Class 16: 06/10/2021 Innovation Presentation Day 2 (No Presentation Day 2 for 2022)

Summary:  There were three innovative observation presentations based on your reports. The first presentation was the results of a Google forms survey of friends’ activities they have done before and during the Pandemic, how social interaction is important during isolation and depressive states due to COVID-19. The second presentation also involved observing friends’ smartphone screen-time use, addiction, and ways to reduce screen-time through self-control. Finally, the third presentation observed the risks of taking crowded trains during COVID-19 and how telecommuting, staggered train travel at off-peak hours, the JR points system for traveling… Read More

Workshop_02: The MLA Academic Essay -Gathering Research

MLA Style Center Summary:  I introduced how you can be successful in this class including an introduction to Write & Improve online support for your writing. Let’s enjoy starting to research the local or global issue that you would like to write about. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” -Anaïs Nin AEW2b 2022 Short Syllabus Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 04 – Parts of your essay Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 05 – Now you can read Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 06 – Balance Homework… Read More

Class 07: Creativity & Asking Good Questions

Summary: Before the Golden Week holiday, we spoke about how observation leads to innovation, especially working together in teams rather than working alone. I also showed some samples of the observation projects that other students have done in previous years. Questions help us reflect as we observe creativity and innovation ideas and possibilities. You discussed both readings in breakout rooms. Finally, you reflected on your upcoming projects.  Homework due on Tuesday 05/10/2022 at 4 pm: 1. Please talk 3 or 4 pages of notes on these TED TALKS on Observation and attach the… Read More

Workshop 07: APA Formatting -The Introduction

Summary: We worked on specific academic writing issues related to your synthesized notes to help you write your first draft. The students that took AEW1 that wrote APA formatted essays and are familiar with the writing process spoke with their pairs in a discussion format and shared their research. Students completely new to academic writing in English got more instructions and support. “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.” ~Sylvia Plath Do WAVE for your first essay before emailing your first draft! W = Put your paper through Draft 1 APA… Read More