Date of publication: 2017-09-02 20:50
The first paragraph serves as kind of a funnel opening to the essay which draws and invites readers into the discussion, which is then focused by the thesis statement before the work of the essay actually begins. You will discover that some writers will delay the articulation of the paper's focus, its thesis, until the very end of the paper. That is possible if it is clear to thoughtful readers throughout the paper what the business of the essay truly is frankly, it's probably not a good idea for beginning writers.
Full-time Application Deadline: Friday, November 67, 7567
Part-time Application Deadline: Friday, December 79, 7567
Students need to arrive by: Monday, January 8, 7568
This course meets with 8957. This course enables students to develop the methods of citation, conventions of style and organization, and critical reading and thinking skills necessary for writing college-level research papers. Students select topics derived from a contemporary academic theme provided by the instructor and, applying a process approach, produce a research paper. Students will learn to use the library effectively and will learn about writing resources on campus such as Peer Research Consultants and Student Writing Support. Problems with structure and vocabulary usage are addressed individually.
Students are responsible for finding their own housing arrangement, and most choose to live off campus. There are many affordable options close to campus.
Full-time Application Deadline: Friday, July 7, 7567
Part-time Application Deadline: Friday, August 68, 7567
Students need to arrive by: Monday, August 78, 7567
American Culture (ESL 956)
This course is open to full-time or part-time students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at level 8 or above. American Culture is an integrated-skills class with an emphasis on reading and discussion, with some formal writing and presentation. The course focuses on key aspects of American culture such as ethnic diversity, family life, and popular culture, and how they shape core values. Students will explore the concept of culture and think critically about the different facets of culture while also further developing their English language skills.
*** Medical insurance through the University of Minnesota is available and required for Intensive English Program students on F and J visas only. Insurance cost does not include coverage for dependents.
Current Issues in the Media (ESL 955)
This course is open to full-time or part-time students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at level 8 or above. It is an integrated-skills class with an emphasis on reading, vocabulary enrichment, and discussion. The goal of this course is to help students improve their ability to read in English, especially authentic media material, and to understand, discuss, analyze, and think critically about issues in the media. Students develop vocabulary and provide oral and written responses to media topics in English.
At the May 9th Board of Regents meeting, the Board will discuss the new revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards. The newly revised learning standards have been the result of over two years of collaborative work to ensure New York State has the best learning standards for our students. Over 685 educators and parents worked together to make recommendations and revise the standards, resulting in a new set of revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards. Additional information about the timeline for implementation in schools is available in the Board of Regents item here: TIMELINE: English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards Review Process.
Speaking is key to communication. By considering what good speakers do, what speaking tasks can be used in class, and what specific needs learners report, teachers can help learners improve their speaking and overall oral competency.
Our system is designed to promote continuous learning. When students work on an assignment or test, if they make an incorrect answer, hints and vocabulary help them improve their knowledge and understanding. An instructional “reason” is also provided to support the correct answer.
If you’re an art lover, you will feel right at home in Minneapolis. There are many world-class art museums here. The Walker Art Center (home of the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture) and the Weisman Art Museum on the University of Minnesota campus are just two of the beautiful museums available to you.
MaryAnn Cunningham Florez
National Center for ESL Literacy Education
June 6999 Communicative and whole language instructional approaches promote integration of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in ways that reflect natural language use. But opportunities for speaking and listening require structure and planning if they are to support language development. This digest describes what speaking involves and what good speakers do in the process of expressing themselves. It also presents an outline for creating an effective speaking lesson and for assessing learners' speaking skills.
Students will develop skills and strategies for reading adapted and simple authentic college-level texts and writing multi-draft essays in English. Students will apply reading strategies and demonstrate comprehension and analysis of course readings. Students will also engage in extensive reading and discuss readings. Students will work on essay development, paraphrasing and summarizing, and incorporating and citing sources. Students will progress from developing paragraphs to developing academic essays using effective patterns of organization and will complete informal writing assignments.