B CUSP 131
Various topics designed to respond to curricular interests and needs for first-year students. Offered: AWSp.
This course is designed to provide practical guidelines and strategies to develop academic reading and writing skills of students whose native language is not English. The course will guide students to develop a clear sense of the practices and conventions required for good writing in their majors and future careers. Students will learn effective strategies to enhance their vocabulary acquisition as well as reading strategies to facilitate writing various genres of assignments. Students will also develop oral communication skills to articulate their perspectives on various topics in academic contexts.
Student learning goals
-To develop reading and vocabulary acquisition strategies that will facilitate writing various genres of academic texts
-To develop writing abilities for various genres of academic assignments
-To cultivate a deeper understanding of rhetoric and communication across cultures
-To develop a perception of reflection as a tool of learning
-To enhance oral communication abilities
General method of instruction
Workshops in Small and Large Groups, Lectures, Discussions
Do the homework assigned for each class and come to class prepared for class discussions and activities. Use your homework, reading responses, and journal entries as springboards for your writing assignments as well as for your participation in class activities.
Class assignments and grading
Participation in Class Activities, Reading Responses, Presentations, Short Writing Assignments, Final Portfolio