EI201 Intermediate Reading and Writing

for SP 2012

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EI 201 Intermediate Reading and Writing


SP 2012 HO


Swender, Janet


Instructor, English as an International Language


MA (Teaching and Leadership:  TESOL), University of Kansas,Lawrence
BSE (Curriculum and Instruction) University of Kansas, Lawrence

Office Hours

By appointment



Class Days


Class Time

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Credit Hours


Barton, L. and C. Dupaquier Sardinas (2009).  NorthStar 3 Reading and Writing (3rd ed.) New York:  Pearson Longman ISBN: 0136144681

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Additional reading and grammar materials to be provided by instructor

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.
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Course Description:
EI 201 Intermediate Reading and Writing: This course introduces the intermediate level speaker of English to readings of more challenging vocabulary and more varied type, such as newspaper articles, short stories, and brief technical selections. An emphasis is placed on vocabulary building skills, and reading skills such as scanning for detail. Writing tasks are based mainly, but not exclusively, on the readings and include short essay-length compositions of different rhetorical categories as well as summaries, outlines, paraphrases, and letters. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The interactive quality in a class gives credence to every voice.  With communication (sharing ideas, opinions,  questions,  suggestions) and  collaboration (working together and combining resources) the instructor and the students can develop mutual respect and preserve an academic essence in every class. While becoming  educated is a serious endeavor, this spirit will make the experience fun as well as fruitful.    

Class Assessment:

Preparation and Participation: 25%
Quizzes and Exams: 25%
Writing Assignments: 25%
Reading Assignments: 25%


90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
66 - 70% = C
55 - 65% = D
Less = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will only be accepted if prior arrangements are made with the instructor.  Athletes or others who participate in games, tournaments, contests or performances mustsubmitsigned notes from theircoach or instructor prior to absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Arrive and leave on time
Be curtious to others in classroom
No unauthorized use of technology

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weeks 1 - 3:  Units 1 and 2
Weeks 4 - 6:  Units 3 and 4
Weeks 7 - 9:  Units 5 and 6
Weeks 10 - 12: Units 7 and 8
Weeks 13 - 15: Units 9 and 10
Week 16: Review

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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