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10/21/2014 6:33:09 PMENGL 305X Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 305XTitle:  DEV COLL RDG WRT ACC-REA  
Full Title:  Devmt of College Reading Writing--Accelerated, Reading Emph
Last Reviewed:3/25/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled0 Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course must be taken concurrently with 306X, and develops student proficiency in academic and career/technical learning, reading, writing, and information competency skills necessary for college work. This intensive course represents the coursework for both English 305.1 and 307, and is designed to prepare motivated and committed students for English 100 in a single semester. In the first half of this class students will focus on reading improvement while writing shorter essays with particular attention to grammar, punctuation, spelling, and the use of college-level vocabulary. During the second half of this class, students will write increasingly longer and more complex essays and reports responding to college-level readings.

Prerequisites:
Completion of CSKLS 313 or higher (V8) and Concurrent Enrollment in ENGL 306X OR Qualifying Test Score in English and Concurrent Enrollment in ENGL 306X

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course must be taken concurrently with 306X, and develops student proficiency in academic and career/technical learning, reading, writing, and information competency skills necessary for college work. This intensive course represents the coursework for both English 305.1 and 307, and is designed to prepare motivated and committed students for English 100 in a single semester. In the first half of this class students will focus on reading improvement while writing shorter essays with particular attention to grammar, punctuation, spelling, and the use of college-level vocabulary. During the second half of this class, students will write increasingly longer and more complex essays and reports responding to college-level readings.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of CSKLS 313 or higher (V8) and Concurrent Enrollment in ENGL 306X OR Qualifying Test Score in English and Concurrent Enrollment in ENGL 306X
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
CAN:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1. Demonstrate proficiency in learning practices that foster literacy skills and promote student
success.
2. Demonstrate proficiency in reading practices and comprehension of college-level readings,
including full-length texts.
3. Use critical reading approaches to understand the interplay between logic and meaning of
college-level readings, including full-length texts.
4. Write text-based essays that incorporate critical reading and writing skills.
5. Increase confidence in in-class writing.
6. Access, select, and evaluate research materials, and accurately use the language of
academic and career/technical research.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
1. Participate in college classes effectively.
2. Demonstrate effective academic habits.
3. Find and utilize campus and community resources that foster literacy skills and student
success.
4. Survey texts for and identify format and support features (e.g., font sizes, color, bold or
italic print, titles and subtitles, visuals, table of contents, glossary, index) and functions of
those features.
5. Survey texts to determine and articulate the purpose(s) of format features and textual
structure.
6. Use format features and textual structure to make connections between text and prior
knowledge.
7. Articulate a specific goal (answering a question, clarifying an issue, confirming a prediction)
for reading a text.
8. Evaluate and apply best method(s) for reviewing and retaining reading material (annotation,
reflecting, summarizing).
9. Define unfamiliar vocabulary, references, and allusions by using context clues, word
structure (etymology), and reference materials.
10. Identify and explain sentence elements, parts of speech, phrases, and clauses, and
the logical relationships between/among these elements.
11. Analyze texts to evaluate and articulate their logical relationships.
12. Identify or infer a text's main ideas and supporting details, and restate in summaries or
paraphrases.
13. Identify, analyze, and explain, in speech and/or writing, an understanding of the
elements of a text's logical structure.
14. Synthesize relevant ideas from multiple texts and express connections in speech and/or
writing.
15. Write essays that demonstrate critical understanding of a text, use of the writing process,
and effective integration of the logical elements of composition.
16. Use the writing process for effective in-class essays.
17. Access and evaluate research materials using correct terminology.
18. Explain the rationale for academic research practices and academic integrity.
19. Write logs, summaries, journal entries, drafts, and essays.

