Semester 2, 1999
|Self-Learning Center (SLC)
|Vocabulary Sheets and Folder|
|By the end of the semester, the students should be able to:|
|Writing|| 1. write an organized, coherent paragraph of 7-12
sentences with these
b. comparison & contrast;
2. write a short summary of a passage they have read.
3. recognize and write a good topic sentence for a paragraph;
4. write a short book or film review.
The final grade you receive for this course will be based on the following:
|a. 4 in-class writing assignment 25 points each
= 100 points
b. 2 reading tests 35 points each = 70 points
c. 1 grammar test 40 points
d. a grade given at the completion of eachunit in
e. external reading test 30 points
f. final examination 100 points
Total 400 points
N.B. The grammar test and writing assignment 2 will be given on the same day during Midterm Week.
Grading Scale (for writing assignments)
|Out of 25 Points|
Below are the dates on which you will be tested:
|Reading Test 1||Monday, December 13|
|Grammar Test||Tuesday, December 28|
|Reading Test 2||Monday, January 17|
|External Reading Test||Thursday, February 17|
|Final Examination||Tuesday, February 29|
The final examination will test reading, grammar, vocabulary, and writing but will not include the external reading.
Below are the dates on which you will complete a graded in-class writing assignment:
|Assignment 1 (persuasion)
Assignment 2 (comparison/contrast)
Assignment 3 (narrative)
Assignment 4 (book report)
|Thursday, December 2
Tuesday, December 28
Thursday, January 27
Thursday, February 17
Should you miss a test for any reason, you will receive a score of zero. Similarly, should you be absent on the day of an in-class writing assignment, you will be given a score of zero.
Your participation score will be determined to a large degree by your attendance and punctuality. A one-hour absence during a two-week period will result in one mark being deducted from your score automatically. Two tardies are equivalent to a one-hour absence.
Self-Learning Center Assignments
In addition to the work you do in class, you are also expected to do two types of activities in the Faculty Self-Learning Center. These activities are:
You are expected to complete the exercises for six Headway video segments this term. The exercise sheets are available in Building Four. In addition, you must complete the exercises for three episodes of the TV program Felicity. These exercises are available on the English Two homepage (http://pioneer.chula.ac.th/~crabtree/EnglishTwo.htm) and in the self-learning center. You should keep the completed worksheets in your course folder. It is important that you observe the deadlines for completing these exercises since your teacher may check your folder at any time and may give you unannounced quizzes over the materials you have been assigned to watch.
|Headway Report 1
Headway Report 2
"Felicity" (Episode 1)
"Felicity" (Episode 2)
Headway Report 3
Headway Report 4
"Felicity" (Episode 3)
Headway Report 5
Headway Report 6
You are also expected to complete a weekly songsheet. These sheets are available through the English One homepage and in the self-learning center. Completed songsheets should be kept in your course folder.
The external reading for this semester is Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress. You must have a copy of the text no later than Thursday, November 11. Begin reading immediately and observe the following reading schedule.
Do not be surprised if there is a short quiz on each of these dates.
The course website contains special background information relating to the setting and characters in Crazy in Alabama. There is information, for example, about the state of Alabama, about the civil rights movement in the US, about Martin Luther King and George Wallace. Encourage your students to take advantage of this resource. I hope to be able to show the film version at the end of the semester.
Each week you should complete a vocabulary sheet with words from your reading exercises, text, video worksheets, songs, or your external reading. Keep these sheets in your course folder.
All students must purchase a two-ring binder in which to keep all work for the semester. Work should be arranged in this order, with dividers separating each section:
Tests and quizzes
Students must also keep a pad of paper with holes in their folder.