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Academic Skills / TOEFL Preparation

Spring 2014

 

Course Syllabus

 

 

 

Date Class Topics & Resources Assignments
3/25/2014 Diagnostic TOEFL (PBT) for placement
  1. Buy your textbook and materials for class; see syllabus.
  2. Study the General Test-Taking Strategies and Discourse Cues handouts for a quiz on Thursday, March 27th.
  3. Work through UNIT 4, pages 51-55 in your textbook; use the CD in the back of the book for the listening. 

 

3/27/2014 Discussion of results of diagnostic TOEFL--listening, reading/vocabulary, structure & written expression

Discussion of PBT, iBT, AELSAT
QUIZ: General Test-Taking Strategies & Discourse Cues

TOEFL Preparation Web Page with many resources

UNIT 4: Natural Disasters

  1. Read and take notes on 2 news articles--see Reading for resources. Be prepared to report on the news using your notes.
  2. Study Discourse Cues.
  3. Upload previous text homework to Google Drive.
  4. Work through Unit 4, pages 56-60 in your textbook. 
4/1/2014

Review Google Drive.

Discuss textbook homework.

Learn to Use the SMC printer/scanner/copier.

Consider "Integrated Writing," iBT.

  1. Complete Unit 4, Skills Focus: Pages 64-68 (Inferencing).
  2. Make sure old and new text homeworks are posted to Google Drive.
  3. REPEAT- Read and take notes on 2 news articles--see Reading for resources. Be prepared to report on the news using your notes (POST NOTES TO GOOGLE DRIVE).
  4. Complete 20-minute timed writing (Integrated - reading/listening on tornadoes and hurricanes)
4/3/2014

Check in.

Linear note taking.

Family trees.

Hierarchy.

Effective note taking techniques.

Review textbook homework.

New assignments

  1. Answer Structure/W.E. Questions (25 minutes!!)
  2. Complete Unit 5, Listening: Pages 69-73.Testimonials from previous students
  3. Evaluate your partner's Integrated Writing (Hurricanes/Tornados - compare and contrast essay response). Use the rubric format on page 173.
  4. Suggested: Review/Update notes completed on 2 news articles to prepare for oral summaries 
4/8/2014 

Report on the news articles you read and took notes on.

Complete Unit 4, speaking task.

Review textbook homework.

A look at Structure/W.E.

Preparing for "Test" 1

 

Lab: Complete work on skills 3, 9, 18, 25, 34, and 40 (what you don't finish is homework - preparation for Thursday's test)

  1. Study for "Test" # 1: Unit 4, Effective note taking techniques, Discourse Cues, and skills 3, 9, 18, 25, 34, and 40 (in G. Drive). 
  2. Complete Unit 5, Reading: Pages 74-78.
  3. Read and take notes on 2 news articles--see Reading for resources. Be prepared to report on the news using your notes (Due: Tuesday, April 15th)
  4. Vocabulary: Lessons 1 (in G. Drive). 
4/10/2014 

Review textbook homework (Unit 5, Listening: Pages 69-73; Unit 5, Reading: Pages 74-78).

Peer review of focused skills from Structure/W.E. (3, 9, 18, 25, 34, 40)

  1. Vocabulary: Lesson 2
  2. Complete Unit 5, Writing and Skills Focus: Pages 81-86.
  3. Read and take notes on 2 news articles--see Reading for resources. Be prepared to report on the news using your notes (Due: Tuesday, April 15th)
  4. Review Test 1 (Google Drive) 
4/15/2014

Vocabulary Quiz: Lesson 2

Diagnostic 2: S/W.E. returned

Review Unit 5: Listening, Reading

Lab:

Integrated Task: Speaking

Upload to Drive, Peer Evaluation

  1. Vocabulary: Lesson 3
  2. Complete Reading Diagnostic (Section 3, PBT) - 55 minutes!
  3. REPEAT- Read and take notes on 2 news articles--see Reading for resources. Be prepared to report on the news using your notes (POST NOTES TO GOOGLE DRIVE).
  4. Make sure you have completed and uploaded Unit 5, ALL PARTS.
  5. S/W.E. (Grammar) Diagnostic 2: Skills 4, 12, 14, 18, and 24 (in G. Drive).
4/17/2014 

Vocabulary Quiz: Lesson 3

Review: Unit 5: Skills Focus

Diagnostic 1: Reading, Skill 4 (on Drive, in Reading folder)

Test 1: Reviewing W/S.E., Skills 9 & 40

Answer Key added to Google Drive for Diagnostic 1: W/S.E. Skills 3, 9, 18, 40, 25, 34 

Oral Summaries of new Notes/News

(what you didn't finish in-class is homework Nabe reviews Yasmim, Yasmim reviews Nabe, Joey reviews Howard, Howard reviews Joey, etc.)

  1. Test # 2 on Tuesday: Unit 5, Discourse Cues, Effective Note Taking, Vocabulary Lessons 1-3, W/S.E. Skills from Diagnostic 1 + 2, Reading Skill # 4 from Diagnostic 1.
  2. Unit 6: Listening (87-92) -- put in Google Drive
  3. Review Vocabulary Lesson 4-6 (Graded Activity on Tuesday)
  4. Make sure all notes, text homework, writing, etc. is in Google Drive. Engrade will be up-to-date on Tuesday.
4/22/2014 

Test # 2

Reading Skill # 6

Vocabulary Activity: Collocation!

