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April 26, 2010

Presentations

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 1:53 am

_ Step 1. Make your groups.

Get into groups of three or four students.

_ Step 2. Write down your group members’ names on the sheet of paper.

_ Step 3. Choose a day for your presentation.

Presentations will be on hour # 3, in the last several weeks of classes. There will be a maximum of three presentations (three groups) per class. The week of your presentation, before your presentation, you must make an appointment to see your teacher, Richard Stansfield, in his office (5남246).

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Presentation Days:

Class 137

Wednesday, May 5 Monday, May 10

–> nobody

Wednesday, May 12

–> Group 4

Wednesday, May 19

–> Group 1

–> Group 3

–> Group 6

Wednesday, May 26

–> Group 2

–> Group 5

Class 103

Thursday, May 6

–> Group 7

Thursday, May 13

–> Group 1

–> Group 3

–> Group 4

Thursday, May 20

–> Group 2

–> Group 5

–> Group 6

Thursday, May 27

–> nobody

Class 34

Thursday, May 6

–> nobody

Thursday, May 13

–> Group 4

–> Group 5

–> Group 8

Thursday, May 20

–> Group 2

–> Group 3

–> Group 7

Thursday, May 27

–> Group 6

–> Group 1

Class 171

Friday, May 7

–> nobody

Friday, May 14

–> Group 3

–> Group 5

–> Group 7

Friday, May 21 Tuesday, May 25

–> Group 2

–> Group 4

–> Group 6

Friday, May 28

–> Group 1

Class 69

Friday, May 7

–> nobody

Friday, May 14

–> Group 1

–> Group 2

–> Group 6

Friday, May 21 Wednesday, May 26

–> Group 3

–> Group 4

–> Group 5

Friday, May 28

–> nobody

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_ Step 4. Think of topics.

Discuss with your group members. Think of five topics.

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3.

4.

5.

_ Step 5. Choose a topic.

Discuss with your group members. Choose one topic from the five above.

_ Step 6. Make a mind map.

mindMapFive
mindMap
mindMapSix
mindMapThree

_ Step 7. Write your text.

You and the other group members, as a team, write your text.

Suggestion: One person takes notes, and the others help.

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How to Write your Text

First, begin at the center of your mind map. Write an introduction to the topic.

e.g. These days, plagiarism is a hot topic of discussion.

–or–

Our presentation is about plagiarism.

–or–

We will present about plagiarism.

Then, go along one of your mind map’s branches. Write about that sub-topic.

e.g. Plagiarism is defined as “taking someone’s words or ideas as if they were your own.”

When you are finished with that branch, go on to another.

e.g. Most accusations of plagiarism involve songs.

Then go further along that branch.

For example, in 2006, the songwriters of Britney Spears accused Lee Hyori‘s “Get Ya” of plagiarizing “Do Somethin'”.

Also, in 2009, some Internet users (called “netizens” in Korea) accused G-Dragon’s “Heartbreaker” of being copied from Flo Rida’s “Right Round.”

When you are finished with that branch, go on to another.

e.g. There have also been accusations of plagiarizing choreography. For example, in 2010, the Korean girl group After School

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Do not cut-and-paste from the Internet. (“Copy” = “복사”) Write it yourselves. Plagiarism (표절) will get you a score of zero/0 on your presentation.

Do not write in Korean and then translate. If you do, the English will be very bad and impossible to understand. Write in English from the beginning.

Write your text in class. Do not say, “We will write it later.” I want you to write in in class because I want to help you, correct your mistakes, etc.

You should have numbers in square brackets (e.g. [1], [2], etc.) in your texts. Information before the numbers should match the numbers in front of references.

Example:

On 2th of October, 2008, famous middle age actress, Choi Jin-Shil committed suicide and shocked many people.[1] The cause of her suicide was depression and It was known that she was hurt by malicious comments on the web. Actually, many Korean sports players, singers and celebrities get emotionally hurt by malicious comments.[2] It’s one of the social problems now. So since the past, there has been a suggestion that Korea should introduce the Real Name System on the web to prevent the malicious comments and encourage the sound netiquette.[3] But introducing it to all of the web sites is difficult actually. Also, opponents of this system always insist that it can infringe on the freedom of speech. Recently, Google rejected to the real name system suggested by the Korean Broadcasting Committee.[4] Google does not require Korean users Real Names in order to upload videos to YouTube.

References:

[1] http://isplus.joins.com/enter/star/200810/02/200810021054041406020100000201040002010401.html
[2] http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=200904281411351010
[3] http://www.donga.com/fbin/output?n=200905040037
[4] http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/view/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0001126545

Below are examples of texts and references that were done properly.

Illegal Downloading

Real Name System on the Web

University Tuition

Cell-phone addiction

_ Step 8. Write discussion questions

Write two or three good discussion questions.

* Good discussion questions ask about opinions, not facts.

* It’s better to have Wh-questions instead of yes/no questions.

(You can add a Wh-question after a yes/no question).

Examples:

How many planets are there? –> bad

Would you like to visit another planet? Why or why not? –> good

I will put some of the discussion questions on the Final Speaking Exam. So, as a class, together, you are helping to make your own final exam.

_ Step 9. Who will do what?

( glossary, references, typing, and pictures )

Discuss with your group members. Each job must be done. Who will do which job? Decide.

_ Step 10. Glossary

A glossary is like a mini-dictionary.

Give the definitions (meanings) of at least five (5) vocabulary items. You may copy definitions from the Internet. Here is an excellent online dictionary for students of English:

Cambridge Online Dictionary

_ Step 11. References (Where did you get this information? Give the URL. e.g. online newspaper).

Here are some English-language Korean newspapers.

http://english.chosun.com/

http://english.donga.com/

http://english.hani.co.kr/kisa/section-014000000/home01.html

http://joongangdaily.joins.com/

http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/index.asp

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/

http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/index.htm

_ Step 12. Typing –> They have to be done in Microsoft Word, Notepad, or Open Office. It cannot be in Hangul, because my computer cannot read it.

– pictures (not necessary) –> Pictures should be separate from the text (different files). Also, they should be JPEG.

_ Step 13. Put your presentation on a USB flash drive/USB memory stick (Konglish: “USB”).

_ Step 14. Visit me in my office (5남246), where I will upload it onto my blog (https://richardlstansfield.wordpress.com/). I will make an appointment with you. Only one member of your group has to come.

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