College of Linguistic Studies

  • Syllabus


Title of Course
Practical Reading Skills for Writing (1)
DepartmentEnglish Language
Credit
3
Professor
NameKo-un Seo
DepartmentEnglish Language Department
Contactdearprofseo@gmail.com


1. Course Introduction and Objectives of Course


Introduction
This course is an integrated course for reading including grammar, vocabulary learning. It also aims to make students write their opinion about the reading. Students will learn strategic reading skills during class and write their opinion about the text for homework. This course is good for students who are in the high beginning level of English.
Objectives
1. Students are able to read a text of various topics with strategic reading skills.
2. Students are able to write their opinion about what they read with using vocabulary learned during class.


2. Teaching Method and Assesment


Teaching Method
Lecture and homework
Assesment
1. Participation (Homework + Attendance) 30%
2. Midterm 30%
3. Final exam 40%


3. Textbooks


Textbooks
Insights for Today 2, 4th edition
Author: Lorraine C. Smith, Nancy Nici Mare (international student edition)
Publisher: Heinle CENGAGE Learning
Handout (when necessary)


4. Teaching Topics & Contents


Weeks
Teaching Topics
Teaching Contents
Week1
Introduction
Chapter 1
1. The importance of reading strategy
2. The Introduction of textbook & How to study
3. Chapter 1 A Family Sees America Together
Week2
Chapter 1
1. Courtney’s Texas- Big History, Big Cities, Big Hearts
Week3
Chapter 2
1. Volunteer Vacations
2. Who Volunteers?
Week4
Chapter 3
1. How alike are Identical Twins?
2. Diary of a Triplet Father
Week5
Chapter 4
1. The Search for Happiness through Adoption
2. Diary of an Adoptive Mother
Week6
Chapter 5
1. Robots: The Face of the Future
2. An unusual Teacher
Week7
Chapter 6
1. A New Way to Go
2. Young Investors
Week8
Midterm
Chapter 1 – 6
Week9
Chapter 7
1. Improving Lives with Pet Therapy
2. A New way to Relieve Students Stress
Week10
Chapter 8
1. A Healthy Diet for Everyone
2. Why Do I Eat When I’m Not Hungry
Week11
Chapter 9
1. Alfred Nobel: A Man of Peace
2. Choosing Nobel Prize Winners
Week12
Chapter 10
1. Marie Curie: Nobel Prize Winner
2. Irene Curie
Week13
Chapter 11
1. Oil as an Important World Resource
2. The DO IT Homestead
Week14
Chapter 12
1. How Earthquakes Occur
2. A Survivor’s Story
Week15
Final exam
Chapter 1-12