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1 Course Introduction By Mr. Hassan El Badri The University of HailENGLISH 101Course IntroductionBy Mr. Hassan El Badri
2 An Introduction to Academic Discourse COURSE TITLEAn Introduction to Academic Discourse
3 QuestionsWhat is ‘academic’?What is ‘discourse’?
4 AnswersAcademic 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.
7 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).
9 Attend all lecturesCatch-up any work missed due to absence (no excuse for missed work)Always arrive ‘on-time’Participate in all lessonsTake notes when listening to a lecture or reading your textbookAsk questions when you do not understand
10 Complete all homework and assignments (by their due date) Make a weekly study plan to keep track of homework and assignments in all subjectsTake 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
16 4 writing Assessment Assignments Mid-term Exam Final Exam Homework Reading comprehensionSentence structureComposition skills4 writingAssignmentsReading comprehensionSentence structureComposition skillsHomework, participation in class and group work contributions
18 Calculation of grades 30% 30% 10% 30% 100% Assignments Mid-Term Final Homework
19 Grade standards (Subject to change) ScoreA+95-100C60-64A85-94D+55-59B+75-84D50-54B70-74F0-49C+65-69TEXTTEXTTEXTTEXT
20 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%Absences1-45678- 5%DN91215
21 Lecturer’s Contact Details University of HailMr. Hassan El BadriPortable 12 Office #17Address:Office Hours: Sat. Mon. Wed. Or by appointment.
22 Thank you for your participation! THE ENDThank you for your participation!Any Questions?