Welcome to Sheffner’s Academic Skills I, week 1: April 11th, 2014

Welcome to Sheffner’s 2013 Academic Skills (AS) I class blog. Thank you for visiting.

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Weeping cherry in Himuro Jinja, Nara city.

Homework

  1. Send me an email: a short comment about today’s class.
    1. Use the proper email format

      English Email format
      English email format
  2. Leave a comment here on this blog by clicking the words “Leave a comment” at the bottom of this post (投稿).
    1. The comment topic is: “Tell us something you know about British history”
    2. For your privacy, when leaving a comment, use your family name only or use a nickname.
    3. If you use a nickname, please tell me your nickname when you send me your email.
    4. To leave a comment, you must first type in your email address. Please use your school email address.
  3. Homework deadline for #1 and #2 above: Tuesday (April 15th) midnight (23:59).

In today’s class, we

  1. Received Sheffner’s contact information and blog address and the outline of this course.
  2. Did some freewriting
  3. Decided student groups/partners and the schedule of presentations.

Textbooks:

  1. “Illustrated History of Britain” (IHB) (Click the link to buy it on Amazon Japan. There is also a Japanese translation to help you. Click here to see it on Amazon Japan.)
  2. A Guide to MLA Documentation

In this class this semester, we will

  • read chapters 19-21
  • learn something about British history
  • learn about academic writing formats
  • make 1 or 2 presentations
  • write a final paper in English.

 

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.

18 thoughts on “Welcome to Sheffner’s Academic Skills I, week 1: April 11th, 2014”

  1. Hello, I’m Tahira.

    I’m so sorry I was late for comment on your blogs.

    I’m not good at study history, so I don’t know about British history so much.
    I know only London is the capital city of Britain.

    Thank you.

  2. I’m sorry to sent in my assignment too late.
    I know the history of the United Kingdom a little.
    At first, Roman troops invaded the United Kingdom and
    after that Roman conquerd almost all the territory of England and Wales.
    So the population of the United Kingdom consists of a lot of ethnic groups.

    In this class, I would like to study the history of British more hard.
    thank you.

  3. Hello,
    This is Watanabe.

    I used to stdy English in Nowich, England, and I learned about the British culture at there.
    I’m interested in the British modern culture, but I also like the history.
    I’m looking forward to learning that.

  4. Hello, I’m Eri Inoue.

    When I was a high school student, I had taken world history class. But,
    actually, I was not good at world history. That is why, I would like to improve my historical knowledge again through this class.
    I will do my best.
    Thank you.

  5. Hello. I’m Tanaka.

    I learned about British histry when I was a first grade at this school.
    But i don’t know British history so much. I konw these words; Roman conquest, Queen Victoria, Henry VIII, Industrial revolution and so on.
    I want to learn about British history more.

    Thank you.

  6. hello, I’m Sasaki.

    I studied about British history for the first time when I was a freshman in this collage. However, I don’t remember about it much. I remember the formal name is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    I’m looking forward to studying in this class.

    Thank you.

  7. Hello, I’m Takagi.
    I studied about British history for two years in my college. Although I don’t remember all, I remember big events or person for Britain such as the Industry Revolution, Queen Elizabeth Ⅰ and Victoria, and so on.
    I want to study more deeper about British history.

  8. Hellow. I’m Takeda.
    I had studied about British history and literature for two years.
    I learned a lot of things but I don’t remember a lot. I remember some words, for exemple, Queen Elizabeth, Henry, Charles and so on.
    I’d like to study more.

    Thank you.

  9. Hello, I’m Mimura.

    I studied about British history, when I was high school student. But I don’t remember a lot. I know about the Industrial Revolution just a little. I think that British history is very complicated.

    I’m looking foward to studying in this class.

    Thank you.

  10. Hello. I’m Nakagawa.

    I know about history of British little. British is founded by England, Wales, scotland and Ireland. A tartan check is famous in British.

    So I have to study more.

    Thank you.

  11. Hello. This is Hashimoto.

    This spring, I had been to the U.K. for a month. There were many interesting buildings, events and so on. In the town, The U.K. have cute buildings. Especially, I was interested in fashion’s history in Vitoria. The fashion was so gorgeous.

  12. Hello, I’m Kitano.

    I learned about British when I was a first student in my college. But I don’t know much about British. I know few major words;London,Tower Brigde,Fish and Chips,Victoria, and so on. However I’m interested in British and I want to go to Uk in the future. So I’m looking forward to learn about British in this class.

    Thank you☆

  13. Hello, this is Ohashi.

    I know British history little. Queen Victoria, Prince Charles, Prince James, and so on. I am looking forward to your next class.
    Have a good day.

  14. Hello, I’m Maruoka.

    I studied about British history when I was a first year student at this college. I remember that Henry Ⅷ has six wives and made the Catholic Church in England. However, I don’t know many things about British history so I’d like to learn it.

    I’m looking forward to studying in your class!

    Thank you.

  15. Hi, I’m Nishimori.

    I majored in world history when I was high school, so I know the British history is very long and interesting.However, I don’t know many things, so I want to know minor details, more.

    Thank you.

  16. Hello, my name’s Sakaue.

    I’m interested in British history. I studied word history when I was high school student. I remember Sir Winston Churchill was Prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain when the World War Ⅱ occured. However I hardly have my knowledge, I forget these history of detail. That’s why I’d like to recall lessons learned. I will try my best.

    I am looking forward to learning in your class!
    Thank you!

  17. Hello, my name is Yokoo.

    I don’t know about British history much, too. The Industrial Revolution progressed in 18th. The formal name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It’s commonly known as UK or British. World War Ⅰ began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. Then World War Ⅱ began in 1939 and lasted until 1945. Henry Ⅷ was the king od England and had married six times. He brought about the Reformation.

    I want to study more about British history.

  18. Hello,
    I’m Shibata.

    I don’t know about British so much. British is formed England, Wales and Scotland. British became so grand country in the industrial revolution.

    I’d like to learn about British in this class.

    Thank you!

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