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Week 7 (June 2-7)
Are first impressions that important?
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Have you ever got a certain
when you met a person? Have you later changed your mind because time proved you wrong or do you think first impressions stick in our mind and cannot be modified?
When you looked at the illustration on your left as you opened this page, what did it make you think of? I ran into the page
from Flicker, and guess what keyword I wrote which generated this sphere? Any idea?
In preparation for our next topics, let´s explore
the world of first impressions
and perhaps even stereotypes. Have people ever told you that they got a wrong impression of you when they met you for the first time? We will all read about it and share our experiences.
online articles and video
1) Watch the following video which is just 27 seconds long:
2) Read this article on
first impressions and memory
from the University of Michigan.
Should you want to read more on this topic, I would recommend the short text
First impressions really count
, the longer
when first impressions are wrong
and the interesting
first impressions in job interviews
. You are just required to read the first one.
3) Now write a short essay-like text about this subject. Again include an introduction, body and conclusion or summary. Proofread your text for possible run-on sentences, grammar inconsistencies and include transitions.
4) Revise one of you peers´ writings on the sidebar. Do not forget to include some information as recommended by this checklist for
or this simpler one for
5) Complete the following grammar exercises:
Verb tense coherence
(list of transition and linking words
). Extra practice on transitions here:
After completing these exercises,
write a couple of sentences in your wiki page
about them (if you found them easy, difficult, things you would have to watch out for, things you learned from them, etc.)
6) Post two entries in your personal blog and
visit the blogs
of your classmates to read what they are blogging about. Write a couple of comments to their blogs. Don´t forget to write in the tag area of each of your posts:
. They will allow blog engines find our posts.
7) Keep on contributing in the
with friends in Japan.
watched a video on first impressions
read an article on the topic
written a short essay-like text on the subject
revised one of my classmate´s writings
completed some grammar exercises
written my two weekly blog posts and written a couple of comments in the posts of my classmates
contributed in the KWC exchange.
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