EI202 Intermed Reading & Wrtng II

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EI 202 Intermediate Reading and Writing II


FA 2011 HO


Swender, Janet


Instructor, English as an International Language


MA (Teaching & Leadership – TESOL), University of Kansas,  Lawrence
BSE (Curriculum and Instruction) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Office Hours

By  appointment



Semester Dates

8/15/2011 - 12/9/2011

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Credit Hours



English, A.K. and Laura Monahon English (2009).  NorthStar 4 Reading and Writing (3rd ed.) New York:  Pearson Longman ISBN:  0136133681

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Additional reading and grammar materials will be furnished by the instructor.

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Course Description:
EI 202 Intermediate Reading and Writing II: In this course 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.

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues and writings. Each learner will be engaged in lively explorations and discussions of ideas and issues.   All activities will emphasize the practice and development of critical thinking skills.

Class Assessment:

Written work:  25%
Preparation and Participation:  20%
Quizzes:  20%
Reading Journal:  20%
Final:  15%


90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
66 - 79% = C
50 - 65% = D
Less than 50% = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will only be accepted if prior arrangements are made with the instructor and there are circumstances that warrant such action.  Those students who participate in sports, tournaments, contests or performances must submit signed notes from their coach or instructor prior to absence. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Arrive and leave on time.
Listen and speak respectfully to others in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

8/15 - 22 (MWFM)
Unit 1 and Unit 1 Test
8/24 - 31  (WFMW)
Outline and 1st Draft  -- due Wed. 8/24
Unit 2 and Unit 2 Test
Final Draft - due Wed. 9/7
Unit 3 and Unit 3 Test
9/14 - 9/21 (WFMW)
#2 First Draft -- due Wed. 9/14
Unit 4 and Unit 4 Test
9/23 - 9/30 (FMWF)
Final Draft -- due Fri. 9/23
Unit 5 and Unit Test
10/3 - 10/7 (MWF)
First Draft -- due Mon. 10/3
Unit 6
10/10 - 10/15    FALL BREAK  -- NO CLASSES
10/17 (M)
Unit 6 Test
10/19 - 10/26 (WFMW)
Final Draft due 10/19
Unit 7 and Unit 7 Test
10/28 - 11/4 (FMWF)
Unit 8 and Unit 8 Test
11/7 - 11/16 (MWMW)  **NO CLASSES 11/11  VETERANS' DAY
First Draft - due Mon 11/7
Unit 9 and Unit 9 Test
11/18 - 11/25 (FMWF)
Final Draft - due Fri 11/18
Unit 10 and Unit 10 Test
11/28 (M)
Reading Wrap-up
11/30 (W)
Writing Wrap-up
12/2 (F)
12/7 (W)
Final -- 8:00 - 10:00
 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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