|1. Develop reading skills to understand different types of reading materials
2. Develop critical reading skills to analyze and assess reading materials
3. Develop reading skills to analyze and appreciate literary texts
4. Develop one's ideas and opinions through connecting ideas across readings
| This course is designed to give English majors a strong foundation in reading by developing students' abilities to understand different types of reading texts in English. The readings are selected to help students develop critical reading skills by focusing on specific themes each term: Term 1 "Giving and Helping," and Term 2 "Language, Media, and Communication." Students will acquire abilities to read different materials and to use different reading strategies, such as identifying the main idea and topic sentence, making an outline of the text, and writing a summary of the text. Students will practice reading, using different materials; personal essays, academic essays, newspaper articles, and others. Students will also learn to read some literary texts; picture books, children's literature and/or short stories. They are expected to read various texts in-depth and form their own ideas and opinions about what they read.
| Q: Skills for Success 3 Reading and Writing, Oxford University Press, 2011.
|・Students are required to come to class prepared to participate.
・Active participation is expected.
・Only in-class work may be handwritten. All other writing assignments must be word processed on A4-size paper.
・Late assignments will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances.
| Regular attendance, class participation, assignments, quizzes and final exams.
|１．Overview of the Second Year English 1, self-assessment
２．Reading 1 (literature): Close reading skills, reading journal, vocabulary journal
４．Story summary, discussion
５．Reading 2 (literature): Close reading skills
７．Reading 3 (textbook): Close reading skills
８．Thesis, organizational map, summary
９．Reading 4 (textbook): Close reading skills
10．Thesis, organizational map, transiiton words, summary
11．Reading 5 (textbook): Close reading skills
12．Thesis, organizational map, timeline markers
13．Reading 6 (textbook): Comprehension, discussion
14．Reflection on Term 1, self-assessment
16．Review of summer homework assignments. Overview of Term 2
17．Reading 1 (textbook): Close reading skills, reading journal, vocabulary journal
18．Organizational map, summary
19．Reading 2 (textbook): Close reading skills, organizational map, summary
20．Reading 3 (textbook): Closer reading skills, organizational map, summary
21．Structure of argumentation, signal words
22．Reading 4 (textbook): Close reading skills, organizational map, summary
23．Reading 5 (article): Close reading skills, structure of argumentation
25．Reading 6 (article): Close reading skills, argumentation
26．Organizational map, summary, discussion
27．Reading 7 (article): Close reading skills, argumentation
28．Organizational map, summary, discussion
29．Reflection on Terms 1 ＆ 2, self-assessment