Latest Activity In Study Groups

Join Your Study Groups

VU Past Papers, MCQs and More

We non-commercial site working hard since 2009 to facilitate learning Read More. We can't keep up without your support. Donate.

ENG505 Research in Linguistics/Literature Assignment No. 1 Solution and Discussion Spring 2014 Comsats Virtual Campus Due Date: April 11, 2014

ENG505 Research in Linguistics/Literature Assignment No. 1 Solution and DiscussionSpring 2014 Comsats Virtual Campus Due Date: April 11, 2014


Using the Note-Taking Techniques introduced in Lecture 5 of this course, you have to prepare notes about this essay. There are 10 marks allocated for this assignment.


For further help, I will email you a handout on Note-Taking Techniques.



  1. Read the Essay
  2. Highlight important points.
  3. Rephrase the important sentences into your own words.
  4. Summarize the whole essay into points in the form of notes.
  5. Your notes should be short and concise.
  6. The total words of your notes should not be more than 300 words.


Essay # 1

Importance of English


In today’s global world, the importance of English cannot be denied and ignored since English is the most common language spoken everywhere. With the help of developing technology, English has been playing a major role in many sectors including medicine, engineering, and education, which, in my opinion, is the most important arena where English is needed. Particularly, as a developing country, Turkey needs to make use of this world-wide spoken language in order to prove its international power. This can merely be based on the efficiency of tertiary education. Consequently, English should be the medium of instruction at universities in Turkey for the following three reasons: finding a high-quality job, communicating with the international world, and accessing scientific sources in the student’s major field.

The first reason for why English should be the medium of instruction at universities in Turkey is that it helps students find a high quality jobs for students to find. In business life, the most important common language is obviously English. In addition to this, especially, high-quality jobs need good understanding ability and speaking in English. Therefore, companies can easily open out to other countries, and these companies generally employ graduates whose English is fluent and orderly. For example, the student who is graduated from a university which takes English as a major language will find a better or high-quality job than other students who don’t know English adequately. In other words, the student who knows English is able to be more efficient in his job because he can use the information from foreign sources and web sites. He can prepare his assignments and tasks with the help of this information. Therefore, undoubtedly, his managers would like his effort or prepared projects. In addition, many high-quality jobs are related with international communication and world-wide data sharing. University graduates who are in a international company and business are needed to communicate with foreign workers. For instance, if their managers want them to share the company’s data, they are expected to know English. Moreover, they will even have to go business trip for their company. Absolutely, all of these depend on speaking English; as a result, new graduates have to know English in order to get a high-quality job, and the others, who don’t know English, may have lack of communication and be paid less money.

The second and the most important reason, for English to be the medium of instruction in the Turkish higher education system is that it enables students to communicate with the international world. In these days, in my opinion, the most important thing for both university students and graduates is to follow the development in technology. For this reason, they have to learn common language. Certainly, they should not lose their interest on communicating with the world. However, some of the university students can’t obtain English education in their university. Unfortunately, these people may lose their communication with worldwide subjectsand topics. In short, they will not communicate foreign people. To prevent these people from lacking of speaking English, universities’ administration will provide English education to them. In addition, university students can use some specific hardware and software of computers with their English to communicate others. For example, the Internet, which, in my opinion, is the largest source in the world, based on English knowledge and information. Also, most of the software such as “Windows”, “Microsoft Office”, “Internet Explorer” are firstly written in English, and these programs are the basic vital things for communication over computer. That is to say, even in a little research about something, they need these programs and the Internet to find necessary sources and information.

The last reason for favoring English as the medium of instruction of Turkish universities is that it facilitates accessing information. All of the students have to do some project or homework which is related with their field during the university education. In these projects or homework, they have to find some information which is connected with their subject. They find sources from English web sites and books, but they have to replace these data to their projects. During these processes, if they know English, they will not come across with any difficulty, but if they don’t know, even they may not use these data. As a result, the student who knows English will be more successful at his/her project. For this reason, to obstruct possible inequity between students, management of universities should accept English as a second language in order to provide accessing information to the students. In short, university students need to know English to access information.

All in all, the education in universities should be done with English for three reasons. First, students who know English are able to find their favourite job related with their field. Second, they can communicate with others internationally. Third, as a major language in universities, English makes accessing information easy for students. In my opinion, internationally, people need one common language. For many years, English has been the common world-wide language, and it will be in the future. For this reason, if you want to follow trends, new gadgets and technology, modernization of the developing world, you have to know English whatever age you are in.


