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Green Card Voices 
Have you seen the Green Card Voices Exhibit in the UC?

The exhibit tells the stories of people from all over the world who live and work in the Minneapolis and Twin Cities area. These people all have green cards which is a document that allows people to live and work in the United States.

You can earn five extra credit points for viewing the exhibit and writing about it. In order to earn the points, you need to answer the questions below in 3-5 sentences and post to the blog by adding a comment and stating your name (I cannot give you extra credit points if I cannot read your name.).Deadline: Sunday, April 23rd at 11:59 pm.
1. After viewing the exhibit, what is your impression of green card-holders in the US?
2. Is there a similar document to a green-card in your country?
3. Write the name of the person who made the most significant impression on you and explain why their story was so compelling.

Education, Culture, and Language Learning in Pakistan

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Education, Culture, and Language Learning in Pakistan






What did you learn about Pakistan that you did not know before attending Haris' presentation? Please write 3-5 sentences to earn 5 extra credit points. You can write your sentences by clicking on "add comment." You MUST write your name (for example, "This is Quiyu" so I know who earns the points.The deadline is Sunday, April 23rd at 11:59 pm.
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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 (insert the webpage addresses into Lingro  first for vocabulary development)
3) Answer the questions below by leaving comment in the box
4) Respond to three other student's comments


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.
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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 Friday, February 10th at 11:59 pm and then comment on at least two other student's paragraphs by Sunday, February 12th at 11:59 pm. Remember that you need to use academic vocabulary in your writing and that you should only have minor grammar errors. The responses need to be thoughtful and articulate.

ESL 141: Interview using the past tense

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Post your paragraph (by adding a comment) that describes the work history of a person you interviewed. After you have posted your paragraph, read the other paragraphs and write two comments about each paragraph.


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ENGL 140 - Academic Honesty Unit

After you have read the article title, "For Some International Students, 'Plagiarism' is a Foreign Word," answer the questions. You can enter the URL into Lingro and choose a language to use an online dictionary.Read the article and post your answers by Thursday, April 27th at 11:59 pm
·Read other students’ answers and respond to two answers by Monday, May 1st at 11:59 pm


1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?

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Writing in another language is a skill that requires  A LOT of practice. Check out this Voice of America posting for useful information and practice activities: