MW_Sp_08_Greensheet_x_Course_Calendar_LLD_002 - San Jose...

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San Jose State University Linguistics and Language Development Department Academic English 2 LLD 002-Section 20 Class #33947 MW 12:00-1:15 Room BBC 123 LLD 002-Section 22 Class #33976 MW 1:30-2:45 Room BBC 123 Spring 2008 Instructor: Denise Stark Office: Clark Hall 404E Office Hours: MW 3:00-4:00 TH 3:30-4:30, or by appointment Voice Mail: 924-1009 ext. 44136 E-mail: [email protected] ********(preferred contact) Course Description: Academic English is a workshop class in which you will improve your reading and writing skills. Activities will include group and class discussions, peer-editing, and conferences, as well as reading and writing assignments. We will focus on writing clear, well-supported, coherent paragraphs and essays, and we will relate readings to assignments and discussions. You will plan and write assignments so that you, the writer, communicate effectively to readers. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students are expected to: Understand how sentences are effectively combined in paragraphs and paragraphs in essays Write effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays Write a successful in-class essay in response to an argumentative article Use critical reasoning skills to understand and respond to reading materials Teaching Methods and Classroom Procedures: This course combines lecture, discussion, activities, and individual conferences. You will write both in and out of class and work individually and collaboratively in pairs or groups in class. Class participation is essential for passing the class. Those that do not actively participate will not earn a participation point for that day. Required Texts and Materials: America Now, 7th Edition Robert Atwan The Least You Should Know About English : Form C Writing Skills, 9 th Edition Wilson and Glazier A college-level English only dictionary A notebook for keeping class notes A folder or binder for keeping returned assignments Six “yellowbooks” for in-class essays and the final exam (bring extras “just in case”) An email account
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Assignments: In-Class Essays (tentative dates): o Essay #1 (diagnostic) January 28 o Essay #2 February 20 o Essay #3 March 10 o Essay #4 April 9 o Essay #5 April 30 o Essay #6 “Morning After” May 12 o There will be weekly reading and writing homework assignments. o There will be regular grammar exercises as well as quizzes. o All essays done outside of class must be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins. Please note: The instructor reserves the right to change the content due dates of assignments and will notify students of such change. Participation Policy: Active learning requires participation. Participation is essential for success in this course. One (1) “Participation Point” will be given to students at each class meeting. Students will receive Participation Points during class time only and no make-ups will be permitted. Students enrolled in classes meeting two days a week must accumulate 21 Participation Points to be
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