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Journal, Debate, Final Exam. Fall 2006 Designed by Ms. Daphne Shuo-Yin Lin English Department, Fu Jen Catholic University. Due or Performance Dates *. Journal—1/08/2007 Final Exam— 1/08/2007 Debate— 1/15/2007 Please note that the dates for the final examination and the debate are changed.

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journal debate final exam

Journal, Debate, Final Exam

Fall 2006

Designed by Ms. Daphne Shuo-Yin Lin

English Department, Fu Jen Catholic University

due or performance dates
Due or Performance Dates*
  • Journal—1/08/2007
  • Final Exam—1/08/2007
  • Debate—1/15/2007

Please note that the dates for the final examination and the debate are changed.

what to write on
What to write on?
  • One of the 4 essays
    • “The Best Training of Real Life—Fiction”
    • “Finishing School”
    • “The Discus Thrower”
    • “Hisstory”
what to write
What to write?
  • A paragraph of summary
    • No less than 5 and no more than 8 sentences
  • A response
    • No less than 4 paragraphs.
how to write the summary
How to write the summary?
  • Sentence 1—Topic sentence that tells
    • Who the writer is
    • What the essay title is
    • What the main idea of the whole essay is
  • Sentences 2-5/8: Supporting sentences that tell
    • Main details of the essay
    • The author’s skills in presenting the details
  • Principles
    • No plagiarism!
      • Use your own words! (90% of your summary has to be in your own words!)
      • Use quotation marks around borrowed texts!
    • Retain the order/sequence of development of the original essay.
how to write the response
How to write the response?
  • Paragraph 1—introduction
    • Your response in general
      • Likes/dislikes
      • Your interpretation of the main idea of the essay
    • A thesis statement that states
      • A particular point you want to discuss
      • Two/three aspects of the point
  • Paragraph 2—Aspect 1 of the point
  • Paragraph 3—Aspect 2 of the point
  • Paragraph 4—Conclusion
examples an effective thesis statement
Examples: An Effective Thesis Statement
  • Richard Selzer reveals an insight into the truth of life through the presentation of the ward and the dialogue between the patient and the doctor.
  • The sharp contrast between the characters work perfectly with the framing skill to disclose the theme of the essay.
regarding language use
Regarding language use
  • Avoid opinion words.
    • I think
    • In my opinion
  • Use idiomatic English.
    • Collocation quizzes FYI
    • Common Errors FYI
final exam

Final Exam

1/08/2007

final exam1
Final Exam
  • Chapters to be covered
    • Chapters 1 & 2—10% (on language only)
    • Chapters 3 & 4—90%
  • Types of questions
    • Part I: Grammar (40%)
      • Multiple Choice Questions
      • Cloze Test
    • Part II: Essay Questions (60%)
sequence time
Sequence & Time
  • 1st speaker (pro side): 5 minutes
  • 1st speaker (con side): 5 minutes
  • 2nd speaker (pro side): 5 minutes
  • 2nd speaker (con side): 5 minutes
  • 3rd speaker (pro side): 5 minutes
  • 3rd speaker (con side): 5 minutes
  • 4th speaker (pro side): 4 minutes
  • 4th speaker (con side): 4 minutes
  • The judges: 8 minutes
debaters responsibilities
Debaters’ Responsibilities
  • 1st speaker
    • State the topic.
    • Define the topic.
    • Present position.
    • Present arguments in general.
  • 2nd speaker
    • Give elaborate evidence to support arguments.
  • 3rd speaker
    • Present definitional challenges.
    • Present rebuttal arguments.
  • 4th speaker
    • Present a reply speech in response to the other side’s arguments.
    • Conclude arguments.
judges responsibilities
Judges’ Responsibilities
  • Keep time and maintain order.
  • Take notes.
  • Discuss and vote.
  • Announce the winner.
  • Give comments.
    • Criteria for voting
    • Weaknesses and strengths of both sides
    • Explanation of the result
labor division
Labor Division
  • Debaters
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd speakers—prepared speeches
    • 4th speaker—impromptu speech
  • Non-debaters
    • When your team is debating
      • Note-takers
        • What is left out from the speeches by your teammates
        • What points are made by the opponents
        • What points made by the opponents can be challenged
      • Writers/opinion providers of the fourth speech
    • When your team is not debating
      • Judges
suggestions
Suggestions
  • Debaters
    • Collect and read reference materials.
    • Discuss with your teammates.
    • Rehearse your speech individually.
    • Rehearse your speech with your teammates.
  • Judges
    • Ask for reference materials, NOT the written speeches, from both sides.
    • Read the materials.
    • Discuss with the other judges.
daphne s evaluation criteria
Daphne’s Evaluation Criteria
  • Logic
  • Content
    • Richness
    • Depth
    • Familiarity with the topic
  • Use of language
    • Fluency
    • Comprehensibility
    • Word choice
  • Performance
    • Powerfulness—tone & body language
    • Confidence—facial expressions & the speech itself
    • Spontaneity
a reminder
A Reminder

Do remember to check out the following ppt files:

  • Daphne’s second lecture notes on “The Discus Thrower.”
  • Daphne’s lecture notes on “Hisstory.”