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September 2012 Meeting

Presentations: Using brainstorming strategies for teaching argumentative writing to  college students in Japan (13:00-14:00) by Naomi Takagi (Ibaraki University) Chapter sponsored presenter for JALT 2012 Argumentative writing is an important mode of communication in academia and the workplace, and it is often assigned in the college classroom as well. This mode of writing, however, can be challenging for college students in Japan because many of them lack prior experience with it. The presenter will discuss the use of brainstorming strategies to reduce students' cognitive strains and enhance their productivity and enjoyment in argumentative writing.  Using T.V. commercials in English class (14:15-15:15) by Joyce Cunningham (Ibaraki University) After the advent of Youtube, commercials have never been easier to unearth and download but their very abundance can make the task somewhat daunting initially. In this workshop, tips on useful sites for locating commercials as well as