viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2016

We're already on "FINAL EXAM" mode.

INCOMPLETE ENTRY

Let's meet Prof  Paltridge. He works at Univeristy of Sydney. You can read his profile & CV HERE

Here you can read a very short article "Genre, text type, and the language learning classroom" by Brian Paltridge, as an introduction to his book.

ppt>>>> kczx.hnu.cn/G2S/eWebEditor/.../20130313104716375.ppt Genre-based teaching and ESP course design. Brian Paltridge. The University ... Genre as an organizing principle for language learning programs

I'm looking for a digitalized version of THIS BOOK

st ;-)

Book cover for 'Genre and the Language Learning Classroom'

domingo, 9 de octubre de 2016

TED & walls.


Portfolio # 18.

TED has also included WALLS among its talks. Watch them HERE.

Portfolio:

  • Take ONE or TWO Ted Talks from the playlist
  • Summarize it/them in one or two paragraphs. Add a last paragraph with your opinion/impression. 
  • Embed the chosen Ted Talk(s) in your portfolio.


DEADLINE: end October.

stella

Film: MEDIANERAS.



Portfolio # 17.

Film: Sidewalls/Medianeras


Analsysis: If you click HERE, you can read an interesting analysis on the Argentine film publishd by the Univ. of Palermo, Facultad de Diseño y Comunicación.

Anothe analysis by El Expectador Imaginario HERE.

Portfolio entry: Write YOUR OWN ANALYSIS/CRITIQUE/OPINION of the film>>> 2 paragraphs.

DEADLINE: End of October.

stella

Walls all over the world.


Portfolio # 16.


  • Visit the article: "World of Walls: How 65 Countries have erected fences ... " available HERE.
  • Watch the videos, visit the links, read the texts, etc.
  • Write a reflection in your portfolio (1 or 2 paragraphs only). You can inlcude:
    • What shocked you most?
    • Why did you read one specific section?
    • Did you know that there were so many walls all over the world?
    • Waht is the impact of walls on local population?
    • Are these barriers useful? For whom?
    • Have you ever heard of these fences?
    • Do you think that in the future they're going to be pulled down?
    • Are they an innovative strategy?

Blocked: There are 65 countries either building walls, or which are already have them - including in Belfast, where they are called 'peace lines', as well as numerous in the Middle East, where countries are trying to protect themselves from the risk of terrorismDEADLINE: 4th week in October.

stella

I Build Walls: poem.


Portfolio # 15- POETRY

Poem: I build Walls

  • Read the poem
  • Answer questions 1, 2 & 4. Use one paragraph per answer.
DEADLINE: 4th week October.

stella

New Portfolio entry.


Portfolio #14


  • Pick up the copies from the prhotocopying place.
  • Read the text thorougly.
    • Explain the title in ONE paragraph.
    • find the MACROSTRUCTURE of the text and write down its semantic organization




Source: Wallace, Ch. (1999). "Across the Great Divide" in Time. Nov. 15. pp 22-26.

DEADLINE: 3rd week in October.

stella

domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016

PORTFOLIO ENTRY # 13. WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT.


Portfolo entry # 13.

Write an ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY based on the topic: DEATH PENALTY.


DEADLINE: 1st week in October!!!

(I can give you a couple of extra dayssssss)

st

PORTFOLIO ENTRY #12. A video.



PORTFOLIO  #10


Watch the video:
  • Write down a list of key words.
  • Enlarge your notes, write down key phrases. 
Watch the video again:
  • WRITE DOWN THE ARGUMENTS AND COUNTER-ARGUMENTS that Jeremy Irons poses. This is NOT a transcription from the video or a cloze dictation; it means deep comprehension of the conent of his speech and conceptualization.
  • As you know, CONCEPTS ARE EXPRESSED WITH NOUN PHRASES.
  • TIP: pay attention to pauses, stressed words, intonation, etc.







DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5th

stella :-)

PORTFOLIO ENTRY # 11- A letter.


Portfolio entry #11

Read the LETTER that Yoko Ono wrote to the Parole Board. Write down five ideas expressed by John Lennon's widow. Paste the in your portfolio.


DEADLINE: September 5th

stella

PORTFOLIO ENTRY #10: A PODCAST on Argumentative writing.



Portfolio entry # 11.

If you go to THIS LINK, you can listen to a PODCAST related to teaching how to write argumentative papers. Listen to it and write down a SUMMARY with ALL the information discussed by this specialist.

