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Бакалавриат 2020/2021

Английский язык промежуточный - 2

Направление: 38.03.01. Экономика
Кто читает: Отдел сопровождения учебного процесса в Совместном бакалавриате ВШЭ-РЭШ
Когда читается: 2-й курс, 3, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is designed to introduce the basic elements of academic writing and improve the students’ ability to properly organize and express themselves in clear, coherent and grammatically correct English. Various types of basic skills will covered, including outlining, paragraph writing, and frequent opportunities will be provided for practicing the various types of academic essay forms, including descriptive, process, compare and contrast, classification, argumentative and cause and effect essays. In addition to learning the basic types of writing, students will focus on improving their critical thinking skills, grammar and vocabulary throughout the course. Writing topics will cover a broad range of issues, from social and historical topics to political and economic themes. Pre-writing tasks will include class discussions, focused grammar practice, or authentic media presentations. Selected articles will be presented for analysis and discussion and further used as a writing top
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To improve student`s grammar and writing skills
  • Enlarge functional student`s l dictionary of English
  • Develop critical thinking skills
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be provided with practical information about the essentials of writing that can be applied to both academic and professional contexts and will improve their grammar and writing skills through constant practice. They will learn all basic paragraph and essay forms.
  • Students will familiarize themselves with terminology related to the theme presented in class and incorporate these terms into their functional English vocabulary.
  • Students will also practice evaluative thinking skills in summarizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and using information from selected texts.
  • Students will learn to synthesize class discussions and other media presentations and incorporate these ideas into their writing.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1
    Class Introduction: goals, expectations, procesdures Writing /Outlining Intro to Paragraph organization and types Short Lecture Paragraphs: Persuasive Descriptive
  • Topic 2
    Paragraph Types – Compare-Contrast, Cause-Effect Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Paragraph writing Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Paragraphs: Cause-Effect Compare-Contrast Process
  • Topic 3
    Paragraph Types – Classification, Argumentative Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Paragraph writing Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Paragraphs: Classification Argumentative
  • Topic 4
    Review of Paragraph types Review of Vocabulary Paragraph writing Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Paragraphs: All Types
  • Topic 5
    Introduction to Essay Writing Outlining Organization - Introductions Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Introduction paragraph writing Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work ESSAY FORM: Introductory Paragraph
  • Topic 6
    Essay Writing - Outlining Organization – Body Paragraphs Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Body paragraph writing Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work ESSAY FORM: Body Paragraphs
  • Topic 7
    Essay Writing - Organization – Concluding Paragraphs Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Concluding paragraph writing Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work ESSAY FORM: Concluding Paragraphs
  • Topic 8
    Essay Writing – Persuasive Topic 1 Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Essay - Descriptive Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Essay – Persuasive
  • Topic 9
    Essay Writing – Descriptive Topic 1 Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Essay - Descriptive Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Essay – Descriptive
  • Topic 10
    Essay Writing – Process Topic 1 Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Essay - Process Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Essay – Process
  • Topic 11
    Essay Writing – Compare/Contrast Topic 1 Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Essay - Compare/Contrast Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Essay – Compare - Contrast
  • Topic 12
    Essay Writing – Cause/Effect Topic 1 Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Essay - Cause/Effect Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Essay – Cause-Effect
  • Topic 13
    Essay Writing – Classification Topic 1 Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Essay - Classification Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Essay – Classification
  • Topic 14
    Essay Writing – Argumentative Topic 1 Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Essay - Argumentative Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Essay – Argumentative
  • Topic 15
    Essay Writing – Mixed Form – Intro to Long Form Essay Writing Grammar Review Short reading/discussion Short Lecture Individual work Pair work Group work Essay – Mixed Form
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation
    5%
  • non-blocking Quiz
    25%
  • non-blocking Midterm
    10%
  • non-blocking Assignments
    35%
  • non-blocking Final Grade
    15%
  • non-blocking Final Project
    10%
  • non-blocking Participation
  • non-blocking Quiz
  • non-blocking Midterm
  • non-blocking Assignments
    Students will be responsible for weekly written assignments. There will be at least one essay or several paragraphs assigned each week. Each essay/paragraph will include two drafts – the initial essay and the second corrected draft. Articles will be assigned each week related to that week’s discussion or topic. Students will be responsible for all new vocabulary introduced in class and included in the articles. Lateness will not be accepted. Essays and paragraphs will be sent to the instructor via email. Assignments must be sent by the deadline. First corrected drafts will be brought to class for in class analysis and corrections.
  • non-blocking Final Grade
  • non-blocking Final Project
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    A TOTAL OF 65% is required to pass the class. In addition, students who have an overall failing quiz grade (an average of all quizzes) and fail both the midterm and final, will automatically fail the class. Make Up Final: Students who fail the course have the opportunity to take two make-up finals. This final will be comprehensive and will include all types of writing that was included in the course including vocabulary form the readings
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    A TOTAL OF 65% is required to pass the class. In addition, students who have an overall failing quiz grade (an average of all quizzes) and fail both the midterm and final, will automatically fail the class. Make Up Final: Students who fail the course have the opportunity to take two make-up finals. This final will be comprehensive and will include all types of writing that was included in the course including vocabulary form the readings.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Contemporary academic writing. A comprehensive course for students in higher education : Course book, Sowton, C., 2016
  • Downing, A. (2015). English Grammar : A University Course (Vol. Third edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=929043

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Charles, M., Pecorari, D., & Hunston, S. (2009). Academic Writing : At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse. London: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=306377
  • Hartley, J. (2008). Academic Writing and Publishing : A Practical Handbook. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=224109