HUMA 103


4 exercise hours

2  ECTS credits

Academic Study Skills

Abstract

  • A.S is a course with a structured approach to academic reading and writing. It trains students to look at topics from various points of view leading to a more advanced way of organizing ideas and writing about them in a structured, coherent way. It enhances critical reading and academic writing skills.

Goals

  •  Upon completing this course, the students should be able to:

    1. Present their arguments in a well structured academic written form.

    2. Critically read an academic text.

    3. Paraphrase, summarize and synthesize a variety of academic texts.

    I. Given an academic topic, students will be able to:

    1. Generate ideas using pre-writing techniques with an accuracy level of 90%
    2. Organize their ideas into a structured outline with an accuracy level of 90%
    3. distinguish between good and bad arguments with an accuracy level of 85%
    4. produce a 4-6 paragraph argumentative essay made up of an introduction, a body, and a conclusion with an accuracy level of 85%
    5. Use correct sentence structure and appropriate vocabulary in writing with an accuracy level of 85%

    II.Given an academic text of 500-1000 words, students will be able to:

    1. Recognize main ideas with an accuracy level of 100%.
    2. Distinguish major from minor details with an accuracy level of 100%.
    3. Recognize organizational patterns with an accuracy level of 100%.
    4. Draw inferences about main ideas with an accuracy level of 100%.
    5. Draw inferences about supporting details with an accuracy level of 100%.
    6. Identify the meaning of difficult vocabulary from context with an accuracy level of 100%.
    7. Identify details with an accuracy level of 100%. 

    III. Given an academic text of 200 – 300 words, students will be able to

    1. Recognize the most accurate paraphrase of the text with an accuracy level of 100%.
    2. Paraphrase the text with an accuracy level of 85%.

    IV. Given several academic texts of 300 – 500 words about a given topic, students will be able to:

    1. Recognize the most accurate summary with an accuracy level of 100%.
    2. Summarize the text with an accuracy level of 85%.

     

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