Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
Writing Papers
简体
Writing Papers
写论文

Learn English with this school English lesson

Date: Feb 08 2013

Themes: School

Grammar: Verbs with "-ing"

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Writing a paper is one of the times when you get to be truly creative in school. Your paper can say whatever you choose. It’s up to you to write it, using whatever process works best for you.

Some people brainstorm, do a lot of research, write a rough draft, and finish their papers well in advance. Others like to get in a flow and stay up all night before the paper is due. Both strategies can turn out great or poorly.

In this school English lesson, listen to Sara and Jason talk about an upcoming paper assignment and how they are planning to tackle it.

写论文是你在上学时真正具有创造性的时刻之一。你的论文可以写任何你选择的话题。如何写作取决于你,你会选择最适合自己的方式完成写作。

一些人会记录大量研究并提前写好论文。而另一些人喜欢平时悠闲,在论文提交日前整宿开夜车。两种策略都有优缺点。

在本节校园英语课上,听听萨拉和詹森谈论即将到来的论文布置及他们计划如何应对。

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Jason

Jason

Sara

Sara

Jason:  Hey, have you started that paper for our history class?

Sara:  Yeah, I’m kind of nerdy about that kind of thing, I started it a couple of weeks ago.

Jason:  Woah! A couple of weeks ago?

Sara:  Yeah, we got the assignment and I happened to be at the library, so I started thinking about topics and taking some notes. Just brainstorming a little bit.

Jason:  Do you have a rough draft yet?

Sara:  I’m actually on my second draft.

Jason:  Wow! Oh my gosh!

Sara:  I’m just not a last-minute kind of person. What about you?

Jason:  I might make an outline today. I mean, writing a paper isn’t all that stressful for me a lot of the time. Once I have the outline…once I know what I’m going to say, saying it is easier than figuring out what to say.

Sara:  Right, but I do think writing and thinking kind of go hand in hand. You sort of need to be writing to help you think. I mean, that’s what I believe.

Jason:  I see. Well, maybe I’ll try that. Maybe it will help me come up with ideas for papers more easily.

Sara:  You know, I’ll probably be done with this paper tomorrow, so if you need me to proofread yours or anything I’m happy to.

Jason:  OK, awesome!

 

Grammar Point

Go Super to learn "Verbs with "-ing"" from this lesson Go Super!

Quizzes

Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!

 

Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

The iTEP® test

  • Schedule an iTEP® test and take the official English Practice Test.

    Take Now >

Discussion

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Jason is surprised to learn that Sara started the paper for their history class a couple of weeks ago. She started brainstorming right away and is almost done with the assignment.

If he’s lucky, Jason will make an outline today. He doesn’t work very far in advance. He thinks the hard part about writing papers is figuring out what you’re going to say. For him, the writing is easy.

For Sara, thinking and writing go hand in hand. She doesn’t do one without the other, which is why she started so early. Since she’s almost done, she offers to help proofread for Jason if he needs it.

What is your approach to writing papers?

 

Comments

Log in to Comment

Irene Forever

Ukraine

Julito, good for you. I always do the same. Sometimes I need corrections because my fingers with beautiful manicure think the other way.:) There are some good programs which can help us to check our spelling in no minute. It’s very convenient. If I write much, I can use it, but not often.


I never use Microsoft Office Word for preparing my comments. Tho all the corrections can be done there. If you sometimes see somebody’s comment in a very strange style, it can be as long as a page, with incomprehensible symbols, it was definitely made in Word, then copied and insert here. It’s something! :))).

09:50 AM Feb 09 2013 |

masoudhsn

masoudhsn

Canada

Writing papers are mostly the great entertainment for me. Although, I prefer to brainstorm and make an outline for my any draft in advance, I amn’t kind of nerdy about my papers. I always write a rough draft for any academic style writing and at the end, I proofread my paper because I want it to be perfect. however, for ordinary writing is up to me what to do for my writing. I think it is the best way to improve our writing skill in English as well!!

07:51 AM Feb 09 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

My papers are those that I need to post on EB. I have noticed that  my hands work faster than my mind . Thanks God, I am in the habit  of  proofreading  my notes before hitting the send button and thenceforth  making the necessary corrections .:  ))))))   

11:24 PM Feb 08 2013 |

thewaytoyourhartSuper Member!

Hungary

I don’t really like writting papers, cos I cannot concentrate on the topic for long; my thoughts and ideas are flowing away like the leaves in a slight breeze. And because I like to be more perfect in writting I cannot progress well, cos I can’t really express myself good, not finding the right word, so I often think about them for long.  On top of that I often need to proofread my writting esp. in English to eliminate the grammar and spelling mistakes. 

10:36 PM Feb 08 2013 |

Nourd

Nourd

Algeria

I like writing and writing whatever goes in my mind after I edit and proofread the most important thing is to write what I feel

09:51 PM Feb 08 2013 |

ale_serrat

ale_serrat

Brazil

I like writing papers. First I write a draft and sometimes I write by inspiration, you know, like when I know what to write and when I already have that idea in my head. I’m more like Jason, for me writing is easy but to find a good idea to write is the hardest thing. And like a good brazilian I’m used to do things in the last moments!!! hahaha


:))

01:07 PM Feb 08 2013 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

In fact, I like writing papers in English because it makes me work hard at the  subject  which I tend to learn and research. I start brainstorming in advance in order to make an outline. Of course, no paper can be done properly without  rough draft.  For me thinking and writing go hand in hand as I prefer to write my ideas down immediately. After  having my paper done I always proofread it  as there can be typing or grammar errors.  

Al-issawi

Al-issawi

Iraq

Actually writing papers in English is very hard task, although I did it two times but I have an American proofreader who helped me out with these two papers. My strategy in writing exactly what Sara told, that thinking and writing go hand in hand, therefore I put my ideas right away on papers as a first rough draft and then tight it up afterwards. Sometimes I think in my own language and put outlines so quick as brainstorm and try to convert it in proper way to English afterwards. The continuity in writing in English improves the writing process dramatically as well as reading the good papers for native people writers.    

Tracy_green

China

It happened sometimes that i left my papers undone till the deadline. and i would be freaking out then。


So, i will try my best to put it right and devolop good habits. 

09:52 AM Feb 08 2013 |

Wielomian

Wielomian

Poland

I am like Sara:) I like to start work on paper earlier and do it in parts. If you leave all job for last time your will spend all night on writing. I don’t like to work much in one time and in night. Divided on parts work is in my opinion more efficient and more polish.

06:29 AM Feb 08 2013 |

I M P E R I V M

United States

I always start doing “those” papers a day before they are due… I always say never again but the circumstances repeat!

05:54 AM Feb 08 2013 |

1 person likes this

carsonyap2010

Malaysia

i like to get  in a flow and improvise offcuff.

01:15 AM Feb 08 2013 |

Likes (36):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast