IE3 Core Spring 2013: Lesson 3
As usual, we had another busy class. However, you get a short break because of the Golden Week vacation next week.
Once again, good work with your discussions. I was also impressed that some of the leaders used gestures effectively (we'll have a lesson on this in May).
However, remember these points to improve your discussions next week:
We learned how to make a bibliography for a research paper. A bibliography is an alphabetical list of all the sources you use for your research paper. When you organize your source information in your bibliography, you need to arrange it using the MLA style (MLA=Modern Language Association).
MLA referencing is one of the ways you can document your sources in your research paper. This style is used in the humanities, especially for writing about language and literature. Below, you can find the handout from class with the most common MLA entries.
MLA Referencing Guide
We also learned about the different parts of an introduction:
b. general statements
c. thesis statement
You can choose from five different hooks:
d. interesting facts
Please be aware that your writing must be submitted on time if you would like to receive my comments. If you submit your writing after a deadline, it will not be checked.
Enjoy the Golden Week vacation!
If you missed our lesson on Wednesday, make sure you review the Introduction and Bibliography Guidelines before you submit your tasks.
Don't forget our lesson is cancelled on May 1. Remember to come back on May 8.
Blog Question #3:
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Wednesday, May 7 by 6:00pm.
4/30/2013 01:06:48 pm
Through writing introduction,it was difficult for me to choose information.When I tried to write a persuasion essay,I felt that I have to know about my topic very well.I needed to reserch it but there were too much information on internet.Some of them were personal site so I could'nt judge whether the information is reliable or not.I have to be carefull to choose information based on a fact.It is important in writing a persuasive sentence.In my opinion,we can construct our essay progressively by making it step by step.We can check it at each place and easy to rewrite it.By doing so,we can write it constitutively and express my opinion more precisely.
4/30/2013 05:28:37 pm
The hardest part about writing the introduction to my essay was to read the information. My topic was euthanasia, so I had to read many things about people's death. Facts told by doctors and people working in the medical field was not as hard for me, but having to read what the patients and the patient's family had to go through was very difficult for me.
5/3/2013 06:42:03 pm
1. It was difficult for me to get my ideas and information in shape when I wrote my introduction. Introduction is the first part of essay of course, so I had to consider what information could catch people's interest and give reasons in short sentences.
5/5/2013 03:28:51 am
The most difficult point was correct some information of my essay. There are many sites on Internet so we have to choose the best topic's information. When I try to search my topic's information, I always can't correct it well. It's difficult for me because I can't write my introduction deeply if you don't choose your topic's information prudently. This is my difficulties of my writing my introduction. And I think we can recognize our mistakes by write step-by-step. To write correctly is a best way of find our mistakes too. On the other hand, we can learn the way of writing too. Through writing an introduction step-by-step, we can find the point that we have to remake about our introduction.
5/5/2013 03:40:38 pm
My topic is nuclear power, bacause I live in Ibaraki, and this topic is near myself. When I wrote introduction of my essay, it was difficult to read articles and write informations plainly. In articles, I saw many vocabularies which I haven't ever seen, so reading comprehension was hard. I think it is very important how to provide that information at the biginning.
5/5/2013 10:38:36 pm
I had some difficulties to write my introduction. Collecting information was difficult for me. I gathered many informations on the Internet. There are many wrong informations on the Internet, so I had to care. Moreover, summarizing something to say was difficult. I had many opinions about my topic. While collecting various informations, my opinion became not clear anymore in whether it is opposite or agree. While writing, something to say becomes confused. In my opinion, to make such confusion ease and correct mistakes gradually, we write our essay step-by-step.
5/6/2013 12:45:18 am
I had some difficulties when I wrote my introduction. First, it was hard for me to collect exact information. There was much information on the Internets. The theme of my essay is “smoking”, and some information written by people who hate cigarettes were sometimes emotive and uncertain. Second was writing hook statement. Smoking problem is very common, so it is difficult to find out what a fact unknown was.
5/6/2013 01:51:19 pm
It was difficult writing objectively. My essay topic is Gay Marriage and I'm for it. At the introduction, however, I had to explain as neutral about both sides. I couldn't possibly do so but I tried to explain about against position as equal as for position. By the way, I think that there are two reasons why I write my essay step by step. At first, it is difficult to write all paragraph at once. The second reason is that I can think about my topic more deeply. It means writing step-by-step takes more time and I can get advise each time. It make me logically and evenly to think about the issue. In conclusion, it is the best way to write the controversy essay.
5/6/2013 02:02:18 pm
I thought it was difficult to choose some suitable information for my topic. I used the internet and went to the library, and it made long time to select better information. I also feel hard to think how it puts in my introduction. As I have to write my essay according to the fixed pattern, chosen information have to be applied in the form correctly. For example, Hook Statement should be a sentence that catches reader's attention rather than the common facts that everyone knows.
5/6/2013 03:05:31 pm
My essay is about abortion but of course I’ve never pregnant so it was really hard to think about how a woman feels when she have to abortion. On the internet, a lot of opinion was there. My opinion for abortion is opposite, but when I read an opinion of a person who passed away because of to be denied an abortion, my thinking was a little bit lost. The way to write an essay on step by step is really important for me because my opinion is getting sure by that step. Although I didn’t know the correct way to write an essay in English so it’s good learning.
5/6/2013 04:55:23 pm
It was difficult for me to think the reason why I am against marijuhana. I was at a loss when I write my introduction as I did't know marijuhana very much though my topic is marijuhana. Therefore I search about marijuhana on the internet. I refered to a lot of opinion and facts about marijuhana, so I could write satisfying introduction.
5/6/2013 06:14:44 pm
Finding the information was the most difficult point for me. Also, writing the hook statement and the thesis statement were difficult. I chose the difficult topic though it is very difficult for me to write an essay, so I suppose it will be the hard work. The bibliography’s content, which I found on the Internet, is also difficult to understand, so it takes me a long time.
5/6/2013 08:22:05 pm
In writing my introduction I had a hard time on searching for information. Also reading and understanding the contents was difficult too. I had to check the meaning of almost everyword inthe article to understand it completely.
5/7/2013 11:22:52 pm
The most difficulty for me was how to make persuasive sentences. Even if the reader disagrees to my position, I have to insist that my position is better, so I thought the explanation of the reason was important. I was care about it in particular. It is also difficult to choose the appropriate information from the internet because I have to find the good information for the reason.
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