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Course Introduction By Mr. Hassan El Badri
The University of Hail ENGLISH 101 Course Introduction By Mr. Hassan El Badri
An Introduction to Academic Discourse
COURSE TITLE An Introduction to Academic Discourse
Questions What is ‘academic’? What is ‘discourse’?
Answers Academic is the kind of information which is found in high school and university textbooks. Academic subjects include management, accounting, law, etc. Discourse means written or oral expression. In this course we focus on ‘written’ expression/discussion.
Course Materials A4 (size) Note-Book + +
You will: learn how to write clearly, concisely and coherently about a variety of topics. learn how to use three (3) types of reading sources - textbook chapters encyclopedia articles - periodical articles. become knowledgeable at using a large monolingual (one language) dictionary (LDCE).
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Attend all lectures Catch-up any work missed due to absence (no excuse for missed work) Always arrive ‘on-time’ Participate in all lessons Take notes when listening to a lecture or reading your textbook Ask questions when you do not understand
Complete all homework and assignments (by their due date)
Make a weekly study plan to keep track of homework and assignments in all subjects Take responsibility for your OWN learning – this means prepare for your lessons, participate in your lessons, ask questions and visit your lecturer during office hours whenever you need extra help
Reading 1. Textbook chapter The Changing Earth (pp. 8-32)
2. Encyclopedia Article Planet (pp ) 3. Encyclopedia Article Antibiotics (pp ) 4. Periodical Article Four Wheels Good, Two Legs Bad (p. 125)
Writing 1. Short and extended definition
2. Classification and partition 3. Causal analysis 4. Comparison and contrast
Focus on Error 1. Relative clause 2. Sentence fragments
3. Subject-verb agreement. 4. Verbs errors
4 writing Assessment Assignments Mid-term Exam Final Exam Homework
Reading comprehension Sentence structure Composition skills 4 writing Assignments Reading comprehension Sentence structure Composition skills Homework, participation in class and group work contributions
Assignments Composition 4 10% Composition 3 10% Total 30%
5% Composition 1 5%
Calculation of grades 30% 30% 10% 30% 100% Assignments Mid-Term Final
Grade standards (Subject to change)
Score A+ 95-100 C 60-64 A 85-94 D+ 55-59 B+ 75-84 D 50-54 B 70-74 F 0-49 C+ 65-69 TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT
Attendance Policy 1-4 5 6 7 8 9 12 15 - 1% - 2% - 3% - 4% - 5% DN
Regular attendance is a MUST. You cannot perform well in this course unless you attend class. If you miss class for any reason, you are responsible for the material covered during that period and all assignments made. You have four hours freebies. No questions asked. The fifth absence will result in unfavorable consequences in your final course grade. The following table outlines the deduction system used by the University. Deduction - 1% - 2% - 3% - 4% Absences 1-4 5 6 7 8 - 5% DN 9 12 15
Lecturer’s Contact Details
University of Hail Mr. Hassan El Badri Portable 12 Office #17 Address: Office Hours: Sat. Mon. Wed. Or by appointment.
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