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ELC 230/231

INTEGRATED LANGUAGE
SKILLS: WRITING

LECTURER : DR RAFIDAH KAMARUDIN


CONTACT NO : 013-3915086
E-MAIL : rafidahkam@yahoo.com
OFFICE ROOM : LEVEL 3
COURSE OUTCOME
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

produce expository essay

demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze texts

demonstrate the ability to present orally a review of a


movie/television programme

write a response based on evaluation of an argumentative text

write an outline and an argumentative essay/ a discussion-type


essay
COURSE CONTENT
(WRITING)

Identifying the structure of an effective paragraph

Differentiating topic sentences and supports for an effective paragraph

Demonstrating by applying mechanics of writing

Preparing effective expository paragraphs

Labeling by identifying the structure of an expository essay

Labeling by identifying the structure of an argumentative/ a discussion- type


essay

Preparing by interpreting information from non-linear texts


Organizing point of view

Displaying by developing ideas and supporting details for an


argumentative essay/ a discussion-type essay

Preparing by outlining an argumentative and discussion-type essay

Displaying by preparing an argumentative and discussion-type essay

Displaying by preparing an evaluative commentary

Revising, refining and editing drafts of argumentative essay, discussion-


type essay and evaluative commentary
COURSE CONTENT
(READING)

Review of the following the reading skills:

Labelling by identifying the structure of a passage (A2)

Labelling by identifying the mechanics used in reading texts

Writing by paraphrasing information

Displaying by summarizing information

Preparing by analyzing and interpreting information from non-linear texts

Preparing by analyzing and evaluating reading texts

Explaining by drawing conclusions


COURSE CONTENT
(SPEAKING)

Demonstrating by producing responses orally to given


situations

Demonstrating appropriate speaking strategies

Demonstrating by producing oral commentaries of movies/


films/ television programmes
ASSESSMENT
On-going Assessment 60%
Essay Writing 15%
In-class assignment Essay Writing
1 task of 180- 200 words expository essay

Evaluative Commentary 10%


An Evaluative Commentary on argumentative article [Take Home Assignment]
[1 task of 350 400 words - article]
Submit by Week 13
Pair work
Mid-Semester Test 20%
Reading and Writing Test

Oral Commentary
Individual Oral presentation (5-7 mins) 15%
an Oral Commentary of a movie/film /television programme (4hrs)

Final Exam 40%


Writing (2 hrs) 40%
Outline of Argumentative/Discussion type Essay (10%)
Argumentative Essay/Discussion-type Essay (30%) [300-350 words]
PRESCRIBED TEXT

Smalley, R.L. et al.(2012), Refining Composition Skills :


Academic Writing and Grammar (6th. Edition), USA:
Heinle Cengage Learning.

English-English Dictionary
CLASS RULES

EFFORT

GOOD
RESULTS
TIME ATTITUDE
GOOD RESULT
TO CLASS
TIME DURING SPEAKING SESSIONS

COMPLETION OF ASSIGNMENTS
CONSULTATION WITH LECTURER
EFFORT PREPARATION FOR CLASS
SELF IMPROVEMENT

ATTITUDE POSITIVE