Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to complete a fill-in-the-blank outline which accompanies all three videos, covering the topics of common verb tense use in academic writing. The completed outline will enhance the students’ note-taking skills and will serve as a summary of the FLM that they may refer to in the future.

Key Terms

present simple, past simple, present perfect, appropriate use in context

Module Overview

  1. Tense use in Academic Writing
    • Common Verb Tenses in Academic Writing
    • Present Simple Tense
  2. The Past Tenses
    • Past Simple Tense
    • Present Perfect Tense
  3. The Use of Tenses in a Given Text
    • The Three Tenses in an Academic Text

Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: Tense use in Academic Writing

Video 2: The Past Tenses

Video 3: The Use of Tenses in a Given Text

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