Topics and Scope
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I. Learning Practices
 A. Class Participation
      1. Regular attendance, as defined in the course syllabus and College Catalog
      2. Attentive listening
      3. Note-taking
      4. Reading and following directions
 B. Academic Habits
      1. Time management      
      2. Organizing course materials in a manner that supports academic success
       3. Developing effective study habits
       4. Building relationships with other motivated and responsible students
 C. Campus and Community Resources
      1. Instructor office hours
      2. Library and Media Services
      3. English Department Writing Center, Online Writing Lab, Tutorial Center
       4. Financial Aid/Scholarship Office
      5. Counseling Services
       6. Student Health and Psychological Services
      7. Transfer/Career Center
      8. Student Activities Office
      9. Campus publications and events
             a. SRJC Schedule of Classes
              b. College Catalog
             c. Arts and Lectures
 
II. Reading Practices and Comprehension
  A. Prereading
    1. Survey
    2. Schema activation
    3. Planning
        a. Setting goals
        b. Time management
  B. Comprehension
     1. Words and phrases
     2. Sentences
     3. Paragraphs
     4. Main point and details
     5. Paraphrasing and summarizing
  C. Reference materials
 
III. Critical Reading
  A. Logical Structure of Texts
      1. Language
        a. Repetitive and synonymous language
         b. Transitional language
        c. Linking language
     2. Textual ideas and details
         a. Logical relationships among a text's ideas
         b. Logical relationships between a text's ideas and its details
      3. Rhetorical modes and their function in relation to the text's meaning (narration, description, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, definition, process, exemplification, explication, classification and division, persuasion)                              
   B. Synthesis: the relationships between multiple texts and between texts and outside
information such as historical events, social trends, political issues, philosophical questions
 
IV. Critical Writing and the Writing Process
  A. Understanding of and a response to a prompt or assignment
  B. Using the writing process
       1. Prewriting (brainstorming, freewriting, mapping, outlining)
       2. Drafting
       3. Using support services and resources: student study groups, Writing Center, instructor office hours, online help, writing handbook, Tutorial Center
       4. Revising, which includes responding to feedback on outlines, drafts, and essays
       5. Proofreading and editing for clarity, fluency, and Standard Written English
  C. Developing essay content
        1. Developing a clear thesis
       2. Text-based support from one or more texts
       3. Focused and unified paragraphs
           a. Introductory
           b. Supporting
           c. Concluding
       4. Unity and coherence
           a. Transitions and linking language
           b. Repetition and synonymous language that creates coherence
       5. Standard Written English and MLA format
  D. In-class writing
       1. Analyzing and understanding the elements of the prompt
       2. Developing supporting examples, definitions, and explanations
       3. Managing time during an in-class writing
V.  Introduction to the Research Process
    A. Searching in book and media catalogs, in subscription databases, and on the World Wide Web, using search terms that are relevant to a topic
     B. Retrieving books, documents, and/or media selected during searches
    C. Understanding differences among and appropriateness of various genres (books, newspaper and magazine articles, journal articles, WWW articles, audiovisual texts, etc.)
    D. Evaluating source, authority, purpose, objectivity, date of publication, completeness, and overall relevance to student's research topic
    E. Critically reading and annotating sources
    F. Using direct quotes and written paraphrases and summaries, articulating the meaning of one or more passages from source material
    G. Creating a Works Cited list or annotated bibliography in correct MLA format
    H. Learning the language of and rationale for research skills
     I. Academic integrity

Assignments:
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NOTE: During the second half of this class, students will write increasingly longer and more complex essays, summaries, and responses to more challenging college readings.
 
A.Learning Practices
1. Class discussion and listening to classmates
2. Taking notes during lecture and while reading
3. Reading and following written and verbal directions in each class
4. Organizing books, notes, and materials throughout the semester
5. Academic calendar
6. Learning logs
7. Campus and community orientation exercises
 
B.Reading Practices and Comprehension
1. Reading journal, including double-entry journals, responses, inquiries, summaries
2. Prereading exercises, including written surveys, prereading questions, schema activitation, and making predictions  
3. Vocabulary exercises using textual context and reference materials
4. Sentence exercises
5. Paragraph exercises
 
C. Critical Reading
1. Outlining, clustering, and mapping exercises
2. Thesis identification and inference exercises
3. Exercises that analyze texts for rhetorical modes and development
4. Exercises that analyze texts for structural language
5. Summaries
6. Synthesis exercises and journal assignments
 
