EI 301 Academic Reading and Writing
FA 2006 HO
Master's Degree in Teaching Foreign Languages
Herr House 8
8:00 - 8:50 AM
Blanchard, K. and Root, C. (2004) Ready to Write. (2nd ed.) White Plains, New York:
Malarcher, C. (2004) Reading Advantage 4. (2nd ed.). Boston: Thomson Heinle.
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This advanced course introduces students to increasingly more sophisticated reading selections, such as they will encounter in academic courses. Students continue to increase their vocabulary and develop advanced reading skills such as skimming. Writing tasks are based mainly, but not exclusively, on the readings and include essay-length compositions of different rhetorical categories, as well as an autobiography, cover letters and resumes. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes that students are best
able to achieve their learning goals in a secure environment. Mutual respect
and cooperation are therefore essential at all times in the classroom. By
working closely with both the instructor and classmates, students will become
more aware and independent language learners. The instructor's ultimate goal is
to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge so that they may take
control of and direct their own learning.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Your core assessment in this course will consist of two portfolios, one due at the midterm and one due at the end of term. These portfolios will consist of grammar exercises and quizzes, vocabulary exercises, written work such as journal entries, and essay drafts and final versions. For each portfolio, a complete list will be furnished one week before it is due. DO NOT DISCARD ANY OF YOUR WORK. Portfolios should be presented neatly organized in a binder, with name and date of submission clearly marked on the front.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Attendance and active participation 15%
Vocabulary log 10%
Vocabulary quizzes 10%
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will accept late work by the end
of the week that the assignment is due.
There will be a deduction of points if the assignment is late. The degree of this penalty will be decided by
the instructor. If you are absent from a class, it is your responsibility to
learn about the assignment and complete it.
If good reason if given prior to the due date, there will be no penalty.
Please note that students are responsible for obtaining any missed material
from a classmate or the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
purpose in reading and writing
Writing focus: Language
Learning History (LLH)
Reading: “The Story of
the writing process
entry 1 (“Hop, Skip … and Software?”)
Revised LLH due
Reading: “The History of
and supporting details
Writing focus: Do
you believe English should be the “global language”?
Reading: “The Tiger in
the Living Room”
From paragraph to
entry 2 (“Middle Children and Their Position in the Family”)
Reading: “Car Culture”
Revised essay due
Reading: “The Temple of Borobudur”
Reading: “Mr. Right”
entry 3 (“Small Wonders”)
Portfolios due on
Report based on online research
Reading: “The Love Bug”
entry 4 (“Predators on the Prowl”)
Reading: “College Stress”
Reading: “The Great
journal entry 5 (“A Nuclear Graveyard”)
Reading: “From Elvis to
Portfolios due on
the last day of class!
*Indicates two-day week due to school holiday (Labor
Day, Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving)
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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