(A fragment of a paper; by one NEB) Critical thinking is here defined as “reasonable reflective thinking that is focused on what to believe or do” (Ennis 1987: 9-26). Further, Norris and Ennis (1989) proposes dispositions of it. They assert that critical thinkers: – seek a statement of the thesis […]

On Nurturing Critical Thinking 2

(A fragment of a paper; by one NEB) There exist possibly many factors that contribute to the occurrence of the problems in students’ English in their discourse. Among others, on the part of the teacher, he or she deals mainly with elements at the sentential level teaching sentence components but […]

Possible Reasons Underlying Problems in Students’ English in Their Discourse

(A college-enrollment essay; written and submitted by a student, Ersi Hermayanti as part of requirement to enter University of Indonesia Nursing Major; writing trained by one NEB; scored an A) Continuing study for those who already work offers a lot of advantages as well as disadvantages. The advantages usually come […]

Pride in and Expectations from Becoming a Nursing Major Student

(Artikel populer; sekaligus pengumuman tentang penerjemahan dokumen resmi oleh penerjemah resmi profesional berafiliasi lembaga; penerjemahan oleh seorang NEB) Seperti yang dapat dilihat di tautan Program, Kami menawarkan berbagai program prima pelatihan Bahasa Inggris. Selain itu, lembaga juga memberikan layanan prima penerjemahan dokumen resmi seperti  akta pendirian PT, akta kontrak, akta […]

Tentang Penerjemahan Dokumen Resmi Oleh Penerjemah Resmi Profesional Berafiliasi Lembaga

(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

(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 […]

Going on A Date Is The Worst Possible Way For ...

(A presentation paper originally and so left as such; by one NEB; together with our partner, Muhammad Handi Gunawan, this is later published in Jurnal Dinamika of FKIP of UNSUR, the abstract of which is available here http://fkip.unsur.ac.id/jurnal/jurnal%20dinamika/files/ENHANCING%20LEARNERS.pdf) Background It may be argued that classroom teaching-learning practices have not yet […]

Enhancing Learners’ Critical Thinking Skills through Argumentative Essay Writing