EI201 Intermediate Reading and Writing

for FA 2012

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EI 201 Intermediate Reading and Writing


FA 2012 HOA


Garza, Deborah D.


Adjunct Faculty


MA Teaching English as a Second Language/University of Kansas
MA French/University of Kansas
BS Education Language Arts & French/University of Kansas

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

816 419-5860

Other Phone

816 880-0887




Semester Dates

August 20 - December 14, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Credit Hours


Barton, L. & Dupaquier Sardinas, C.  Northstar 3 Reading and Writing (3rd edition).  New York:  Pearson Longman ISBN 9780136133681

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Additional materials will 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 instructor believes that students are best able to achieve their learning goals in a secure environment.  Mutual respect and cooperation are therefore essential at all times in the classroom.  By working closely with both the instructor and classmates, students will become more aware and independent language learners.  The instructor's ultimate goal is to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge so that they may take control of and direct their own learning.

Class Assessment:
Attendance/participation               10%

Homework                                    20%
Quizzes                                         20%
Unit tests                                       25%
Writing assignments                      25%

A     90-100%

B     80-89%
C     65-79%
D     55-64%
F     below 55%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Should there be an in-class test, quiz, or writing assignments, students with unexcused absences will NOT be allowed to make up the work.  They will receive a grade of 0 for that particular assignment.  Students with excused absences will need to schedule a time to make up the work within a week after their return to class.  it is not the instructor's responsibility to remind the student to schedule this make-up time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  • Please come to class prepared to learn and ready to participate.
  • Turn off all cell phones while class is in session.
  • English should be spoken while class is in session.
  • Respect for others is essential in the classroom.
  • 2 tardies = 1 unexcused absence
  • 5 unexcused absences will result in the student's grade being dropped by one letter
  • If a student is late to class (without a valid reason), 20% will be deducted from that day's participation grade.
  • Students must bring their textbooks each day.  If a student does not have a textbook, 30% will be deducted from that day's participation grade.
  • Students are expected to check their Park University e-mail account regularly.
  • Students are expected to check eCompanion regularly.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Date  Topic  Test Dates  
 Sept 4 & 6  Class expectations
Unit 2 - Fraud
 Sept 11 & 13  Unit 2, continued    
 Sept 18 & 20  Unit 2, continued
"Catch Me if You Can" movie
Review for test on Unit 2
Sept 25 & 27   Test on Unit 2
Begin Unit 3 Extreme Sports
 Unit 2 test Sept 25  
 Oct 2 & 4  Unit 3, continued    
 Oct 9 & 11  Unit 3, continued    
 Oct 16 & 18  Fall break -- no class
 Oct 23 & 25 Unit 3 Test 
Unit 4 Speaking of Gender
 Unit 3 Test Oct 23  
 Oct 30 & Nov 1  Unit 4, continued    
 Nov 6 & 8  Unit 4, continued
 Nov 13 & 15  Review for Unit 4 Test
Begin Unit 7
Unit 4 Test Nov 15   
 Nov 20 & 22  Unit 7, continued    
 Nov 27 & 29 Unit 7, continued

 Nov 27 & 29  Unit 7, continued
 Dec 4 & 6  Review for Unit 7 test
Unit 7 test
Unit 7 Test Dec 6   

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 95-96

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 95

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 98

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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