Thank you for your essays. However, the department needs the data in order to publish your essay.
Please send me by email the data for your best writing (about New York, about Chicago, or your final essay which you handed in today). You decide which writing you want to be published, and send me that data.
If I do not receive your data, your writing will not be published in the Academic Skills book next April.
Thank you in advance. Good luck and best wishes to you all.
Makeup class will be on Wednesday Jan. 18th, 5th period, room S405.
Read the chapter about Chicago and answer the 2 questions below. Remember, this class is Academic Skills, so your answer should be an academic answer. That means, complete, not just one or two details. As complete and accurate as you can.
What is Chicago?
Why is it important?
Presentations by students about various paragraphs from the textbook chapter about Chicago.
Some important background information which you should know. If you don’t know the answers to these questions, look them up. This is common knowledge.
Where did the Mafia originate?
Why were many of the early trading posts also forts?
Prepare a 3-4 minute presentation on any topic of US history. You can use any topic from the textbook or from the handouts. You can use the same topic as for your New York presentation if you want (but it must be 3-4 minutes long).
Use PowerPoint rather than the overhead camera, for clarity
repeat the key points several times during your presentation.
Remember the lessons you learned from watching the video today.
use simple English.
use words that you know (if you don’t know them, your listeners probably won’t know them either).
use short sentences.
speak key words
point to the picture, map, illustration, etc.
speak with life and passion.
Presentations by 3 students.
We watched an episode from a famous TV drama and made notes about how to communicate key points, how to be convincing and persuasive, and how to write (and speak) in English with few mistakes.
Prepare a short (1-2 mins) presentation about the topic assigned to you from chapter 3 of the textbook. Use maps, photos, illustrations, etc. Use the textbook information but also find something new that is not in the textbook.
Answer the questions about the movie “Far and Away”
Why does Joseph want to kill the landlord Mr Christie?
Is he justified?
Robert de Niro and Woody Allen
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island – how are they connected? (1 bridge, 1 tunnel, 1 ferry)
Manhattan – Wall Street, Twin Towers, Ground Zero
Lower East Side
Edgar Allen Poe
Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx
If you were absent today, please choose from these topics in the textbook: