Advanced Reading

Course Description:

The purpose of the course is to develop the students’ awareness of the reading process and thinking skills, to produce a communicative rapport with the text, to comprehend the main ideas, to understand the language and contents of the text and to infer the author point of views, and enhance their reading strategies and planning for logical discussion so that they will be able to read in ways that are expected in schools, colleges and business.

 

Prerequisite(s): ENG 214 (Reading 3)

Textbook: Concepts &Comments, Reading & Vocabulary Development 4, Patricia Ackert, Linda Lee

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students should be able to:

1. Read different types of texts

2. Skim and scan for main ideas and details

3.  Develop their cognitive skills, analytical skills of comparing things and understand a complex sentence structure in academic texts.

4. Comprehend technical vocabularies and use context clues to infer the meaning of new vocabularies.

5. write a complete summary of an article, story, memoir, interview, commentary, develop communicative abilities, identify causes , make inferences formulate an argument and recall information

 

Teaching Strategies and Course Activities:

Group reading to develop reading strategies, theme-based approach to reading

 and discussions.

 

Methods of Assessment:

 

Class participation: Participation is the integral part of the course. Students should ask questions and offer ideas.

I'd prefer everyone to get involved during our class meetings.

Short in-class quizzes: Two or three quizzes, each quiz will be 1-3 questions designed to make sure that students are keeping up with the material. It is not possible to make up missed quizzes.

Assignments: There will be weekly assignments during the semester. Late assignments will not be accepted.

Project: At least one project should be done by the students either individually or in groups.

Examinations: Mid-Term and Final Exam

Grading:

Participation, assignments, quizzes and project  -20 Marks

Mid-Term-20 Marks

Final Exam-60 Marks

 

Special instructions:

1.Attendance will be taken in every class. Class will begin on time and end on time; students are obliged to arrive on time.

2.Dates for Mid-Term and Final Exam are fixed by the department. Take note of them and take them seriously. Makeup exams are given only in very limited cases.

3. There are no makeups for quizzes. If you miss a quiz without a genuine reason, it will not be repeated for you.

4. Mobile phones should be switched off.

5. Bring the course book, exercise book, dictionary and pen etc.

 A special request: Come to class on time. Late students break the harmony of the class.

If you face any difficulty with the course you are welcome to contact me during the office hours or by e-mail.

 

 

 

Topics to be covered

Weeks

Hours

Course Orientation

1

3

Unit 1: Art

2

6

Unit 2:Organizations

2

6

Unit 3:Places

2

6

Unit 3:Science and Technology

2

6

Unit 4:Health and Well- Being

2

6

Revision

1

3

 

Online References:

http://highered.mcgraw-

One Look Dictionary: http://www.onelook.com/

Cambridge Dictionary: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

Phone Numbers

0560749626

Cisco Phone-3798

OFFICE HOURS

SUNDAY11:OOam-1:00pm

TUESDAY10:00-am-12:00pm

ACADEMIC ADVISORY

THURSDAY 8:00am-10:00am

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear students.welcome to the second semester. I'll teach you READING 3, ADVANCED READING, INYTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE and LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES

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