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Writing Strategies I, week 5: May 17th, 2013

Homework:

  1. Read chapter 5
  2. answer the multiple choice questions
  3. choose 5 images, impressions or memories of chapter FOUR, list them, find the original English sentences and copy those sentences out, and finally write about why you chose those 5 images.
  4. Do the same for chapter FIVE of LWW.

Today’s class:

  1. Presentation #1: on C.S. Lewis by Ms. Kageyama & Awata
  2. Presentation #2: on mythical creatures in LWW by Ms. Takagi.
  3. Free writing #1: response to today’s presentations
    1. what did you learn?
    2. what was your experience of listening to these presentations? Could you hear the speaker? Did you understand what they said? What do you think of the Powerpoint slides? Did you think it was a good presentation? Why, or why not?
  4. Discuss with a partner.
  5. Free writing #2: what is the purpose of giving a presentation?
  6. Discuss with a partner.
  7. Edit your two free writings (use a dictionary, eraser, change the order of the sentences, etc.)

 

 

 

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Writing Strategies 1, week 14: July 20th, 2012

Wulan is an Indonesian student studying economics in Japan. Visit her site to read her tips about presentations: tsukinokenkyuuato.blogspot.jp/2011/05/simple-presentation-structure.html
Wulan is an Indonesian student studying economics in Japan. Visit her site to read her tips about presentations: tsukinokenkyuuato.blogspot.jp/2011/05/simple-presentation-structure.html

Today, we listened to more presentations.

We answered two questions:

  1. Why is the Narnia series so popular even today, 50 years or more after they were written?
  2. What do you think of LWW? If you like it, why? If you don’t like it, why not?

Next week is the last class. There will be one final presentation, a short lecture on LWW, then the final test. You can bring your notes, your dictionary, anything to use for the test.

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Studies in English, week 12: July 6th, 2012

Today, we

  • listened to the remaining presentations
  • wrote our own explanations for the bold words in the last section of chapter 4:
    • phonology
    • morphology
    • grammar
    • hierarchical structure

Homework:

  • Those students who were absent last week: write a comment in English on your blog about today’s presentations. Deadline: Wednesday midnight.
  • Write a paper in English on the same topic as your presentation
    • deadline: July 27th
    • length: 500-800 words
    • Use at least 3 sources of information
    • Bibliography: list your sources of information using the MLA style (see the handout here MLA.pdf )

 

 

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Studies in English – presentation guidelines

Here are some guidelines for the June 29th presentations. This post will be updated from time to time. Please come back and visit again to check for the latest updates.

Guidelines:

  1. Presentations must be in English. BUT remember your audience! Help them understand by translating key words or giving a glossary 用語集
  2. Presentations must be not shorter than 2 minutes and not longer than 3 minutes.
  3. Presentations may be in groups, BUT consult with me about this.
  4. Your purpose is to educate your classmates:
    1. tell them something they did not know
    2. connect your presentation to the class topic of linguistics.
  5. Please do not kill us with Powerpoint! Do not read what is on your slides! We can read!
Death by Powerpoint
Death by Powerpoint. Please don’t! (Cartoon from English@kkc) http://ncowie.wordpress.com/category/oral-presentations/page/2/

Evaluation

How will I evaluate your presentations? See the chart below. Click on the image to see a larger version. You can also download a pdf version here:  DWC_Presentation_rubrics.

I will use 6 categories to evaluate you:

  1. Grammar
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Fluency and pronunciation
  4. Voice and non-verbal
    1. how loudly and clearly you speak;
    2. eye-contact; gestures and posture;
    3. visual aids, e.g. handouts or Powerpoint slides)
  5. Sense of audience
    1. do you think about your audience?
    2. Do you help them to understand?
  6. Content/organization
    1. is your presentation logically organized so that it is easy for the audience to follow and understand?
    2. Did you show understanding of the key concepts?
    3. Did you compare your book or story or chapter with the textbook?
    4. Did you keep to the time limit, or was your presentation too short or too long?

    DWC_Presentation_rubrics PNG
    DWC_Presentation_rubrics PNG

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