Thursday, January 27, 2011

Writing an essay

On beautiful morning, Miss Zu has teaches us about the writing process. Before we start to write an essay, there must be a draft in order to complete an essay excellently. These following are process of writing:

  • Pre-waiting
          At this stage, there are also have the technique to produce a relevant essay which is brainstorming,
          mind-mapping, free-writing and quick writing. Therefore, the students must practiseuse this technique 
          that they get one's teeth. 
  • Planning and Organizing
          From this part, the students must be able to create introduction and give topic sentences. Moreover,
          they must put support details to explain about the main point.
  • Drafting
          Next, the students should expand of their points so that the readers know what the points we want to 
          say. In fact, they must to give examples to support our points.
  • Revising and Editing
          At this time, check the spelling and grammar and also arrange the content and organization
  • Final Draft
          Based on information available, the students must organize the content of an essay starting introduction,
          body part and lastly conclusion.

Developing a Thesis Statement
Is a sentence that shows the controlling idea of a piece of writing and it should in very specific. All the students      are divided into several group to write the thesis statement on textbook page 29.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pronouns and Determiners

Today, Azura, Najihah and Aini presenting about their topic which is 'pronoun' for an hour. What is pronoun?
Pronoun can replace a noun or other pronoun. Using pronoun can make the sentences less repetitive. It can be categorized into several types which is:

  • Personal: refer to specific person or thing to indicate person, gender, number and case such as I, we, they, he, she, you, it.
  • Demonstrative: points to and identifies a noun or pronoun. For example, this(singular) and these(plural) refer to the things that are nearby either in space or time. That(singular) and those(plural) refer to the things that are farther away in space or time.
  • Interrogative: used to ask question such as who, which, whom and others.
  • Relative: used to link one phrase to another phrase. For example, who and whoever refer to the subject of a sentence while whom and whomever refer to the objects of a verb or preposition.
  • Indefinite: conveys the idea of all, any, none or some. Some indefinite pronoun can be used as indefinite adjectives.
  • Reflexive: refer back to the subject of the sentence such as themselves, himself, ourselves, myself.
  • Intensive: used to emphasis its antecedent. It's also are identical in form to reflexive.

After an hour, Amirah, Nabilah and Edlina turn to present presentation which is 'determiner'. 
Determiners are the words that are used with nouns to clarify the nouns. There are different types of determiners.
  1. Singular nouns always need a determiner.
  2. Plural nouns the determiner is optional.
  3. Uncountable nouns the determiner is also optional.
There are different determiner include:
  • Article: the
  • Demonstratives: this, that, these, those, which
  • Quantifiers: few, a few, much, each, every
  • Possessives: my, your, my friends's
Then, they group giving a reward to those who answer all the questions.

Skimming, Scanning and Contextual clues

On night, our lesson is skimming and scanning. What is skimming and scanning? Skimming refers to the process of quickly identifying the main idea within a passage. It;s done at a speed three or four times faster than normal reading. Scanning is a reading skill used to find specific information quickly. When scanning for information, we only took for the key words and have a question in mind. After a while, Miss Zu teaches us contextual clues. Briefly, it's help the readers to understand of the new word. There are four types of contextual clues:

  1. Examples
  2. Synonyms and Definitions
  3. Antonyms and  contrasts
  4. Experience or sense of the sentence
Then, we need to be in a group of four. We were given to complete the task about contextual clues. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ice Breaking Session 2

There are 4 other groups who have not presenting their partner which is marini and dalila, hazirah and maizatul, dian and rasyidah and alisa and fadzilah. Apart from that, we can know our friend deeply. I feel delight to see how their expressing feeling about their partner. After that, Miss Zu explain the summary of grammar that we have learned last semester. Many of us has forgotten about grammar but after Miss Zu teaches back, everyone can recall it. Before we go to lunch, Miss Zu gave the second assignment which is grouping assignment. Every group must have three group member and the group leader will take the topic and turn. My group members is Afiqah, Salbiah and me. Our topic is 'adverb' and we are the fourth turn to present about it. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

speaking in front of the class

On 6 January, we were given a task. Each group must have a pair and one group would be three person. Each of the group must introduce their partner. So, I decided to be Edlina Zulfaika bestfriend. I knew her since in part1. She was born on 4 February 1992 at Pusrawi. For me, she is kind person, cheerful, helpful person, and a briliant person. I symbolise her as a moon because sometimes I look her, her face looks peaceful. When we have a problem, we look at the  moon to soothe our soul. And she symbolise me as a 'barney'. I feel hilarious when she sang the barney song in front of the class. Sometimes, if a friend tells us about ourselves, we will feel overhelmed. So, appreciate the friendship that has prevailed.


the moon

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

first class of BEL260

On 4 January, I was so excited to know who will be lecturer for BEL260. It doesn't comes cross on my mind whereby Miss Zuraidah is my lecturer, just same with my ex-roomate last semester. But, I'm glad to have a splendid lecturer. Hehe. Duringthe first class, Miss Zu has talked about 9 MOHE soft skills. As a university student, they must apply nine soft skills in themselves. The Ministry of Higher Education ( MOHE ) has introduced  a holistic programme to build a balanced perspective in all students will expose them to subjects beyond their area of specialisation. 9 soft skills are:

  • knowledge
  • practical skills
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • communication skills, social responsibility and team work
  • values, ethics, and professionalism
  • life-long learning
  • entrepreneurship
  • leadership
  • management
On night class, group A and B are combine. I guess it have about 50 students. How can I imagine to control  a large number of students. But, Miss Zu can manage them. She told about the same thing in the morning which is soft skills. We all just keep listening until the end of the class.