Arg-Wri-Pin

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5th

stella

sábado, 27 de agosto de 2016

PORTFOLIO 9: How to write an effective essay.


Portfolio entry #9:


  • Watch this video.
  • Take down notes.


 


  • Paste your notes to the WALL WISHER.
  • ONCE IT'S READY, embed it IN YOUR OWN PORTFOLIO. (arrow and box on the right)




Do you need a TUTORIAL? It's available HERE.

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5th

stella

Argumentative essay and Thesis statement.

Types of Papers: Argument/Argumentative Essay

While some teachers consider persuasive papers and argument papers to be basically the same thing, it’s usually safe to assume that an argument paper presents a stronger claim—possibly to a more resistant audience. READ MORE

Do…Don’t…
…use passionate language…use weak qualifiers like “I believe,” “I feel,” or “I think”—just tell us!
…cite experts who agree with you…claim to be an expert if you’re not one
…provide facts, evidence, and statistics to support your position…use strictly moral or religious claims as support for your argument
…provide reasons to support your claim…assume the audience will agree with you about any aspect of your argument
…address the opposing side’s argument and refute their claims…attempt to make others look bad (i.e. Mr. Smith is ignorant—don’t listen to him!)
Adapted from: Roane State Community College


*****

Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements


1.Determine what kind of paper you are writing:
  • An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience.
  • An expository (explanatory) paper explains something to the audience.
  • An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. The claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation. The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim is true based on the evidence provided.
If you are writing a text that does not fall under these three categories (e.g., a narrative), a thesis statement somewhere in the first paragraph could still be helpful to your reader.
2. Your thesis statement should be specific—it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence.
3. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of a paper.
4. Your topic may change as you write, so you may need to revise your thesis statement to reflect exactly what you have discussed in the paper.

Thesis Statement Examples

Example of an analytical thesis statement:
An analysis of the college admission process reveals one challenge facing counselors: accepting students with high test scores or students with strong extracurricular backgrounds.
The paper that follows should:
  • Explain the analysis of the college admission process
  • Explain the challenge facing admissions counselors
Example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement:
The life of the typical college student is characterized by time spent studying, attending class, and socializing with peers.
The paper that follows should:
  • Explain how students spend their time studying, attending class, and socializing with peers
Example of an argumentative thesis statement:
High school graduates should be required to take a year off to pursue community service projects before entering college in order to increase their maturity and global awareness.
The paper that follows should:


  • Present an argument and give evidence to support the claim that students should pursue community projects before entering college.
Adapted from: Purdue University. OUL.



stella :-)

domingo, 22 de mayo de 2016

A well-written paragraph.



PORTFOLIO ENTRY #8

1- Draw a bulleted list with the most important items discussed in the video.

CITE THE SOURCES (video) and embed it in your e-portfolio.



 2- Check these topic sentences. Visit the site from the Univeristy of Ottawa.  Paste the paragraphs (at least 3) and the correspondig TOPIC SENTENCES.

3- "EXAMPLES of Topic sentences and how to write them": HERE

DEADLINE: JUNE 1.

stella 

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2016


  • Sonia Ageitos: >>> BS >>>incomplete portfolio, poor language
  • Melisa Berto >>>P->>> complete portf, be careful w/language.
  • Micaela Cañete >>>P+>>>complete & v good language
  • Graciela Cruceño >>>BS>>>poor language, incomplete entries, no number of entries.
  • Gabriela Durán >>>P+>>>complete & creative, good language
  • Macarena Iannuzzo>>>JP>>> be caeful with LANGUAGE!!!
  • Natalia Etchecopar >>>BS>>> poor language, incomplete portfolio
  • Joel Garcia>>> JP>> complete & creative, BUT be careful with language!!
  • Eliana Martín >>>JP>>> poor language
  • Romina Motta >>>BS>>>incomplete portfolio (last entry: April)
  • Pamela Pena >>>JP>>> most entries uploaded AFTER deadline!!
  • Alejandro Quintana>>>BS>>>incomplte portfolio, double check language.
  • Claudia Sabor >>> BS >>> incomplete portfolio
  • Rocio Soto >>>P- >>> be careful with language
  • Verónica Villalba >>>P>>>complete portf.
  • Cintia Zacarías >>>P>>> complete portfolio


If you re-write (part of) your portfolio, ADD A LABEL IN A DIFFERENT COLOUR: "revised version", "2nd draft", etc. Do NOT ERASE anything, otherwise it'll be impossible to correct your written productions!

stella

miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2016

PORTFOLIO ENTRY 7



Go through your notes/material on GENRES: Exploring Ideas in Literature from the book:

  • Allen, J et.al. (2011). Literature. U.S.: McDougal Littell.

