Course Title: READING AND WRITING SKILLS
No. of hours: 80 hours /semester
I. Course Description:
The development of reading and writing skills as applied to a wide range of materials other than poetry, fiction and drama.
II. Course Objectives:
At the end of the semester, the students should be able to;
a. realizes that information in a written text may be selected and organized to achieve a particular purpose;
b. critiques a chosen sample of each pattern of development focusing on information selection, organization, and development;
c. understands the relationship of a written text and the context in which it was developed;
d. writes a 1000-word critique of a selected text on the basis of its claim/s, context, and properties as a written material;
e. understands the requirements of composing academic writing and professional correspondence;
f. produces each type of academic writing and professional correspondence following the properties of well-written texts and process approach to writing.
III. Course Content:
Unit I: Reading and Thinking Strategies across Text Types
Lesson 1: Text as Connected Discourse
Lesson 2: Techniques in Selecting and Organizing Information
Lesson 3: Patterns of Development
Lesson 4: Properties of a Well-Written Text
Unit II: Text and Context Connections (Critical Reading)
Lesson 5: Critical Reading as Looking for Ways of Thinking
A. Explicit and Implicit Claims in a Text
B. Context of Text Development
Lesson 6: Critical Reading as Reasoning
A. Formulating Evaluative Statements
B. Determining Textual Evidence
Unit III: Purposeful Writing in the Disciplines and for Professions
Lesson 7: Writing a Book Review or Article Critique
Lesson 8: Planning Careers Lesson
A. Application for College Admission
b. Application Letter
B. Application for Employment
Lesson 9: Various Forms of Office Correspondence
A. Kinds of Business Letters
B. Parts of a Business Letter
IV. Course Requirements:
- Using of Brainstorming Tools
- Outlining and using of Graphic Organizers
- Creating a Timeline of Event
- Book Review or Article Critique
- Application for College Admission
- Application for Employment
- Writing Business Letters
- Reflective Learning Sheets
A. Midterm – Writes a 1000-word critique on a selected text
B. Endterm – Mock Job Interview
- Course Subject Performance Assessments:
Written Works 25%
Performance Tasks 50%
Term Assessment 25 %
- Academic Performance Evaluation System:
Grade = (Midterm + End term) / 2
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Ms. Jerelyn A. Labio