EI202 Intermed Reading & Wrtng II

for SP 2010

Printer Friendly

Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.


EI 202 Intermed Reading & Wrtng II


SP 2010 HO


Kolkmeier, Eric T.


Adjunct Faculty

Office Hours

9:30 - 10:00 or by appointment

Daytime Phone

816 510 0510




Semester Dates

1/11/10 - 4/30/10

Class Days


Class Time

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Credit Hours



North Star High Intermediate Reading and Writing Student Book , Second
Edition, Pearson Longman, by Andrew K. English and Laura Monahon English


North Star High Intermediate Reading and Writing Writing Activity Book,
Second Edition, Pearson Longman, by Margot Gramer and Helen S. Solorzano

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

Course Description:
Students continue to develop their reading and writing skills and expand their vocabulary in preparation for advanced level classes. Students will read longer and more challenging texts of varying types; writing assignments will be based mainly, but not exclusively, on these readings. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of respect, engagement, interaction and investigation.Based on our readings, listening exercises, and presentations, students are expected to bring their own experience and knowledge to share and engage other students in meaningful academic and day-to-day contexts. The instructor provides an environment to emphasize functions and structures simultaneously.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. • Identify and construct text constituents such as topic sentences, supporting sentences, conclusions, and modes of address
  2. • Formulate well-formed pieces of writing such as paragraphs, short reports, postcards, summaries, and letters
  3. • Recognize and practice using basic sentence constituents such as noun and verb phrases, and conjoined phrases
  4. • Apply methods acquired in class and intensive reading practice to build their active vocabulary to between 500-800 words; and increase reading proficiency and speed
  5. • Identify strengths and weaknesses, and critique their own work and that of others
  6. • Demonstrate cultural and academic expertise in presenting their assignments in prescribed form and on time
Class Assessment:
Attendance is mandatory and counts as 10% of students' grades. Unexcused
absences will count against the final grade in the class. Unexcused absences
during four consecutive class periods will result in an automatic withdrawal
from the course. There will be daily quizzes about the previous lesson.
Participation in the class and in group work in particular is critical and
counts as 10% of the final grade. There will be pop quizzes, bi-weekly assignments, and

bi-weekly writing assignments. Writing assignments will serve as tests for structures

and skills we will be focusing on at that time.


Attendance: 10%
Participation: 10%
Bi-weekly assignments: 25%
Bi-weekly writing assignments: 40%
Pop quizzes: 15%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
In class quizzes and presentations cannot be made up.If a student has missed an assignment, the student must turn it in within one week of missed assignment. The student is responsible for learning what was missed in class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

NO electronic devices of any kind will be allowed in the classroom: no cell
phones, no iPods, no computers visible or audible during class. Earphones
must be removed and put away prior to the start of class. I will confiscate
any electronic devices that I see or hear. If you have an emergency situation,
speak to me before class.

An open learning environment is critical to language learning success.
Students will respect each other as well as the instructor. Unkind or
derogatory comments about other students will not be tolerated. Class and
group discussions are expected to be conducted in English. You are in this
class to improve your English; I assume you do not need improvement in your
own languages.
Students are expected to actively contribute to their education and the
education of others in the class by sharing their ideas and expertise.
Passive attendance in class and in group work will result in a 0 for the 10%
participation grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:



Jan 12th, Jan 14th

Introductions/Intro to skim, scan, and  predict as reading skills

Jan 19th, Jan 21st

Unit 4 in text. p. 68-79 Narrative.  Weekend assignment.


Jan 26, Jan 28th


Assignment #1 due. Writing book p.29-37 Cont. Unit 4 p.80 -86

Feb 2nd, Feb 4th

Composition #1 due. Peer editing. Start Unit 5 p. 87- 102 Cause and Effect. Weekend assignment.

Feb 9th, Feb 11th


Assignment #2 due. Writing book p. 38-46, Unit 5 p.103-110

Feb 16th, Feb 18th

Composition #2 due. Unit 6 p.111- 129 Weekend assignment.

Feb 23rd, Feb 25th

Assignment #3 due. Writing book p. 47- 56,

Mar 2nd, Mar 4th

Composition #3 due. Unit 6 p.129-138 review. Spring Break assignment.

Mar 9th, Mar 11th

Spring Break.

Mar 16th, Mar 18th

Review of Unit 8 phrasal verbs. Food discussion. Unit 9 p.193-204. Weekend assignment.  Spring Break assignment due.

Mar 23rd, Mar 25th

Assignment #4 due. Unit 9 p.205-216. Writing book p. 74-81 Compare and Contrast.

Mar 30th, Apr 1

Composition #4 due. Peer editing. Jaberwocky and poetry. Parts of speech and suffixes. Weekend assignment.

Apr 6th, Apr 8th

Assignment #5 due. Unit 10 p. 217- 230, Parallel structures, review of format, punctuation, features.  Weekend assignment.

Apr 13th, Apr 15th

Assignment #6 due. Writing book p. 82-89,

Apr 20th, Apr 22nd


Composition #5 due, Unit 10 p. 230- 242. Final assignment.


Apr 27th, Apr 30th

Final assignment due.  Review of semester skills and in class writing assignment.


Finals Week


These course topics, dates, and assignments are a guideline only. All
components of this syllabus are subject to change at the discretion of the

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 .


This material is protected by copyright
                               and can not be reused without author permission.

Last Updated:1/27/2010 11:39:06 AM