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WS1: Week 13, July 13th, 2018

Homework

Havelok Team

Continue working on your Havelok project, including your weekly diary.

Others

Start work on your final report:

  • 500-800 words
  • typed
  • due July 27th (final class)
  • a book or movie
  • should be like a review on Amazon.

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AS1: Week 13, July 13th, 2018

Homework

  • Prepare your 2nd presentation (if you did not present today).
  • Start work on your final report:
    • 600-1,000 words
    • typed
    • with a bibliography
    • choose one of the topics you used for your 2 presentations
    • due July 27th
    • hard copy and digital version (by email).

Today’s class

  1. Presentations on chapter 3 topics by 11 students.
  2. Class survey.

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AS1/WS1: Week 12, July 6th, 2018

Due to the heavy rainfall, classes in the 1st and 2nd period on Friday, July 6th will be cancelled.

If classed after 2nd period are cancelled on Friday, July 6th, an official announcement will be posted on the Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts website around 10:00 A.M.

Exercise caution and take measures to protect your personal security.

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WS1: Week 11, June 29th, 2018

Homework

  1. Havelok Team
    1. Continue with your project
    2. Write your diary entry for this week.
  2. Others:
    1. Choose a story you like and write a report about it.

Today’s class

  1. Havelok team
    1. points to think about
      1. Design of pamphlet / notebook
      2. Colour?
      3. Cover?
      4. Cost?
  2. Others
    1. The Tortoises’ Picnic story

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AS1: Week 11, June 29th, 2018

Homework

  1. (Finish the timeline for chapter 2 and chapter 3 if you did not finish in class).
  2. Read chapter 3.
    1. Pick a topic that interests you for your next presentation.
    2. Do some research (the information in the textbook is probably not enough for a good presentation).
    3. Prepare your presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Checking the answers to textbook exercises pp 25-27.
  2. One-to-one conferencing to discuss presentations.
  3. Read chapter 3 and choose a topic.

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WS1: week 10, June 22nd 2018

Homework

  1. Havelok Project Team
    1. Continue with your project
    2. Each student should keep a weekly diary about what they did in this project.
      1. Show me your diary next week.
  2. Others
    1. Choose a story
    2. Write a report about it.
      1. Imagine you are explaining this story for someone else, someone you do not know, so you need to be professional and business-like.

Today’s class

  • Havelok Team
    • Continued with their work
  • Others:
      • New story: the learned parrots

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AS1: week 10, June 22nd 2018

Homework

  1. (Finish the timeline for chapter 2 if you did not finish in class).
  2. Read chapter 3.
    1. Pick a topic that interests you for your next presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Student presentation
  2. General comments on presentations
    1. The language for presentations should be
      1.  simple (simple vocabulary, simple grammar, short sentences).
        1. Important difficult vocabulary which your audience may not know should be put on the screen so that your audience can hear and read.
        2. Important difficult vocabulary can be “glossed” (given a Japanese explanation or translation).
    2. Why do you think so many Japanese TV programs have Japanese subtitles?  –>
    3. Here is a collection of images found by searching on Google for “presentations” (images)
      1. What do you notice about many of the pictures?
      2. That is a hint: copy them.
image from https://www.strathmore.edu/news/adding-life-to-presentations-using-zui/

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WS1: Week 9, June 15th 2018

Homework

none

Today’s class

  1. Exchange homework with classmates.
  2. New story: the two ants
    1. read it
    2. write a paragraph on how it relates to you
  3. 1-2-1 conferencing
  4. Havelok team: discuss your project and report to me.

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AS1: Week 9, June 15th2018

Homework

None.

Today’s class

  • presentations
  • what do you want presenters to do? Make a list.
  • 1-2-1  conferencing about presentations
  • Textbook pp 24-26.

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WS1: Week 8, June 8th, 2018

Homework

(If you chose the “Havelok” option, you do not need to do this).

  1. Choose a story to write a book report about
  2. It can be an English or a Japanese story
  3. It can be a movie IF it is based on a book.
  4. You will need to include
    1. Your comments about the book/story – these comments must be interesting and useful for the reader (i.e. not just your personal feelings)
    2. a summary of the story
    3. background facts in order to identify the story or book.
  5. Decide the order of your 3 paragraphs.

Today’s class

  1. Exchange your homework (summaries of “Havelok” chapters 1 an 2) with classmates.
  2. Read the original “Coconut” story from “Splitting the Arrow”.
  3. Re-write your summary of the story.
  4. Read chapters 7 and 8 of “Havelock the Warrior” and annotate.
  5. Would you like to be on the “Havelock Project” team? If so, please let me know by email.
    1. The Havelock Project Team will work as a team to create a booklet of notes to help Japanese readers read “Havelok the Warrior”.
    2. Your booklet needs to be finished by the end of this semester.
    3. I will give more details next week, but basically the team will make the major decisions.
  6. If you do not choose the Havelok option, choose a story to write a book report about. This book report will be your homework for next week.
Havelok pushed aside the other porters and got the job.

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