Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Language Development II: Course Structure



LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT II (TSL1054)

1. Developing lexical resource
1.1. Lexical resource in context
·       Vocabulary development
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1. Developing lexical resource
1.1. Lexical resource in context
·         Diction – author’s word choice
·         Connotation and denotation
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2. Reading and reviewing critically
2.1. Types of texts
·         Problem, Process and Solution
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2. Reading and reviewing critically
2.1. Types of texts
  • Cause and Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
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3. Analysing features of different texts
3.1. Types of texts
  • Problem, Process and Solution
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3. Analysing features of different texts
3.1. Types of texts
  • Cause and Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
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4. Writing summaries
4.1 Steps to writing a summary
·      Writing a thesis statement
·      Organising and outlining ideas
·      Paraphrasing the ideas
·      Revising the summary
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4. Writing summaries
4.1 Steps to writing a summary
·      Writing a thesis statement
·      Organising and outlining ideas
·      Paraphrasing the ideas
·      Revising the summary
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5. Report Writing
5.1. The Report Style
·         Purpose and audience
·         Features of a good report
5.2. Guidelines
  title
  abstract
  introduction
  subject, purpose,scope and organisation
  style and length
  format
  organisation of report
  citation of references
  style and content
  writer’s checklist

5.3. Stages in Report Writing
·      Gathering the Data
·      Analysing and Sorting the Results
·      Outlining the Report

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5. Report Writing
5.3. Stages in Report Writing
·      Outlining the Report
·      Writing the Draft
·      Revising the Draft
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6. Writing an academic paper
6.1. Academic paper
  • Examine the characteristics of a good academic paper
-       Synthesise
-       Evaluate
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6. Writing an academic paper
6.1.  Academic paper
  • Writing an academic paper
-       Select a topic
-       Background reading
-       Draft the academic paper
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6. Writing an academic paper
6.1 Academic paper
-       Revise the paper
-       Write the final draft

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7. Oral Presentation of the academic paper
7.1. Oral Presentation
  • Present the academic paper
  • Reflect on the paper presented

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7. Oral Presentation of the academic paper
7.1. Oral Presentation
  • Present the academic paper
  • Reflect on the paper presented

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