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W R I T I N G P R A C T I C U M

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  • 1. Have you ever felt like this?
  • 2. How do you write?
    • Some common problems
    • I don’t know what to say
    • I don’t know the vocabulary
    • I don’t know how to organize the information
    • Some useful tips
    • Organize your ideas before start writing
    • Use collocations
    • Follow pre-stablished formats
  • 3. Compare the formats
    • Think about some common phrases we can use in each section.
    • Date
    • Dear ______
    • Greeting
    • Main message
    • Good bye
    • P.D.
    • Fecha
    • Querido _______
    • Saludo
    • Mensaje
    • Despedida
    • Postdata
  • 4. What do you write for?
    • I propose:
    • In Spanish, we write to communicate with your family, friends, classmates etc. however, when we write in English, most of the times we write for our teachers as a homework.
    • I want you to have the chance to use English in a more natural way, communicating with your classmates … a blog
  • 5. and…
    • change this …
    • into this:
  • 6. WRITING PRACTICUM BLOG
    • The purpose of this blog is to provide TCU 204 students a space to share their ideas and opinions and practice their English at the same time.
  • 7. Blog organization : There are three kinds of activities: Labels Instructions Feedback Types of texts Layout of common types of texts. The student completes the format and uploads it as a comment. Every student will check another student’s work. Quick questions Questions related to the course topics. Answer them using the phrases studied during the class. Teacher will check the use of vocabulary and collocations. Common mistakes will be check in class. Debate Read the article and your classmates’ comments to give your opinion on the topic. Students will be able to interact and share their ideas.
  • 8. Blog rules
    • Students will write in English
    • The student will log on the blog at least twice.
    • The student will give feedback to one of his/her classmates.
    • The teacher will read all the comments.
    • The teacher will give feedback on students’ participations at least once a week during the class .
  • 9. Courtesy rules
    • Show respect for other’s opinions
    • Avoid the use of bad language
    • Avoid piracy
    • Give respectful, useful feedback
    • Accept feedback as a way to improve your writing
  • 10. Thank you for participating in this blog, I hope it will be a good experience for you.