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ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONALPURPOSESName of Learner: __________________________ Score: __________Grade Level/Section: ________________________ Date: __________TOPIC: Writing Academic TextsLEEARNING COMPETENCY:The learner acquires knowledge of appropriate reading strategies for abetter understanding of academic texts.I.OBJECTIVEa.Illustrate that writing is a process and that re-writing is part of that process,b.uses knowledge of text structure to glean the information he/she needs (CS_EN11/12A-EAPP-Iac- 4),c.construct a clear thesis statement,d.distinguish between paraphrasing and quoting and use them appropriately in the paper,e.document the sources properly using MLA, andf.develop learners’ knowledge about writing to enhance their skills to become well-disciplinedand academically competent individuals globally.II.LESSON OVERVIEW1.BrainstormingEarlier, you were allowed to think of any ideas that you like or curious about and in that case, youwere already generating possible topics for your paper. Here are some examples of ideas thatyou might think about:Double standards for womenDiscrimination against gays and lesbiansMarital rapeHomosexualityGender bias and stereotypes2. FreewritingAside from brainstorming, you can also use freewriting to generate ideas. Freewriting is similar tobrainstorming in that you just write any idea that comes to your mind. That catch is to put downinto writing the ideas that you think of so that later on you will be able to generate ideas andnarrow them don into a single topic for your paper. For example, you want to write gender biasand stereotypes, which is still a very broad topic. You can narrow it down through freewriting.3. Clustering.The other step that you did in the activity is called clustering, or ballooning, or mapping. Thistechnique provides graphic representation of your ideas, allowing you to visualize theconnections and/or relationships of your ideas. Write your topic at the center of your paper thencircle or box it. Think of subtopics and place them around the center circle until you feel that youhave developed all the subtopics fully.

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