(EIL 317) Academic English I Reading/Writing
Students develop general academic English proficiency by focusing on reading and writing in academic content areas.
|Credit Hours||4.0 Lecture|
|Offered||Fall, Winter, Spring|
- Read and process academic texts efficiently and fluently, noting length, complexity, and time constraints.
- Use a variety of strategies for reading (e.g., previewing, skimming, scanning). Identify main idea, key points, supporting details, and textual patterns in academic readings of increasing complexity and authenticity.
- Annotate and analyze readings (e.g., complete reading guides) as well as charts and graphs to be able to respond critically.
- Take tests in a variety of formats for a variety of purposes (timed/untimed; multiple choice, matching, identification, short answer, and essay; in-class/take-home; class participation, quizzes, midterm, final).
- Listen to and process academic discourse (e.g. lectures, presentations, videos, each other, etc.)
- Participate orally in both whole-class and small-group settings.
- Write paragraphs and essays in a variety of rhetorical patterns including critical response essays.
- Write short answers and reflective responses to academic sources with a variety of vocabulary and sentence structures.
- Build writing fluency, grammatical accuracy, and the ability to cite information in writing from academic sources.
- Take tests in a variety of formats for a variety of purposes (timed/untimed; multiple choice, matching, identification, short answer, and essay;in-class/take-home; class participation, quizzes, midterm, final).
- Use a variety of strategies for dealing with unknown vocabulary words (e.g., guess from context, word parts, etc.)
- Visit with a Grammar Tutor every week to review select writings.
- Review, study and learn to apply grammar rules.
- Build grammatical accuracy.
- Your honesty will be called upon as you self-report some of your activities on Canvas and complete assignments and assessments