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ENGL‐102 Academic Writing: Remedial

Schedule for second half of Fall 2013 term

Week #5

Correction and submission of midterm exam papers

MIDTERM EXAMS

Week #6

30 th November –4 th December

Lesson Outcomes

Content covered and In-class Assignment

Lesson Outcomes Content covered and In-class Assignment

Using transitional words to create text coherence

Identifying the parts of an essay

Writing:

Coherence

Introduction to Academic Writing

Unit 5: More about paragraph organization

Using Transitional Signals – (pdf) p. 98-109

From paragraph to essay

Writing: Introduction to Academic Writing

Unit 6: Overview of Essay organization – (pdf) p. 116 - 124

Writing simple and compound sentences

Grammar:

Simple vs. Compound Sentences

Introduction to Academic Writing

Unit 5: More about paragraph organization

Compound Sentences – (pdf) p. 89-90

Writing Academic English

Chapter 10: Types of Sentences (pdf) p. 172-177

Identifying patterns of organization:

listing and sequencing

Improving reading speed

Reading:

More Reading Power

Unit 7: Patterns of Organization – listing – sequence - p.99-111

Unit 9: Inferring topics and main ideas p. 163 -166

Speed Reading: Unit 1: The Hawaiian Islands – p. 213 - 222

Weekly Assignment 4 Completing all exercises above (first few questions of each exercise are covered in class) and submitting answers in a word document sent to the instructor via email.

Prepared by Hala AbdElMoneim – Director of the English Language and Rhetoric Program ACU

Week #7

7 th December – 11 th December: Second Mid-terms in some faculties

Lesson Outcomes

Content covered and In-class Assignment

Outlining an essay

Using techniques to avoid plagiarism:

1- Summarizing

2- paraphrasing

3- Quotations

Understanding the comparison and contrast pattern

Writing the comparison and contrast essay

Writing:

Introduction to Academic Writing

Unit 6: Outlining an Essay – (pdf) p. 124-129

More Reading Power

Unit 10: Summarizing - p.167-171

Paraphrasing: Handout (pdf)

Introduction to Academic Writing

Unit 6: Quotations – p. 133-135

Effective Academic Writing2

Unit 5: Comparison and contrast essays p. 116-126

Drafting:

Pre-writing: Outlining a comparison and contrast essay on a topic pre-determined by the instructor and writing a first draft in class by hand based on outline

Instructor gives global feedback on first draft after reading excerpts in class to assure originality of content.

Using comparative structures

Grammar:

Comparatives with adjectives and adverbs

Effective Academic Writing2

Unit 5: Using comparatives in comparison and contrast essays: Complex Sentences – (pdf) p. 127-134

Identifying patterns of organization:

Comparison & contrast

Improving reading speed

Reading:

More Reading Power

Unit 7: Patterns of Organization– comparison-contrast –

p.112-118

Speed Reading: Unit 1: The Hawaiian Islands – p. 223 - 232

Weekly Assignment 5

Completing all exercises above (first few questions of each exercise are covered in class)

Writing second draft of the comparison and contrast essay

Prepared by Hala AbdElMoneim – Director of the English Language and Rhetoric Program ACU

Week #8

14 th December – 18 th December

Lesson Outcomes

Content covered and In-class Assignment

Writing the cause and effect essay

Outlining an essay

Writing:

Effective Academic Writing2

Unit 6: Cause and Effect Essays – p. 135-152

Drafting:

Pre-writing: Outlining a cause and effect essay on a topic pre-determined by the instructor and writing a first draft in class by hand based on outline

Instructor gives global feedback on first draft after reading excerpts in class to assure originality of content.

Using future forms to express effects

Grammar:

Simple future - so that – if clause

Effective Academic Writing2

Unit 6: The future with will - p. 153-154

Using will with so that - p. 154-155

Expressing future possibility with if clauses – p. 155- 156

Identifying cause and effect patterns

Improving reading speed

Reading: More Reading Power

Unit 7: Patterns of Organization - Cause and Effect p.119-

125

Speed Reading: Unit 3: Global Issues – p. 253 - 262

Weekly Assignment 6

Completing all exercises above (first few questions of each exercise are covered in class)

Deadline for sending final draft of corrected comparison and contrast essay after instructor feedback

Writing the second draft of the cause and effect essay

Prepared by Hala AbdElMoneim – Director of the English Language and Rhetoric Program ACU

Week #9

21 st December – 25 th December

Lesson Outcomes

Content covered and In-class Assignment

Writing:

Effective Academic Writing2

Unit 6: Cause and Effect Essays – p. 158-163

Writing complex sentences

Grammar:

Complex Sentences

Introduction to Academic Writing

Unit 5: More about paragraph organization

Complex Sentences with Adverb Clauses– (pdf) p. 91-96

Recognizing basic rhetorical patterns

Improving reading speed

Reading: More Reading Power

Unit 7: Patterns of Organization – Recognizing patterns

p.126-131

Speed Reading: Unit 3: Global Issues – p. 263 - 272

Weekly Assignment 7

and final paper

Completing all exercises above (first few questions of each exercise are covered in class)

Deadline for sending final draft of corrected cause and effect essay after instructor feedback.

Assessment:

There are 5 assessment grades for these four weeks of instruction:

1. Comparison and contrast essay = 3.5%

2. Comparison and contrast reading = 3.5%

3. 2 quizzes (3.5% each)

4. Cause and effect essay = 15% (considered as a final paper for the course)

Prepared by Hala AbdElMoneim – Director of the English Language and Rhetoric Program ACU