D.Writing (2 to 5 essays of 500 to 750 words each)
1. Prewriting exercises, including brainstorming, freewriting, listing, mapping, questioning,
    and outlining
2. Essay drafts
   a. Thesis exercises
   b. Support exercises
   c. Structure exercises
   d. Paragraph exercises
   e. Formatting exercises
3. Revising, proofreading, and editing exercises
 
E.Research
1. Research plan
2. Search exercises
3. Summary exercises
4. Paraphrasing and quoting exercises
5. Annotated bibliography or Works Cited list using MLA format
 
F. Examinations
1. Quizzes
2. Midterms and final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 70%
Analysis of readings; Essays; Research Reports and Exercises; Annotated Bibliography; Summaries; Journal Responses; Learning Log; other written exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Library and Internet research exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Reading Quizzes; Grammar Quizzes; Essay Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance and Participation in class discussions and group activities

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC Bookstore.
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used in your class.
Check availability and pricing.


Representative Textbooks:
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Instructor-prepared materials
 
Textbooks:
Rules for Writers, 7th edition. Hacker, Diana. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011.
Developing Critical Reading Skills, 8th edition. Spears, Deanne. McGraw-Hill, 2009.
A Community of Readers, 5th edition. Alexander, Roberta, and Jan Lombardi. Houghton
Mifflin, 2006.
Choices: A Basic Writing Guide with Readings, 4th edition. Mangelsdorf, Kate, and Evelyn Posey. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008.
Paragraphs and Essays, 10th edition. Brandon, Lee, and Kelly Brandon. Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Interactions, 7th edition. Moseley, Ann, and Jeanette Harris. Houghton Mifflin, 2009.
The Least You Should Know about English, 10th edition.Wilson, Paige, and Teresa Glazier. Wadsworth, 2009.
Rules of Thumb: A Guide for Writers, 8th edition. Silverman, Jay, Elaine Hughes, and Diana Roberts Wienbroer. McGraw-Hill, 2009.
Good Measures, 8th edition. Silverman, Jay, Elaine Hughes, and Diana Roberts Wienbroer. McGraw-Hill, 2008.
Focus on College Success. Staley, Constance. Wadsworth, 2009.
 
Non-fiction and Memoir:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Bauby, Jean-Dominique. Vintage, 1998.
Of Beetles and Angels. Asgedom, Mawi. Little Brown, 2002.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Douglass, Frederick.
Into the Wild. Krakauer, Jon. Signet, 2005.
The Hunger of Memory. Rodriguez, Richard. Dial Press, 2004.
House Made of Dawn. Momaday, N. Scott. Signet, 2004.
Shadows on the Koyukuk. Huntington, Sidney, and Jim Reardon. Alaska Northwest Books, 1993.
 
Fiction:
Cannery Row. Steinbeck, John. Penguin, 2002.
The Color Purple. Walker, Alice. Harvest, 2006.
Girl in Hyacinth Blue. Vreeland, Susan. Knopf, 2007.
The Joy Luck Club. Tan, Amy. Penguin, 2006.
The Kite Runner.  Hosseini, Khaled. Riverhead/Penguin, 2003.
Milkweed. Spinelli, Jerry. Laurel Leaf/Random House, 2003.
The Namesake. Lashiri, Jumpa. Mariner, 2004.
Parrot in the Oven.  Martinez, Victor. Rayo, 2004.
Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck, John. Penguin, 2006.
Kindred. Butler, Octavia. Beacon, 2008.
Persepolis (Graphic Novel). Satrapi, Marjane. Pantheon, 2004.
Montana 1948. Watson, Larry. Milkweek Editions, 2007.
Election. Perrotta, Tom. Berkeley Trade, 1998.
Sold. McCormick, Patricia. Hyperion, 2008.
Black Boy. Wright, Richard. Harper/Perennial, 2008.
Maus I and II. Spiegelman, Art. Pantheon, 1986, 1992.
My Antonia. Cather, Willa. Simon and Schuster, 2004.                  
My Name Is Aram. Saroyan, William. Capuchin, 2009.

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