Write sttudy notes to summarize the content of this material.

DEADLINE: May 18.

stella

PORTFOLIO ENTRIES.


Please,

remember to include THE NUMBER OF EACH PORTFOLIO ENTRY in your own e-portfolio.

DEADLINE: Friday 13.

stella

miércoles, 4 de mayo de 2016

PORTFOLIO ENTRIES AND DEADLINES.

Dear @ll,

please pay attention to our CLASS BLOG. 

PORTFOLIOS are going to be checked on:
  • FRIDAY 6th
  • FRIDAY 13th.
DEADLINES are to be respected by every student!

stella

What is "Academic" writing? : ARTICLE.


PORTFOLIO ENTRY 6


DEADLINE: MAY 12th


stella

Communication & Miscommunication.

Portfolio entry  #5.

How miscommunication happens.

  • Watch the video
  • Go to THINK section and answer the questions.
  • Check your answers.
  • Embed this video in your e-portfolio.
  • Write a brief summary/study notes.




DEADLINE: MAY 10th


stella

sábado, 16 de abril de 2016

SPEECH ACTS-CONSTATIVE-PERFORMATIVE




PORTFOLIO ENTRY 4

Resultado de imagen para speech acts

  • Watch the video, do to the THINK section.
  • Upload the video to your portfolio
  • Add a brief summary




DEADLNE: MAY 11th

stella

sábado, 2 de abril de 2016

How to CITE sources.




The LAST SLIDE of your slide show (Power Point presentation) SHOULD include the resources used. Check below HOW TO CITE correctly.



There are several ways to cite a source (MLA, Turabian, Chicago). Here you have APA Citation Style

Author(s). (Date). Title of Book/ "Title of Article"/ Title of Periodical/ Volume. Pages. Place of Publication. Publisher. 



Journal or Magazine Article

Wilcox, R. V. (1991). "Shifting roles and synthetic women in Star Trek: The Next Generation". Studies in Popular Culture, 13(2), 53-65.

Journal or Magazine Article

Dubeck, L. (1990). "Science fiction aids science teaching." Physics Teacher, 28, 316-318.

Newspaper Article

Di Rado, A. (1995, March 15). "Trekking through college: Classes explore modern society using the world of Star Trek." Los Angeles Times, p. A3.

Article from an Internet Database

Mershon, D. H. (1998, November-December). "Star Trek on the brain: Alien minds, human minds." American Scientist, 86, 585. Retrieved July 29, 1999, from Expanded Academic ASAP database.

BookOkuda, M., & Okuda, D. (1993). Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Book Pocket Books

Article or ChapterJames, N. E. (1988). "Two sides of paradise: The Eden myth according to Kirk and Spock." In D. Palumbo (Ed.), Spectrum of the fantastic (pp. 219-223). Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Encyclopedia ArticleSturgeon, T. (1995). Science fiction. In The encyclopedia Americana (Vol. 24, pp. 390-392). Danbury, CT: Grolier.

WebsiteLynch, T. (1996). DS9 trials and tribble-ations review. Retrieved October 8, 2008, from Psi Phi: Bradley's Science Fiction Club Web site: http://www.bradley.edu/campusorg/psiphi/DS9/ep/ 503r.html



Notes
  • Arrange the items on your reference list alphabetically by author, interfiling books, articles, etc.
  • Use only the initials of the authors' first (and middle) names.
  • If no author is given, start with the title and then the date.
  • If you are using a typewriter that cannot produce italics, then use underlining instead.
  • Magazine articles: include the month (and day) as shown under Newspapers.
  • Websites: if the date the page was created is not given, use (n.d.).



    adapted from: http://essayinfo.com/citations/index.php


Stella

How did English Evolve?


Portfolio entry #3

How did English Evolve? in Ted Ed
  • Watch the video.
  • Go to THINK section and answer the questions.
  • Check your answers.
  • Embed this video in your e-portfolio.
  • Write a brief summary/study notes.



DUE DATE: APRIL 14


stella


Portfolio entries #1 & 2



CREATE YOUR OWN E-PORTFOLIO


PORTFOLIO ENTRY # 1


PORTFOLIO ENTRY # 2


DUE DATE: APRIL 14

stella :-)

WELCOME!