ENGL-0327-02 - Integrated Reading-Writing
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
ENGL-0327-02 - Integrated Reading-Writing
|Instructor||Belyeu, Jeremy Chad|
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|Course Description||Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Development of reading and higher order thinking skills necessary for college readiness. Development of college-level writing focusing on idea generation, drafting, organization, revision, and utilization of standard English. The intervention fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.|
|Course Prerequisites||Successful completion of ENGL 0301/ENGL 0310 and/or TSI placement testing|
|Required Textbooks||MyLabsPlus Access Code (available at www.lamarpa.mylabsplus.com)|
Attendance and Participation: Regular attendance and participation will help you succeed in this course. If you miss class, you may be missing important announcements, notes, and lecture! You are encouraged to attend every class. However, we know that things happen! You can miss a maximum of 4 classes. These absences should be saved for emergencies, illness, etc. If you miss more than 4 classes, your course grade will be negatively affected in the following way:
If you are absentâ€¦ You will loseâ€¦
6 - 7 classes One letter grade
8 - 9 classes Two letter grades
10+ classes Three letter grades
Not only should you attend every class, we want you to participate in class! You can actively participate in the following ways: arrive on time, stay for the entire class, be prepared with the proper materials, ask questions, participate in group work and class activities, etc. Be a part of the class! We are learning together. If you choose to not participate in class, it will negatively affect your grade. Three of the following incidents will be equal to one absence:
Â· Arriving to class late
Â· Leaving class early
Â· Sleeping in class
Â· Refusing to participate in group work
Â· Being on your cell phone
If you are unable to attend class, it is your responsibility to find out what material you missed. I will not provide copies of notes. Please reach out to a classmate for missed notes. If you are struggling to understand material you missed in class, please see me during office hours.
|Course Grading Scale||
AD = 90-100
BD = 80-89
CD = 70-79
DD = 50-69
FD = 0-49
|Determination of Final Grade||
Unit Tests 1-6: 30%
Final Exam: 20%
Writing Assignments: 30%
Unit Assignments/Homework: 20%
|Final Exam Date||May 3, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through May 3, 2018 - 8:00 PM|
UNIT 1: Intro to Active Reading, The Writing Process, Parts of Speech
1.3 Active Reading
1.7 Vocabulary Development
1.21 Summarize and Paraphrase
1.23 The Craft of Writing: Getting Started
1.24 Overview of the Writing Process
6.5 Regular and Irregular Verbs
6.9 Phrases and Clauses
6.10 Subjects and Verbs (Unit 1 Review and Test)
Discuss new vocabulary. Read for context clues, practice SQ3R and summarizing skills
-Students focus on applying lessons on grammar to activities emphasizing active reading. Students will actively read when picking out parts of speech within a text and will benefit from seeing examples in context that they can apply to their own writing.
UNIT 2: Effective Sentences and Paragraphs, Main Ideas and Details
2.1 Recognize the Structure of a Paragraph
2.4 Identify the Topic and Main Idea of a Paragraph
2.6 Write an Effective Topic Sentence
2.11 Develop and Organize Supporting Details
2.17 Write Descriptive Paragraphs (DRAFT PARAGRAPH)
6.11 Sentence Structure
6.12 Varying Sentence Structure
6.14 Run-ons (Unit 2 Review and Test)
-Students begin building effective paragraphs while developing sentence skills.
UNIT 3: Narrative and Process Paragraphs, Patterns of Organization, Verb Tense and Pronoun Skills (Weeks 6-7)
2.18 Write Narrative Paragraphs (DRAFT PARAGRAPH)
2.24 Read Time Order Paragraphs
2.27 Read Process Paragraphs
2.29 Write Process Paragraphs (DRAFT PARAGRAPH)
6.16 Consistent Verb Tense and Active Voice
6.17 Subject/Verb Agreement
6.18 Pronoun / Antecedent Agreement
6.19 Pronoun Reference and Point of View
6.20 Pronoun Case (Unit 3 Review and Test)
-Continue developing paragraph skills while studying corresponding patterns of organization. Improve verb tense skills and review the role of pronouns in sentences.
UNIT 4: Essay Structure and Organization, Compare and Contrast, Revision (Weeks 8-9)
2.32 Read Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
3.1 Understand the Structure of an Essay
3.3 Organize an Essay
3.4 Write Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
3.5 Revise an Essay
3.14 Write Comparison and Contrast Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
6.21 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
6.24 Combining Sentences
6.25 Redundancy and Wordiness (Unit 4 Review and Test)
-Students study the elements of successful essays. Also, students practice sentence skills involving well-chosen modifiers and parallel phrasing.
UNIT 5: Narrative and Classification Essays, More Patterns of Organization, Punctuation (Weeks 10-11)
2.36 Read Div. and Class. Paragraphs
3.8 Read Multi-Pattern Essays
3.11 Write Narrative Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
3.15 Write Division and Classification Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
4.3 Read and Interpret Graphics and Visuals
6.26 Final Punctuation
6.28 Other Punctuation
6.30 Quotation Marks (Unit 5 Review and Test)
-Continue essay drafting, study remaining organizational patterns. Practice punctuation and avoiding common mistakes. Study the impact of graphics and visuals on comprehension.
UNIT 6: Argument, Cause and Effect, Critical Thinking, Exact Language (Weeks 12-13)
2.44 Read Cause and Effect Paragraphs
3.17 Write Cause and Effect Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
4.6 Make Inferences
4.9 Assess Purpose, Tone and Bias
4.12 Read and Evaluate Arguments
4.15 Write Arguments Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
6.34 Standard and Nonstandard English
6.35 Easily Confused Words
6.36 Using Exact Language (Unit 6 Review and Test, FINAL EXAM)
Students wrap up the course focusing on writing to persuade using advanced elements of grammar style as well as writing within and reading to recognize cause and effect patterns. They learn what to look for in college textbooks and how to apply critical thinking skills to any subject.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Orientation, Diagnostics
Week 2/3: Unit 1
Week 4: Test 1
Week 5: Unit 2
Week 6: Test 2
Week 7: Unit 3
Week 8: Test 3
Week 9: Unit 4
Week 10: Test 4
Week 10: Unit 5
Week 12: Test 5
Week 12: Unit 6
Week 13-14: Test 6
Make-up Tests; Final Review
Week 15: Finals
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills: Students will use creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills: Students will integrate choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross-relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|