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Course description and requirementsThe language of instruction of the Academic Reading course will be ENGLISH and CZECH. 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 December, 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.
Students will also reflect on their own reading experience in their private "reader's journals". Their weekly entries will be available only to the teacher. 10 entries are required per semester.
In order to obtain the 3 credits for this course, classroom activity, regular attendance (min 50% of all contact sessions), meeting all the deadlines in moodle as well as journal and classroom activity is required.
Michaela Ritter Konárková is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Akademické čteníTime: Oct 13, 2020 04:00 PM Prague Bratislava Oct 13, 2020 04:00 PM Oct 20, 2020 04:00 PM
Oct 27; Nov 3; Nov 10; Nov 24; Dec 1; Dec 8; Dec 15; Dec 22
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Weekly: https://cuni-cz.zoom.us/meeting/tJIsc-GgrjsoEt1u53xigA7u9FndprwdEMjs/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCurz8iEtSVshGORowABY-gWfzziGJBj7cMiUq2GylUQ1Tjb8RMNqJtB9z1
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Please prepare for Week 2 (October 13). Read the two extracts and answer the questions in exercise 5.
For our next session on October 13 please read the texts on pp. 37 and 40 and do the related exercises on pp. 36 - 43.
Please download the whole material, we are going to work with it in our next class.
Challenge yourselves!! Study the words from the AWL by the end of the semester! We will check your progress around mid-semester! If you take 1 sublist a week, you'll become an academic vocabulary expert by January - what a chance! Don't miss it!
Read the attached article and prepare your answers to the 5 questions.
If you cannot join class on October 20, upload your answers here by October 19, 23 p.m.
Take this fun quiz and get acquainted with some key academic expressions. Deadline: October 19, 11 p.m.
Practice your reading comprehension by taking this short quiz - your chance to take the test is prolonged until November 2. Don't miss it:)
Please use this channel to enter your regular reflections on your reading progress/English usage from now on.
Answer the following questions. Do not write more than 250 words.
Q: How has teaching and learning transformed over the past six months? Describe your personal experience. Is there anything positive the forced lockdown and distance learning has brought to higher education? Should any of the changes be implemented even after the global pandemic will have been called off?
Before you write, read the following article
and listen to the podcast here (optional)
For more insights/research findings on the way children engage with internet see this short(ish) video.
For more texts, activities and research on the topic, you can participate in this free online course. No signing-up is necessary!
Boost your academic vocabulary through a new type of exercise.
This week there is a special task for your journal entry. Please choose the article from Washington Post or the Ted Talk posted in this unit, read/watch it and write about your reading/viewing experience.
Deadline: October 26
Please upload your answers to the attached exercises here. By October 26, 11 p.m.
Read the text about SQ3R reading system and fill in the attached diagram.
Download the SQ3R mindmap diagram, fill in the blanks and upload.
FIND AN ARTICLE (5-15 PAGES) RELATED TO YOUR FIELD OF STUDY WHICH YOU FOUND IN AN ONLINE SCHOLARLY DATABASE. CREATE A MINDMAP TO TAKE NOTES OF ITS MAIN IDEAS. UPLOAD A SCAN/PHOTO/SCREENSHOT/ OF YOUR MINDMAP AND UPLOAD THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE (OR A LINK) AND A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF WHY YOU CHOSE IT AND HOW IT IS RELATED TO YOUR CURRENT STUDY. YOU CAN WRITE IN CZECH OR ENGLISH.
DEADLINE: November 2, 11 p.m.
If you are not sure whether you have chosen a suitable text, do not hesitate to consult it with me via email.
In this unit, we will be looking at summary writing. Please study the attached documents and upload a summary of the text you chose for the previous unit (mind-mapping exercise).
Study the handout and do the exercises. Check your answers with the key in the document below.
Write a summary of the text you have found and mind-mapped for the previous 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 order 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. Deadline: November 9.
Make sure you go through the first 5 sublists of the academic vocabulary list - get ready for the mid-semester vocabulary quiz which will be opened on November 16th!
Practice your paraphrasing skills in this test.
Take this quiz by November 9. Enjoy!
Practice summarizing by taking this fun quiz! By November 9 (ideally).
In this unit, I will ask you to find another academic text from your field of study (10-20 standard pages).
Focus on vocabulary: underline, check with a dictionary.
Prepare a word document with copied extracts/sentences from your text containing 10-15 new/inspiring/useful/academic words from your text. Highlight the new vocabulary and translate it into Czech.
Write a short summary (max. 150 words) of the whole text in Czech or English. Include it in one document together with the vocabulary.
Upload the original text (ideally with the highlighted words - depending on your technological possibilities).
Practice the Academic Word List vocabulary (sublist 1-5) and get ready for a short online quiz.
Use this app https://quizlet.com/en-gb (or any other app you are used to) to create a deck of flashcards to memorize the new vocabulary. Post the link of the deck that you create to this forum. Go through your colleagues' decks whenever they are ready. Deadline: November 20, 11 p.m.
Here, you are asked to upload the original text that you have read this week (with or without your vocabulary notes) and the document with extracts from the texts containing 10-15 of the new/inspiring/useful/academic words.
Include 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.
Test your knowledge of the vocabulary from Academic Sublist 1 through this short quiz. By November 23, 11 p.m.
I have prepared this quiz for you (and me:)) to check how well you are familiar sublists 2-5 of the academic word list. Deadline: November 23, 11 p.m.
Do this fun quiz by November 24.
A list of common suffixes and prefixes with exercises.
This week you are asked to find a third text (this is the final one!) from your field of study, 10-15 pages. Choose a passage (ca 1 standard page /ca 250 words).
Copy the selected passage to a word document and translate to Czech/Slovak. Include a brief summary of the text (max 200 words).
Upload your translation by November 30. Include the original text (or a link) as well.
Upload your translation (both English and Czech version in 1 document). Include the complete original text with the highlighted passage, please, as well as a short summary of the whole text.
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.