Studies in English, week 4: October 19th, 2012

Today, I suggested a few more topics of possible interest:

    1. Why does fall/autumn have two names?
    2. The original human language like Yoda sounded (who is Yoda?)

      The final computer-generated Yoda as seen in t...
      The final computer-generated Yoda as seen in the film. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Schedule for this semester:

  • Presentation #1: Nov. 9th (this will be a progress report [経過報告、進捗状況報告(書)、中間報告(書) and you will give and receive feedback from your classmates about your presentation.) If you want, you can change your research topic but please discuss with me first. You cannot change your topic after the 2nd presentation, see below.
  • Presentation #2: Dec. 14th and 21st .  This will probably also be a progress report [経過報告、進捗状況報告(書)、中間報告(書) and you will again give and receive feedback from your classmates about your presentation. You may not change your topic after this presentation. Keep the same topic for your final paper.
  • Final paper:
    1. January 18th, 2013. Bring your paper to class. You will read and give feedback (comments, suggestions, spelling corrections, format errors, etc.) to your classmates’ papers.
    2. January 25th, 2013 (week 15, last class).

In random groups, we discussed our research topics, and re-considered our own research topics and questions.

You can write a research paper as normal, but one option is to write an I-Search paper. An example is the “Camera” essay which I gave out in class today. This is a paper that tells about your research as a story.

When researching your topic, as well as the library and the Internet, please consider also using people (interviewing them), movies, books, videos (YouTube, for example), songs, graphics, pictures, photos, and diagrams.

An interview for television.
An interview for television. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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