english for biology

a course for biology students at the university of crete

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR E1 & E3 – DATE OF INTERVIEW December 2, 2016

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All  E1 & E3 Type A students should send me an email by Sunday 04/12/2016 informing me of the time they could have the interview in my office (221a – Biology Building).

Suggested dates:

Monday o5/12/2016, 11.15 – 13.15

Tuesday 06/12/2016, 11.15 – 13.15

Wednesday 07/12/2016, 9.00 – 13.00

Friday 09/12/2016, 12.15 – 13.15

Monday 12/12/2016, 11.15 – 13.15

Tuesday 13/12/2016, 11.15 – 13.15

Wednesday 14/12/2016, 09.00 – 13.00

Friday 16/12/2016, 12.15 – 13.15

Monday 19/12/2016, 09.00 – 13.15

Tuesday 20/12/2016, 09.00 – 11.00

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR E1 & E3 November 7, 2016

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Type A Interview

Those of you who are interested in participating in the interview (Type A, 40%) are kindly requested to send me an email up until Wednesday 30-11-2016. Appointments for the interviews will be thus set till the end of the semester.

Duration of interview: 5-10 minutes

Guidelines: Select a topic relevant to sciences and technology and talk about main ideas related to it. You can have your notes with you, yet avoid reading them instead of analyzing your topic. Your evaluation will be based on your performance. You don’t need to send me any form of written work. Try to be fluent and communicative.

Remember! You cannot change type in case you are not satisfied with your interview performance!

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ENGLISH 1 October 26, 2016

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Tomorrow, 27-10-2016, there will be an English 1 lesson for one hour instead of two, that is, 12.00-13.00 instead of 11.00-13.00.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki