EI 301 Academic Reading and Writing
SP 2009 HOB
Coordinator, English as an International Language
Herr House 8
January 12 - May 8, 2009
10:10 - 11:25
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Additional reading and grammar materials to be provided by instructor.
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EI 301 Academic Reading and Writing: This 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.
Educational Philosophy: Learning is the result of a collaborative interaction between teacher and student. Teachers engage in the process by making information available, raising students' awareness of salient points, and training in the use of skills, both mechanical and intellectual, in as interesting and stimulating a manner as possible. Students engage by practicing, participating, and embracing new knowledge and skill-sets. In an atmosphere of patience, tolerance, and respect, and with concentration on the task, anything can be learned- even the English language!
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:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments submitted late will only be accepted with a valid medical excuse. Athlete who miss due dates because of away games and tournaments must bring a signed note from their coach beforehand. Missed quizzes will not be made up except in cases of excused absences, as above. Please note that transportation issues (such as missed rides, etc.) do NOT constitute a valid excuse for non-submission of work or missed quizzes, and so on.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be punctual. Turn all cell phones off (subject to confiscation if found in use). It is expected that you will listen to the thoughts and opinions of others with the same respect you would like to receive yourself.
Jan. 13, 15
Writing: subject, purpose, and audience
Reading: vocabulary strategies
Ready to Write More (= RWM) ch 1
Assignments: Journal #1
Jan. 20, 22
Reading: speed test
RWM ch 2
Assignments: Journal #2, start grammar handout 1
Jan. 27, 29
Reading: essential grammar
RWM ch. 2,3
Assignments: Journal #3, prepare first draft of narrative essay
Writing: peer editing, revising
RWM ch. 3, 4
Assignments: First draft of narrative essay due Sept. 9;
Feb. 10, 12
Writing: Structure and strategies
RWM ch. 5
Assignments: Journal #5; submit second draft of narrative essay; outline for process essay
Feb. 17, 19
Assignments: journal #6; work on grammar handouts; first draft of process essay
Feb. 24, 26
RWM ch 8
Assignments: journal #7; vocab log #7; hand in second draft of process essay; outline for comparison/contrast
RWM ch. 8
HAND IN PORTFOLIOS
Mar. 9 - 13
Mar. 17, 19
RWM ch. 6
Assignments: journal #9; second draft of comparison/contrast essay; outline for division/classification essay
Mar. 24, 26
Assignments: journal #10; first draft of division/classification essay
Mar. 31, Apr. 2
RWM ch. 7
Apr. 7, 9
Assignments: journal # 12; first draft of cause/effect essay
Apr. 14, 16
Research and referencing
RWM ch. 9
Assignments: journal # 13; second draft of cause/effect essay; outline/ bibliography for problem/solution
Apr. 21, 23
RWM ch 9
Assignments: journal # 14; first draft of problem/solution essay
Apr. 28, 30
Above schedule does not include all homework; additional readings will be distributed in class
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 87
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
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 .
Attachments:EI 301 Assignments Spring 09.docRubric
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