NB Next class (week 4) will be in 2 weeks’ time, on May 6th.
Find something easy and interesting to read in English.
Choose a topic and start writing your explanatory essay.
A social or other problem that affects a large number of people that you are concerned about
A holiday or trip you took.
A place, person or event that you have strong feelings about.
Returned wk1 writing
Free writing: about something you read in English recently.
Textbook p2 A what is an essay?
P3, essay format
P4 practice 1.
P7 practice 2
Characteristics of academic writing
Bloom’s taxonomy comment.
Bloom’s taxonomy is a pyramid. The idea is that human thinking starts with knowledge, information. Then it progresses upwards towards more and more complex and sophisticated thinking processes. However, these sophisticated processes are impossible without the lower levels. E.g. analysis is not possible without knowledge (level 1) and understanding (level 2).
Your email address is not made public. Thank you for visiting.
Welcome to Sheffner’s Academic Writing class blog.
Read the essay on credit cards on pp. 4-5 of the text book.
Read the longer Japanese article on Bloom’s taxonomy and write a response in the comments to this blog (click “Comments please!” at the bottom of this post; you will need to write your name and your KPU email address; your name is visible to everyone, your email address is not visible).
Watch the video below and answer the questions below (also on the handout from today).
Read (at least, start reading) something easy and interesting in English, write the details and bring them class next week to tell your classmates. “Something easy” means something that you can understand (at least 90%) without a dictionary.
“Bloom’s Taxonomy” 1. Understanding is being able to write down the information from memory. 2. Once you have understanding of concepts, you can easily see how something works. 3. Applying involves utilizing information to solve problems. 4. Breaking down information into components is an example of synthesizing. 5. Analysis allows you to illustrate how different ideas relate to one another. 6. When you engage in criticism, you are evaluating information.