Chapter 6: Recognize Author’s Writing Patterns.
1) List Pattern
Eg : For example, if you choose clothing, there are a number of ways to sort this topic into categories. You could divide clothing by the function it serves: shirts and jackets (to cover the upper body), pants and skirts (for the lower body), and shoes and socks (for the feet). Or you could divide clothes according to the materials they are made from: animal products, plant products, and synthetic materials. A more interesting, and potentially humorous, way to divide clothes is by fashion: clothes that are stylish, clothes that are going out of style, and clothes that are so unattractive that they never were in style. Notice that in all of these three cases, the broad topic of clothing has been divided into categories according to a particular principle (function, materials, and fashion). When you divide your topic for your essay, be sure to come up with your own division principle and make it clear to your readers. 2) Sequence Pattern
Eg : Discussions during group work should be democratic: everyone has the right to a say, and for the attribution to be valued. This means that participants should: * Listen attentively to the attributions of others without interrupting; * Speak to each other, looking at the person to whom they are responding; * Take turns and allow everyone an equal opportunity to speak; * Be sensitive to each other’s needs;
* Try to see things from other people’s points of view; * Give reasons for their views;
* And be prepared to change their viewpoint in the light of new information, and accept others doing the same.
3) Definition Pattern
Eg : differentiation is one of those “iceberg” term in teaching – what you see on the surface covers something much bigger. But not only does it have underlying complexities, it is also one of those concepts which teachers assume that ‘everyone knows’ what it means. However, there is no...
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