EI322 Academic Reading II

for SP 2012

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EI 322 Academic Reading II


SP 2012 HO


Osborne, Deborah


Coordinator, English as an International Language at Park


Ph.D., Linguistics, Simon Fraser University
B.A. Linguistics and French, Simon Fraser University

Office Location

Herr House 210

Office Hours


Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

Jan. 16 - May 11, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Credit Hours



Smith, Lorraine C. and Nancy Nici Mare. Reading for Today 5, 4th ed. Boston: Heinle Cengage, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-111-03304-0

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:
EI 322 Academic Reading II: This course concentrates on the skills advanced students require to be able to read academic texts such as articles and textbooks. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of academic vocabulary; fluency and efficiency of reading; and advanced comprehension strategies.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate increased reading rate and use of academic reading strategies and skills
  2. Demonstrate the ability to adjust reading strategies according to textual demands and reading purposes
  3. Discriminate, select, and use important words pertinent to specific academic reading texts
  4. Compare meaning, structure, and style of academic materials by using a wide range of textual clues
Class Assessment:
Core assessment: Reading journal:                        30%
Vocabulary log:                                                   20%
Presentation:                                                        20%
Homework/quizzes/tests:                                     20%
Participation and attendance:                               10% 


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

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work of any kind will only be accepted under the following conditions:  valid medical reasons, accompanied by a doctor's note; in the case of athletes or musicians, pre-scheduled games or performances. In these cases the student must inform the instructor well beforehand in order to arrange for either early submission or makeup assignments. Outside of these circumstances, missed quizzes, assignments, presentations, and so on, may not be made up.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be punctual.
Turn cell phones off (they are subject to confiscation if found in use).
It is expected that you will listen to the opinions and thoughts of others with the same respect you would like to receive yourself.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

EI 322 Outline Spring 2012

Week 1 

Jan. 16 – 20


Text unit 1 ch. 1

Reading strategies: Pre-reading


Reading survey

Begin reading journal

Begin vocabulary log

Choose book to read for presentation

Week 2

Jan. 23 - 27

Text ch. 1, 2

Reading strategies: Vocabulary skills

In-class summaries of what you have read so far in ‘your’ book

Reading homework: “Two Kinds”

Week 3

Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

Text ch. 2, 3

Reading strategies: Vocabulary, continued

Vocabulary homework

Week 4

Feb. 6 - 10

 Text ch. 3; unit 1 wrapup

Reading strategies: Vocabulary, continued

Reading journal checkup (to be handed in)

Vocabulary homework

Week 5

Feb. 13 - 17

Text unit 2 ch. 4

Reading strategies: Advanced vocabulary analysis

Unit 1 test

Vocabulary log checkup (to be handed in)

Vocabulary homework

Week 6

Feb. 20 - 24

Ch. 4,5

Reading strategies: Advanced vocabulary analysis, cont.

Reading homework

Vocabulary homework

Week 7

Feb. 27-Mar. 2

Ch. 5, 6

Reading homework: excerpt from “The Man Who Loved Numbers”

Vocabulary homework

Week 8

Mar. 5 - 9

Ch. 6, unit 2 wrapup

Vocabulary test

Unit 2 test

Week 9

Mar. 12 - 16



Week 10

Mar. 19 - 23

Text unit 3 ch. 7

Watch “The Suicide Tourist” (url under Webliography on eCompanion)

Week 11

Mar. 26 – 30

NO CLASS Thursday, Mar. 29

Ch. 7

Reading strategies: Muscle reading

Reading homework: “Muscle Reading”

Vocabulary log checkup

Week 12

Apr. 2 - 6

Ch. 8

Reading strategies: Muscle reading, cont.

Reading journal checkup

Reading homework: TBA

Week 13

Apr. 9 - 13

Ch. 8

Reading homework: TBA

Week 14

Apr. 16 - 20

Ch. 9

In-class visit: multiple transplant survivor Janey Hauber

In-class presentations begin

Week 15

Apr. 23 - 27

Ch. 9; unit 3 wrapup

In-class presentations

Week 16

Apr. 30 – May 3

Course summary and wrapup

 In-class presentations

Unit 3 test

Vocabulary logs and reading journals due Thursday, May 2



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 .

EI 322 Assignments


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