Schedules - Syllabus for SSGB

Malc Prentice

General Description

Students who want to join the Global Program of the Business Administration Department must take SSGB. The aim of the course is to prepare you for business courses taught in English, and for the Global Program. You will learn study skills, listening and note-taking skills, paragraph writing, speaking, and general/business vocabulary.

Goals and Objectives

This course follows the Curriculum for General Academic Skills

Required Materials

Hogue, A. (2014). Longman academic writing series: Paragraphs to essays (4th ed.). New York: Pearson.

Clement, J. & Lennox, C. (2009). Contemporary topics intro: Academic listening and notetaking. New York: Pearson.

A4 40 pocket plastic folder

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 (2,4,6)
Not directly: log input see weekly schedule
TOEIC test participation 5% Jul and Dec
(TOEFL also OK)
No see take the TOEIC
Participation 20% See below (OK-absence-NG) See below see below
see do well in class
Quickwrite Activities (QW) OK/NG only 28 minimum max 5 OK points for 15 extra (total 43) see do a quickwrite
Reading/Listening activities OK/NG only 6 minimum (matching RR1-6) max 5 OK points for 5 extra (total 11) see log input
Self Access (EF) 5% 5% for 7 visits (10 for BEGL) max 5 OK points for 5 extra (total 12/15) see use the Self Access Centre
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
Self Access (Writing Centre) OK/NG only 2 visits no extra OK points this term see use the Self Access Centre
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% (test) 10 words per class (280 total) no extra OK points this term see learn vocabulary New lists!

Optional ways to get OK points

Try Speaking Test Prep Centre OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point see use the Self Access Centre
Try Global Village OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point see use the Self Access Centre
Attend the GLS lecture OK points only 1 point for attending max 1 OK point I will explain in class
Bug Bounty (spot a mistake) OK points only 1 point per serious problem no max I will explain in class

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 participating NG points only -1 per incident no max See do well in class

Notes on assessment

Grading system

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

Schedule Overview

Report List

This term, all RR are combined.

One RR = A lecture, plus two related readings.

RR1 = outline a news article Practice - not Graded Print only
RR2 = outline a news article 10% Print and email
RR3 = outline a lecture(TED) Practice - not Graded Print only
RR4 = outline a lecture(TED) 10% Print and email
RR5 = Combined:
outline a lecture(CT4)
+ a related news article (one combined outline)
Practice - not graded Print only
RR6 = Combined:
outline a lecture(CT5)
+ a related news article (one combined outline)
10% Print and email

Weekly Schedule

Class 1 - Skills Class 1 (14 Sep: Thur)

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

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Writing Class 1 (26-Sep: Tue)

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Writing Class 2 (3-Oct: Tue)

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10-Oct: Tue NO CLASS - (Festival)

Writing Class 3 (17-Oct: Tue)

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Writing Class 4 (24-Oct: Tue)

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Writing Class 5 (31-Oct: Tue)

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Writing Class 6 (7-Nov: Tue)

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Writing Class 7 (14-Nov: Tue)

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Writing Class 8 (21-Nov: Tue)

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Writing Class 9 (28-Nov: Tue)

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Writing Class 10 (5-Dec: Tue)

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Writing Class 11 (12-Dec: Tue)

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Writing Class 12 (19-Dec: Tue)

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Writing Class 13 (9-Jan: Tue)

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Report Class 1 (21 Sep: Thur)

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Report Class 2 (28 Sep: Thur)

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Report Class 3 (5 Oct: Thur)

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Report Class 4 (12 Oct: Thur)

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Report Class 5 (19 Oct: Thur)

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Report Class 6 (26 Oct: Thur)

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Report Class 7 (2 Nov: Thur)

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Report Class 8 (9 Nov: Thur)

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Report Class 9 (16 Nov: Thur)

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23 Nov: THURSDAY IS MONDAY'S CLASS. See Writing schedule above

Report Class 10 (30 Nov: Thur)

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Report Class 11 (7 Dec: Thur)

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Report Class 12 (14 Dec: Thur)

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Report Class 13 (21 Dec: Thur)

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Class 29 - Penultimate class (11 Jan: Thu)

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Class 30 - Last Class (16-Jan: Tue)

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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.