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class, look at the weeks
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Critical reading skills
Grammar Blog 1 and Week One
Piranhas rarely feed on large animals; they eat
smaller fish and aquatic plants. When confronted with
humans, piranhas first instinct is to flee, not attack.
Their fear of humans makes sense. Far more piranhas
are eaten by people than p
Introduction + first body paragraph
This introduction paragraph has Unter-Paragraphen
(major and minor paragraphs). For example, the student
started her second sentence on a new line even though
it was part of the same paragraph.
This is uncommon in Ger
Style Guidelines for Academic Writing
Here are some style guidelines you might already know from the PSI Tutorials Reader:
Do not use contractions (dont = do not)
Do not use typical spoken language (lots of = many, much)
Do not use endless strings of noun
Example Excellent Paper
1. Read the introduction paragraph and the first body paragraph. Highlight all of the examples
of secondary sources.
2. Determine how many times the authors (i) quote or (ii) paraphrase/summarize information
from the sources.
The Structure of Academic Writing in English
a. Introduce the general topic
b. Narrow down the topic to your thesis
c. Thesis statement + brief preview of your supporting ideas
II. Each and every body paragraph = one idea
a. Topic sentence
Reading Faster and Better & Mastering Comprehension
1. What are some steps to previewing a text?
2. How can you read for meaning?
3. What is a topic sentence? What are different purposes
4. What is the difference between fact and opinion?
Please answer with a partner
1. Identify the paragraphs in this paper. Find where one
paragraph ends and the next begins.
2. Identify the thesis statement.
3. What advice would you give to this student?
Academic writing in English
You have entered two foreign cultures this week.
1. Academic culture
2. Anglo-Saxon writing culture
How is academic culture different from school culture?
How is the Anglo-Saxon writing
Main features of Labor
Labor market vs. other
labor services are rented, not sold,
labor productivity is affected by
pay and working conditions, and
the suppliers of labor care about
the way in which the labor is used.
Positive vs. Norma
Labor Supply 2 part.
there are only two possible uses of
time: labor and leisure,
each individual selects the
combination of hours of work and
leisure that maximizes his or her
level of satisfaction (utility).
Labor Demand in the Long
The long run
in the long run, all inputs are
model used in discussion has 2
inputs: L (labor) and K (capital).
Q = f(L,K)
isoquant - a graph that contains all
of the combinations of inputs that
result in a given leve
10. What does it mean: Marginal Product? Give definition, practice example and show formula
Marginal Product additional output resulting from the use of an additional unit of labor.
MP = Q / L
11. What does it mean: Marginal Revenue Product? Give definiti
QuestionsChapter OneCohn, Chapter 1: Questions 1-3
1)What is IPE and why do IPE scholars criticize some economists and political scientists? What
is the relationship between the state and the market.
IPE is concerned with interaction between the state, a
BRIEF CONTENT OF LECTURES (READING
TOPIC 1. INTRODUCTION TO LABOR ECONOMICS
The labor market
The labor market is like other markets in that a commodity (labor services) is bought and sold.
It differs from most product markets in several importa
LANGUAGE AND USE , WS 2014-15
Tuesdays 10-12 and by appointment
(enrolment key: academicwriting ) You
Vocabulary Learning Plan: VLP
Learning Style and Strategies
Take the Learning Strategies Inventory (second page) and then answer the questions below.
1. What is your learning style? How do you like to learn?
2. What strategies have been very effective
5-step process to paragraph development1
Step 1: Decide on a controlling idea and create a topic
Step 2: Explain the controlling idea
Step 3: Give an example (or multiple examples)
Step 4: Explain the example(s)
Step 5: Complete the paragraphs id
Essay marking rubric - Language and Use
-Very clear main idea
-Well supported and logical
-Excellent incorporation of
-More than 90% of
Practicing engineers and scientists say they spend half
of their time writing memos and reports.
This attitude shows a nave faith in the competency of
College students going into business think their
secretaries will do their writing fo
Clause: part of a sentence that has a subject and a verb
Independent clause: a clause (subject + verb) that can stand on its own. This means
that there is NO subordinate conjunction in front of the subject.
Dependent clause: a clause
Premise 1: All men are mortal.
Premise 2: Socrates is a man.
Conclusion: Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
Premise 1: All men are mortal.
Premise 2: Socrates is mortal.
Conclusion: Socrates is a man?
What are they?
What to expect for your first Vocabulary Quiz
You will have about 20 minutes to take the quiz.
You can use your VLP to help you your VLP must be in
paper form (nothing electronic). You may NOT use your
friends VLP (you cannot share).
You will have a box o
Do you think reading is important? Why or why not?
What kinds of things do you read?
What kind of reading do you need to do for your
How much time do you spend reading something in
English every day?
Is 15 minutes a day a long
Week One warm-up activity
Partner Talk: Talk with a partner and finish these sentences.
Week One words: analyze, occur, establish, indicate, role, approach, context, individual,
1. A close analysis of my _ shows that I
2. I believe th
Discuss with a partner
1. How is an academic paper in English different from a paper in
2. What are some style guidelines to remember for academic
3. What is a thesis statement?
4. What are the three main parts of an academic paper, and w