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1 Spring Semester ENG 102 Faculty of…

2 The course syllabus contains all the important dates you need to know through the semester. Syllabus

3 Reading Module: Academic Reading skills aim to develop your comprehension of academic texts using skills such as skimming, scanning and identifying main ideas. Then using this information in the output task at the end of each unit. Reading Modules

4 Writing Module: Academic Writing Skills Module aims to develop your skills in doing research, citing sources, writing thesis statements, developing body paragraphs and concluding an essay of various genres. Writing Module

5 Midterm (March 28, 2015)25% Writing Quiz (May 04 – 08, 2015)10% Writing Project (May 20, 2015) 20% Final Exam (May 25 – June 05, 2015)25% CPG (at the end of every unit) 20%

6 Mid-Term Exam 25% 2 reading texts ( about 600 words each) 5 different types of reading assessment questions 3 different types of AWL assessment questions Overall Assessment Grading:  Reading is worth 80% of the mid-term grade  AWL 20%  The mid-term exam accounts for 25% of the overall course grade

7 Final Exam 25% 2 reading texts (about 600 words each) 5 different types of reading assessment questions 3 different types of AWL assessment questions Overall Assessment Grading:  Reading is worth 80% of the final exam grade  AWL 20%  The final exam accounts for 25% of the overall course grade

8 04-08 May, 2015 You will be asked to complete an essay outline in class that includes the following:  Essay thesis statement  Three topic sentences  Two supporting details for each topic sentence  Concluding sentence Writing Quiz 10%

9 20 May, 2015 at 18:30 (110 minutes) You will be required to write a full essay of at least 350 words You will receive three texts one week in advance. The texts will have some guiding questions so if you want to do some research you can do so. The answers to those questions will not be graded. When coming to the exam, you can bring the assigned texts only. You are allowed to take notes on these texts, however you cannot write long sentences or paragraphs. You can underline/write words or phrases only. Writing Project 20%

10 Class Participation Grade 20% of your course grade Based on tasks done during class and/or assignments given as homework Your willingness to participate in class will help you to learn the skills better Your willingness in participating in class will help you get a higher CPG CPG 20%

11 Attendance is obligatory If you miss more than 25% (14 hrs) of total class hours, you will not be allowed to take the final exam Attendance

12 Students who are late to the class (more than 15 min) can still attend the class but will be marked as ABSENT by the class teacher Arriving Late To Class

13 Health Reports will not be accepted to make up for absenteeism. They are valid only for Midterm and Final Exams. Health Reports

14 The Reading Questions There are five different types of reading questions in the exams

15 Reading Question Type One Example: 1 It is a general tendency for people to believe that motivation is a personal trait. Some people have it and others don’t. In practice, some people are labelled as lazy because they do not display an outward sign of motivation. However, individuals differ in their basic motivational drives. It also depends upon their areas of interest. The concept of motivation is situational and its level varies between different individuals and at different times. If you understand what motivates people, you have available the most powerful tool for dealing with them. Which sentence below is closest in meaning to the highlighted sentence in paragraph 1? a.If you know what motivates someone you have no chance of influencing them. b.To motivate anybody you just have to give them orders, and they will obey c.You can manage people best once you realize what really motivates them

16 Reading Question Type Two Example: 1 It is a general tendency for people to believe that motivation is a personal trait. Some people have it and others don’t. In practice, some people are labelled as lazy because they do not display an outward sign of motivation. However, individuals differ in their basic motivational drives. It also depends upon their areas of interest. The concept of motivation is situational and its level varies between different individuals and at different times. If you understand what motivates people, you have available the most powerful tool for dealing with them. Tendency’ means… (paragraph 1) a.a way to improve management methods b.a feeling of really extreme unhappiness c.likely to behave in a certain way

17 Reading Question Type Three Example: 1 It is a general tendency for people to believe that motivation is a personal trait. Some people have it and others don’t. In practice, some people are labelled as lazy because they do not display an outward sign of motivation. However, individuals differ in their basic motivational drives. It also depends upon their areas of interest. The concept of motivation is situational and its level varies between different individuals and at different times. If you understand what motivates people, you have available the most powerful tool for dealing with them. ‘It’ refers to… (paragraph 1) a. motivation b. trait c. people

18 Reading Question Type Four Example: 2 A study showed that when the background colour of food packaging was red, people formed more favourable evaluations of products. However, when the background was blue, the opposite pattern of results emerged. It was also found that people were more receptive to a brand of toothpaste that focused on negative messages such as “cavity prevention” when the background colour was red, whereas people were more receptive to inspirational messages such as “tooth whitening” when the background colour was rendered in blue. 1. Which of the following best describes the main topic of paragraph 2? a. why people prefer buying toothpaste that whitens their teeth b. how to effectively combine different colours on a package design c. how background colour can affect the way people view the product

19 Reading Question Type Five Example: 2 A study showed that when the background colour of food packaging was red, people formed more favourable evaluations of products. However, when the background was blue, the opposite pattern of results emerged. It was also found that people were more receptive to a brand of toothpaste that focused on negative messages such as “cavity prevention” when the background colour was red, whereas people were more receptive to inspirational messages such as “tooth whitening” when the background colour was rendered in blue. 2. How did people react when the colour red was used on the background of toothpaste packaging? (paragraph 2) a. they believed the toothpaste whitened teeth better b. they looked closer at the negative toothpaste message c. they compared the toothpaste with other products

20 You can buy your coursebooks from the Ofisser photocopy centre on the -1 floor.  Make sure that you get the correct book for your faculty Coursebooks

21 Any problems? Attendance Classes Personal Speak to your teacher as soon as you feel there might be a problem!

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