EI 301 Academic Reading and Writing
SP 2007 HO
Master's Degree in Teaching Foreign LanguageCertificate in Language Program Administration
8:00 - 8:50 AM
Textbook: Malarcher, C. (2004) Reading Advantage 4. (2nd ed.). Boston: Thomson Heinle.Nuttall, G. (2006) College Writing 3. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.Highly Recommended: Longman Advanced American Dictionary
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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 10%Reading Journal 10%Vocabulary Log 10%Vocabulary Quizzes 10%LLH, Academic Paragraph, and Essays 40%Portfolios 20%
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 is given prior to the due date,
there will be no penalty.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please come to class prepared to learn
and ready to participate.
Introductions and course overview
Audience and purpose in reading and writing
Writing focus: Language Learner History (LLH)
Reading: "The Story of Numbers"
Introduction to the writing process
Reading journal entry 1 ("Hop, Skip...and Software")
Reading: "Traditional Medicine"
Revised LLH due
Reading: "The History of English"
Controlling ideas and supporting details
Writing focus: Academic Paragraph
Reading: "The Tiger in the Living Room"
From paragraph to essay
Reading journal entry 2 ("Middle Children and Their Position in the Family")
Reading: "Car Culture"
Revised paragraph due
Reading: "The Temple of Borobudur"
Reading: "Mr. Right"
Reading journal entry 3 ("Small Wonders")
Portfolios due on Friday!
Spring Recess 3/12-3/16
Writing: Using citations correctly
Writing focus: Essay based on online research
Reading: "The Love Bug"
Reading: "Cloning Extinct Animals"
Reading journal entry 4 ("Predators on the Prowl")
Revised essay based on online research due
Reading: "Crime and Punishment"
Analyzing an essay assignment
Writing focus: Analytical Essay
Reading: "The Great Illusionist"
Reading journal entry 5 ("A Nuclear Graveyard")
Reading: "From Elvis to Eminem"
Revised analytical essay due
Portfolios due on the last day of class!
*Indicates two-day week due to school holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day)
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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
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Last Updated:1/12/2007 4:29:03 PM