english for biology

a course for biology students at the university of crete

ENGLISH 1 FINAL MARKS February 20, 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Both English 1 type A students and E1 students who have responded to bonus hw can check the following detailed list of their grades: bioenglish1-2016-final-marks

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ENGLISH 4 February 14, 2017

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English 4 students are requested to go to the library and photocopy  the supplementary notes titled as: ‘English 4 – Exercises on sample methods of developing your paragraphs’. You need to have them with you in our classes.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 2 & 4 February 9, 2017

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There won’t be a lesson on Friday, 10/02/2017.
The Instructor
Maria Koutraki
 

DEADLINE FOR BONUS HW January 9, 2017

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The deadline for the submission of bonus homework is January 9, 2017.

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

2016 E1 -WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR THE FINAL EXAMS (January & September 2017) January 5, 2017

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TEXTS

  • Text 1: ‘Microorganisms as cells
  • Text 2: ‘The Plant Kingdom’
  • Text 3:’Fish’
  • Text 4: ‘The Function of the Skin’
  • Texts 5:’Engineered Pea seeds & tobacco plants’
  • Text 6: ‘The study of living things’
  • Note: There might also be an unknown text in the final test.

LANGUAGE

  • Summarizing & Paraphrasing strategies
  • Latin Plurals
  • English Tenses
  • Argumentative language (writing a commentary)
  • Note taking systems
  • Descriptive Language (Describing objects, plants, animals etc.)
  • Reporting on graphs & charts

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

2016 E3 -WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR THE FINAL EXAMS (January & September 2017)

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TEXTS

  • Text 1: ‘Mutations’
  • Text 2: ‘Cancer Biology’
  • Text 3:’Obesity is contributor to heart decease’
  • Text 4: ‘Genetic Drift’ (Texts a & b)
  • Texts 5:‘Researchers uncover why the body can’t defend against tuberculosis’
  • Text 6: A Brief Tour of the Cell Cycle 
  • Note: There might also be an unknown text in the final test.

LANGUAGE

  • Features of Academic Writing (Formality, Complexity, Hedging, Explicitness, Accuracy, Precision)
  • Summarizing & Paraphrasing strategies (revision)
  • English Tenses (revision)
  • Note taking systems (revision)
  • Reporting on tables, graphs & charts (revision)
  • Sentence Structure & Style (Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses/Eliminating Wordiness/Avoiding Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences)
  • Types of sentences

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ENGLISH 1 December 11, 2016

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There will be no lesson on Monday, 12/12/2016, 11.00-12.00 due to interviews being scheduled. There will be an extra lesson during the replacement week.

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki