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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

ENG 106
EXPOSITORY WRITING AND READING
FOR ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS

Semester No. 351


Second Semester 1435/1436

Prepared by: Dr. Tomas Ucol Ganiron Jr.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Subject
I. Course Identification and General Information...................................................
II. Course Objectives .................................................................................................
III. Course Learning Outcomes .................................................................................
IV. Course Schedule
V. Course Materials ...................................................................................................
VI. Course Instructor..................................................................................................

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Course Identification and General Information


1

Title and code

Expository Writing and Reading , ENG


106

Program(s) on which the course is given

Architecture

Level of programs:

Level 2

Prerequisite

Eng 104

Credit hours (Theoretical, Tutorial, practical)

3 (3, 0, 0)

Course Instructor:

Dr. Tomas Ucol Ganiron, Jr


7- Catalog Description

The course emphasize on the written and reading expressions on organizing and developing methods of explanatory articles. It is includes; patterns study, use of critical thinking applications, focus on writing skills
building, and preparation of research papers.
8- Student Performance Assessment Methods
Method of assessment

Percentage of total
04 %

Attendance

Long Quizzes

10 %

Homework and Class Activities

8%

Mid Term Examination

20 %

Group Project

10 %

Final Exam

50 %

Total
(Note: 2% Bonus are given to students who attend more than 95%
of classes)

102 %

9- Text Books and References


- Richards, J. C. , New Interchange (Students Book 2), Cambridge University
Press, New York, 2012.
- Mc Carthy, Michael and Felicity ODell, English Vocabulary in Use (Elementary), Cambridge University Press, New York, 2010.
References

- Rozakis, Laurie, English Grammar for Utterly Confused(1st Edition), McGrawHill, California, 2011.
-Gillett, Amy, Speak English Like an American (1st Edition), McGraw-Hill, California, 2011.

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I. Course Objectives
The objectives are::
a. Identify the basic parts of speech used in reading selections.
b. Recognize basic sentence patterns used in a text.
c. Identify the main idea of short reading passages.
d. Manipulate 6 basic sentence patterns including use of correct word forms.
e. Write short narrations and summaries of short text.

II. Course Learning Outcomes


Students who successfully complete the course will demonstrate the following outcomes:
1. Develop strategies of reading for a deeper understanding.
2.

State opinions based on reading.

3.

Use free writing as a way to develop simple opinion paragraphs.

4.

Infer vocabulary meanings from context.

5.

Use conventions of writing including indentation, margins, capitalization and


punctuation.

6.

Develop the professional objective, education sections, experience section, skills section
and honors & award section of resume.

III.

Course Schedule

1st- 2nd

3rd

4th

5th
6th

Orientation: Course Syllabus & Requirements


A Time to remember: People, childhood and reminiscences. (pp. 2-7)
Introducing yourself, talking about yourself, exchanging personal information, remembering your childhood and asking someones childhood
Activity No. 1 Writing (Set A p. 6), Reading (Set A p. 7)
Reading Skills 1: Joan Chen
Caught in the rush: Transportation, transportation problems and city
services. (pp.8-13)
Talking about transportation and transportation problems, evaluating city
services and asking for and giving information.
Activity No. 2 Writing (No. 6), Reading (Set A & B, p. 13)
Reading Skills 2: Stuck in an Airport
Listening Skills 1: The Architectural Design of Pyramid in Giza
Time for a change: Houses and apartments, lifestyle changes and wishes
(pp. 14-18).
Describing positive and negative features, making comparisons, talking
about lifestyle changes and expressing wishes
Activity No. 3 Writing (No. 11, p. 24), Reading (Set A & B, p. 19)
Reading Skills 3: Dreams can come true
Long Quiz
Going places: Travel, vacation and plans (pp. 28-33).
Describing vacation plans, giving advice and planning a vacation.
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Activity No. 4 Writing(No. 4, p. 30), Reading (Set A & B, p. 33)


Reading Skills 4: Getting more for less when you travel
Listening Skills 2: Multistorey Buildings and Skyscrapers
Whats this for? : Technology and Instructions ( pp. 40-45).
Describing technology, giving instructions and giving advice.
Activity No. 5 Writing(No. 10, p. 44), Reading (Set A & B, p. 45)
Reading Skills 5: A day in Your Life-In the Year 2020
Lets Celebrate: Holidays and Festivals
Activity No. 6 Writing (No. 7, p. 48), Reading (Set A & B, p. 51)
Reading Skills 6: Unique Customs
Back to the Future: Past, Present and Future
Activity No. 7 Writing (No. 7, p. 56), Reading (Set A & B, p. 59)
Reading Skills 7: Are You in Love?
Midterm Examination
Its really worth seeing? : Landmarks and monuments, aspects of countries and world knowledge. (pp.66-71)
Talking about landmarks and monuments, describing countries and discussing facts.
Activity No. 8 Writing (No. 12, p.70), Reading (Set A & B, p. 71)
Writing Business Letter, Career Objective and CV
Open Week
Project Presentation
Final Examination

Course Material

All documents used in ENG 106 including this first day material, course notes, sheets and assignments
need to print out as requirements for this course.

V. Course Instructor
1

Personal Data
Name
Date and Place of Birth
e-mail
Mobile

Dr. Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr


8/10/1968
tomas@qec.edu.sa
+639082134131

COURSE POLICIES:
Attendance: As participation is essential to your learning in a seminar, regular attendance is expected.
You may have 2 absences from class for personal business, illness, automobile failure, weather, etc.,
without penalty. Thereafter every absence will count off your final grade.
Academic Dishonesty: All work is to be the product of one's own effort. You must give credit where
credit is due, properly identifying source material especially if it is copyrighted (photographs, illustrations, written articles, published books). Failure to properly attribute source materials, or to falsely
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represent other's work as one's own will be grounds for a finding of academic dishonesty and the possible assignment of an F for the course.
Late Work: Assignments are due at the specified time for the day they are to be completed. Late
work will be graded down one letter grade for each day it is late.
Courtesy: Please be courteous of other students and the instructor by turning off your cell phone before entering class. You are expected to be engaged in the discussion.
Service for Students with Disabilities: Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the instructor for a confidential discussion of their individual needs for academic accommodation. It is the
policy of Qassim University to provide flexible and individualized accommodation to students with
documented disabilities that may affect their ability to fully participate in course activities or to meet
course requirements.
Grading Criteria
Grade
Letter
A+

Numerical Average
From

To Less Than

More than or equal to 95

Points

Interpretation

5.00

Above & beyond the


call of duty
Excellent performance

91

95

4.75

B+

86

90

4.50

81

85

4.00

C+

76

80

3.50

You did the necessary


work

71

75

3.00

Adequate performance

D+

66

70

2.50

60

65

2.00

Less than 60

1.00

Youre really striving


for excellence
Good performance

You did the absolute


minimum
Poor performance
Failure; your work is
unresolved, unclear or
incomplete

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