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  • Ho Chui Chui ELC093 Academic Writing for Foundation Studies Briefing Credit unit: 3 Contact hours: 6 Pre-requisite: ELC080, ELC091
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  • Course Outcomes At the end of the course, students should be able to: 1. Employ reading strategies to respond to general and academic texts (C3) 2. Incorporate literature search on topics selected (C5) 3. Prepare outlines for term papers (C5) 4. Write term papers of academic nature (C5) Ho Chui Chui
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  • Course Description This course is designed specifically for students to equip students with the writing skills to present opinions and arguments effectively in the written forms. It also helps students to develop their ability to read and write texts which are academic in nature. Ho Chui Chui
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  • Syllabus 1. Reading skills (2 hours @ week) Reviewing general reading skills (C2) Recognizing and applying advanced reading skills (C3) Reviewing the structure of a passage and the mechanics used in reading texts (C2) Analyzing and evaluating research materials (C6) Paraphrasing Information (C2) Summarizing Information (C5)
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  • Ho Chui Chui Syllabus 2. Writing skills (4 hours @ week) Reviewing the structure of paragraphs and term papers (C2) Determining topics (C3) Outlining term papers (C4) Developing ideas and details (C5) Synthesizing ideas (C5) Developing voice (C6) Developing term papers (C6) Writing term papers (C6) Recognizing and applying mechanics of writing (C2) Documenting evidence using APA format (C5) Revising, refining and editing drafts of term papers (C5)
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  • Ho Chui Chui Assessments On-going Term Paper 1 - General topic - Pair work 1. Outline (5%) 2. Draft (10%) 4. Term Paper (15%) Term Paper 2 - Legal topic - Individual work 1. Outline (10%) 2. Term Paper (20%)
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  • Ho Chui Chui Assessment Sentence Outline Thesis statement 1.0 Topic sentence (1 st reason) 1.1 Supporting detail 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.2 Supporting detail 1.2.1 1.2.2
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  • Ho Chui Chui 2.0 Topic sentence (2 nd reason) 2.1 Supporting detail 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.2 Supporting detail 2.2.1 2.2.2
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  • Ho Chui Chui 3.0 Topic sentence (3 rd reason) 3.1 Supporting detail 3.1.1 3.1.2 3.2 Supporting detail 3.2.1 3.2.2
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  • Ho Chui Chui Assessment Draft -Read at least 4 articles (printed & online) -Use the articles to support your thesis/main points/sub-points -Summarize, paraphrase and quote from your sources -Maximum of 3 quotes for the entire paper -Use APA style to document the sources used
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  • Ho Chui Chui Term Paper -~ 800 words -A4 paper -Arial -Font size 11 -1.5 spacing -Cover page -Consultation Record -References -Appendixes
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  • Ho Chui Chui -Introduction - background information - thesis statement -Body paragraphs - 3 topic sentences - supporting details - in-text citations (APA style) -Conclusion - summary of main points - final remarks
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  • Ho Chui Chui -Reference page - APA style - at least 4 entries including a minimum of 1 printed source -Appendixes - submit all printed & web sources - highlight the relevant sections
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  • Ho Chui Chui Assessment Final Test (40%) - 2 hours Part A: Reading Comprehension (20%) - 2 reading passages (@ ~ 600 words) Part B: Writing (20%) - 1 essay based on the 2 reading passages - ~ 350 words - in-text citations (APA style) (Students are allowed to bring an English-English dictionary into the room.)
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  • Ho Chui Chui References: Books Adams, W.R. & Patterson, B. (2001). Developing Reading Versatility. Fort Worth: Harcourt. Langan, J. (2005). College writing skills with readings (6 th ed.). New York: McGraw- Hill. Lester, J. & Lester, J. Jr. (2006). Writing research papers in the social sciences. New York: Pearson Longman. Michael, G. et al. (2010). Longman EAP: Crossing borders. Malaysia: Pearson Oshima, A. & Hogue, A. (2006). Writing Academic Writing (4 th ed.). New York: Pearson Longman. Veit, R. & Gould, C. (2007). Writing, reading and research (7 th ed.). MA.: Pearson Longman.
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  • Ho Chui Chui References Websites 1.http://10.30.13.26/psblibraryhttp://10.30.13.26/psblibrary 2.http://scholar.google.comhttp://scholar.google.com 3.http://owl.english.purdue.eduhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu 4.http://apastyle.org/http://apastyle.org/ 5.http://www.noodletools.comhttp://www.noodletools.com 6.http://www.stylewizard.comhttp://www.stylewizard.com
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  • Common Problems Students should: 1. evaluate their sources - author - date of publication/posting - publisher 2. avoid plagiarism a) paraphrase properly b) use quote marks for quotations c) cite all sources
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  • 3. avoid bald quotations e.g. The gift of an organ is a gift of life (Lum, 2003, p.6). - quotations should be introduced e.g. According to an eminent doctor, A gift of an organ is a gift of life (Lum, 2003,p.6).
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  • 4. ensure in-text citations and the entries in the reference page match 5. highlight the phrases/sentences in the original articles which have been paraphrased, summarised or quoted 6. have a backup copy of their paper 7. submit their work on time 8. consult their lecturer at least 5 times for each term paper or lose 5 marks from the term paper.
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  • Name: Ms.Ho Chui Chui Room: A319 (Acad. Block 1) Off. Tel: 04-4562146 Mobile Phone: 016-6960729 E-mail: chuichui@kedah.uitm.edu.my Consultation Hours: