EI 201 Intermediate Reading and Writing
FA 2008 HO
MAT, Applied Linguistics (TESOL)BS, Linguistics
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Textbook: NorthStar Intermediate Reading and Writing; Second Edition (2004), Laurie Barston and Carolyn Dupaquier Sardinas
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Instructor will provide various readings and articles to complement the textbook.
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Class Assessment: Attendance is mandatory and counts as 10% of students' grades. Participation in the class is critical and counts as 5% of students' grades. There will be daily quizzes, unit tests, and two major examinations (midterm and final). Students will also be evaluated on completion of homework assignments and a number of projects, presentations, and essays.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due the following class, with the exception of long-term or group projects. If students have an excused absence, I will accept their homework the next class; if they are absent without notice, they cannot turn in the homework late. I may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Weeks 1-2 Unit 1 “The World of Advertising”
Project: Create an ad – due Aug 29
Test: Aug 29
Weeks 3-4 Unit 2 “Going to Extremes: Sports and Obsession”
Project: Write a short paper using internet research on an Olympic athlete due Sept 12
Test: Sept 12
Week 5 Unit 3 “Miracle Cure?”
Project: Discuss cultural implications of fraudulent ads – due Sept 19
Test: Sept 19
Weeks 6-7 Unit 4 “The Metamorphosis”
Project: Analyze aspects of storytelling (“Big Fish”) – due Oct 3
Test: October 3
Week 8 Art and Life – instructors will provide materials
Project: Write a report on the field trip to the Nelson-Atkins – due Oct 10
Week 9 FALL BREAK 12-19 October 2009
Week 10-11 Unit 5 “Speaking of Gender”
Project: Linguistic Survey of Your Country – due Oct 29-31
Test: Oct 31
Weeks 12-13 Unit 6 “Ecotourism”
Project: Create travel brochure for your country – due Nov 12-4
Test: Nov 14
Week 14-15 Unit 7 “What’s So Funny about That?”
Project: Write a comparison between various American types of humor in movies or on TV – due Nov 21
Test: Nov 26
Week 16 Review assorted material from instructor and study for exam
FINAL PAPER: Dec 3
FINAL TEST: Dec 5
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Since this course involves creative and academic writing, we will focus on recognizing and avoiding plagiarism, along with appropriate ways to reference other writers' comment in your own work.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Last Updated:8/21/2008 3:15:14 PM