just  be ing able to abandon dark colors , baggy sweaters , and tent dresses in     favor        of       bright colors , T-shirts , and designer jeans ] MADE me  feel better in social situations . 9 I am able to do more things . 10 I once TURNED DOWN an invitation for a great camping trip with  my best friend’s family , mak ing   up excuses about  sun poisoning and allergies . 11 Really , I WAS too embarrassed to tell  them [ that I COULDN’T FIT into the bathroom in their Winnebago ! 12 I MADE UP FOR it last summer [ when I WAS one of the organizers of a college backpacking trip through the Rockies ] . [ Paragraph 3 ] 13 Most important , losing  weight ( Topic ) helped me   SEEK new professional goals ( Controlling idea 3 ) . 14 When I was obese , I ORGANIZED my whole life   around my weight , [ as if it WERE a defect {( that ) I COULD DO
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nothing about } ]. 15 With my good grades , I COULD HAVE CHOSEN almost   any   major [( that ) the college OFFERED ] , but I HAD LIMITED my goal to teach ing   kindergarten [ because I FELT [( that ) little children WOULDN’T JUDGE { how I LOOKED }] . 16 Once I was no longer fat , I REALIZED [ that I LOVE work ing   with   all sorts of people ] . 17 I BECAME a campus guide and even   HAD small parts in   college theater productions . 18 As a result , last year I CHANGED my major to   public relations . 19 The area FASCINATES me , and I now   HAVE good job prospects there . [ Paragraph 4 ] 20 I HAVE   also BECOME more emotionally honest ( Controlling idea 2 ) . 21 Rose , at   the college counseling center , HELPED me see [ that my fat and jolly personality HAD BEEN false . 22
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