What another busy class! I'm glad the projector caused less trouble in today's lesson!
Good work with your discussions in today's class. There's ben a big improvement in the explanation of your summaries and participation in your discussions. In today's class, you got feedback on these discussion strategies:
1. Showing Interest
When you are listening, you need to show the speaker that you are paying attention. To show interest, you can use these expressions:
c. I see.
2. Encourage Comments
In your discussions, you need to encourage your group members to ask questions about and/or give comments on the opinion's of other group members. You can use these expressions to increase participation:
a. Do you have anything to add to (Natsumi)'s opinion?
b. Any questions for (Natsumi)?
In today's lesson, we learned to use in-text citation. There are three types of in-text citation that you can use when you write an essay:
We need to use in-text citation to support our own ideas. If we use the opinions of others and statistical information, this improves the credibility of your essay. In other words, the reader will trust your opinions. Also, we need to use in-text citation to avoid plagiarism (= copy somebody’s idea and claim it as your own). If you use another person’s idea, you must tell the reader where you got that information.
We looked at different styles of using in-text citation and focused on how to cite direct and second-hand quotes. Pay careful attention to difference between direct and second-hand quotes.
1. Direct Quote
When you use a direct quote, you are quoting the information directly from your source. For example:
James says that “Less than half of all internet users use English as their native language, and this figure continues to decrease” (3).
This tells us that James said this information and you can find the quote on page 3 of James’ source.
2. Second-hand Quote
When you use a second-hand quote, you are quoting a quote from your source. For example,
President of the Council of Ministers for the European Union, Anna Lindh, says that “Russian, Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese have all been guilty of extinguishing other languages” (qtd. in James 3).
This tells us that Lindh said the quote, but Lindh did NOT write the source. James uses this quote in his source and you can find it on page 3.
1. Body Paragraphs #1 and #2
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