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Argumentation and Communication, Fall 2006
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A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping ...

A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping students present their ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments and other analytical frameworks. Reading and writing assignments and other exercises stress the connections between clear thinking, critical reading, and effective writing.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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M.I.T.
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Abbanat, Cherie
Joy Edwards
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To promote Interaction and CommunicationLesson titleLesson for learners with not much English or ...

To promote Interaction and CommunicationLesson titleLesson for learners with not much English or education backgroundAbstractThis is a group-work lesson designed for students with low-intermediate communication skills and not much educational back ground. The purpose of this lesson is to assist students to communicate with others and the community on the whole.  It will also work to improve specific issues and challenges the student might face.* Low-intermediate communication skills:- Persons showing low or intermediate communications skills that is one who does not possess or show much communications skills. (low level, having no functional ability, intermediate having limited functional ability)* Not much educational background:- With little or no educational background. (limited reading/writing  or no reading/writing skills and mathematics knowledge and skills)Issues and challenges that learners may face:-Emotional and social and relationship skills, self-management and self/social awarenessLife skills, financial literacy and managementEmployability skills, teamwork and engagement or collaboration, effective communicationThinking skills, problem solving, critical and reasoning thinkingLearner Audience / Primary UsersThis lesson is intended for a classroom setting with learners in groups of four to six. The content included in the lesson is targeted at learners with limited English communication skills. The lesson is specifically targeted at persons with but not limited to adults with low level educational back ground and who might be experiencing some level of low self-esteem.Educational UseModuleQualification & experienceCollege & Career Readiness Standards AlignmentLevel: Adult EducationGrade Level: BSubjects: English Language Arts / Literacy & Computer literacyReadingAnalyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of text.Know and use various text features; subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons, to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is engaging, or beautiful.Examine multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poemEvaluate ways authors develop point of view and style to achieve specific impression and purpose. Speaking and ListeningEngage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering some form of elaboration. Computer skillsGive the learner a working knowledge of the hardware that comprises a personal computer.Develop the learner's ability to use introductory Windows commands for file management.Introduce the learner to the Internet and the use of electronic research and web-based communication methods.Enable the student electronically to research the library.Introduce the student to the methods of searching the Internet and the problems associated with using the research materials. LanguageEnglishMaterial TypeInstructional MaterialLearning GoalsIn this lesson ABE learners will:Demonstrate good reading and literature skillsCompose open ended question for research or assignmentsDevelop clear and coherent writing skillsUse the computer Time Required for each Lesson40 – 60 minutesPrior KnowledgeBe able to read at an elementary level but not necessarilyRequired ResourcesStudent willingness to learnInternetLibraryExperience teacherComputer labpen/pencil and note book 

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Literature
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Joy Edwards
Planning Communication, Spring 2007
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This three-week module, centered on a focal case, represents the second part ...

This three-week module, centered on a focal case, represents the second part of the Department‰ŰŞs introduction to the challenges of reflection and action in professional planning practice. As such, it builds on the concepts and tools in 11.201 and 11.202 in the Fall semester. Working in teams, students will deliver a 20-minute oral briefing, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and comments, in the last week of the class (as detailed on the assignment and posted course schedule). The teams will brief invited guests (‰ŰĎbriefees‰Ű) taking the roles of decisionmakers. DUSP faculty and fellow students may also be in attendance.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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M.I.T.
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Xavier de Souza
Rio Salado Student Success Seminar
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In this course, you will explore five areas that will prepare you ...

In this course, you will explore five areas that will prepare you for achieving success as you pursue your goal of continuing your education. Modules include: Strategies for Staying on Course, Study Habits and Skills, Effective Communication, Initiative and Motivation, and Career Exploration

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
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Full Course
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Rio Salado College
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Rio Commons TAACCCT