The Economies of your Countries How would you describe the economy of your country?
Consider the questions below. If you don't know the answers to the questions, conduct online research to find information. Respond to each question below in the "Enter a Comment" area. Please respond to the questions by Wednesday, April 4th at 11:59 pm. Please read other people's comments and respond to at least TWO other people's comments by Thursday, April 5th at 11:59 pm.

1. Is there a large disparity between rich and poor in your country?

2. Do you think the disparity between rich and poor countries can be controlled? Should it be controlled?

3. What are some of the biggest charities in your country? Do they have much influence over your government and businesses?

4. What are the most important product and services for your country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

LRK - Task 8: Understanding the U.S Classroom Learning Environment 
In order to better understand U.S. classroom culture:

1) Watch the 4 minute video Living in the U.S.- Formal Classroom Culture
2) Read the webpages, U.S. Academic Culture and US Classroom Culture in Higher Education (insert the webpage addresses into Lingro  first for vocabulary development)
3) Answer the questions below by leaving a comment in the box by Monday, November 13th at  11:59 pm
4) Respond to three other student's comments by Thursday, November 16th at 11:59 pm

1. Do you agree with the webpage author's and the video's characterization of U.S. classroom culture and values? What experiences have you had that confirm or contradict the writers' claims?

2. What values do you think are most important in your country's classroom learning environment? Explain.

Your answers and responses should be thoughtful, informative and have few grammatical errors. Use  academic words from the Word Combinati…
Extra credit opportunity

Earn 3 points by attending the Winter 101 presentation today at 4:00 in the Trimbelle Room in the UC and by completing the tasks.
Post your answers to the following questions by clicking on "Leave a Comment:" List at least two pieces of information learned about winter in Wisconsin?What will you do now that you have attended this presentation? Will you buy certain items? Will you do specific activities?What questions do you still have about winter in Wisconsin?
After you post your answers, read through the other students' responses. Respond to at least one other student's response.
Deadline: Monday, October 23rd at 11:59 pm
Have fun!! Learn a lot!!!

Extra Credit Opportunity

Earn three points of extra credit by attending the Language Matters / Year of Korea Discussion and completing the following tasks

Language, Culture, and Identity Panel Discussion
October 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the North Hall Auditorium.

Junghyo Ahn, SooJin Pate, Byong Moon Kim with moderator UWRF Geography professor John Heppen.

Traditional Korean drummers will perform before and after the panel discussion.


1. Read about Language Matters and the Year of South Korea from the websites.
2. Attend the Panel Discussion at 6:00 in North Hall. Take notes.
3. Answer the following questions by posting to the blog (click "Enter a Comment" below).

What are some new words you learned from the event? You should list two - three.What did you learn from the event or what was your impression of the event? 
4. Read the other blog postings and reply to at least one other person's post.

DUE DATE: All tasks must be completed by Monday, October 16th at 11:59 pm to…
ESL 301 Beyond the Reading Unit 4

Analyzing Information - Critical thinking involves thinking carefully about important topics that the writer has not completely explained. 

Critical Thinking

In Reading 4 you read that two respected publications, The World Malaria Report (WMR) and The Lancet, the British medical journal, have given very different estimates of the number of deaths worldwide from malaria in 2010. The Lancet estimate is almost twice as high as the WMR estimate.

With a partner, group, or alone, make a list of factors that might explain why the two publications came to different conclusions. Use the questions below to guide you.

Where do most of the deaths occur?How easy t is it to get accurate information about malaria deaths?Who are the people who most frequently die from malaria?How are deaths from malaria reported? Who reports them?From whom are these figures important?Online reading/ research
Choose another infectious disease to read about such as polio, influenza, or tu…
Football / Homecoming 101 What did you learn about American Football and Homecoming?

In order to earn three extra credit points, please complete the following tasks by Monday, October 9th at 11:59 pm:
1) Post your answer to this question: What is one detail you learned about American Football or the tradition of Homecoming?
2) Post your answer to this question: Does your culture have anything similar to Homecoming?
3) Read other students' posts. Respond to at least one other student's post.
You must write in complete sentences, use specific vocabulary, and be respectful. You can post your answers by going to "Enter your comment."

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ENGL 140 Understanding University Structure and Academic Jargon Student InterviewsPost your paragraph (by adding a comment) from your student interview by Wednesday, September 27th at 11:59 pm and then comment on at least two other students' paragraphs by Thursday, September 28th at 11:59 pm. Remember that you need to use words from the Word Combination Cards in your paragraph and that you should only have minor grammar errors. The responses need to be thoughtful and articulate.