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Course description and requirementsThe language of instruction of the Academic Reading course, in accordance with the results of the survey of students' preferences, will be ENGLISH, with occasional Czech translation. However, students are not required (though encouraged) to speak in English.The first half of the course will be dedicated to the exploration of reading strategies, building up academic vocabulary and detailed reading of texts from selected fields of humanities.
By mid-term, the course participants will have searched for an original text (10-15 standard pages) written in English from their own field of study.During April and May, each participant will also introduce their text in a brief, 10-minute-long presentation in English or Czech. By the end of the course, each participant will have completed 1 summary (Czech or English) of the text and uploaded the original text and its summary in moodle.
For our next session, please read the texts on pp. 37 and 40 and do the related exercises on pp. 36 - 41.
Please download or print the whole material, we are going to work with it in our next class.
For Tuesday, March 5, please read the text dealing with the problem of male/female work division and the unequal value ascribed to the work of men and women. Prepare your answers to the given questions and write a guided reflection of the text. You can write either in English (preferable) or in Czech (OK). Deadline: March 4, 23 p.m.
Pozvánka na setkání v Knihovně Jana Palacha.
Prepare for March 12.
For our next session find and read an article from your field of study which you found in an online scholarly magazine. You are, of course, encouraged to use one of the databases listed in today's topic.
I will be interested in: where and how you found it, why you chose this particular text and in your summary of its main points. It can be a review or a longer study, ranging from 5-15 pages. Create a mind map to take notes of its main ideas. Bring the mind map to class on March 19 or send it to me via email by March 18, 23:59. If you are not sure whether you have chosen a suitable text , do not hesitate to consult the text with me via email.
For March 26: Finish the summarizing and paraphrasing worksheets. Write a summary of the article you have selected for today's class and mindmapped. Used the instructions provided in the handout or the wikihow link below.
Write a summary of the text you have found and mind-mapped for this class. Write ca 250-300 words. Write your summary in English unless you prepare for the Academic reading exam, in that case use Czech in oder to practice for the exam. Please follow the guidelines offered in the links above. Make sure your text is spell-checked. Please upload your original text (or a link) as well as your summary.
For our next session on April 2, find the CORE text of the course (15-20 standard pages). This will be the text that you introduce in your presentation. If you want to use the text that you have already read and summarized, find another text related to your field of study (or possibly to the previous article). Focus on vocabulary: underline, check with a dictionary; create your own word list (in an electronic or paper form) and bring it to class to share with the others.
A list of common suffixes and prefixes with exercises.
For our next class on April 16, please prepare your answers to the questions about the text attached below.
Please prepare your answers for our next class.
Write a summary of the second text you have found for this course. Write ca 250-300 words. Write your summary in English unless you prepare for the Academic reading exam; in that case, use Czech in order to practice for the exam. Please follow the same guidelines as in the previous summary. Make sure your text is spell-checked. Please upload your original text (or a link) as well as your summary.
Extended material on logical fallacies at your disposal.
If you missed this class, finish for our next session.
Řešení úkolu z minulé hodiny: Reading between the lines: 1 b); 2 a); 3 b)
Instrukce pro poslední hodinu 21.5. (14.5. je rektorský sportovní den a výuka neprobíhá):
Mezi 9:10 a 10:40 je možnost složit zkoušku z akademického čtení. Na zkoušku si doneste kopii (papírovou či elektronickou) prezentovaného textu (kousek si zkusíme přeložit) a připravte si 5 klíčových pojmů z textu se stručným vysvětlením - prosím přineste vytištěné s sebou, je to součást požadavků ke zkoušce. U zkoušky si vyzkoušíte překlad/rozbor krátkého úryvku z Vašeho textu, představíte mi klíčová slova a třo je vše - cca 10 minut na osobu.
Pokud jste se připravovali na zkoušku B2 či už zkoušku máte splněnou, je to pro tento semestr všechno. Pokud jste odprezentovali jeden z klíčových textů a zaslali obě shrnutí, máte nárok na zápočet.
Moc prosím o jakoukoli zpětnou vazbu, ideálně v rámci studentského hodnocení.
Velice děkuji za Vaši účast a zajímavé prezentace.
Below, you can find a list of texts from the field of education and humanities to practice your reading. Some of them are accompanied by questions for reflection.