14/09/20: Tips for writing an abstract!

The abstract is perhaps the most important section of your manuscript for several reasons. First, the abstract is the first section that is read by journal editors when deciding whether to send your manuscript for review. Similarly, once your work is published, it is the first section that is examined by readers; in many cases, it is the only section of the manuscript that they will ever read. This is in part because most literature databases index only abstracts, and access to full-text articles is often restricted.

In order to write a good abstract there are some tips we can follow in order to be successful!

1.- Write a paper first, The manuscript can then be used as a guide to write the abstract, which serves as a concise summary of your research.

2.- Provide introductory background information that leads into a statement of your aim, it can not be longer than three sentences, you need too express your aim clearly.

3.- Briefly describe your methodology,  The methods section of your abstract is your chance to summarize the basic design of your study.

4.- Describe the most important findings

5.- State a conclusion

Adapted from: https://www.aje.com/arc/make-great-first-impression-6-tips-writing-strong-abstract/

Post about your personal experience and get bonus points!

A.-What are some things we need to avoid? Give examples.

B.- Have you ever written an abstract? When? How long ago?

C.- Will you have to write an abstract in a close future? Why?

07/09/20: Unit 1: Future jobs!

The 2010s kicked off a decade of uncertainty within the job market. Many sectors were still dealing with the aftermath of the Great Recession, the national unemployment rate sat at 9.7%, the class of 2010 graduated into the worst job market in a generation, and by the summer of 2010, more than a million job seekers quit looking for employment.

However, now at the close of the decade, the job market has markedly improved for most workers. That’s especially true for those in the technology space.

The most popular will be:

-Data scientist

-Information security engineer

– Sales engineer

– Director of diversity and Inclusion.

Adapted from: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/30/5-high-paying-growing-jobs-that-will-be-booming-through-the-2020s.html

Did any of these jobs called your attention? Why?

What other two jobs would you add to this list? Support your choices.

Post your answers and get bonus points in Homework 1!

07/09/20: Blog 1: How to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Blog 1:  How to Describe Yourself in an Interview

By  Ronda Suder

Be the diamond in the rough they’re looking for.

Interviewers often speak to several candidates for a position before narrowing their selection and presenting an offer to the most desirable candidate. Through the process, the interviewer hopes to stumble upon that needle in the haystack. When this happens, it’s a huge relief given that it can take months for an organization to fill a position. According to HireVue, it takes an average of 42 days for companies to fill a position, and for some companies, it can take even longer.

In an ideal world, you’re that “diamond in the rough,” or maybe you’re simply the candidate that stood out the most amongst other qualified candidates. Either way, when you were asked in your interview how you would describe yourself, you knew how to use strong words and vocabulary to answer the question. Sure, you told the interviewer what they wanted to hear, but you did it from a place of authenticity, integrity, and thoughtfulness. As a result, you landed the job.

If you want this story to define you, it’s important to consider the language and vocabulary you use to answer the popular “How you would describe yourself?” during an interview. (…)


Click on the link below and keep on Reading the whole article about how to answer in a job interview


After reading, answer the following questions:

1 What did you want to be when you were young? Did you always want to be the same thing, or did it change over time?

2 Do you think social media websites (e.g. LinkedIn) are important tools in modern day job-hunts? Why, or why not?

3 Phrases such as “live to work” and “work to live” are used to describe different attitudes towards work. What do you understand by these phrases? What is the difference in meaning between them? Write your comments!

30/10/13: Welcome!

Welcome to the blog that has been specifically designed for Comprensión Lectora en Inglés – Course CLECV Plus 1 – administered by Idiomas Católica.

This blog aims at providing opportunities for participants to exchange information related to the course. Although our reading course is not meant to develop oral or written communication skills, we have noticed that many of you can and wish to “have your say” in English about issues that we look at in the course. Your participation in this blog can award you up to 5 points in the assessment area labelled Tareas de Evaluación Continua.

Ready to begin? It is easy. The questions on the next message are waiting to be answered! You may want to participate twice. The first time, just write your answers to the questions. The second time, you are supposed to reply somebody else’s answer.

Enjoy the experience!


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