Critical Thinking

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English Division, Department of Western Languages Faculty of Humanities ENGL 201 (001201) Critical Reading and Effective Writing 3(3-0-6) Abbreviation: CRIT READ AND EFFECT WRITE

Prerequisite: none

Course Description:

English languages skills for critical reading from different sources and media and effective writing on topics of students’ interests.

Course Objectives: Students will be able to
1. analyze and synthesize information
2. write effectively

Course Contents:No. of Lect. HoursSelf-Study

1. Introduction1.5
2. Unit 1 Critical Reading4.5
3. Unit 2 Bridge to Critical Thinking4.5
4. Unit 3 Effective Writing7.5
5. Unit 4 Weighing It Out9
6. Unit 5 Looking for a Reason9
7. Unit 6 Finding a Way Out9
8. Self-Study
90
Total45

Course Evaluations:

1. Attendance10 %
(Take off 1 point for each absence. Only 15 minutes-late is allowed, Otherwise 0.5 point is deducted.)
2. Writing (In-class writing)30 %
2.1 In-Class Writing I : Summary 6 %
2.2 In-Class Writing II : Is it the same? 8 % 2.3 In-Class Writing III : It’s time to debate. 8 %
2.4 In-Class Writing IV : It’s time to find the way out. 8 % 3. Midterm Exam30 %
4. Final Exam30 %
Total 100 %

Class Attendance Notice:
- No in-class writing make up unless a medical report from Maharaj Hospital is presented or the course coordinators of English 201 allows the make up. - Students whose absence is 7 classes will not be allowed to go for the final examination.
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