Critical thinking: A shift from in-formal to formal debate:
Instructions: Last class, we have shed some light on the characteristics of the top 10 most creative countries in the world. We had a long debate about how they reached the greatest levels. Our main material was: https://www.businessinsider.com/these-are-the-10-most-innovative-countries-bloomberg-says-2020-1#1-germany-10
Today’s class will be dedicated to the same issue. Yet, we will switch from an informal discussion to a formal one. As a student writer you should follow the following recommendations:
1- State your premise: The idea on which you will base you will base your argument. It should be the topic sentence.
2- It should be ONE idea: Please discuss one idea
4- Your paragraph should include a topic sentence, a supporting topic sentence, a supporting of supporting topic sentence ( YOUR ARGUMENT) and a concluding sentence.
5- Your supporting TS should be rich: 2 or 3 arguments with strong reference (see 3) These can be facts, statistics, quotes, examples…
6- Language: Formal ( please, no short form – don’t, I’m…), use collocations and idioms we have studied, respect punctuation and capitalization
7- paragraph length: 100-120 words
Timing: 20 minutes
Future article: A 5 paragraph essay ( co-authors ) To be posted on the Facebook page and website: Monday, May 1, 2020.