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ICR Class 04: Cycle 3 research on global issues: Case analysis -10/17/2022

ICR Class 03: Cycle 3 research on global issues: Cases -10/10/2022

ICR Class 02: Cycle 3 reading and listening on global issues: Basic information -10/03/2022

ICR Class 01: Review of the Spring semester, Autumn semester requirements, student interests and goal-setting for Cycle 3; introduction to the Learning about Global Issues website -09/26/2022

Summary of Class 01: We had an orientation to autumn course explaining the documents below, including what is expected of you and how you can excel with the new research. You learned about the course introduction and requirements, goal-setting, introduction to social, political, and business issues; web-based research and websites; and student-choice of researching the issue you would like to research.

You will be doing research and uploading it to your Google doc. You will not need to read graded readers or listen to the news this term.

APA (for Cycle 3)

Kurokawa, S. (2020, October 20). Residents in northern Hiroshima pref tormented

by low-flying jets. The Mainichi

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201019/p2a/00m/0dm/022000c

MLA (for Cycle 4)

Kurokawa, Shinji. “Residents in Northern Hiroshima Pref. Tormented by Low-flying

Jets.” The Mainichi, 20 Oct. 2020,
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201019/p2a/00m/0dm/022000c

Homework due uploaded to your Google Drive Shared file by Friday 09/30/2022.

Note: Please do not research only in the Japanese language and translate because it does not support your English reading skills. Some research related to law and Japan is fine, but explore studying in English with a variety of publications and not one source.

Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section “第 1 回 Cycle 3 sharing research notes 1: Basic Information.”

Please, research the SAME research issue using 2 Internet, book, newspaper, or journal articles about a topic you are passionate about discussing. The theme should be Basic Information about an environmental, global, legal, political, or social issue you are very interested in. Then take two pages of notes for each reading or viewing using the keywords on the pages. Remember to write on your notes also the author’s name(s), the date, and page or paragraph numbers next to the notes frequently to find your work and document later. These actions will help you not copy/paste when you are note-taking and summarize in your own words or use quotation marks using the authors’ exciting thoughts, data, and vocabulary. 

And here is are the IRD links and docs for your homework below for your convenience:

Resources for students and teachers in Basic and Improving Research & Discussion

Learning About Global Issues

Note-taking on Age Discrimination

Note-taking on a Right to an Education

ICR Information Sheet

Using Zoom for sharing notes & COVID-19 Reasons

Instructions for APA

A Very Quick Guide APA 7th

APA 7th Edition Quick Guide

Workshop_14: The MLA Presentation Day 1

Summary: Six students successfully presented their proposals. I did not provide student samples other than the instructions because this is a writing class, but on reflection, I will provide presentations examples in the future. If you would like to volunteer to put your presentation on this website, please let me know. We had an excellent presentation day and you have the video recording in your inboxes.


Stratvert, K. (2020, July 24). How to properly present PowerPoint slides in Zoom [Video]. Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOZRa089-U

How to properly present PowerPoint slides in Zoom

Summary: Guidelines for your Presentation are not included in the document.

1. Your talk should be about 8-10 minutes and then 3-5 minutes for questions, comments, and answers.

2. It is good to practice your presentation several times on ZOOM so you can focus on your content while speaking to the camera. 

Homework other than your presentations:

An option to write a Write & Improve

Five improved essays are due by 07/31/2022. You can choose the essays and the time of writing freely, but write and improve on no more than one essay each week. Please write and resubmit your essays to improve your score by level.

Workshop_13: The MLA Presentation Draft

Summary: The summary is up to you and your progress. I will update when I get feedback closer to the workshop.

Guidelines for your MLA Proposal Presentation Draft that are not included in the document.

1. Your talk should be about 8-10 minutes and then 3-5 minutes for questions, comments, and answers.

2. It is good to practice your presentation several times on ZOOM so you can focus on your content while speaking to the camera. 

3. There are usually 16 to 20 slides.

4. Your Reference page is single-spaced with MLA formatting. 

5. The MLA in-text citation guide is provided, and the parenthetical in-text citations look like this (Miller “Fairtrade Possibilities” sec. par. 2) or Sakamoto (45). You can also do narrative in-text citations such as Suzuki (par. 3) or Tanaka (“Ecotourism Explained” sec. par. 1) suggested that…

6. Here are two free websites where you can download free and beautiful images and pictures:

Pixabay

Creative Commons

Presentation Phrasebook

Homework due on 07/27/2022 at 7 PM

1. Do your best on preparing a draft for your presentation slideshow. The Word document of the presentation guidelines is useful to follow while adding content and your script in notes in the PowerPoint based on synthesizing your notes. Please check your inbox for my feedback

Documents:

AEW2b-MLA-PresentationDownload

Hattaway (n.d.). TED case studies

Workshop_12: The MLA Presentation Design

Summary: Guidelines for your MLA Proposal Presentation Draft that are not included in the document.

