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San Jos é State University LLD 002, Academic English II, Section 4, Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Swathi M. Vanniarajan, Associate Professor Office location: Clark 477 Phone: 408-924-4444 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: MW: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. & 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. & by appointment Class Days/Time: MW 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Classroom: Clark 242 Final Exam date: Saturday, May 15, 2010 Final Exam Time: 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is your only opportunity to take the exam, so don’t miss it. If you work on Saturdays, arrange with your employer to get the afternoon off. There are no retakes. Course Description : Continued emphasis on the development of English for academic purposes. Integration of reading and writing, supplemented by use of oral language. Required for students scoring between 142 and 148 (inclusive) on the EPT or advancing from LLD 001. Notes: No Graduation credit. Grading: Credit/No credit. 3 Units Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives : This course will help you develop your academic reading and writing skills. Throughout the course, you will read a variety of essays and analyze and discuss them, as well as write summaries and your personal viewpoints in response. In addition, you will develop your ability to use dictionaries and context clues to expand your academic vocabulary. Course Content Learning Outcomes : Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Use, in their writing, academic vocabulary as learned and acquired from college dictionaries, word analysis, and contextual information; Respond critically to both expository and argumentative reading assignments; Identify and produce different kinds of writing to meet different purposes and audiences; Identify and comprehend the main idea and subordinate ideas in both spoken and written academic texts; Observe and discuss their own and their peers’ composing processes in order to develop their own compositions from inception to completion; and Identify and use the surface-structure conventions (grammar) of written English. LLD 002 Spring 2010 Page 1 of 5
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Required Texts/Reading : Beason, L & M. Lester (2006). A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage. Bedford/St. Martins Press. Longman Dictionary of American English with CD, Longman. LLD 002 Exam readings (available at Spartan Bookstore at mid-semester. Folder and Binder to keep written assignments and handouts organized. Classroom Protocol : Active learning requires participation. Participation is essential for success in this course.
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