Welcome to EAC 149! This semester we will be working hard on improving your English writing, reading, and oral skills. Please join me in using this addendum to the EAC 149 general outline (available at http://www.senecac.on.ca/fulltime). This addendum is your guide to the subject requirements and activities in my class.
TEXTS & MATERIALS
o Gaetz, Lynne & Suneeti Phadke. The Canadian Writer's World: Paragraphs and Essays, “Canadian” 2010. o A good quality English-language dictionary, such as Oxford or Merriam Webster. o 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. o A folder/portfolio to keep all your work throughout the semester
GRADING / ASSIGNMENTS (tentative)
Reading Comprehension Test(1)10%
• Students must pass both the term (60%) and the final exam (60%) to pass the course.
See the section on Evaluation below.
• Use of internet, cell phones and other electronic devices is not permitted during class and the final exam.
The term work for courses within the School of English and Liberal Studies includes a minimum of 250 pages of reading and 2000 words of writing. This is consistent with Seneca College policy for English and Liberal Studies courses.
TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
|WEEK |TOPIC |Pre-class READING |ASSIGNMENT | |1 Sept. 6 - 9 |Introduction |Addendum |Get the text Diagnostic Essay | |2 Sept. 12 - 16 |The Writing Process. Transitional |Chap. 1, 2, 3 |TBA | | |words/expressions |p. 47 | | |3 Sept. 19 - 23 |Narrative Writing |Chap. 5 |Paragraph 1 (5%) | | | |Reading p. 605: “A Faith in Others |(narrative) | | | |Versus Security” | | |4 Sept. 26 - 30 |Descriptive Writing. |Chap. 6 |Quiz 1 (5%) (apostrophe, quotation marks, | | |Punctuation (apostrophe, quotation |Chap. 34 |titles) | | |marks, titles) |Reading p. 550 “Bound Feet” | | |5 Oct. 3 - 7 |Cause & Effect |Chap. 11 |Paragraph 2 (5%) | | |Comma use |Chap. 33 |(cause & effect) | | | |Reading p. 571 “Growing up in | | | | |Cyberspace” | | |6 Oct. 10 - 14 |Process Writing |Chap. 7 |Quiz 2 (5%) | | |Comma use cont’d |Chap. 20 (p. 319-332)...