Bellevue Community College ELI--University Preparation Fall 2004 12:30-2:20, R209 INTEGRATED SKILLS
5B and READING 5B (linked
ELI071 ELI 072
Bellevue Community College ELI--University Preparation
Fall 2004 12:30-2:20, R209
INTEGRATED SKILLS 5B and READING 5B (linked courses)
ELI071 ELI 072
Instructor: Susan Jamieson email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: R230G Message phone: 425-564-2440
Office Hour: 2:30 daily or by appt.
Required Texts and Supplies: NorthStar, Focus on Reading and Writing (advanced)
by Miller and Cohen
8 ½ x 11” white paper for all work
an English-English dictionary
a 3-ring binder or folder for all work
Course Description: This course will focus on making you a better reader and writer, especially for academic purposes. You will read, write, analyze, paraphrase, summarize, and write in a variety of styles. These reading and writing tasks will vary in length and difficulty. You will also work on seeing and reducing common problems in your writing. Weekly sessions in the computer lab will help strengthen research, keyboarding, and editing skills.
· 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 producing a final, polished essay
· Understand and produce the rhetorical modes of argumentation and process, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect and creative writing
· 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 the 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 the 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
· Increase reading speed and comprehension
· Identify main ideas in readings of a variety of lengths, styles, and levels of difficulty
· Respond critically to readings
· Improve their ability to guess meanings of new words from context
· Take complete and accurate notes from readings and discussions
Assignments and Grading:
You will receive points for each activity you do. You must have a total average of 75% or higher in BOTH integrated skills and reading to receive a passing grade and you will receive the same grade for both classes.
point values vary
Attendance, Participation, Effort
There are no make-ups for quizzes. Make-up tests will only be available to students with a medical or advisor’s written excuse. Tests will have to be made up from 11 a.m. to noon within 2 days of the absence. You are responsible for making the arrangements.
Students with 10 absences or more cannot pass this class. Students who do not take the final exam will have their class grade lowered by one full grade.
Grading Scale: A = 93-100
B = 84-92
C = 75-83
D = 0-74 ( repeat level; good effort)
F = 0-74 (repeat level; unsatisfactory effort)
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 DSS (Disability Support Services.) If you would like to inquire about becoming a DSS student, you may call 564-2498 or go in person to the DSS program office in C210, the student union building.