Monthly Archives: May 2011


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(An article; by one NEB) It is a good thing that there are now English courses available for learners to express themselves using English in. They can speak things, tell stories, describe people and objects, conduct discussions, sing songs, deliver speeches, have debates, etc. But the problem of students’ lacking […]

Self-Recording Enhances Speaking Skills (2)


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(Artikel; oleh seorang NEB) Ada banyak pelatihan dan pengajaran Bahasa Inggris formal atau non-formal yang memfokuskan Bahasa Inggris tidak hanya untuk tujuan umum (English for General Purposes) tapi juga Bahasa untuk tujuan khusus (English for Specific Purposes). Namun ada indikasi bahwa pelatihan ini belum berhasil membuat siswa dapat menggunakan Bahasa […]

Bahasa Inggris Bukan Lagi ‘Skill’, Melainkan Alat (2)


(A popular article; a summary of two articles below; by one NEB) Kathy Livingston (2010). Guide to Writing a Basic Essay. Available online at http://lklivingston.tripod.com/essay/sample.html. University of Toronto (No year of publication). Advice on academic writing. Available online at http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice. Most of college papers expected of students to write take […]

Writing An Academic Essay: Some Points to Ponder



(A popular article; by one NEB) Critical thinking is an issue dating back some 20 years ago, if we look at some books on that concept available on the market. This really shows that it is—as a matter of fact—not a new concept anymore now. But around that time, Indonesia […]

On Nurturing Critical Thinking


(An argumentative essay; a student’s work; written by Brigitta Ratih Esthi Aryanti) Euthanasia, also called mercy killing, is an act or practice of painlessly putting to death, persons suffering from painful and incurable disease or incapacitating physical disorder. There are three kinds of euthanasia according to the request: voluntary, non […]

The Legalization of Voluntary Euthanasia


(An argumentative essay; a student’s work; written by Ridha Rana Atisatya) Nowadays, we can see many students complain about their subject loads at school, no matter what kind of school they go to. They always say that they are confused to think about their lessons, examinations, and especially assignments. It’s […]

Assignment As An Excuse For Bad Teachers



(An argumentative essay; a student’s work; written by Wuddan Nadhirah Rodiana) Being an adolescent in this era is difficult although there are good sides from becoming an adolescent in this modern era. There are also many temptations which can bring us to the bad sides. The problem of an adolescent […]

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