Academic and Business Writing Journal – Week 5


How do you go about revision?

I usually write my texts and review them using a computer. I like to read it out loud and  ask some relatives and friends to read it and tell me where I can improve or if there´s something wrong.

In this course by Berkeley University of California, I learned how to use a very nice online reader called Natural Reader, through which I can hear a native English Speaker readying my text, and pause it to make corrections when a word is wrong written or when there are problems with the punctuation.

Academic and Business Writing Journal – Week 4


In your journal this week, write a paragraph about your strengths and weaknesses in writing. What is your plan in going forward? What steps will you take to improve.

My strength in writing, in my opinion, is my creativity. I always try to write in a way people will “enter the text” and enjoy the moment. I love writing things about science and social issues. The problem, though, is that my weakness is in finding the right words in the scientific area. My plan for solving this problem is reading more scientific books and writing down the new words on flashcards to memorize them.

Academic and Business Writing Journal – Week 3


This week, we’ve been thinking about different types of writing, and how to make the writing more specific. We’ve also looked at some note-taking practices.

Next week, you’ll begin drafting your final writing project. Now is a good time to start writing about it.

In your journal this week, start brainstorming some ideas of what you would like to do as a final project.

  • An essay about a social issue that is important to you (academic writing)

The social issue I will be writing about in my final project is “Abortion and Its Consequences” . This is a really important theme to me. I know many lives are being ceased with abortion, and a lot of women suffer after doing it. That is the reason in my essay I will be doing my best to prove scientificaly that every life matters, and that abortion must not be a solution for anybody. 


  • When does life begin? Search for studies wich prove that life begins at the moment of conception.
  • What are the reasons that lead women into choosing to abort? Poverty, abandonment, fear?
  • What are some consequences of abortion for the mother? Depression, sterility, guilt?
  • Find out ways we can help women to have their babies and take care of them, instead of telling them to abort.

Academic and Business Writing Journal – Week 2


Week 2

business (2)


Good afternoon, Anna.

Greetings from your colleage Sarah.

Today we have a very important meeting at the company. Since your office is nicer and more private than mine, I would be very grateful if you could lend it to me for some hours, if possible.

Have a nice day,




Hey Anna! How are you doing?

So… We have an important meeting at the company today! Could you borrow me your office for some hours? You know it´s much better than mine!


Good evening, Anna.

You have been probably very occupied this last days, and I did not receive a reply for the e-mail I sent you asking you a favor. I know we had disagreements in the past, but as business colleages we need to have a good relation. It would be very important to me if ou could lend me your office for this meeting.


Academic and Business Writing Journal – Week 1

This and the next posts are going to be assignments from an online course by “Berkeley University of California”, which asked me to keep a journal. I hope you enjoy them!


Week 1

  • Write a paragraph about what type of writing you typically do.
  • In another paragraph, write what you think about writing. Do you enjoy it? Dread it?
  • Finally, write another paragraph about what area of writing you need to improve most. Do you want to be a better essay writer? A more creative writer? A good business writer?

The type of writing I typically do in English is messages sent over the internet, usually by WhatsApp or e-mail. Since I have friends from different countries, this is the easyest way for us to communicate. I also use a lot of academic writing, beacause I´m a homeschooler.

I like writing, and I do it with pleasure. It´s an awesome way to express ourselves, keep notes and information we can´t forget.

The area of writing I think I need to improve most is in business, since it can be different in some ways from the academic writing, which I´m most used to.

7 Frases de Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

Duas semanas atrás, recebi a notícia de que esse grande homem de Deus veio a falecer devido ao câncer.



Caso você nunca tenha ouvido falar, Nabeel Qureshi foi um ex-muçulmano que ao tentar converter um amigo cristão ao islamismo, encontrou-se em desespero pela verdade, e após Deus ter lhe dado um sonho ele rendeu-se a Cristo. Assista o vídeo à seguir:


7 Frases de Nabeel Qureshi:

“O evangelho não é apenas uma resposta que funciona; É a única resposta que vai funcionar “.
– Nabeel Qureshi

Se a verdade não existe, então seria verdade que a verdade não existe, e mais uma vez chegamos à verdade. Não há alternativa; a verdade deve existir “.
– Nabeel Qureshi

“Esta é apenas uma das razões pelas quais uma forte amizade é crítica. Um relacionamento de nível superficial pode encurralar sob a tensão do desacordo, mas ao viver nossas vidas juntos, fomos forçados a reconciliar “.
– Nabeel Qureshi

A verdade silencia a falsidade”.
– Nabeel Qureshi

“Somente a mistura excepcional de amor, humildade, hospitalidade e persistência pode superar essas barreiras, e não há pessoas suficientes para fazer o esforço”.
– Nabeel Qureshi

“Há muito tempo percebi que pessoas que queriam evitar a verdade geralmente conseguiram”.
– Nabeel Qureshi

“Todo sofrimento vale a pena para seguir Jesus. Ele é incrível. Oro para que eu vou encontrar-te um dia, meu querido amigo, para que possamos nos alegrar e louvar a Deus juntos por nossas alegrias e nossos sofrimentos”.
– Nabeel Qureshi

Summer Special Tag – Tag Especial de Verão

In the USA it is summer time, so my dear american friend and blogger Joy Morgan invited me to answer these questions!!!

Nos EUA é verão, então minha querida amiga e blogueira  americana Joy Morgan  me convidou para responder à estas perguntas!!! (OBS: As perguntas e respostas estão traduzidas para o Português no final do post!)

1) What is a nickname only your family calls you?  Tati.        

2) What’s a weird habit of yours? I bite my lips when I’m concentrated.

3) Do you have any strange phobias? YES. I can’t see somebody sinting on a chair and moving it up and down, I don’t know why, but I always fell this person will fall of the chair. (hahah)


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