 

  1. Complete Work on Reading Skill # 6 (distributed in class). You will need to turn this in or put answers on Google Drive.
  2. Unit 6: Reading  (92-95) -- put in Google Drive
  3. Study Vocabulary Lessons 4-6 (Quiz on Thursday).
  4. Complete Lab Workshop through Lesson 4: Collocation Game on Thursday! Be prepared to turn in packet or put on Google Drive. 
  5. Listen to and take notes on 2 news events--see Listening for resources. State the source and date of the news event at the top of your notes (1 Oral Summary - Thursday; 2nd Oral Summary - Tuesday). Please, add your notes to Google Drive.

 

Note Taking Guidelines 

1 point: Submitted on time

1 point: Filed appropriately 

1 point: Notes taken on stories with appropriate content (academic)

1 point: Method employed with Cornell System

1 point: Comprehensive but brief (abbreviations/shorthand used)

1 point: Logical/Structured 

1 point: Main/Key points emphasized

1 point: Legible

1 point: Purpose considered (oral summary)

1 point: Plagiarism avoided (key words only, quotes used with references)

 

4/24/2014 

Collocation Group Work (Lesson 4)!

Vocabulary Quiz (Lessons 4-6)

Review Unit 6, 87-95

(1/student)

Review D.1, Reading Skill 6

Recorded Oral Summaries from Listening 

Reading Skills 7 + 9

Review Test # 2

  1. Vocabulary: Lessons 7-9
  2. Unit 6: Writing (95-98) -- put in Google Drive.
  3. REPEAT: Listen to and take notes on 2 news events--see Listening for resources. State the source and date of the news event at the top of your notes (1 Oral Summary - Thursday; 2nd Oral Summary - Tuesday). Please, add your notes to Google Drive.
  4. Complete work on reading skills 7 + 9.
  5. Review Test # 2.
  • Continue work on D.1 + D.2 -- S/W.E (skill worksheets on Google Drive)
4/29/2014 

Vocabulary Quiz (Lessons 7-9)

Recorded Oral Summaries from Listening (2)

Review D.1, Reading Skills 7 + 9

Unit 6, Skills Focus 

Peer Review, Unit 6: Integrated Task (Writing)

  1. Unit 6: Speaking (98) -- Record and put in Google Drive
  2.  Test # 3 on Thursday: Unit 6, Discourse Cues, Effective Note Taking, Vocabulary Lessons 4-9, W/S.E. Skills from Diagnostic 1 + 2, Reading Skills 4, 6, 7, and 9 from Diagnostic 1.
  3. Vocabulary: Lessons 10-12 

 

 

5/1/2014 

Review Unit 6, Skills Focus

Test # 3 

Complete Oral Summaries (2/2 - Peer Reviewed)

 

  1. Make sure all notes, text homework, writing, etc. is in Google Drive. Engrade will be up-to-date on Tuesday.
  2. Vocabulary: Lessons 13-15 
  3. Unit 7: Listening and Reading (103-112)
  4. Listen to and take notes on 1 extensive listening-- TED Talks, NPR, Upworthy. State the source and title of the extensive listening at the top of your notes. Please, add your notes to Google Drive. You will present your oral summary in front of the whole class on Thursday, May 8th.
5/6/2014 

Review Test # 3

Vocabulary Quiz (Lessons 10-12) 

Lab: Prepare notes and Oral Summary to class (100 points!)

 

  1. Make sure all notes, text homework, writing, etc. is in Google Drive. Engrade will be up-to-date on Thursday (Your tests took longer than expected to grade).
  2. Vocabulary: Lessons 13-17 (Now on Google Drive)
  3. Unit 7: Integrated Speaking (112-115)
    1. Upload your written work and 1-minute recording to Drive 
  4. Review Test # 3
  5. Complete preparations for Oral Summary # 5 (final extensive listening)
    1. Upload notes to Google Drive 
  6. Consider academic writing for in-class writing activity. Create a list of your 5 "Writing Worries."
5/8/2014 

Information about Vocabulary Quiz (Lessons 13-17)

Final Oral Summaries!

In-class Writing Activity, Mock Trial

MOCK TRIAL, 2-4

  1. Listen to and take notes on 1 extensive listening-- TED TalksNPR,Upworthy. State the source and title of the extensive listening at the top of your notes. Please, add your notes to Google Drive. You will present your oral summary in front of the whole class on Thursday, May 8th.
  2. Review Test # 3. Corrections due by Thursday, May 15th.
  3. Mock Trial: Summary and Response Paper, Notes, etc. Due Thursday, May 15th.
  4. Unit 7: Skills Focus (116-120). 
  5. None of you have uploaded your answers to Diagnostic 1: Reading Skills 6, 7, and 9. Make sure you have done so by next Thursday! 
5/13/2014 

Review: Unit 7

Vocabulary: Lessons 18-20

Lab: Mock Trial Work 

  1. Review Test # 3.
  2. Mock Trial: Summary and Response Paper, Notes, etc.
  3. Review for Party!!
5/15/2014 

PARTY!! 

 
 

 

Comments (2)

Sean Dailey said

at 2:30 pm on May 13, 2014

Hello everyone!

I missed you all today. No new news. I'll continue working on the grades and ask that you complete all work by Thursday. Please, let me know if I can help you with anything.

Best,
Sean

Sean Dailey said

at 2:52 pm on May 15, 2014

Please, look at engrade and make sure that you have submitted all of the assignments listed.

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