Category Archives: 2018 AS

AS1: WEEK 15, JULY 27TH, 2018

Today’s class (final)

  1. Check your final report for formatting before handing it in.
    1. If you have not already done so, please email me your final report as soon as possible.
  2. Answer these questions using the textbook chapters 3, 5 and the Dossier. If you were absent, please email me your answers as soon as possible.
    1. Who invented the telephone?
    2. Who invented nursing?
    3. who invented television?
    4. Who invented the World Wide Web?
    5. Who invented the steam engine?
    6. Who discovered penicillin?
    7. Who invented the theory of evolution (2 names)?
  3. Answer these questions
    1. If conditions in the cities and factories were so bad, why did people work in them?
    2. If conditions for children in factories were so bad, why did children work there?
    3. Who paid for the cities to become safer and healthier, and how (where did the money come from)?
    4. Who paid for the ‘free’ education and how (where did the money come from)?

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AS1: WEEK 14, JULY 20TH, 2018

Homework

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. How to write a bibliography – APA style.

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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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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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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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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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AS1: Week 8, June 8th, 2018

Homework

  1. What did you learn about giving a good presentation from giving your presentation today?
  2. What did you learn about giving a good presentation from listening to your classmates’ presentations?

Today’s class

  • Presentations. If you were absent today, you can do your presentation next week.

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AS1: Week 7, June 1st, 2018

Homework

Re-write and prepare your presentation.

  • Presentations should be 2-3 minutes long.
  • Use plenty of pictures, maps and illustrations.
  • Use easy English.
  • Make sure your classmates can understand the words you use.
  • Make your presentation interesting!

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to textbook questions on pages 13-15.
  2. 1-to-1 conferencing (if I did not talk to you, I will email you my comments by Sunday evening).

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AS1: week 6, May 25th, 2018

Homework

Prepare a presentation on some topic of British history, using easy English and lots of pictures, maps, illustrations etc.

Show me your draft (text and pictures) next week.

Presentations will start from June 8th.

Today’s class

  1. Textbook p. 13, 14 and 15  exercises.
  2. One-to-one conferencing with students.

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