JC ENG 080 - Syllabus (7 pages)

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Jackson College
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Eng 080 - Reading Essentials
Reading Essentials Documents

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ENG 080 72 WINTER 2009 LEN 223 Tues and Thurs 12 30 2 26 pm Danella Small smalldanellak jccmi edu IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS THAT CANNOT BE ADDRESSED IN CLASS I WILL BE AVAILABLE 1 HOUR BEFORE CLASS Textbook and Supplies 1 Voices and Values by Janet M Goldstein Beth Johnson 2 Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 3 Portable dictionary required and Thesaurus optional 4 2 Spiral notebooks must be single subject college rule size 8 x 10 5 A folder for loose papers 6 Some books of your own choosing that you will read for pleasure and tell us about Course Goals In this course you will 1 Improve your reading comprehension and increase your vocabulary 2 Make connections between what you read and your own experiences 3 Write clear summaries of what you read 4 Learn effective study strategies 5 Combine information from several reading sources e g for culture project 6 Read for pleasure and for information personal reading culture project text Principles of reading skill development 1 The more you invest time and effort in reading the more your reading skills will develop 2 Reading differs from watching TV in that it requires vigorous mental activity Be alert and actively seek out what the author wants to say by asking questions making guesses and predictions reflecting on ideas and drawing on your own knowledge and experience as you read 3 Pay attention to how the author organizes ideas noticing heading titles bold or italicized words central themes patterns etc Noticing how writers organize their ideas can also make you a better writer Reading and writing about what you have read increases comprehension Assignments and Time Management You will receive a calendar of readings and assignments You are expected to read the assigned materials and do journal writing and other work before class starts I suggest you plan out your week allotting enough time to complete the assigned work Generally you should plan to spend 3 4 hours preparing for every 2 hour class That means up



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