Thursday, June 08, 2006

6/9 Takeshima

I noticed an interesting technique. Ss were pasting my text onto the editing box of the BBS so they could refer to it as they wrote, borrowing phrases, and answering elements one by one.
Today I made the text very short (in contrast with 'Darfur') so that more time could be spend writing. Most classes had 40 mins for thinking and writing (a success indeed).
The topic was one selected from student suggestions made last time.
I asked for 150 words but got 105(139 when taken from a sample of 10) on average. This with 40 minutes of writing on a farmiliar but technical subject.

Best solutions: Split EEZ in half, Blow Islands up, first connect through culture like pop music, or soccer.


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