VORGEHENSWEISE Einleitung: - Titel - Textart - Autor - Erscheinungsdatum - Verlag - Thema - unnötige bzw. persönliche Fragen stellen -> zum Thema hinführen Mediation Mediating a text means translating a written text from one language into another. In general, the person who is mediating must consider the addressee(s), the meaning of the text, as well as cultural and situational aspects Hauptteil: - eigene Worte - gleiche chronologische Reihenfolge - neutrale Sprache - keine eigene Meinung - gleiche Zeitform wie im Text - Absätze machen Schluss: - kein Fazit/Meinung - angemessene Verabschiedung TIPS TO MEDIATE A WRITTEN TEXT - do not translate word for word - watch out for keywords and the most relevant information - leave out irrelevant information - understand the gist of the text & put it into your own words (do not change the facts!) - sometimes there are words that cannot be translated into German/English: give examples to illustrate, or add information on the cultural background - do not interpret the text · Express difficult passages more simply: every day language - make use of paraphrases, synonyms, opposites. Hauptteil: - in the first/second/third paragraph the author talks about/highlights/emphasizes/criticises - the author points out/says/presents/shows/ states/makes clear - the author carries on/goes on explaining/ showing/stating - first, secondly, thirdly - the author refers to Formulierungshilfen Einleitung: - unnötige Fragen to get to the point ... - I have recently read an article that fits in with the topic we are working on - coming across an article that seemed well fitting...
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for you, but sadly has been written in German, I chose to sum up the gist of it Coincidentally I read an article ... - I figured you could be interested in ... - my talk/representation/report will be based upon an article I have recently read - the article is called X and was written by XY - literally translated it means X and it talks about Y - the article X written by XY and published in Datum by Verlag highlights the problem that/deals with the topic - the author XY touches the topic of X in his/her article Y published in Datum by Verlag - Text mindestens 2 mal lesen - relevantesten Informationen unterstreichen - Informationen ordnen Verschiedene Textformen formal Email/letter: - Dear ladies and gentlemen - I am writing to inform you that - hopefully this insight was helpful for you For futher infomation please consult - Please contact me if you need any additional assistance Thank you for the patience and cooperation - I would appreciate your immediate attention to the matter - I am looking forward to hearing back from you - kind regards - yours sincerely (Empfänger bekannt) - yours faithfully (Empfänger unbekannt) blog entry: Hi everyone - let me know what you think about it - see you soon on my blog HOW TO MEDIATE A TEXT IN A WRITTEN EXAMINATION - select the most relevant informations: focus on the information your communication partner needs to know - give an analogous rendition - consider the addressee (e.g. cultural background etc.) - give additional information and explanations if necessary - consider the type of text you are required to write - use compensation strategies (paraphrasing etc.) Informal Email/letter: - Hi/Hello - I hope your doing well It was great hearing from you again - Firstly I wanted to thank you for your last letter - Sadly I was Not able to answer earlier as you have asked me for help with ... I would like to ... - I hope I was able to help you - If you have any questions feel free to contact me - I hope you were enjoying reading my email - please let me know if you have any questions regarding my email - I would love to hear from you soon again - I hope you will have a nice week - I look forward to hearing from you soon - Kind/ Best regards - Best wishes/All the best - take care/ speak soon/bye for now, - yours, CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION - has the purpose and the intention of the text been conveyed? - has the addressee been considered appropriately? - have the characteristics of the type of text been considered? - is the formulation self-directed? - do the style and the choice of words match the intention of the text? - is the text grammatically correct? - does the construction of sentences vary?