Category Archives: 2018 AS

AS1: Week 2, April 20th, 2018

Homework

  1. Read the textbook pp. 5-12.
  2. What are the key points? Write them in a comment on this blog.  (For your privacy, I suggest you only use EITHER your FAMILY name or your GIVEN name, not both.)
  3. Watch this video. (You may find it easier to watch with no sound!)

Today’s class

  1. What? (e.g. what is academic writing?)
  2. When? (e.g. today’s date – keep a record of when you wrote your notes).
  3. Where? (e.g. where was Plato’s Akademia?
  4. Who? (e.g. who was Copernicus?)
  5. How? (e.g. how has British history influenced modern Japanese culture and society?)
  6. Why? (E.g. why study academic writing?)
  • Presentation on academic writing (download the handout here: what is academic writing_short_v3
  • fill in the blanks in the worksheet
  • Discuss in small groups and write your answer based on the mini-presentation.
  • What are the key points of the Adam and Eve story according to the Bible?
    • Discuess in smaal groups and write your answer.

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AS1: Week 1, April 13th, 2018

Welcome to Sheffner’s Academic Skills I class, Friday 1st period.

The textbook is Sellen, D. “The British Isles”. Black Cat, 2011. British Isles+cd New (Reading & Training)

Homework

  1. Read the Bible Book 1 (Genesis) chapters 1, 2 and 3 (in Japanese is ok).
  2. Leave a comment on this blog about today’s class.
    1. Your name is public, but your email is private. Any email address that you regularly use is ok.

Today’s class

  1. Small-group discussion and report and individual written answers: What are “academic skills”?
  2. Small-group discussion and report and individual written answers: What do you know about British history, and what do you think is important to know about British history?
  3. Small-group discussion and report and individual written answers: What British historical people, events or things (inventions, technology, books, etc) have affected modern Japanese society and culture?
    1. Some examples: the telephone, trains, television, the World Wide Web, trained nurses.
  4. You can download today’s handout here: AS1, 2018 – course intro

Express your opinion! Let me know what you think of today's class, the written materials, the activities, the teacher's lecture, etc. Have a question about English or about today's class? Click the words "Leave a comment" below, or send me an email. Thank you for visiting.