EI202 Intermed Reading & Wrtng II

for SP 2011

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EI 202 Intermed Reading & Wrtng II


SP 2011 HO


Woodford, Jennifer


Instructor English as an International Language/Adjunct Faculty


BA Spanish

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

Jan 10, 2011 to May 6, 2011

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Credit Hours


North Star High Intermediate Reading and Writing Student Book , Second

Edition, Pearson Longman, by Andrew K. English and Laura Monahon English

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Additional materials will be furnished by the instructor.
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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 interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, and writings. The classroom should be a safe, creative, and respectful environment  where all are encouraged and expected to participate. The instructor's role is not only to help students improve their academic skills, but also to further develop the critical thinking and independent learning skills students will need throughout their lives.

Class Assessment:

Attendance: 10%
Participation: 15%
Quizzes: 20%
Tests: 25%
Writing Assignments: 30%

90-100%:     A
80-89%:       B
65-79%:       C
55-64%:       D
below 55%:  F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due the following class. The instructor will NOT accept assignments submitted late, except by pre-arrangement, or under extenuating circumstances.

Attendance is mandatory and has a big influence on your grade. Advance notification of an absence may qualify you for an excused absence. Students providing legitimate excuse for their absence (doctor's note or medical certificate) may submit work when they return to class without penalty. All athletes are expected to submit game schedules prior to any absences, as well as permission slips from coaches stating when and for how long they will be absent from class. Late work due to unexcused absences will be docked 1 letter grade per day late.

Missed quizzes cannot be made up unless there is an excused absence. If a students is absent on a test day, it is the Student's responsibility to contact the testing center in the academic underground (816-584-6887 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              816-584-6887      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) to schedule a re-take. Make up tests are available for one (1) week in the testing center following teh actual test date. If your are unable to take the test within that week, you must contact me before the test is collected to avoid receiving a 0 on the test. Missed tests resulting from an unexcused absence will result in an automatic deduction of 1 letter grade from the test score.

Missing work will receive a grade of 0. Zeroes can significantly lower scores to an F. It is in your best interest of your final grade to complete all coursework assignments.

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 the class. I will confiscate any electronic devices that I see or hear.
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 15% participation grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: (1/10 - 1/14) Introductions, ice breakers, pre-reading, pre-writing exercises. Pre-test on reading and writing. Explain journal writing. 
Week 2: (1/18 - 1/21)  **Off Mon 1/17 for Martin Luther King day.**  Review Syllabus.  Journaling. Begin chapter 1. First writting assignment - media. Review portfolio writing assignments.
Week 3:  (1/24 - 1/28) Journaling. Continue chapter 1.  In class writing assignments. First quiz.
Week 4: (1/31 - 2/4)  Journaling. Begin chapter 2. Vocabulary excercies. Writing a paragraph. In class writing assignment.
Week 5: (2/7 -2/11) Journaling. Continue with chapter 2. Reading activity - overcoming obstacles. First portfolio assignment due.
Week 6: (2/14-2/18)  Journaling. Finish Chapter 2. Reading/writing about opinions. First test.
Week 7: (2/22-2/25) **Off Monday Feb. 22nd for President's Day.  Journaling. Begin Chapter 3 
Writing assignment - beliefs in society.
Week 8: (2/28-3/1) Continue with chapter 3. Journaling. Second portfolio assignment due. Second quiz.
Week 9: (3/7-3/11) *****Spring Break, no classses********
Week 10: 3/14-3/18) Begin chapter 4. Journaling. Writing assignment on animal intelligence.
Week 11: (3/21-3/25) Journaling. Continue chapter 4. Paraphrasing. Writing assignment -compare and contrast. Second test.
Week 12: (3/28-4/1) Journaling. Finish chapter 4. Third portfolio writing assignment. Writing an essay.
Week 13: (4/4-4/8) Journaling. Continue essay writing. Begin chapter 5. Writing assignment - elderly person in your life. Third quiz.
Week 14: (4/11-4/15) Journaling. Continue chapter 5. In class writing assignment/essay.
Week 15: (4/18-4/22) Finish chapter 5. Final portfolio writing assignment due. Third Test
***This syllabus is subject to change***

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Plagiarised material will not be accepted. The student will be given the chance to rewrite the assignment for a lesser point value.

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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