Views: 104

Replies to This Discussion

Note Taking Techniques :
The most comprehensive note taking systems require attention on your part . Your clear , meaningful, must be alert enough in class to take notes . A lot of information in a given lecture will not help you learn the material because you " write all " can not depend on . Specific relevant points in a particular class to determine if there are problems , then , you can always ask the professor to explain them to you can .
2-6 Method: 2-6 split of space on your notepaper refers to the way . You border on the left side of the page using the red line , make two columns . After you take notes in class , when a highlight notes 6 column and 2 column as a system left little use . I think you will be tested , including the content on the left , write the titles and main points . When you are finished , you can quickly scan for important points of information that should be a comprehensive page . Study is 99 % perspiration , you 'll see a better one true during a semester , trying to focus . Your academic success is entirely up to you .

- By George Mason University
Split Page Method
Class lectures and your textbook - they're the primary sources of course content and you both need to learn . So take notes distributed with page methodology to collect them . Just your notebook page in half lengthwise distribution. Draw a line down the middle of the page . On one side of the page to take class notes and the text outline. If you read will have you both . Class notes and text together , integrated. Some students need to ask questions that help the professor added a third column to find out .
- By Sheri Reynolds
Group Notes using
You may copy page after page of notes in class while a lecture tired of struggling to keep up with ? My advice? Note taking is not - at least every day. Instead , some of his classmates to form a group and take turns taking good class notes . This is not a day when you have to take note , to really focus on what is being said in class . Some particularly important points you want to jot down , but most can try to participate in class . Your teacher is trying to get across the point of view can not understand the question , and ask your teacher to score points by answering questions . After class notes from your classmates can photocopy , or what happened in class while reviewing your mind better yet , copy them by hand .
- By Fred Weening
The secrets of taking good notes
Edinboro University and its alumni news magazine as a writer , I interview people spend a lot of time . Good note taking is an essential interview skills - in the classroom is just as valuable a skill. Good note , the only reason there is no magic . It is complete and correct . Now , many people say that his professor in class to capture all can write fast enough , even a tape recorder is a good idea to use . You write the way you do not remember anything , and you can double check for accuracy tape . Whether or not to use a recorder , this topic is still fresh in your mind as soon as possible is important to copy your notes . By re-writing or re- type your notes , you may be more familiar with the material . You mentally reinforce what was said in class . And it's easy to test whether a term paper to write a second time , making information retrieval practice writing .
- By Brian Pitzer
Notable Notes
Upgrade as you want them to be as good? Are able to review your notes ? Notice while trying to follow a lecture we hurriedly jot down phrases and acronyms that are . We go back to review your notes later , we understand the key words and phrases , or can not remember what the hours are , sometimes we can not read our own handwriting . It has been proven that a study of note-taking tip . After you have finished class , immediately rush to the nearest computer lab and re- type your notes . Your complete thoughts and sentences as need to rewrite their sentences , in the dot , you have some kind of a logical sequence from the cross and take care of your "cut and paste " use . Retyping your notes while you are using several procedures : Do you read your notes aloud to type as you use your hands , review , and what type of evidence you as a re- read again . Research within the first 24 hours of the presentation , review notes , so new content can be recalled by 80 percent indicates . Also , clean typed notes as you read and study are easy to expose . Your daily re- type your notes , then you 'll have more than enough to work , good study habits, you will learn to aid in memory retention and , at the same time , improve your grades .
- With Janet Jenkins
Attend classes
The most important advice I can give you are sure you have to attend classes . Class attendance will receive a passing grade in a course to increase chances . In addition to attending classes , to really maximize the success of your note-taking skills is important to brush . Note: to improve the skills are some general recommendations
To attend the first class covers all related to the topic being read textbook material .

Make sure you take notes in class . You fail to take note , you have to learn a lot from the lectures will be forgotten in a few days . If you have something written on paper , you can refer to at a later time .

You can tape record their lecture professors who ask very sharp speech . You usually several professors lecture them as possible to get the most out of your efforts to help you prepare for 'll find .

Participation in class and just using the note-taking techniques , your chances for success in college will increase significantly .

- By Karan Misra
Prepare for lectures
The biggest advantage is that
You are familiar with the subject
You know what to ask
You already have your study materials that things are not going to waste time writing . Rather , the links you choose where to clear their concepts , know what to write .
By the time the lecture is over , you are in a state of mind more clear . Thus, taking notes more meaningful and worth the time spent doing it is .

- Ms. Sreelatha Anand
Use of colors
It may take a bit more time but it will work . Just give it a chance . You are taking notes change the color of your pen ! Do not write in blue or black ink . A second time (also highlighted in purple ) 80 % more infomation without reading - you write in the ring will help maintain 50 % . I am a teacher of adult education and the rule for my class .
- By Nicole Watts


Looking For Something? Search Below

Latest Activity

VIP Member Badge & Others

How to Get This Badge at Your Profile DP


Management: Admins ::: Moderators

Other Awards Badges List Moderators Group

© 2021   Created by + M.Tariq Malik.   Powered by

Promote Us  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service