Engkent, Lucia. Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing, 2nd ed., Oxford, 2011 ISBN 978-0-19-544169-7 * All students are required to use the following Research Guide for their assignments: * Seneca Libraries. Guide to Research and Citation: MLA Style. 3rd ed. Toronto: Seneca College, 2010. Print. * A good quality English-language dictionary (The Oxford Dictionary and the Longman’s Dictionary are recommended.) * A folder/portfolio to keep all your work throughout the semester
Note: Electronic dictionaries are not permitted during exams
* GRADING / ASSIGNMENTS
Essays 2 x 10% 20%
Summary 5% Grammar and editing 2 x 5% 10% Reading comprehension 2 x 5% 10% Group presentation 10% Mock Exam 15% Final exam 30%
TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
WEEK| TOPIC| READING| ASSIGNMENT|
1 Jan. 7 – 11| Introduction to the courseAddressing Audience and PurposeThree stages of the writing process| | Diagnostic assignment| 2 Jan. 14-18| The principles of good writingUsing Appropriate Style/Academic EnglishUnderstanding Verb Forms| A Global Warming Deal to Do Nothing Still Possiblepp. 16-17| Grammar Quiz(5%)| 3 Jan. 21-25| Recognizing Parts of Speech/ CollocationsUnderstanding ConnotationIdentifying Main Idea| Crushed by Potentialpp. 266-267Same-Sex Schoolingp. 272| Reading Comprehension...