Print

University Study Skills (Summer)

 

Course Syllabus

 

1. Course Code: TBC

 

2. Credits:  TBC

 

3. Course Name: University Study Skills (Summer)

 

4. Khon Kaen University, International College

 

5. Course Co-ordinator:   Name : Steven Graham
Position & Affiliation : Lecturer KKUIC
Mobile phone : 0819753586 
Email :   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://home.kku.ac.th/steven
Office hours : 24/7

 

6. Course Instructor(s):  Name : Steven Graham                               
Position & Affiliation : Lecturer KKUIC
Mobile phone : 0819753586
Email :  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://home.kku.ac.th/steven
Office hours : 24/7                


7. Prerequisite: None

 

8. Elective/General Education/Core / Compulsory Course: General Education


9. Course description:

 

The aim of the course is to develop the English language and study skills of students who have been identified as having a low level of English attainment, so that by the end of the course, they can actively participate in mainstream university courses to an international standard.

 

10.  Course objectives:

 

The aim of the course is to develop the English language and study skills of students who have been identified as having difficulty in the previous year’s study, so that by the end of the summer course, they can actively participate in mainstream university courses to an international standard.

 

Students are to successfully demonstrate the following English language and study skills:

 

  • Understanding and answering questions
  • Knowledge and use of vocabulary and rubrics
  • Reading and understanding general and academic texts
  • Understanding the principles of research
  • Listen and understand general and academic texts
  • Listening and note taking
  • Writing summaries
  • Writing thesis statements
  • Writing essays
  • Participating in discussions and debates
  • Presentations

 

 

11. Learning and teaching approaches:

Whilst lecturing is the recognised form of instruction for most disciplines, teachers are encouraged to use their imagination when deciding approaches and methods of instruction. An eclectic approach, integrating multiple methods is required to facilitate the appropriate learning environment for individual students as learning a language involves doing rather than talking about doing.

 


12. Core learning materials:

Blanchard, K., & Root, C. (1998). Get ready to write. White Plains, NY: Longman.
Blanchard, K., & Root, C. (2003). Ready to write (3rd ed.). White Plains, NY: Longman.
Mikulecky, B. S., & Jeffries, L. (1998). Reading power (2nd ed.). White Plains, NY: Longman.
Mikulecky, B. S., & Jeffries, L. (1997). Basic reading power. White Plains, NY: Longman.
Richards, J. C. (1990). Listen carefully. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
West, C. (1999). Listen here. St. Helier: Georgian Press.
West., C. (2002). Recycling elementary English. St. Helier: Georgian Press.

 

13. Evaluation:

Classroom attendance, assignments and participation     40%

Mid-term Test                                                                                20%

Final Test                                                                                       40%

Total                                                                                               100%

 

*  Students who do not complete 80% attendance will not be allowed to sit the final examination. *

 

 

14. Grades:

A   = 80-100%
B+ = 75-79%
B   = 70-74%
C+ = 65-69%
C   = 60-64%
D+ = 55-59%
D   = 50-54%
F   = below 50%

 

15. Additional learning resources:

Teachers are encouraged to supplement existing core materials where they see a need, as long as these resources enhance the language objectives, the course aim and the overall learning experience for the students.

 

 

16. Course content:

 

Week

Contents

Hours

Objectives

Activities

1

Four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can understand and answer questions.

Students will demonstrate that they have discipline, and are honest and responsible.

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Assignments are to be handed in on time during the course.

 

Students are to resist plagiarism throughout the course.

 

Students are to regularly attend class at specified times and adhere to agreed classroom etiquette over the period of instruction.

2

Reading, vocabulary and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they have the knowledge and can use academic and business vocabulary and rubrics.

 

Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve general and academic problems.

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to interpret and evaluate questions and vocabulary.

3

Four skills and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can understand the principles of research

 

Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve general and academic problems.

 

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to interpret and evaluate research questions, in addition to general and academic vocabulary.

4

Reading and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can read and understand  general and academic texts.

Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment.

 

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to collect and evaluate data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology.

5

Reading, writing and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can take notes while reading academic texts.

Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve general and academic problems.

 

 

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to interpret and evaluate research questions to solve general and academic problems.

6

Listening and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can listen and understand general and academic texts.

 

Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment.

 

 

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to collect and evaluate data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology.

7

 

3

Midterm test.

 

8

Listening, writing and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can take notes while listening to general and academic texts.

Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve general and academic problems.

 

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to interpret and evaluate research questions to solve general and academic problems.

10

Writing, and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can write summaries.

Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve general and academic problems.

 

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to interpret and evaluate research questions to solve general and academic problems.

11 - 12

Writing and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can write an essay.

 

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can write thesis statements.

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can write about current events.

Students will demonstrate their ability to work with others and their capacity for leadership by using their initiative in diagnosing problems, whilst at the same time being aware of the social and cultural diversity of their peers.

Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment.

Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve general and academic problems.

 

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to ensure they are up to date on current affairs.

 

Students are to participate in group work.

 

Students are to take turns in leading discussions and groups.

 

Students are to use their initiative to diagnose problems.

 

Students are to be culturally aware of their peers.

 

Students are to collect and evaluate data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology.

 

Students are to interpret and evaluate research questions, in order to solve general and academic problems.

13 - 14

Speaking and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can actively participate in discussions.

Students will demonstrate their ability to work with others and their capacity for leadership by using their initiative in diagnosing problems, whilst at the same time being aware of the social and cultural diversity of their peers.

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to participate in group work.

 

Students are to take turns in leading discussions and groups.

 

Students are to use their initiative to diagnose problems.

 

Students are to be culturally aware of their peers.

15 - 16

Speaking and study skills.

3

Students are to successfully demonstrate that they can give presentations.

Students will demonstrate their ability to work with others and their capacity for leadership by using their initiative in diagnosing problems, whilst at the same time being aware of the social and cultural diversity of their peers.

Students will demonstrate that they can successfully collect and evaluate data in a self directed learning environment.

Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically, research, interpret and evaluate information in their quest for knowledge in order to creatively solve academic problems.

 

English language and study skills development through discussions, group work, exercises from course books, reading and writing of texts and presentations by the lecturers and students.

 

Students are to participate in group work.

 

Students are to take turns in leading discussions and groups.

 

Students are to use their initiative to diagnose problems.

 

Students are to be culturally aware of their peers.

 

Students are to collect and evaluate data commentaries with the use of computers and other electronic communication technology.

 

Students are to interpret and evaluate research questions, in order to solve general and academic problems.

17

 

3

Final test.

 

 

 
Extensions by Siteground Web Hosting