Academic Skills I, week 2: April 18th, 2014

What did you think of today’s class? Let me know in the comments (or send me a private email).

The presentation schedule for this semester is here:AS1_2014_Schedule


  1. If you have not yet done so, send me an email and leave a comment on this blog (see last week’s post for details).
  2. Leave a comment on this blog: write a short comment about today’s class.
  3. Prepare your presentation.

In today’s class we read the textbook pp 130-131. We discussed why at first only landowners were allowed to vote: because they own the land, they have the future of the land at heart. So they were considered the most suitable people to decide matters that affect the future of the country.


10 thoughts on “Academic Skills I, week 2: April 18th, 2014”

  1. Last class, I really understood about voting right. But I think that it is not good to judge by rich or poor. Because of this way, many people protest so many times.

  2. last class,we compared the 19th century with 20th century. I think the former is more and more prorperous than latter.

  3. Hi, guys, thanks for your comments. There are two types of questions: 1) questions where the answer is in the textbook. 2) questions where the answer is not in the textbook. To answer type 1 questions, you just need to read the textbook. To answer type 2 questions, you need to think. I will ask you both types of questions, but especially type 2.

  4. Hello.

    I learned about Britain in 19~20th. Britain was called “workshop” of the world. Also, the population was rapid growth. I don’t understand the reason, so I want to study it more detail.

    Thank you.

  5. Hello, Mr. Sheffner

    Today we learned about British history in 19~20th century. Actually, I’ve had the awareness that world history will be hard to deal with for a long time.But today’s class was easy to understand because I could leaern British History while comparing with Japanese History. This way was quite effecient for me.I would like to learn British History more deeply.
    Thank you.

  6. Hello.

    Last week I learned about the British history of 19~20th. I studied that Britain in the 19th century was at its most powerful and called “workshop” of the world. I also studied that only landowner had a right to vote at that time because they should have seen what happened in the country.

    It was difficult to think about the background of British history but I think I try to study more.

    Thank you.

  7. Hello, Mr.Sheffner!
    Last week I learned British history of 19th-20th. 19 century Britain had a great power , so this country controlled a lot of area of the world. That book is written that “Britain’s empire was political rather than commercial”. I read this part, l have a question. Why did this empire adopt those policy. That’s why I’ll investigate that thing. If I couldn’t understand that thing, please tell me.
    I’d like to know a lot of British history more than ever.
    Thank you!

  8. Hello.

    I learned about British history on textbook. I had known that British had storong power on 19th. But, I didn’t know ditail. So, let me think deeply. For example, about Napoleon and why the landownner have the right to vote, and more.
    I want to lean about British history’s back ground more and more on this class.

    Thank you.

  9. Hello.

    I know little about British History. But Today I learned about why Britain was so srtong. I’m interested in the reason why the only landownner have the right to vote at that time.

    Thank you.

  10. Hello, Mr. Sheffner.

    Today’s class is about the British history of 19~20th. The British had the great power in 19th, and only landowner had a right to vote at that time. So, we learned why that people only had the right and what the British government’s goal. And more, I checked the world map.

    Thank you.

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