3/26(Tue) The Power of Book Clubs (Host: Kooper)

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3/26(Tue) The Power of Book Clubs (Host: Kooper)

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Dear friends,

Please read below article before coming to the gathering. Let's talk up a storm on 3/26!

The benefits of book clubs

Questions for Discussion
Session I:
1. What are the potential benefits of joining book clubs?

2. Have you tried any form of reading groups or book clubs? If you have done it, how was the experiences? Do you recommend any good book clubs?

3. Is there a particular subject that you have always wanted to get a better handle on but have failed to do so? What is it? Do you think joining a reading group, or starting one by yourself, will help you make progress on it?

Session II:
1. Please share a brief summary of your book reading for the past 12 months.
- Did you read a lot or little?
- Did you mostly read for fun or to learn something?
- What genre, or subject, interested you the most?
- Which book is your favorite and why is it awesome?

2. Living in an era where pretty much everyone has been information-overloaded and nearly all information can be easily accessed on-line, is it still necessary to learn through books? When it comes to learning, what could be the unique value of reading books?

3. What is your personal tips on self-learning? Specifically, when you learn by both reading books and digesting on-line contents, how do you "connect the dots?"


Agenda:
6:45 ~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:45pm Discussion Session (35 mins)
7:45 ~ 8:00pm Summarization (15 mins)
8:00 ~ 8:05pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 5 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:05 ~ 8:40pm Discussion Session (35 mins)
8:40 ~ 8:55pm Summarization (15 mins)
8:55 ~ 9:00pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements


Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
Meeting Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Meeting Venue: 丹堤咖啡 Dante Coffee (Minimum Order $85)
Address: 台北市濟南路三段25號[MAP]-捷運忠孝新生站3號出口步行3分鐘

Important Notes:
1. We advise participants to print out the discussion questions and bring them to the meeting for reference. As for the supporting articles, feel free to print them out, as well, according to your preference.
2. We suggest that participants read the articles and think about the questions in advance.
3. Newcomers should prepare a two-to-three minute self-introduction in English to deliver when called upon by the host before the start of the discussion. The host may also ask you to give brief feedback about the meeting at the conclusion of the meeting.
4. We conduct the entire meeting in English. All participants should have at least moderate English-conversation skills and be able to articulate your ideas for each discussion question.
5. We welcome newcomers and other guests to attend the meetings and join the discussion freely for two times. After that, we hope you will consider becoming a YoYo English Club member. We charge a NT$1500 lifetime membership fee, or NT$1000 for students.
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Re: 3/26(Tue) The Power of Book Clubs (Host: Kooper)

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Move to the top.
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Rock
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Re: 3/26(Tue) The Power of Book Clubs (Host: Kooper)

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Not to mention that you can learn even more in a book club of an English club. :lol:
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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Re: 3/26(Tue) The Power of Book Clubs (Host: Kooper)

文章 Sherry Liao »

If you want to torture yourself with a book you really don't like, joining a book club and reading with others might be the best strategy. :wink:
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Re: 3/26(Tue) The Power of Book Clubs (Host: Kooper)

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Are you implying something? :lol:
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Re: 3/26(Tue) The Power of Book Clubs (Host: Kooper)

文章 Iris Wu »

Those who like to torture themselves can find all sorts of ways to do so, such as enrolling in undergraduate and graduate Electrical Engineering programs while working full-time. :wink:
Of course, joining, and especially organizing, a book club is definitely one of the most hopelessly naïve thoughts one could ever have. :lol:
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