Today’s class was fully dedicated to the presentation of bio of a scholar. I think this is one of the successful activities of this course. As my instructor noted once, scholars are also human 🙂 !
I quite agree with him, as sometimes we read article and when we see that the author of the article has a strange name we even do not read his/her name, and in this case it is even useless to talk about finding about his/her biography. The first group presented one of the well-known scholars Boroditsky. For instance, I was always sure that Boroditsky is a man, but fortunately it was found out during the class presentation that Boroditsky is a woman,-Lera Boroditsky.
Another presentation was dedicated to one of my favorite and well-known linguist David Crystal. Amazing linguist! However, I think that such activities are given to explore scholars about whom we as beginner scholar have no idea.
Talking about the articles which are being summarized on daily bases, I can say that we again touched upon the writing topic, but this time on specific software which allows many instructors to check their students’ essays. This software which is called Automated Essay Writing (AES) also aimed at checking students’ proficiency level in writing. Such software mainly are used in such education organizations as TOEFL, GRE and so on.