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This semester you will not sit a written test in the exams period of June 2020. Instead, you will have to submit the following assignment through an email by May 31 2020.  There won’t be an extension.

“Select two different topics that would be relevant to your School of Technology & Engineering, possibly combined with topics taken from Schools of different sciences. a) Write two paragraphs according to the theory of Structuring paragraphs, followed by an extensive analysis of all the elements of academic language being used (topic sentence, controlling idea, primary and secondary supports, conclusion, method of development, pattern, cohesion devices, types of sentences, features of academic writing). b) Paraphrase one of your paragraphs and summarize the other one. You should also refer to your sources and bibliography while applying the strategies of summarizing and paraphrasing, thus avoiding plagiarism. Try to produce your own written texts. Copying somebody else’s original work will be considered a fail.

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

 

Revise Features of academic language (formality, complexity, hedging) – relevant link in the blog – and practise with all the exercises provided. Do the same with the cohesion devices and parallelism – respond to the quizzes provided in the blog.Try to practise writing short paragraphs, making the transition from paragraph to essay,  while also incorporating all language elements taught in the first two semesters (types of sentences, coherence and cohesion devices, parallelism, features of academic language etc.) Try also to apply the skills of summarising and paraphrasing while using your sourses. Refer to your sources.

Your instructor

Maria Koutraki

For our last webex meeting on Thursday 21/05/2020, 9.00-10.30, we need 3 volunteer students to report on one of the following topics using our platform – share content – mentioned below. If you are interested in participating, please send me an email by Wednesday, 20/05/20.

Topics:

  • Unit 2 – Algebraic Expressions, Equations and Functions
  • Unit 12 – The Geometry of Three Dimensions
  • Unit 8 – Properties of Triangles

Thank you in advance!

Language:

  • Features of academic language: Formality /Complexity (see the relevant 2020 English for maths links- Features of Academic Writing, writing, features, Complex, Formality, Hedging)/Hedging (Hedging-in-AcademicWriting) Check both theory, examples, exercises with sample answers in all relevant categories.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

Don’t forget our 5th meeting through Webex  tomorrow, Thursday 14/05/2020, 9.00 – 10.30.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

Don’t forget our 4th meeting through Webex  tomorrow, Thursday 07/05/2020, 9.00 – 10.30.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

  • We analysed the following topic through a number of relevant videos:

TEXT 2: Area problems: Pythagorean theorem handout

Useful links:

Relevant videos:

Suggested HwWrite a paragraph on Pythagorean Theorem based on your information from all relevant sources provided (text, videos, links), while applying paragraph structuring theory (topic sentence, primary & secondary supports) coupled with sentence types, variation and cohesion devices.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki