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Miss Rebeca Prof.

Javier ENGLISH

Synthesis
Brief writing beginning with the identification of the main ideas of the author, which the student must
interpret by determining their connections, resulting in a clear and coherent document.
How to create a synthesis
1. Identify the object of the assignment.
Carry out an exploratory reading of the text. Make sure to pay attention until
2.
complete understanding of the paragraphs is achieved.
Underline the most important ideas, making sure the underlined text has
3.
sequence, unity and logic.
From the underlined text, write down the most significant ideas in your own
4.
words.
The synthesis must preserve the original idea of the text, contain the essential
5.
ideas and yet still be clear.

Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
synthesis title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
Spelling and Spelling: No mistakes.
10
Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas in all paragraphs.

Contents
Points Variable Description
The writing will include all the main ideas identified by the
20 Main ideas
source.
30 Interpretation Edit the main ideas according to the student’s interpretation.
Idea The writing will include the connection between main ideas in
25
connection a logical and sequential manner.

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Essay
Consists in the defense of a personal and subjective point of view from an extended subject, in free form,
has no specific paragraphs or sections and styled to will.
The goal of an essay is for the person who reads your essay to understand, reflect and obtain new ideas
through thoughts and judgements about any suject written from your point of view.
How to create an Essay
1. Identify the object of the assignment.
Make an investigation and read about the subject from different sources, so you
2.
can have the most information and so generate your own point of view.
3. Identify the main ideas from different authors.
4. Analyze the information so you can organize and understand it.
Summarize the information expressing your point of view and supporting it with at
5. least two of the researched authors. It’s important to use your own writing style in
your essay.
Conclude with a personal contribution, accompanied by reflections, criticisms,
6.
comments and suggestions.

Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
essay title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
Spelling and Spelling: No mistakes.
10
Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas in all paragraphs.
Contents
Points Variable Description
Define in the title the main idea of the subject that will be
5 Title
developed in the essay body.
Establish the purpose of the essay, problematic situation or
question. This can be done through a question that has more
15 Introduction
tan one answer. The idea you want to defend is justified and
presented.
Defend your point of view with arguments supported by two
40 Development bibliographic sources. You must correctly quote and
paraphrase.
Present closure by returning to the problem or question raised
15 Conclusion
in the introduction, giving them an answer.

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Concept Map
Graphic document which represents the existing relationships between concepts, characteristis and classes,
linking them through connectors ( words, arrows or other graphics) with the purpose of clearly, orderly and
hierarchically organizing a subject.
How to create a concept map
1. Identify the main ideas that will be used in your concept map.
2. Conmbine related ideas.
Put ideas in order, might be from the most abstract and general to the most
3.
concrete and specific.
4. Represent and place ideas in the diagram. Each one will be represented as a node.
Connecting is the most important step, you must relate and connect the nodes
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using links.
Verify if the map is correct by reviewing it carefully and consider if you can find
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unseen relationships between the nodes.

Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
concept map title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
Spelling and Spelling: No mistakes.
10
Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas in all paragraphs.

Contents
Points Variable Description
Identify the main subject from which the map will be
15 Main subject
created.
15 Representation Representing main concepts through a diagram.
The concept map is presented in an ordered manner
25 Organization according to a preestablished standard ( logical, sequential,
hierarchical).
Concept Classification of concepts presented in a logical way, which
20
connection are related to each other through connectors and/or words.

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Comparison Chart
Is the presentation of data in such a manner that the reader can easily identify the differences by
comparison.
How to create a comparison chart
1. Identify the object of the assignment.
2. Determine the subjects for comparison.
3. Create a chart which includes the subjects and characteristics to be compared.
4. Place a subject in one column for contrast with one from another column.

Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
comparison chart title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
Spelling and Spelling: No mistakes.
10
Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas in all paragraphs.

Contents
Points Variable Description
Place one subject in a column for Determine in the title the main idea of the
5 comparison with one from subject(s) to be compared.
another column
Select the document’s two most
35 Subjects to compare
representative subjects.
 Select variables that represent the
subject.
 Ideas are in order.
35 Elements to compare
 The chart reflects the relationship
between the elements, classified
and in order.

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Synoptic Chart
Is a patterned summary which offers the advantage of visualizing the structure and organization of the
contents exposed in the text. May be created with the aid of keys, diagrams, or by using a series of rows and
columns (charts).
How to create a synoptic chart
1. Identify the target of the assignment.
2. Obtain the main or core ideas of the subject studied.
Associate the main ideas so they can be arranged by hierarchy. That is, classify
3.
your ideas from general to particular or viceversa.
Present in a pattern the main concepts you identified, associating them. Use the
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following connectors: keys, diagrams, arrows, rows and columns ( charts).

Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
synoptic chart title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
Spelling and Spelling: No mistakes.
10
Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas in all paragraphs.
Contents
Points Variable Description
5 Title Make reference to the subject addressed.
25 Summary Representation and identification of the main ideas.
 Includes the main ideas according to a criteria.
 The ideas are classified from general to particular
Visual
45 or viceversa.
representation
 The pattern reflects the relationship of the
elements, in order and classified.

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Summary
Written document reflecting the main ideas of the author in a concentrated form accurately and objectively,
without critical interpretation.
How to create a summary
1. Identify the object of the assignment.
2. Carefully read the material indicated for summary.
3. Identify the central topic of each paragraph.
Identify phrases that help understand the main idea, but that you could get rid of
4. as well as the redundant material and eliminate it. When you find expression like
“in other words” or “that is” most probably you will find a redundant phrase.
Combine similar information or common ideas that can be represented with fewer
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words and substitute them.
Compose your summary, which should retain the original idea of the text,
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containing the essential ideas and still being clear.
Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
summary title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
Spelling and Spelling: No mistakes.
10
Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas in all paragraphs.
Contents
Points Variable Description
5 Title Makes reference to the summarized text.
Define the topic incorporating the main idea developed in the
15 Introduction
text.
Reflect the structure of the contents that appear on the original
55 Contents
text.

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Report
Written document reflecting the main ideas of the author in a concentrated form accurately and objectively,
without critical interpretation.
How to create a report
1. Identify the object of the assignment.
2. Carefully read the instructions to make the report.
Investigate the information required to solve the exercise and execute the
3. instructions requested in the activity.
Describe the perfomed procedure, specifying how you used the gathered
information. You will also answer the questions: what, who, how, when, where
4. and why.
5. Draft the obtained results without personal opinion.
Conclude your personal consideration about what you learned while making the
6. assignment.

Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
report title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
Spelling and Spelling: No mistakes.
10
Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas in all paragraphs.
Contents
Points Variable Description
5 Objective Purpose of the report.
Organized and detailed description of the assignment execution,
20 Procedure
answering the questions: what, who, how, when, where and why.
30 Results The findings of the exercise are submitted.
20 Conclusion Personal considerations regarding the learning activity.

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Presentation
Written computerized and illustrated document reflecting the main ideas of the topic in a concentrated
form
How to create a presentation
1. Identify the object of the assignment.
Investigate the information required to solve the exercise and execute the
2. instructions requested in the activity.
Write the main ideas you will explain in your presentation. You will also answer
3. the questions: what, who, how, when, where and why.
4. Draft the obtained results without personal opinion.
Conclude your personal consideration about what you research and present it in
the presentation, choose the one you prefer, power point, prezzi, etc. it have to
5. last 10 min max.

Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
report title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
Spelling and Spelling: No mistakes.
10
Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas in all paragraphs.

Contents
Points Variable Description
5 Objective Purpose of the presentaion
Organized and detailed description of the topic what, who, how,
20 Procedure
when, where and why.
The findings of the exercise are presented and explained,
briefly, clearly, and synthetized. The presentation goes well, all
50 Presentation
the participants worked, and explained. Personal considerations
regarding the learning activity.

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Video- Audiovisual presentation


Filmed document reflecting the main ideas in a concentrated form accurately and objectively, in a personal
critical interpretation.
How to create a video
1. Identify the object of the assignment.
3. Decide the topic
Present the draft and main idea, remember to put the credits on the video, and all
4. the characters.
5. Film the video, whether it is a personal video, a short, a story
6. Present the video, already the final cut

Form
Points Variable Description
Name, registration number, teacher’s name, course title,
General
5 module, activity, date, team ( in case of a group assignment),
Information
report title.
Correct inclusion of bibliographic information. Refer to the
teacher and/or tutor for book reports or written material
10 Bibliography
guidelines, as well as other sources of information used to
elaborate the document. Report all sources correctly.
10 Editing Editing: Clear, logical and sequential ideas

Contents
Points Variable Description
5 Objective Purpose of the video ( video, short, etc)
70 The video is presented on the deadline, no mistakes, well edited,
Procedure the story presented is correct, the audio is well.
It has titles, characters, sequence, adds. Thank you notes.

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