Course title
061080002
Reading&WritingII

TSUCHIYA Tomohiro

ISHIWATA Tadahiro

TAGUCHI Yuko
Course description
The course aims to develop the students’ reading and writing skills. Students will develop their ability to read relatively complex texts both accurately and smoothly. By reading passages of a variety of content, they will enhance their ability to read both for gist and specific details without relying on translation into Japanese. They will also use the passages to improve their usage of grammar and build up their vocabulary. They will be expected to respond to what they have read with discussions and writing tasks.
Purpose of class
To further enhance students' reading and writing skills.
Goals and objectives
  1. To be able to read texts of general content accurately and smoothly.
  2. To be able to understand and employ a range of grammar and vocabulary.
  3. To be able to summarize and discuss what they have read.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

mid-semester test Final test Homework/Short Test Practice in class Total.
1. 13% 13% 7% 7% 40%
2. 13% 13% 7% 7% 40%
3. 4% 4% 6% 6% 20%
4. 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Total. 30% 30% 20% 20% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Participation: 20%
Homework and Short Tests: 20%
Mid-semester test: 30%
Final test: 30%

A score of 60% is needed to pass this course.
Students can expect to obtain more than 60 points if their performance on tests and assignments shows that they have mostly comprehended the learning contents of the course.
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to the course,
Preview activity Unit 1: Society
Check the syllabus
Check the vocabulary from Units 1, 2
Homework 1
200minutes
2. Unit 1: Society
Unit 2: Food
Check the vocabulary from Unit 3
Homework 2
200minutes
3. Unit 3: Business Check the vocabulary from Unit 4
Homework 3
200minutes
4. Unit 4: Trends Check the vocabulary from Unit 5
Homework 4
200minutes
5. Unit 5: Success Review content for Mid-semester Test
Homework 5
200minutes
6. Summary of Units 1-5
Review content for Mid-semester Test
Prepare for the mid-semester test 200minutes
7. Mid-semester Test and Test Explanation Check the vocabulary from Unit 6 200minutes
8. Unit 6: Pressure Check the vocabulary from Unit 7
Homework 6
200minutes
9. Unit 7: Fear Check the vocabulary from Unit 8
Homework 7
200minutes
10. Unit 8: Stories Check the vocabulary from Unit 9
Homework 8
200minutes
11. Unit 9: Environment Check the vocabulary from Unit 10
Homework 9
200minutes
12. Unit 10: Medicine Review content for the final test
Homework 10
200minutes
13. Summary of Units 6-10
Review content for the final test
Prepare for the final test 200minutes
14. Final Test and Test Explanation Review the course content 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Class text:
Skillful 2nd edition Reading & Writing Level 2 / Student's Book (Macmillan): Louis Rogers
Prerequisites
Students intending to take this course (1) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and (2) are recommended to have a TOEIC/ TOEIC-IP test score of about 500 or above.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Before or after class
  • Learning Support Room
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A N/A
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 3.GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 4.QUALITY EDUCATION
  • 8.DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • 14.LIFE BELOW WATER
  • 15.LIFE ON LAND
  • 16.PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
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