Schedules - Syllabus for GCP

Malc Prentice

General Description

This class, which is only open to students in the Global Citizenship Program, is designed to help students prepare for fully participating in western-style English-only classes in their academic field.

Goals and Objectives

Objectives are same for both semesters but more is expected in semester two.

This course follows the Curriculum for General Academic Skills

Required Materials

Herzfeld-Pipkin, N. (2006). Destinations 2: Writing for Academic Success. Boston: Thomson-Heinle.

Kornhauser, A.W. (1993). How to Study (3rd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press

A4 40 pocket plastic folder

Evaluation/Assessment

Required items

Item % Minimum
(NG points if missing)
OK points if extra? Instructions
Referenced Essays 25% AB (10%-15%) No see weekly schedule
Final Presentation (Slides+Delivery)20% No see weekly schedule
Participation 20% =OK-absences-NG+curve Participation IS OK points (-absence, -NG)
Max 20.
see do well in class
see get independent learning points
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% (test) 15 words per class (420 total) No see learn vocabulary
Quickwrite Activities (QW) 10% 28 minimum max 5 OK points for 15 extra (total 43) see do a quickwrite
Speed Reading (SR) 10% 1 book (20 readings) minimum max 5 OK points for 20 extra (total 40) see do a speed reading
Reading/Listening activities 5% 5 logs max 5 OK points for 5 readings see log input

Optional ways to get OK points

do well in class
see get independent learning points

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

Notes on assessment

Projects Overview

Essay Topic Style
Spring A write an essay about ethical consumption 5 paragraph problem-solution essay
Spring B write an essay about endangered animals 5 paragraph problem-solution essay
Spring C write an essay about world heritage problem-solution poster presentation

Fall A write an essay about voluntourism 9 paragraph criteria-analysis essay
Fall B write an essay about refugees and asylum seekers 9 paragraph problem-solution essay
Fall C write a country case study case study powerpoint presentation

Draft Weekly Schedule for Fall

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Class 1 - Skills Class 1 (17-Sep: Mon)

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Class 2 - Skills Class 2 (19 Sep: Wed)

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Class 3 (25-Sep: Mon)

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Class 4 (27-Sep: Tue)

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Class 5 (2-Oct: Tue)

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No class on 4 Oct

Class 6 (11-Oct: Thur)

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Class 7 (16-Oct: Tue)

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Class 8 (18-Oct: Thur)

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Class 9 (23-Oct: Tue)

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Class 10 (Oct-25 Thur)

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Class 11 (Oct 30-Tue)

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Class 12 (Nov 1 Thur)

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Class 13 (Nov 6 Tue)

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Class 14

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Class 15 (Nov 8 Thur)

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Class 16 (Nov 13 Tue)

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Class 17 (Nov 15 Thur)

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Class 18 (Nov 20 - Tue)

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Class 19 (Nov 22 - Thur)

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Class 20 (Nov 27 Tue)

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Class 21 (Nov 29 Thur)

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Class 22 (Dec 4 Tue)

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Class 23 (Dec 6 Thur)

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Class 24 (Dec 11 Tue)

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Class 25 (Dec 13 Thur)

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Class 26 (Dec 15 Thur)

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Class 27 (Jan 8 Tue)

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Class 28 (Jan 10 Tue)

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Class 29 - Penultimate class (Jan 15 Tue)

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Class 30 - Last Class (Dates will change at some point to use a missing Wednesday from week 2)

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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.

Weekly Schedule for Spring

Warning - this is likely to change. Dates to be confirmed after beginning of term exam pre-test schedule is ready.

Class 1 - Skills Class 1 (09 Apr: Tue)

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Class 2 - Skills Class 2 (11 Apr: Thu)

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Class 3 (17 Apr: Tue)

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Class 4 (19 Apr: Thu)

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Class 5 (24 Apr: Tue)

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Class 6 (26 Apr: Thu )

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Class 7 (01 May: Tue)

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Class 8 (08 May: Tue)

03 May: NO THURSDAY CLASS - GOLDEN WEEK

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Class 9 (10 May: Thu)

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Class 10 (15 May: Tue)

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Class 11 (17 May: Thu)

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Class 12 (22 May: Tue )

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Class 13 (24 May: Thu)

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Class 14 (29 May: Tue)

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Class 15 (31 May: Thu)

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Class 16 (05 Jun: Tue)

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Class 17 (06 Jun: Wed)

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Class extra (07 Jun: Thu)

Tiger lecture!

Class 18 (12 Jun: Tue)

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Class 19 (14 Jun: Thu)

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Class 20 (19 Jun: Tue)

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Class 21 (21 Jun: Thu)

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Class 22 (26 Jun: Tue)

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GRoup A and B finish presentations

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Class 23 (28 Jun: Thu)

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Class 24 (03 Jul: Tue)

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Class 25 (05 Jul: Thu)

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Class 26 (10 Jul: Tue)

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Class 27 (12 Jul: Thu)

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Class 28 (17 Jul: Tue)

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Class 29 - Penultimate class (19 Jul: Thu)

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Class 30 - Last Class (???At some point Izumi will do a switch and all classes move up a date. Check again later)

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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.