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Learn how to use articles in English writing by watching how native English speakers do it
June 26, Noon-1:30pm, FL2-1003
Have you ever had the experience that your colleagues seem to “randomly” add and delete articles in your writings? Have you ever wondered whether other native English speakers agree with each other where to use articles in your writings? We are conducting a human experiment to find out.
Two short papers with all articles have been removed are given to some native English speakers. A team of the ESL staff will collect the two papers with articles filled back in from those native speakers. We will conduct a study on how much they agree prior to the event. During this event, we will go through the two papers, analyze how and why those speakers use articles, and listen to their explanations.
Will the experts contradict each other? Or your own educated opinion? Come and join in what may become a lively debate that will build your skill in understanding the rules for using articles and your confidence as a communicator of scientific English.