AN ANALYSIS OF GENERAL ENGLISH TEXTBOOK AT THE PREPARATORY YEAR PROGRAM IN AN EFL SITUATION Dr. Taj Mohammad (Assistant Professor,Dept. Of English,Najran University, KSA) email@example.com ABSTRACT A textbook is usually a published book specially intended to assist students to improve their linguistic and communicative abilities (Sheldon, 1987). Its basic purpose is to achieve course goals, aims and objectives. If a textbook is not selected properly, it directly affects teaching learning environment of an institution. The present research aims to to critically analyze the contents of the textbook currently being used at Preparatory Year Program Najran University.
JUDGEMENT UNDER UNCERTAINTY ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman began work on a series of papers examining "heuristic and biases" used in judgment under uncertainty. They explained that judgment under uncertainty often relies on a limited number of simplifying heuristics rather than extensive algorithmic processing. This idea spread beyond academic psychology, into law, medicine, and political science and this research questioned the descriptive adequacy of idealized models of judgment. They gave insights to cognitive processes that explained human error without invoking motivated irrationality. One strategy that people apply is they make a judgment about the frequency of an event based on how many similar instances are
His narrative shows this support and how having instruction in Spanish and English allows him to have higher academics. In less than ten years, one third of students attending public schools will not know English when starting Kindergarten. Are schools and teachers ready for this and will push for bilingual instruction? Is America ready for this? As for now, there is mixed perspectives.
Have you ever wondered whether a writer’s voice and the standard rules of academic writing can exist on the same page? According to Dr. Debra Pena, English Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and Mathew Teorey, English Professor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and the author of "Using Freshman Composition to Analyze What Students Really Know about Grammar", a writer’s voice and the process of academic writing can exist on the same page (Personal Communications February 13, 2017, Teorey 2). However, my first essay in Freshman Composition II was a Classical Argument on “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): Is it the New Death Sentence for Future Athletes Playing Sports in America?”, I sacrificed my
From an experiment she conducted on 100 fourth grade students in Massachusetts, test results from a reading test differed from language experiences It was concluded that those whose native language was not English actually scored higher. Luk claims that foreign-language students think of these quizzes as puzzles so that despite having weaker vocabulary, utilize a different approach in order to reach their
Dunn & Mulvenon (2009, p. 3) describe it as an assessment designed to “determine a students’ academic development after a set unit of material” while Moss (2012, p. 235) defines it as determining “the student’s overall achievement in a specific area of learning at a particular time”. Regardless of how summative assessment is defined, it is considered to be generally evaluative as results may be recorded as scores or grades. Summative assessment occurs in many forms but the current Junior Certificate falls into that of standardised testing. In research carried out by Shiel,Kellaghan and Moran (2010) for the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), they suggested placing standardised testing into three different contexts. Firstly classroom use, where the individual achienvements of the students were of main concern.
Furthermore, in order to administrate academic piece of writing, students have to organise clear ideas and link them academically. The main two concerns when writing compare and contrast assignments are how to response to what they have in their minds and how to connect what was mentioned together (Bereiter & Scardamalia, 1987). Discourse markers defined as phrases or words that used to indicate how statements and previous speeches are related to each other.
Word length effect: The word length effect refers to the finding that list of short words will be recalled better than the list of long words. (Lewandowsky and Farrell, 2008) STATEMENT OF PRPOBLEM The statement of problem here is, ‘will the introduction of visual cues facilitate the word length effect?’ HYPOTHESIS The hypothesis of this experiment states that there will be two main effects and one interaction effect. The main effect and the interaction effects are as under: 1. Main effect 1- The length of the words (short or long) will have significant impact on the recall score. 2.
My writing process has stemmed from what I was conditioned to believe makes a “perfect essay” in high school. The first year of high school I was not taught how to build a strong essay but instead a well constructed outline that showed my ability to critically think. Sophomore year was dedicated to building our lexicon and syntax when writing. We were to learn how to take the most basic sentence and turn it into a well orchestrated paragraph. Junior year was when I began timed writing sessions, being able to construct a well written essay in forty minutes.
Scope of the Research The title of this thesis is the influence of nicenet (internet classroom assistant) to improve writing skill at the first year of SMAN 1 Watampone. This study is limited only to the writing skill in recount text. The researcher chooses recount text in line with the curricula that SMAN 1 Watampone used for the first year students in academic 2014/2015. F. Definition of Terms The title of this research is influence of Nicenet (internet classroom assistant) to improve writing skill thus, to avoid some erroneous interpretation of the store of intent and purpose of writing this paper thus there will be no miss understanding in the future regarding this thesis, the writer needed to give meaning by dictionary as follows: The word of “influence” means the power to have an effect on people or things, or a person or thing that is able to do this, or the word of “influence” can be distinguished as power to have an effect on the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks without using direct force or commands. While Internet classroom assistant, the word “internet” means the large system of connected computers around the world which allows people to share information and communicate with each other using