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Reading Journal By Pattrapron Pooljean 6031006170This journal is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirementsfor English reading and writing 1 course of Liberal Arts in English Program, Mae Fah Luang University First semester 2018

Week : week1 Title: HIV/Aids: China reports 14% surge in new cases Author: - Source: Summary China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are living withHIV and Aids.More than 820,000 people are affected in the country, health officialssay. About 40,000 new cases were reported in the second quarter of 2018 alone. The vast majority of new cases were transmitted through sex, marking a changefrom the past.Traditionally, HIV spread rapidly through some parts of China as aresult of infected blood transfusions.But the number of people contracting HIV inthis way had been reduced to almost zero, Chinese health officials said at aconference in Yunnan province.Year-on-year, however, the number of those livingwith HIV and Aids in China has risen by 100,000 people. My reaction/reflection: In my opinion, This news has lots of interesting words that normal people usually does not use in daily life. Because of some vocabularies that I don’t know make me a little bit confused about the details of the news. Page 2 of 5

New words learned: (At least five new words that you have learned) New Words Definitions1. Homosexuality the quality of being sexually attracted to people of the same sex as you. I've never been ashamed of my homosexuality.2. Transfusion the process of adding an amount of blood to the body of a person or animal, or the amount of blood itself. She suffered kidney failure and needed a blood transfusion.3. Conference an event, sometimes lasting a few days, at which there is a group of talks on a particular subject, or a meeting in which especially business matters are discussed formally. Should I book the conference room for the meeting?4. Decriminalize to stop something from being illegal. the campaign to decriminalize marijuana.5. Conservative not usually liking or trusting change, especially sudden change. Older people tend to be more conservative and a bit suspicious of anything new. Page 3 of 5

Rubric for Independent Reading Journal (10%)Articles 1234 51. Summary (4 %)2. Reflection (3%)3. Vocabulary Learned (3%) Scores Total scores _______ ÷ 5 = _____ marksCriteria for the above categories1. Rubric for Article SummaryCategory 5-4 3 2 1-0Summarizing Provides a very Provides a clear Provides a clear but Provides a somewhatthe content thorough and clear muddled, unclear and and concise and concise shallow summary of rambling summary of summary of the the article; may be the article. article context and summary of the excessively brief or content. article context may include some and content. extraneous information.Identifying Student recalls Student recalls Student is not able to Student cannot locateDetails several details for details for most locate most of the details with accuracy. each main point. main point. details of the main point. Is characterized by theParaphrasing Is characterized by Is characterized substantial copying of paraphrasing of the by paraphrasing Is characterized by indiscriminately main idea and of the main idea the substantial selected phrases or significant details and significant copying of key sentences. details phrases and minimal paraphrasingSpelling & There are few or no There are some There are serious Serious errors inGrammar errors in usage, errors in usage, mechanics, usage, grammar, errors in usage, grammar, grammar, or spelling punctuation, grammar, punctuation, that make the summary sentence fragments, sentence fragments, difficult to understand. or spelling. punctuation, or spelling. sentence fragments, or spelling.Total ________/20 ÷ 5 = 4 %2. Reflection on the Articles (3%)Students who have completely and clearly responded to the guided questions stated in the reading journalform will get 3 marks. Page 4 of 5

3. Vocabulary Learned (3%) ≥ 70% correct = 2 marks 1 ≥ 70% = 1 mark All correct = 3 marks Page 5 of 5

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