Teaching GuideTerm
Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  Writing and Argumentation Skills
Methodologies Description
Workshop The teacher acts as a mentor author, modeling writing techniques and conferring with students as they move through the writing process. Direct writing instruction takes place in the form of a mini-lesson at the beginning of each workshop and is followed by a minimum of 45 minutes of active writing time. Each workshop ends with a sharing of student work.
Long answer / essay questions These long answers should be
FOCUSED: Your response should answer all parts of the question without a lot of random ideas which have little or nothing to do with the question.
STRUCTURED: You know the answer to the question but your ability to communicate that knowledge to your professor depends on how well you structure your answer.
DOCUMENTED: Contrary to the True/False or Multiple Choice Question, your essay answer must go beyond a simple statement of fact.
WELL PRESENTED: Students who do not use the accepted rules of English are often tought to be less competent or knowledgeable than those who do.
Completion exercises These exercises involve selecting the best word or pair of words from a list to complete the sentence.In some other cases the students will have to rewrite the sentence in order to gain flexibility in the language.
Seminar Writing Seminars all focus on the skills necessary for effective critical reading and writing. Students, through practice and guidance, master essential strategies and techniques of academic inquiry and argument.
Critical bibliographical A critical bibliography is primarily a test of your critical appraisal skills: can you analyze the central concepts and arguments of the material, as well as summarize its content?
Collaborative learning Collaborative learning is a method of teaching and learning in which students team together to explore a significant question or create a meaningful project. A group of students discussing a lecture or students from different schools working together over the Internet on a shared assignment are both examples of collaborative learning.
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