Session 02: Note Taking & Discussing Research 

Summary:  While giving feedback, in pairs you discussed your research, while your pair asked questions and comments. 

I also gave individual suggestions to you on how you might narrow down your focus (or even just start really doing your research) Following the discussions, I explained how you could narrow down your research focus even further in preparation for your homework due on the 21st, based on your research questions you made in class.

Homework due on 06/21/2016:

1. Research two more Internet, book, newspaper and/or magazine articles about the same issue that is closely connected with your topic. Then take one to two pages of notes using the key words only on each article and make sure to write down your source on the "APA 6th Citation Worksheet." Please use resources in the ERC, other sound Internet sources, or this website if you like: 

Global Issues Resources -Specifically in relation to Chuo University Faculty of Law English courses, this website has been designed by Andy Barfield and his research team for supporting student research from 2014 in the Basic Research and Writing (English 'C')  and Introduction to Communication and Research (Listening and Speaking 'P' Level). More generally, his team hopes that this website is useful for students and other people in Japan (and in other countries) to develop our knowledge and critical understanding of different global issues. Thank you always Andy!

2. Another option to complete an entry of self-study in your Speaking & Listening log. The entry should be one hour in length or longer and please answer the questions completely: 

Which day, which practice task and how long?  Reflections: What did you do? How long for? What did you notice? How did you feel? New speaking or listening goals?