Arts & Humanities vs Science & Technology (2)

What differences do you notice between the style of texts from different disciplinary areas?

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Quiz: Arts & Humanities vs Science & Technology

Which of the features presented in this quiz would you normally ascribe to Arts & Humanities texts, Science & Technology texts or both?

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Unknown words

What do you do when you don’t know a word in a text you are reading? In the Mentimeter survey tool at the following link indicate how often you behave as indicated in the statements.

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Reading strategies

Reading strategies are plans and techniques we develop in order to understand written texts.

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What about academic titles?

Guessing the topic of an academic text based on its title.

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Reading skills: what’s in a title?

Before we even start reading a book, an article or an essay we can make predictions on what we are about to read.

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LISTENING TO ACADEMIC TALKS: A QUICK REVISION

Here is a revision quiz focusing on some important information regarding Academic Talks.

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Interactive exercise: Signals and Link words

To complete an interactive matching exercise (between expressions and the section of the talk it is likely to occur in), click the following link.

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More examples of Signpost Language

Decide which section/phase of the talk each of the following expressions is likely to occur or the point each tries to signal. Put each of them into an appropriate category (Introduction, Clarifying, Emphasising or Conclusion).

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Quiz: What do they signal?

In this quiz, you will be given a list of expressions/phrases. After each one, decide in which section a particular expression or phrase is likely to occur.

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Signpost language

One of the strategies you can use during listening is to pay attention to words and expressions that signal what has been covered and what is coming up in a talk.

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Quiz: Register and links

Considering what you already know about Register, can you indicate the degree of formality of these link words/expressions? (more information about Register here).

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