Tutor profile: Catherine M.
To identify the main idea in writing and to create a main idea for your paper, read page 55 "The Role of Banks in the Great Recession" (in University Success by Laura Eickoff, et,al.). The student and the tutor should read the short writing out loud. Discuss the main idea and the supporting details. Put any unknown words or ideas in journal mentioned before. Some questions might be: What do you know about business ethics? What is fraud and how can it be prevented?
The tutor will see if the student is able to find main ideas and supporting ideas in a reading. The student should be writing down any unknown ideas in their word journal. Even those students who are not English Language Learners can be helped by this process. Answer the questions so that the tutor can assess how much the student knows about business ethics and fraud. Create an organizer for the student's writing with a main idea and supporting ideas.
Subject: English as a Second Language
Read an introductory paragraph. What vocabulary words do you not understand? Are there cultural issues that you do not see in your country?
* Begin a vocabulary journal - words, sentence examples and definitions that mean something to you. * Read the introductory paragraph out-loud to the tutor. (I have examples if they do not have some.) * Stop and discuss the words that the student has trouble with or asks about. * Put it in the journal. * Tutor will explain the activity and see if the student has any questions about it. * Move to next paragraph.
In academic writing what are some of the things you need to remember?
* Understand the writing prompt. * Write in third person. * Keep your writing formal (no contractions or slang). * Have a strong thesis statement, * Begin each paragraph with w topi sentence (as a general rule). * Use credible sources. * Don't fake it, your teacher can tell!
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