In this report, we want to practice:
- Combining sources into one outline
- Writing short summaries combining more than one source
- Citing websites
- Citing Japanese sources
- Writing reference lists with more than one source
We also want to learn about opportunites for going abroad while at University. If you do not learn now, by the time you decide to go it might be too late - you might be busy with jobhunting, dissertation, or you might not be able to get the TOEFL/IELTS score you need.
People go abroad for many reasons.
- Study abroad: (link)
- Working holiday (only some countries): (link)
- Volunteering: (link)
1) Do you want to go abroad? For which reason?
2) Can you think of any more reasons people go abroad?
1) Do some Research
1) Choose something you can do while you are in university: "Volunteer", "Internship" or "Study Abroad"
2) Choose a specific place
- e.g. if you research "Study", choose ONE city, ONE university and a specific course
- e.g. if you choose "Internship"", choose ONE city and ONE company
- e.g. if you choose "Volunteer", choose ONE organisation working in ONE area
Choose something INTERESTING your partner DOES NOT KNOW (i.e. no SUA)!
2) Find some good sources to learn about your options
Start with the links above.
Probably your other sites are the university site, and a travel site.
- No Wikipedia or Wikitravel.
- At least three sources
- At least one Japanese source
- At least two non-Japanese sources
3) Research you need to know before you go.
Here are some ideas
- Application: What skills do you need? What forms/proof do you need?
- What scores/paperwork I need by when? (e.g. TOEFL iBT by October, Visa by December)
- Action: What will you actually do? Where will you live?
- Time: When to go, how long? What's the weather like then?
- Transport: How to get there. How to get around.
- Language: What English level do I need? Should I learn another language?
- Cost: Flights, food & accomodation, program fees, application fees, shopping
- Travel: Other things you can do/eat/see/buy (as travel) while you are there
- Planning: What do I need to prepare? (visa/vaccine/papers/study)
- Customs: What customs/manners/cultural things do I need to know? What are people like?
- Packing:What do I need to take? (special clothes/medicine
- Warnings: Are there any dangers? (food/water/place/animal/diseases/people/time)
- Sharing: Will I need to share info about Japan? Should I prepare something?
- Should I take any gifts from Japan?
Can you think of any more things you might need to know?
4)Think about the Outcome
- How will it help you (How is this connected to YOUR dream?
- Do you think this will help others?
5) Next, prepare to outline the pattern, with some differences
Your title is:
- "Studying at KJHLKJHKJL University"
- "Volunteering with X NGO"
- "Working at X company"
Cite every line
Each point in your outline could come from any of your three references.
- Please show in your outline WHICH fact comes from WHICH reference
- Use a citation for every point or detail ("Title of page," n.d.).
- See the template for an example.
Don't forget to write three interesting questions
These questions are not interesting:
"Do you want to study abroad"
"Do you want to go to Canada"
Don't forget your summary
For the summary, please give a TWO SENTENCE summary.
- Summarize your plan.
- Summarize the most important thing you need to do to make your plan come true
- (e.g. "I'm going to visit UBC in Canada in summer 2017, and study Marketing for one semester. To do this, I really need to save more money, so I will get a part time job soon. I also need to get my iBT TOEFL score up to 90")
Don't forget your APA reference list
This report is different.
- Please give THREE references
- APA reference lists should be in alphabetical order
- If you use a Japanese site, use translation style