English 121/G: Reading / Writing / Text
Summer School, 2019
Course Convenor/Director: Dr. Claudia Marquis
Lecturer: Dr Briar Wood
Tutor: Alex Birchall
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Course delivery format:
Three one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial per week.
(Timetable and room details can be viewed on Student Services Online)
A course developing university-wide skills of reading, writing and analysis. Addresses the needs of students in English and other disciplines where both writing and reading have an important role in learning. The course fosters personal writing skills and also introduces writing as a subject of study in itself.
Details for Course Summary
Writing Assignment One 10% -- 800 words (Week 2)
Writing Assignment Two 25% -- 1000 words (End of Week 3)
Writing Assignment Three 25% -- 1200 words (Week 5)
Tutorial Work (Writing exercises) -- 10%
Examination 30% -- 2 hours
Lecture 1 - Introduction, Texts. Oral and Written.
Lecture 2 – Media. Print to Screen.
Workshop - Note-taking and Summarizing.
Lecture 1 – Genre, Story Telling, Point of View.
Lecture 2 – Point of View.
Workshop – Writing Events.
Lecture 1 – Register, Vocabulary.
Lecture 2 - Metaphor.
Workshop - Poetry.
Lecture 1 - Word Worlds, Audience.
Lecture 2 - Gender and Texts.
Workshop – Reading Paths, Joining ideas.
Lecture 1 – Essay types.
Lecture 2 – Academic writing.
Workshop - Thesis and Argument.
Lecture 1 – Drafting and Editing.
Lecture 2 – Exam technique.
Workshop – Drop in Exam Clinic.
For summer school, you should double the University of Auckland's expectations for a standard semester's workload (i.e., 20 hours per week, rather than the usual 10 hours for a 15-point course, including time in class and personal study). Students should manage their academic workload and other commitments accordingly. Deadlines for coursework are set by course convenors and will be advertised in course material. You should submit your work on time. In extreme circumstances, such as illness, you may seek an extension but you will be required to provide supporting information before the assignment is due. Even with an extension, your essay will receive a grade but no detailed comment.
By the end of the course, you should have improved your ability:
- to recognise different text-types and genres;
- to grasp the purpose of a text, its audience and the case it makes;
- to read and respond to academic and non-academic texts that deal with a range of topics;
- to understand the effects produced by different types of grammatical and stylistic expression within your own writing and the writing of others;
- to construct, shape and deliver writing that is appropriate to a set task;
- to cite and reference in a manner appropriate to the genre of writing
Note: This course is offered as a Stage One ENGLISH course and as ENGLISH 121G in the Open Schedule for General Education.
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