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College of Linguistic Studies

◎ Syllabus

Title of Course Practical Reading Skills for Writing (1)
Department English Language Credit 3
Professor Name Ko-un Seo
Department English Language Department
Contact dearprofseo@gmail.com

1. Course Introduction and Objectives of Course

Introduction This course is an integrated course for reading including grammar, vocabulary learning. It also aims to make students write their opinion about the reading. Students will learn strategic reading skills during class and write their opinion about the text for homework. This course is good for students who are in the high beginning level of English.
Objectives 1. Students are able to read a text of various topics with strategic reading skills.
2. Students are able to write their opinion about what they read with using vocabulary learned during class.

2. Teaching Method and Assesment

Teaching Method Lecture and homework
Assesment 1. Participation (Homework + Attendance) 30%
2. Midterm 30%
3. Final exam 40%

3. Textbooks

Textbooks Insights for Today 2, 4th edition 
Author: Lorraine C. Smith, Nancy Nici Mare (international student edition)
Publisher: Heinle CENGAGE Learning
Handout (when necessary)

4. Teaching Topics & Contents

Weeks Teaching Topics Teaching Contents
Week1 Introduction
Chapter 1
1. The importance of reading strategy 
2. The Introduction of textbook & How to study
3. Chapter 1 A Family Sees America Together
Week2 Chapter 1 1. Courtney’s Texas- Big History, Big Cities, Big Hearts
Week3 Chapter 2 1. Volunteer Vacations
2. Who Volunteers?
Week4 Chapter 3 1. How alike are Identical Twins?
2. Diary of a Triplet Father
Week5 Chapter 4 1. The Search for Happiness through Adoption
2. Diary of an Adoptive Mother
Week6 Chapter 5 1. Robots: The Face of the Future
2. An unusual Teacher
Week7 Chapter 6 1. A New Way to Go
2. Young Investors
Week8 Midterm Chapter 1 – 6
Week9 Chapter 7 1. Improving Lives with Pet Therapy
2. A New way to Relieve Students Stress
Week10 Chapter 8 1. A Healthy Diet for Everyone
2. Why Do I Eat When I’m Not Hungry
Week11 Chapter 9 1. Alfred Nobel: A Man of Peace
2. Choosing Nobel Prize Winners
Week12 Chapter 10 1. Marie Curie: Nobel Prize Winner
2. Irene Curie
Week13 Chapter 11 1. Oil as an Important World Resource 
2. The DO IT Homestead
Week14 Chapter 12 1. How Earthquakes Occur
2. A Survivor’s Story
Week15 Final exam Chapter 1-12