1. Your talk should be about 8-10 minutes and then 3-5 minutes for questions, comments, and answers.

2. It is good to practice your presentation several times on ZOOM so you can focus on your content while speaking to the camera. 

3. There are usually 16 to 20 slides.

4. Your Reference page is single-spaced with MLA formatting. 

5. The MLA in-text citation guide is provided, and the parenthetical in-text citations look like this (Miller “Fairtrade Possibilities” sec. par. 2) or Sakamoto (45). You can also do narrative in-text citations such as Suzuki (par. 3) or Tanaka (“Ecotourism Explained” sec. par. 1) suggested that…

6. Here are two free websites where you can download free and beautiful images and pictures:

Pixabay

Creative Commons

Homework due on 07/25/2022 at 1 PM (you do not have to email me your slideshow until after it is finally completed for my feedback and editing.):

1. Do your best on preparing a draft for your presentation slideshow. The Word document of the presentation guidelines is useful to follow while adding content and your script in notes in the PowerPoint based on synthesizing your notes. 

Documents:

Hattaway (n.d.). TED case studies

Workshop_11: MLA -The Final Draft

Summary: I showed a good example of a paper and its sources. Also how to edit your third draft in-text citations.

Homework due via email (Sending earlier than the deadline is great for quick feedback to you!):

Do WAVE for your essay before emailing your final MLA draft!

W = Put your paper through MLA Essay Write & Improve

A = MLA Style -Owl Purdue

V = Veritus Certify! Check against Plagiarism -Leander Hughes

E = Check all Explanations attachments, download “Instructions-for-MLA-Writing_AEW2,” and type your paper directly in the document. Once finished your draft, please email it to me.

Explanations” Attachments:

Instructions-for-MLA-Writing_AEW2-2Download

AEW2__MLA-Midterm-Assessment-GuidelinesDownload

OWL-Purdue-MLA-9th_PPt-3Download

MLA Sample Paper on Propaganda (Same as the Synthesized Notes Sample)

The final draft due 07/21/2022 before class:

1. Please use the correct draft I sent to you and accept the track changes.

2. If you are referring to your readings and it is not your original idea, please do an in-text citation of the author’s last name and page or paragraph number like this (Suzuki 22) or (Tanaka par. 3) at the end of the sentence before the period.

3. Your paper needs to be typed with double-spaced lines, and at least 1,100 words and no more than 1,500, so please use the word count tool in Microsoft Word and type the word count number at the end of your paper before the Works Cited section like this:

Word Count: 1,235

4. Please make sure that your name, draft number, AEW course name, date, and title are in the attachment file  like this: 

‘Your Name’_AEW2_Final Draft

An option to do Write & Improve practice essay:

Five improved essays are due by 07/31/2022. You can choose the essays and the time of writing freely, but write and improve on no more than one essay each week, and try to improve your score by accepting the suggestions in the program.

ICR Class 14: Reflection, class survey, and review of the semester

Summary: Everyone did the Faculty Survey in Manaba at the top of “My Page” under 大学からの課題・アンケート / Specific Assignments/ Surveys, and you also wrote your 3 question self-reflections on your own so we can take a special trip on this Tama Monorail!

For Online English Practice Resources for this Summer!

Freerice:  is an amazing learning app of many subjects and languages that you can learn from and grow. The more correct answers you get, you can feed children in need faster, and make groups with your friends to get high scores. The educational tutorial about being safe during COVID-19 is informative. And the English vocabulary sections have so many levels that you can challenge. Thank you, United Nations and the World Food Programme

Rachel’s English: This website is an excellent fluency resource bank for learners of English and their teachers. There are over 500 free videos available on English pronunciation and spoken English. Rachel’s videos, t have received over 70 million views, and way over 1 million subscribers are particularly useful because she not only explains the pronunciation and and supportive position of your mouth to speak well, she also shows the phonetic spelling and that help improve listening comprehension. She has helped me teach English US pronunciation and provides courses on at Rachel’s Academy. Rachel also seems to love learning other languages, which adds to her immense knowledge as a teacher and a learner too. She can help you immediately.

I hope you have a wonderful summer break!

ICR Class 13: Cycle 2 Super Book Talk Day

Summary: We had Super Book Talk Day!

In Class 14 will we enter the class survey on 07/18/2022, and then go on a special outing!

 Please complete your three-question reflections about your Google Document for the last class on your own time.