ELI Integrated Skills 5
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Mckee
TEXTBOOK: Refining Composition Skills 5thEd. Office: R130R
E-MAIL: email@example.com Office Hours: 10:30-11:30
PHONE: (425) 564-4038 Office Days: T,W,Th and by appt.
Course Goals: This course is designed to help you refine your academic reading and writing skills so that you will be successful in credit classes at a college or university in the United States.
· Produce edited sentences that are virtually error free
· Demonstrate and apply the process of writing an essay from generating ideas through draft writing and revision to produce a final, polished essay
· Understand and produce the rhetorical modes of exposition and argumentation
· Produce an accurate paraphrase of a difficult passage
· Produce an accurate summary from a lengthy reading
· Develop ideas in paragraph form in correct response to essay questions
· Demonstrate understanding of purpose, form, and content of introductory and concluding paragraphs in an essay
· Develop ideas with substance and coherence using details and examples, facts, opinions, and anecdotes to support a thesis
· Write thesis statements that are complete and clear and give the essay focus
· Write topic sentences that give each paragraph clear and appropriate focus
· Write with unity and coherence both within and between paragraphs
· Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sentence variety
· Incorporate editing and proofreading skills into the writing process
Course Content: You will participate in class discussions based on videos and readings on a central topic and respond in writing. The class will include daily reading and writing activities that are designed to improve the skills mentioned above. Most of your reading assignments will be done at home and discussed in class the next day. You will complete at least one or two writing assignments a week based on your reading and discussions. Sometimes these will be in class, and sometimes they will be done at home depending on the length of the writing. All papers written outside of class must be typed using 8 1/2 x 11 paper with a 12pt font. You will make an individual oral presentation on a topic of your choice at the end of the quarter based on your personal research for your final paper. Students who complete all of their courses with a C- or better will automatically qualify for the Bridge Program. Students who receive an A or A- will qualify for credit classes.
Evaluation: Your final grade will be based on an average of your writing assignments including your final presentation. Although participation and homework are not formally a part of your final grade, they are essential to getting a good grade on your writing assignments.
A=93-100% B=84-92% C=75-83% D=74-65%(repeat ) F=60-0%(repeat)
Attendance: If you must be absent from class, you are responsible for finding out what you missed either from me or your classmates and getting your assignments in on time. ABSENCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR LATE OR MISSING ASSIGNMENTS. Also, INS requires that you attend classes regularly. If you miss 25% of any class, you will be dismissed from the program.
Final Presentation Guidelines and Requirements
1. Choose a controversial topic that interests you. It may be related to one of the topics covered in class or completely new.
2. Organize and develop your topic according to the organizational techniques we studied in class. You must turn in your typed essay the day before your presentation. No late papers will be accepted.
3. Use audio-visual aids like power point, video clips, audio tapes, CDs, poster boards, maps, realia, etc. to enhance your presentation, and include some method of involving your audience.
4. You will have 15-20 minutes to make your presentation (including discussion time). You will not be allowed to go over the time limit even if you are not finished.
5. Your grade will be based on the quality of the content, organization, and presentation style of the oral presentation (50%) and the final paper (50%).
If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. If you would like to inquire about becoming a DSS student you may call 564-2498 or go in person to the DSS (Disability Support Services) reception area in the Student Services Building.
Jan. 04-12 Paraphrasing and Summarizing handouts
!6-19 Introduction to the Essay Chapter 6
(no class 1/15) Topic: Plagiarism
22-26 Example Essay Chapter 7
Topic: Culture and Language
Jan./Feb. 29-02 Comparison and Contrast Essay Chapter 8
Topic: Communication Styles
05-09 Classification Essay Chapter 9
Topic: Advertising and Consumers
12-16 Cause and Effect Essay Chapter 11
20-23 Argumentative Essay Chapter 12
(no class 2/19) Topic: College Campus Issues
Feb./Mar. 26-1 Argumentative Essay Chapter 12
(no class 3/02) Topic: student choice
05-09 Research and Development of Final Paper
12-16 Presentation of Final Paper