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Qassim University

College of Architecture and Design

Syllabus
ENG 106
Expository Writing & Reading
Required Course
Last Revised: 28/01/12
Instructor: Dr. Tomas U. Ganiron Jr
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Eng. 104
Recommended Co-Requisites: None
Open to Non-Majors: Yes, with departmental consent and subject to available room

Course 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.
Instructional Methods
Lecture with Recitations. Studio involving group instruction and discussion, individual criticism,
and public juries. Videos and recording gadgets. Reading & Writing.
Professional (NAAB) Standards Addressed
Course provides reinforcement of:
1.

Speaking and Writing Skills


Ability to read, write, listen, and speak effectively

2.

Critical Thinking Skills


Ability to raise clear and precise questions, use abstract ideas to interpret information,
consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions, and test them against
relevant criteria and standards

4..

Research Skills
Ability to gather, assess, record, and apply relevant information in architectural coursework

7.

Collaborative Skills
Ability to recognize the varied talent found in interdisciplinary design project teams in
professional practice and work in collaboration with other students as members of a design

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Additional Learning Objectives


In addition to the professional standards listed above, students who successfully complete this
course will be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas:

Identify the basic parts of speech used in reading selections.

Recognize basic sentence patterns used in a text.

Identify the main idea of short reading passages

Manipulate 6 basic sentence patterns including use of correct word forms.

Write controlled compositions in present, past, and future.

Use journals to practice free expression.

Write short narrations and summaries of short text. Additional Course Goals

Additional Course Goals


In addition to the professional standards and learning objectives listed above, this course is
intended to:

Develop strategies of reading for a deeper understanding.

State opinions based on reading.

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

Infer vocabulary meanings from context.

Use conventions of writing including indentation, margins, capitalization, and


punctuation.

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

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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
Week
1-2
3
4-5
6-7
8-9
10-11

12-13

14-

15

Activities
Short expository essays and simplified literary works (main and supporting ideas ,inferences &
context clues and meaning)
Vocabulary Building ( word form & word families)
Readings and personal experiences for writing through technical skills (capitalization,
indentation, punctuation and spelling)
Readings and personal experiences for writing through composition (controlled paragraphs ,
narratives and description, summary & personal expression)
Reading 1: Interpret the conventions of written texts with increasing understanding and critical
awareness. (Allan Poes A Dream Without A Dream, Brook s Its Over, & Kilmers Trees)
Reading 2: Demonstrate increasing critical awareness of the ways language varies according
to context and how language affects the way students view themselves and their world.
(Rizals My Last Farewell, Shakespeares Love Poems & Patersons The Man
From Snowy River / Richardsons Fortunes of Richard Mahony
Reading 3: Select with increasing effectiveness from a repertoire of processes and strategies
when reading by reflecting on their understanding of the way language works. (Austens Pride
and Prejudice, Rossettis Goblin Market & Joyces Ulysses Wrights At Cooloolah.)
Writing resume/cv (career objective, personal information, educational background, work
experiences, technical skills, professional civic works recognition and referees).
Writing letter of application or cover letter.
Class Presentation

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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.
Written Work: All written work submitted must be presented in current and correct English
usage. Written work, which includes multiple misspellings, poor grammar, incomplete sentences
or incorrect word usage, will be returned without a grade for re-submission. All written work is to
be typed or word-processed.
Academic (Dis)honesty: 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
material, or to falsely 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. If your cell phone rings during class, I will ask you to leave. 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
A, A+ = 90-94, 95-100 = Excellent performance; above and beyond the call of duty.
B, B+ = 80-84, 85-89 = Good performance; you're really striving for excellence.
C, C+ = 70-74, 75-79 = Adequate performance; you did the necessary work.
D, D+ = 60-64, 65-69 = Poor performance; you did the absolute minimum.
F = below 60 = Failure; your work is unresolved, unclear or incomplete.
Suggested Primary Textbook(s)

Beshara, Tony and Phil McGraw, Unbeatable Resumes: Americas Top Recruiter Reveals
What Really Get You Hired, AMACOM, Dallas. 2011

Langan, John, College Writing Skills with Readings (8th Edition), McGraw-Hill, New Jersey.
2010.

Lumsden, Roddy, The Best British Poetry 2011, Salt Publishing, London. 2011.

Redman, Peter & Wendy Maples, Good Essay Writing (4 Edition), Sage Pubns,
Ltd.,London. 2011.

Wood, Thomas, Practical Composition, Create Space Press, Ontario. 2011

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