Schedules - Syllabus for ECS-Tue-Thu

Malc Prentice

This is for the TUESDAY THURSDAY ECS class (code ETT).

General Description

Goals and Objectives

This course follows the Curriculum for General Academic Skills

Required Materials

A4 40 pocket plastic folder

No text in C level Engineering course. Materials supplied by teacher

Evaluation/Assessment

Required items

Item % Minimum
(NG points if not)
OK points for extra? Instructions
Paragraphs 30% 3 paragraphs (ABC) (10% each) No see weekly schedule
Homework (RR) 30% 6 reports
3 assessed (RR2,4,6)
Do "Logs" instead see weekly schedule
Participation 20% NG-Attendance+OK = ParticipationParticipation is OK points see below
see do well in class
Self Access (EF) 5% 5% for 5 visits max 5 OK points for 5 extra (total 10) see use the Self Access Centre
Self Access (Writing Centre) 5% 5% for 2 visits No see use the Self Access Centre
Quickwrite Activities (QW) OK/NG only 28 minimum max 5 OK points for 15 extra (total 43) see do a quickwrite
Logs (Reading/Listening activities) OK/NG only 6 minimum (matching RR1-6) max 5 OK points for 5 extra (total 11) see log input
Speed Reading (SR) OK/NG only 1 book (20 readings) minimum max 5 OK points for 20 extra (total 40) see do a speed reading
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% (test) 10 words per class (280 total) No see learn vocabulary

OK points for trying new things

ALC Net Academy OK points only 1 point for first test max 1 OK point per term see use ALC NetAcademy
Try Speaking Test Prep Centre OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point per term see use the Self Access Centre
Try Global Village OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point per term see use the Self Access Centre
Try ECR OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point per term see use the Self Access Centre
Attend the GLS lecture OK points only 1 point for attending max 1 OK point per term I will explain in class
Bug Bounty (spot a mistake) OK points only 1 point per serious problem max 1 OK point per class I will explain in class
Take a TOEIC,TOEFL test OK points only 1 point per term max 1 OK point per term See Resources for tips
Only December is free.

Ways to get NG points

Be absent / late NG points only -1 point for absent, -0.5 for late no max. Also, 7 = fail! See do well in class
Forget homework/textbook NG points only -1 per incident no max See do well in class
Not paying attention NG points only -1 per incident no max See do well in class

Grading system

Grade Small classes (<20 students) C/D level classes B level classes
S Anyone 90-100% Top 10% of class AND >90% Top 5% of class AND >90%
A Anyone 80-89% Top 40% of class AND >80% Top 30% of class AND >80%
B 70-79%
C 60-69%
D 50-59%
ignoring feedback
E 0-49%
plagiarism
N too many absences
most assignments missing

Essay content

Report Content

Report List Spring

RR1 = outline a news article Practice - not graded Print only
RR2 = outline a news article 10% Print and email
RR3 = outline an easy book Practice - not Graded Print only
RR4 = outline an easy book 10% Print and email
RR5 = outline a lecture Practice - not Graded Print only
RR6 = outline a lecture 10% Print and email

Report List Fall

RR1 = outline a lecture Practice - not Graded Print only
RR2 = outline a lecture 10% Print and email
RR3 = Combined (lecture+related article) Practice - not Graded Print only
RR4 = Combined (lecture+related article) 10% Print and email
RR5 = Combined (lecture+related article) Practice - not graded Print only
RR6 = Combined (lecture+related article) 10% Print and email

Weekly Schedule

Class 1 - Skills Class 1 (05 Apr: Thu)

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Class 2 - Skills Class 2 (10 Apr: Tue)

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Writing Class 1 (17 Apr: Tue)

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Writing Class 2 (24 Apr: Tue)

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Writing Class 3 (01 May: Tue)

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Writing Class 4 (08 May: Tue)

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Writing Class 5 (15 May: Tuen)

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Writing Class 6 (22 May: Tue)

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Writing Class 7 (29 May: Tue)

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Writing Class 8 (05 Jun: Tue)

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Writing Class 9 (12 Jun: Tue)

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Writing Class 10 (19 Jun: Tue)

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Writing Class 11 (26 Jun: Tue)

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Writing Class 12 (03 Jul: Tue)

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Writing Class 13 (10 Jul: Tue)

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Report Class 1 (12 Apr: Thu)

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Report Class 2 (19 Apr: Thu)

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Report Class 3 (26 Apr: Thu)

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03 May: NO THURSDAY CLASS - GOLDEN WEEK

Report Class 4 (10 May: Thu)

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Report Class 5 (17 May: Thu)

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Report Class 6 (24 May: Thu)

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Report Class 7 (31 May: Thu)

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Report Class 8 (07 Jun: Thu)

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Report Class 9 (14 Jun: Thu)

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Report Class 10 (21 Jun: Thu)

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Report Class 11 (28 Jun: Thu)

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Report Class 12 (05 Jul: Thu)

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Report Class 13 (12 Jul: Thu)

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Class 29 - Penultimate class (17 Jul: Tue)

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Class 30 - Last Class (19 Jul: Thu)

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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.