1. Practice different types of reading strategies 2. Learn how to identify logical organization of writing 3. Learn how to differentiate facts from opinions 4. Develop one's ideas and opinions through connecting ideas across readings
This course is designed to enable English majors to acquire a variety of reading strategies: Students will learn to read for main ideas and for details, to recognize different text types, to identify logical organization of the text, and to make predictions about the text. Students will be encouraged to express their own ideas, responses, and opinions about the text orally and in writing. They will also be encouraged to widen their vocabulary and become skilled in using an English-English dictionary and online materials.
Q: Skills for Success 3 Reading and Writing, Oxford University Press, 2011. Sub-text: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Regular class attendance is required. All deadlines must be met.
Regular attendance, class participation, assignments, quizzes and final exams.
１．Overview of the Sophomore English course ２．Using English-English dictionary effectively ３．Making predictions about text ４．Identifying a topic and supporting details in a paragraph ５．Focus on an outline ６．Distinguishing between general and specific statements ７．Analyzing the text structure as a previewing strategy ８．Writing a summary ９．Paraphrasing sentences 10．Scanning for specific information; names, numbers, and dates 11．Distinguishing between facts and opinions 12．Focus on an outline 13．Writing an opinion paragraph 14．Discussion/presentation 15．Review of the first semester 16．Overview of the second semester 17．Analyzing paragraphs for the main idea and its development 18．Identifying the pattern of organization in a reading 19．Focus on a timeline to determine sequence in text 20．Writing a summary 21．Connecting ideas across readings 22．Evaluating opinions 23．Giving examples and details to support one's opinion 24．Writing an opinion paragraph 25．Making inferences to maximize comprehension 26．Identifying the author's purpose, audience, and tone 27．Arguments and counterarguments 28．Connecting ideas across readings 29．Discussion/presentation 30．Review of the course
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