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Thursday, February 3, 2011

:: Oh, Mr. SQ3R! ::

Hey, darls!

Have you ever try any technique or tricks to track important information when you read any articles or books?

For me, I will just go through the pages without thinking any technique which can help me to search important points faster.
I know there are lots of trick and method which I can use in my reading, but LAZY is the suitable word to describe everything. :) *wink3*

But, after spending another hour with Mr. Camillus, I got a point where I should not waste my time to read the passage again and again.
Because he taught me on how to use SQ3R method in reading. *i like!*
Hurmm.. I never heard about SQ3R before. *aww..pity me!* :(

Thanks to Mr. Camillus for introducing mr. SQ3R to me. :)

At first, I don't understand what is SQ3R. Sounds like a 'jakun'. *i admit that!* haha..
But then, he asked us to find any article and try to apply SQ3R method to help us in reading.
He also provided us a guide on how to apply SQ3R method.
Luckily, it helps me to understand more about the steps in SQ3R method.

Opss.. What are the steps in SQ3R? :)

SQ3R is a reading strategy formed from its letters:






Note: SQ3R will help you build a framework to understand your reading assignment.

*copied from http://www.studygs.net/texred2.htm*

Then, I know and understand how to apply this method in my reading.
It is more easy than I need to read again and again without understanding the passage. :) *for sure!*

Will I use this method in future?
Hurm..I think I will IF I don't forget about its existence. hehe.. :)
But, I really need to apply this method in my reading technique, so that I won't wasting my time before or in examination hall.
It is important in study last minute technique. hoho..
*just kidding!*
Don't worry! I will practice this method in my reading because I just fall in love with it after applying it on my assignment before. :) *test-drive succeed!*

::if you wanna know more about Mr. SQ3R, you can read it from here : SQ3R !::
best of luck, darls!

::Craving for CHEESECAKE!::

holla guys!


FYI, I really love cheesecake..

Yesterday,we went to Sibu..
My mom need to settle down my late father's insurans at eTiQa..
After that, we went shopping at Farley, Sibu.. *as usual* wink3~
I bought my favourite cheesecake at Farley Bakery..
fuhhhhh! I like~
my mom said it is my birthday cake.. *belated* huhu..

it's okay because i still love it..haha..

just now, i search the recipe in the internet..
I found this beautiful blog..
It is all about cooking..

here is the link (credited to):
Sue Momster
*check it out!*

and, here is the recipe!
maybe you can try it out..
it is so *NYUMMY!*

~Japanese Cotton Soft Cheesecake~

140gm icing sugar
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
50gm butter
250gm cream cheese
100mlfresh milk
1 tbsp lemon juice ( I also add in 1/2 lemon rind )
60gm cake flour ( I used self raising flour )
20gm cornflour
1/4 tsp. salt

Method :
1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, cornflour, egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon rind and mix well.
2. Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.
3. Add the cream cheese mixture to the egg white mixture and mix well. Pour into a 9-inch round springform pan (Lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with greaseproof baking paper or parchment paper).
4. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hours 10 minutes or until set and golden brown at 160 DC.

pictures of Japanese Cotton Soft Cheesecake!

*credited to Sue Momster!*

fuhhh..it looks so delicious!
i really wanna eat it again.. :D
i am looking forward to try this recipe..
maybe on next holiday.. :)

urghhh..craving for cheesecake! :(

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

::please take turn when you wanna talk!::


Last class, we learn on "Turn Taking" which discussed on how to take turn in communication. :)
It was an interesting topic to discuss on.

Our lecturer makes it more interesting to learn when he asked us to act out some dialogue that we created.
Hubert, Inaz, Mus and I wrote dialogues about friends who went to shop at Bintang Plaza.
They need to buy new dress and clothes to attend Anugerah Juara Lagu.
We acted it out in front of the class.

It was so funny but I really enjoy it! :D

Here are some information about 'TURN TAKING'

Turn Taking

In conversation, the roles of speaker and listener change constantly. The person who speaks first becomes a listener as soon as the person addressed takes his or her turn in the conversation by beginning to speak.

Conversations need to be organized therefore there are rules or principles for establishing who talks and then who talks next. This process is called turn taking.

The study of turn taking includes,
1.Turn constructional component
2. turn allocational component or turn taking rules
3. implicit and explicit markers.

Sacks suggested some guiding principles for the organization of turn taking in conversation. He observed that the central principle that speakers follow in taking turns is to avoid gaps and overlap in conversation.

Turn constructional component

The Turn constructional component describes out of which turns are fashioned. These basic units are called turn constructional units or TCUs. These units are grammatically, pragmatically, semantically, intonationally correct units. In a particular context they accomplish recognizable social actions TCU is a stretch on speech at the end of which another person could not start speaking.

Turn allocational component /Turn taking rules
The completion of a TCU results in a transition relevance place or TRP. At that point it is possible for another speaker to start speaking.
The rules are-
1. If the current speaker selects another speaker, that speaker must speak next.
2. If the current speaker does not select another speaker, someone may self-select as next speaker.
3. If nobody self selects, the current speaker may continue.
Sacks, Schegloffm, and Jefferson called it local management system.

Speakers themselves may signal their willingness to give up the floor in favor of another speaker (who can be nominated by current speaker only) They can do this by directing their gaze towards the next speaker and by employing characteristics gesturing patterns synchronizing with the final words. They may alter speech, speak more softly, lengthen the last syllable or use stereotypical discourse markers e.g. you know or sort of things etc. The current speaker indicates through certain markers that another person can take over. The other person may read the signals from the flow of speech, which suggest an opening is possible.

These signals or markers are of two types.
1.Implicit markers
2.Explicit markers.

Implicit markers: These are paralinguistic features such as body language and prosodic features.
e.g. falling tone and rising tone.

Explicit markers: These are linguistic features which invite a response - a)clauses-A super ordinate clause allows turn taking. A subordinate clause does not allow turn taking b)suggestion - A speaker asks for suggestion. e.g. Shall we go to picnic? c) Request - A speaker request the other person. e.g. Could you please open the door?
d) Question-A speaker asks question. e.g. What do you think?

Organization of conversation

A conversation can be viewed as a series of speech acts greetings, Inquiries, invitations requests refusals, accusations, denials, promises, and farewells. To accomplish the work of these speech acts some organization is essential.

A coherent conversation proceeds in an orderly way by a series of interaction moves with each participant having a turn to speak. However in emotional conversation, one speaker may interrupt another, this interruption is called turn stealing.

The right to speak in interaction is referred as ‘the floor’. Rules of turn taking tells us how to ‘get the floor’, to ‘hold the floor’, and to ‘give up the floor’. Getting on the floor holding the floor and giving up the floor, involves a whole series of signals some of which can be rather subtle. The most common signal that someone is ready to give up the floor is pausing. Generally the person who is speaking has the most rights over the floor. They usually can hold the floor for as long as they want, can select who will speak next and can constrain the next turn by controlling the topic.

Speakers who want to keep the turn or control the turn employ following strategies
1. They don’t pause at the end of the sentences
2. They make their sentences run on by using connectors like and, then, but so,etc .
3. They place their pauses at points where the message is clearly incomplete.

*credited to :
Anuja Khaire*
*This notes is copied from this website: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/turn-taking-in-linguistics.html *


happy Chinese new year to all my friends and Malaysian!

enjoy your holiday..