13/11/18: Suplement 1

ABSTRACTS

We use abstrats to evaluate papers, artiles, research, etc. The abstracts help us decide if the academic writing is what we need.

Here’s a video on how to evaluate abstracts in our studies:

On the other hand, we need to learn to write abstracts to attract readers to our academic papers. Here’s a video that guides you on how to write an effective abstract:

What do you think?

  1. Did you find the videos helpful? What did you learn?
  2. Have you had to read abstracts? What for? What technique did you use?
  3. Have you written an academic abstract? Was it difficult? Tell us about your experience.

05/11/18: Unit 1: The World of Work

Why do we work?

Try to imagine how you would fill in 24 hours a day, every day, if you didn’t have to work? You would go to the beach, sleep late, read a book, catch up with friends, etc. It would be wonderful to be able to do that every single day. Or would it? To be honest, you would either get bored or run out of money.

Money is an important reason to work but not the only one. We work because we are good at something, we want to reach out and help others, we want to grow and learn more, we want our competences to be recognized. In other words, we want to make an impact on the world.

So, what motivates us to work? Here’s a TedTalk that reflects on our attitudes towards work, and what motivates us to not just work but be happy working.

Here’s a very interesting article that reflects on the reasons why people work

4 Reasons Why People Really Go to Work

What do you think?

  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?

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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