Instructor

Leslee Nakasuji

Ms. Sokol

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Overview

In this course students will learn a variety of academic skills that will prepare them for UNDERGRADUATE level course work. Students will cultivate listening, note-taking, discussion, presentation, reading and writing strategies. There is a strong focus on academic reading, discussion and writing.  Students will learn critical thinking skills and learn to effectively work in a group. Students will learn how to properly organize and complete a well-structured paragraph, a well-structured essay, and a well-structured presentation. All students will learn vocabulary building techniques and the importance of reflection and self-evaluation. This course is INTENSIVE and meant to simulate the course load of an undergraduate student. 

 

Objectives

  • Learn reading skills
  • Introduction to academic writing
  • Learn discussion strategies
  • Learn note-taking strategies
  • Learn listening strategies
  • Presentation Skills & One Formal Presentation
  • Complete three Writing Assignments
  • Create a Vocabulary Diary
  • Create a Reflective Journal
  • Learn to effectively self-evaluate and peer evaluate
  • Complete several Unit Quizzes

 

Materials

  • Pens, pencils, dictionary
  • Highlighter
  • Notebook
  • I-pad, I-phone etc.

 

Text  (text will be provided in class)

  • Richmond, Kent. Inside Reading 4: The Academic Word List in Context. Second Edition. Oxford University Press, 2012. (Series Director: Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman)

 

Attendance Policy

  • All students are expected to attend class.
  • All students are expected to come to class on time.
  • All students are expected to inform TUJ if they will be absent.

 

Online Interactive Classroom

  • An online interactive classroom for College Preparation students.
  • Students will be given details in class.
  • Here students can find in-class handouts, announcements, and homework reminders.
  • Here students can ask questions on the class discussion board and interact with both their teacher and classmates.

 

Grading

Reading/Discussion Skills

10%

Writing Assignment One

10%

Writing Assignment Two               

Writing Assignment Three

10%

10%

In-class Activities

10%

Final Presentation

15%

Vocabulary Diary

10%

Reflective Journals

5%

Quizzes/Homework

10%

Attendance/Participation

10%

 

 

Letter Grade Percentage

 

GRADE

FROM

TO

A

94.45 %

OR HIGHER

A-

89.45 %

94.44%

B+

87.45%

89.44%

B

82.45%

87.44%

B-

79.45%

82.44%

C+

77.45%

79.44%

C

72.45%

77.44%

C-

69.45%

72.44%

D

59.45%

69.44%

F

0%

59.44%

 

Writing Assignments & Presentation

Assignments

Writing Assignment 1

Presentation

Writing Assignment 2

Writing Assignment 3

Style

Opinion Paragraph

Prezi

Explanatory Essay

Research Based Essay

Number of Pages

0.5 page – 1 page

5-10 slides

1-2 pages

2-3 pages

Number of Sources

1 source

2 sources

2 sources

3 sources

Works Cited

No

No

Yes

Yes

Self-Evaluation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Peer Evaluation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy of Academic Honesty

 

A.   Plagiarism

     

Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another person's labor: another person's ideas, words, or assistance. In general, all sources must be identified as clearly, accurately, and thoroughly as possible. Academic cheating is, in general terms, the thwarting or breaking of the general rules of academic work and/or the specific rules of individual courses. It includes falsifying data; submitting, without the instructor's approval, work in one course that was done for another; helping others to plagiarize or cheat from one's own or someone else's work; or actually doing the work of another person.

 

B.   Penalties for Academic Dishonesty

     

The penalty for dishonesty can vary from a reprimand and receiving a failing grade for a particular assignment, to failure for the course, to suspension or expulsion from the University.

 

         If you plagiarize in my class, you will fail the course. This is not negotiable. If you are uncertain about anything, ask BEFORE you hand in the work. It will be too late afterwards.

 

        Of course, we do not want to discourage you from using other people’s ideas or data. Our aim is exactly the opposite. But you must always acknowledge your sources. The following rules will help you to avoid plagiarism:

 

1.    The language in your paper must be either your own or a direct quote from the original author.

 

2.    Changing a few words or phrases from another writer’s work is not enough to make the writing “your own.” The writing is either your own or the other person’s; there are no in-betweens.

 

3.    In text citation and an accurate bibliography, acknowledge that the fact or opinion expressed comes from another writer. If the language comes from another writer, quotation marks are necessary in addition to a correct citation.

 

If you are in any way uncertain about what constitutes plagiarism, consult with me.

 

Disability Disclosure Statement

 

Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Contact Academic Advising Center on the first floor of Azabu Hall to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

 

Statement on Academic Freedom

 

Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The University has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy # 03.70.02) which can be accessed through the following link: http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=03.70.02.

 

 

Taping and Recording of Classes

 

Recording of this class is permitted for personal use ONLY. Broadcast, dissemination or transmission of any recording in any form is strictly forbidden, and may result in, interalia, disciplinary action taken under the Student Code of Conduct.

 

 

 

 

 

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