ACADEMIC PREPARATION (Bridge) Winter Quarter 2004
ELI Level6 Instructor:
L 210 M-F
Text: Raise the Issues (second edition), by Carol Numrich
Objectives: This class is designed to help you build the skills necessary for success in academic credit classes. By using our textbook and other materials, you will learn to practice critical thinking skills, express ideas in speech and writing clearly and fluently, take notes from readings and lectures, and write effective summaries, paraphrases and answers to essay exam questions.
Content: In addition to reading the textbook, each week, you will select an article of your choice to read, summarize in writing and explain to your classmates. Discussions are an important part of this class. Participation in class discussions will be crucial to understanding, analyzing, and synthesizing the concepts in our readings. Additionally, practice in listening and note taking will be given in class. At the end of the quarter, you will be involved in a final project which you will present to the class.
Attendance: You must attend each class. There will be no opportunities to make up missed assignments or tests. When you are ill and cannot attend class, please contact a classmate to find out what you missed. Students with 12 or more absences cannot pass this class. Late arrival times accumulate toward absences.
Grades: Your grade will be based on your writing assignments, your ability to discuss and explain ideas in daily class activities, on scores from any quizzes or tests and on the final project.
To enter BCC as a full-time credit student, one of your requirements is to achieve a 2.5 GPA during this quarter.
Final Project Academic Preparation (Bridge)
A final project will be due during the final days of the quarter: March 15 & 16. It will be based on a pre-approved article of your choice regarding a controversial topic. The requirements for this project include:
25 1. Write a one page summary of the article to hand in.
10 2. Write at least 15 vocabulary definitions from your article. This will be handed in.
25 3. Give a 5-8 minute presentation on the content of
15 4. You must use audio/visual aid(s) in your
presentation. Some possibilities are: maps, posters, overhead transparencies, handouts, videos, and audio cassettes.
75 Total Points
Organize your presentation with an introduction and conclusion. Also, leave time at the end for questions and/or discussion.