||Students will improve their grasp of grammar and syntax by reading essays, short stories, and newspaper/magazine articles. By the end of the course, students should be able to read critical texts and research papers.
||In this class, students are divided into small groups and work on reading comprehension questions together. Active participation will be required in group activities. Students also work on some writing exercises related to the unit topic. They are encouraged to use online practice materials available on iQOnlinef for further study.
|| Orientation (Course objectives, schedule, evaluation etc.)
Unit 1 Reading 1: We all need a role model
Unit 1 Reading 2: Search for 100 real-life heroes
Unit 1 Writing: A three-paragraph analysis essay
Unit 2 Reading 1: So much dead space
Unit 2 Reading 2: Now on stage – Your home!
Unit 2 Writing: A descriptive essay
Review of Unit 1-2
Unit 3 Reading 1: The good teen
Unit 3 Reading 2: Bird by bird
Unit 4 Reading 1: Two styles of writing
Unit 4 Reading 2: Haji Noor Deen – A Chinese Muslin calligrapher
Review of Unit 3-4
Unit 5 Reading 1: Eating well – Less science, more common sense
Unit 5 Reading 2: Anatomy of a nutrition trend
Unit 5 Writing: A cause and effect essay
Unit 6 Reading 1: From student to employees – A different transition
Unit 6 Reading 2: Making my first post-college career decision
Unit 6 Writing: A summary
Review of Unit 5-6
Unit 7 Reading 1: Tribe is discovered
Unit 7 Reading 2: Alaska’s pebble mine – Minerals vs. nature
Unit 7 Writing: An opinion essay
Unit 8 Reading 1: The promise of play
Unit 8 Reading 2: Child’s play – It’s not just for fun
Review of Unit 7-8
||Two-thirds of attendance is required to earn a passing grade.
Online Assignments 10%
Class participation, others 20%
||Q: Skills for Success - Reading and Writing 4 (Oxford)
Read relevant sections of the textbook for each week and learn new vocabulary in advance. Audio materials for unit reading are available on iQOnline.
Use iQOnline for exercises and work on assignments when given.