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Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Online English Lesson Plans, Lesson Material and Ideas
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Reading Assignment No.1:
To synthesize points of view of a current event. To encourage students
to use various sources of reading and improve general computer skills.
You are required to research a news related article. Choose a current
news topic and then, using the internet, compare and contrast a number
of articles about this topic.
1. Try to get articles with different viewpoints, for example from CNN,
Yahoo and Reuters.
2. Read the articles and write a 300 word response using unified
3. Include the main idea of the current event and the points of view of
each article. How are the points of view similar? How are they
different? Which article did you like best and why?
4. You should compare and contrast the facts (or they the same or
different), the vocabulary and the style of words used (are they
informal or formal, thought provoking, opinionated or factual?)
5. You can submit your work on disk or on paper. Include the articles
and their sources when you hand in your work.
You will be marked based on your ability to synthesize the information
from the articles. Marks will be allocated for depth of research, choice
of articles, as well as your ability to complete all of the above tasks.
used a variety of news related articles with different viewpoints.
wrote a 300 word response using unified paragraphs with appropriate
formatting and unobtrusive errors. (20%)
have summarized the main idea about the current event. (25%)
have compared and contrasted the articles to a satisfactory
have included your opinion about the articles. (10%)