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Starting to write: Understanding definitions of identity

This week, we will consider practical aspects of academic writing, such as structure and the importance of defining key terms in an essay. The term we will focus on this week is identity. After hearing Kath Woodward’s ideas on identity, our three student writers, Ada, Ziggy, and Joey will write their own definitions of identity. Emphasising that writing is a process, we will give feedback on the students writers’ definitions. We will then provide you with the opportunity to draft your definition of identity, give feedback to other learners and receive feedback from them.

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10件のビデオ (合計59分), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
10件のビデオ
Thinking about your essay6 分
Meet our student writers5 分
Through the looking glass: Who am I?5 分
Woodward on identity: I, me and the world11 分
Woodward on identity: Roots and routes12 分
How do definitions work?3 分
Definitions in context3 分
Drafting your definition1 分
Giving feedback on definitions4 分
5件の学習用教材
How this course works10 分
Meet your instructors5 分
Week 1: What to expect10 分
Summary of Woodward's interview10 分
Week 1 recommended readings10 分
3の練習問題
Is this course right for you?20 分
Woodward Practice Quiz6 分
Week 1 Graded Quiz8 分
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Developing an argument: shifting identities

Week 2 further develops the concept of identity by considering the effects of mobility on one’s identity. Throughout history, as individuals moved across borders, they were either welcomed or perceived as an outsider or a threat. In South Africa during Apartheid, people within the country were further separated into ‘homelands’, and those who challenged the boundaries such as Nelson Mandela were labelled as criminals and terrorists. To help you formulate ideas on such concepts in your essay, we now consider the features of a good academic essay focusing on the introduction. We also introduce a three-part strategy to approach your readings: preview, overview and inview. The task for this week is drafting an introduction at university level. We identify key features of an introduction, then look at introductions written by our three student writers, and provide them with constructive feedback.

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10件のビデオ (合計51分), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
10件のビデオ
Identity and mobility through the ages3 分
Nelson Mandela: Terrorist or freedom fighter?3 分
Reading strategies6 分
Applying reading strategies: Sichone’s chapter4 分
Applying reading strategies: Blommaert’s chapter7 分
Understanding the course essay4 分
Drafting your introduction6 分
Giving feedback on introductions9 分
Relationship between the introduction and conclusion2 分
3件の学習用教材
Week 2: What to expect10 分
Required reading - Xenophobia by Owen Sichone10 分
Required reading - Discourse by Blommaert10 分
3の練習問題
Sichone and Blommaert practice quiz4 分
Week 2 practice quiz12 分
Critique an introduction quiz10 分
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4時間で修了

Supporting the argument: situating identity within culture

This week begins with a discussion of culture and its relevance when individuals become mobile, moving between geographical and social contexts. We look at a case study of a student from the United Kingdom who comes to Johannesburg, South Africa. The case study helps us to think about who owns culture and how different or similar we are across contexts. Next, we consider Thornton’s arguments about culture. He argues against the view that there are many cultures and notes that there is only culture. Thornton considers culture as a resource to which people have different degrees of access. Some examples of cultural resources are clothes, money, beliefs, ideas. Individuals draw on these to construct their identity, but unequal access to these resources that are valued gives some people more possibilities to construct identities that are dominant and more valued. This creates a semblance of difference between groups of people. As people move across borders, these differences may become heightened, because some of the cultural resources that an individual carries with her, may cease to be relevant or may be seen as threatening. So, when supporting one’s argument about what happens to identity as individuals move across borders, it is important to delve into culture and how culture creates differences, how it may accentuate boundaries, and how these may or may not impact on identity. Writing paragraphs in support of one’s argument requires close attention to how the paragraphs link with the position, and with other ideas across the paragraphs. Hence, we offer practical guidelines on paragraphing, coherence and cohesion. We give an example of a well-written paragraph and analyse its form to see why it is good. We then review paragraphs submitted by our three student writers and note what is strong and what could be improved in each. We introduce the core aspects of referencing in essays. We also explain why referencing is an important part of academic writing when we are referring to different people’s views (or voices) and distinguishing these from our own.

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12件のビデオ (合計62分), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
12件のビデオ
Case study of an international student1 分
Pool of abundance: Understanding culture6 分
Round table discussion on culture13 分
Writing paragraphs3 分
Quotes and paraphrasing3 分
In-text referencing4 分
Coherence and cohesion3 分
Student writers drafting their paragraphs8 分
Giving feedback on Ada’s paragraph5 分
Giving feedback on Ziggy’s paragraph5 分
Giving feedback on Joey's paragraphs3 分
3件の学習用教材
Week 3: What to expect10 分
Required reading: Culture: A contemporary definition by Thornton10 分
Cohesive devices - Linking words10 分
3の練習問題
Thornton Quiz8 分
Week 3 practice quiz8 分
Paragraph development quiz12 分
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Starting to finish: writing the first draft

This week we sum up the ground we have covered in this course. The week is about crafting your final essay draft. We recap the building blocks of writing an academic essay, relooking at the features of an introduction, body, conclusion and the purposes of cohesion, coherence and referencing. We also consider and provide engaged feedback on the draft essays written by our three virtual students. There is detailed feedback on the strengths, improvements and opportunities for further improvement on the essays. The feedback is aligned with the core skills introduced in the course, such as writing the topic sentence, linking sentences and ensuring coherence and cohesion. Thereafter we sum up the course with a discussion on the ideas of the four thinkers you were introduced to in this course, namely Woodward, Sichone, Blommaert and Thornton.

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8件のビデオ (合計46分), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8件のビデオ
Round table discussion: Reflection on the readings14 分
The essay building blocks5 分
Referencing and managing sources5 分
Giving feedback on Ziggy's draft7 分
Giving feedback on Joey's draft3 分
Giving feedback on Ada's draft3 分
Looking forward2 分
1件の学習用教材
Week 4: What to expect10 分
2の練習問題
Week 4 practice quiz6 分
Critique an essay12 分
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by APSep 4th 2018

The Corsera program really help me to acquire new skills for essay writing and to develop a sense of responsibility and regularity in my work. Thank you Corsera :)

by RWMay 31st 2018

it was very helpful with my writing skills my essay marks improved as I was able to apply what I learnt from the mooc

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