english for biology

a course for biology students at the university of crete

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 2 July 21, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 9:36 am
You can see your detailed marks of all assignments and final test in the updated Lore E2 -Biology file in LORE LIBRARY.

Have a nice summer!

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 4 July 16, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 8:46 am
You can see your detailed marks of all assignments and final test in the updated Lore E4 -Biology file in LORE LIBRARY.

Have a nice summer!

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

Announcement – English 4 June 18, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 4:38 am

Results of first 3 assignments on Lore for E4 Students

You can see the results of your first 3 assignments in the library of Lore (LoreE4-Biology2014). Each assignment gets maximum 5 for feedback and another 5 for the assignment itself.

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 3 June 16, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 9:31 am

ENGLISH 3 – WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR THE FINAL EXAMS (JUNE/SEPTEMBER 2014)

You will find all you need to study in the blog https://englishbiology.wordpress.com (Check the table of the course outline)

TEXTS

- Text 1: Microorganisms as Cells

- Text 2: ‘ Obesity is contributor to heart desease ‘

- Text 3: ‘ Mutation and Gene Function’

- Text 4: ‘ Biology 3 Cancers from Single cell ‘

- Text 5: ‘Researchers uncover why the body can’t defend against tuberculosis’

- Text 6: Longer exercise provides added benefit to children 

LANGUAGE

- Writing Definitions – Definitions of Terms

- Features of Academic Writing (Complexity, Formality, Precision, Accuracy, Hedging, Explicitness, Signalling, Objectivity, Responsibility, Citation)

- Note-taking Methods (Revision – see relevant E3 link)

- Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses/ Eliminating Wordiness /Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences

- Terminology and general vocabulary based on the above texts

- Reading Comprehension Questions based on the above texts

- Summary writing

- Paraphrasing strategies

- Translation practice

- Revision of basic grammar (focus on tenses) – see relevant grammar links

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT-ENGLISH 4

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 8:53 am

WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR THE FINAL EXAMS IN ENGLISH 4  (JUNE/SEPTEMBER 2014)

You will find all relevant information concerning the teaching material (for both types) and the links provided on E4 page of this blog (http://englishbiology.wordpress.com) :

 

- Structuring a General- to- Specific Expository Paragraph / A Guide to Effective Writing (theory-exercises)

-Methods of development (Definition, Classification, Examples/Extended Example, Comparison/Contrast, Cause& Effect, Process Analysis)

-  Essay writing - From Paragraph to Essay (theory)

- Achieving Coherence-Cohesion (theory-exercises) / Parallel Structures

- Simple / Compound / Complex Sentences (see the relevant E4 & E3 links) – revision from English 3

- Features of Academic Writing – revision from English 3

- Abstracts (theory – examples)

- How to write a successful CV (different types for different uses)

- How to write a successful covering letter and complete application forms

- Note taking Systems – Focus on Cornell system – Revision

-  Describing data in a table, a graph and a chart – Revision

- Summary Writing

- Paraphrasing Strategies

- Translation practice

- Revision of basic grammar (focus on tenses/tense consistency)

 

P.S. Type A students (6 Lore assignments) will sit a short quiz. Type B students who have not submitted any Lore assignments will sit a 2 hour test. Type B students who have submitted a number of Lore assignments will sit the same 2 hour test, but will have to answer less questions.

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

 

ENGLISH 1 ANNOUNCEMENT – FINAL EXAMS (JUNE/SEPTEMBER 2014) June 11, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 8:19 am

What you need to study:

Texts:

Text 1:Microorganisms as Cells’ 

Text 2: ‘The Plant Kingdom’

Text 3: ‘Meningitis’

Text 4: ‘Fish’

Language:

-Terminology and family words of the above texts

-Revision of tenses

-Latin Plurals

-Summary  and Commentary writing

-Paraphrasis writing

- Translation process

- Description of a plant or flower or animal (i.e. fish)

- Note-taking systems

-Describing data in a table, graph or chart

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ENGLISH 2 ANNOUNCEMENT

Filed under: Uncategorized — englishbiology @ 8:10 am

WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR THE FINAL EXAMS (JUNE, SEPTEMBER 2014)

 

You will find all relevant information concerning the teaching material and the links provided on E2 page of this blog (http://englishbiology.wordpress.com) :

 

TEXTS (focus on vocabulary practice and reading comprehension questions)

 

Text 1: BioE2 text1ecosys(a)

Text 2: BioE2 text2 ecosystem(b)

Text 3: text-3-structure-of-the-nephron 

Texts 4 & 5: Engineered pea seeds & tobacco plants

Text 6:  Caffeine

 

LANGUAGE

- Writing Definitions/Definitions of Terms

- Formal Letter Writing/Formality in Academic Writing

- Describing data in a table, a graph and a chart

- Summary Writing

- Paraphrasing Strategies

- Translation practice

- Revision of basic grammar (focus on tenses/tense consistency)

- Note-taking systems (revision)

-Paragraph structure (Coherence & Cohesion)

- Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences / Parallel Structure/Transitions & Connectors/Punctuation

 

 

P.S. Type A students (6 Lore assignments) will sit a short quiz based on vocabulary. Type B students who have not submitted any Lore assignments will sit a 2 hour test. Type B students who have submitted a number of Lore assignments will sit the same 2 hour test, but will have to answer less questions.

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

 

 
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