READING and ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT (RDB 111)

INSTRUCTOR: L.C. ROSENBERG

SPRING 2002

OFFICE: H137G PHONE: 768-4925 E-Mail: rosenberg

HOURS: M W 1:30-3:45 F 9:30-12:20, TR 11:30-12:20, 1:30-3:30 & by appt.

Special Note: I am in the Academic Strategies Center (H140) T 2:30-5:30, TR 11:20-12:20

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Reading and Academic Development (RDB 111) is the second half of a year-long course designed to assist students in achieving success in college work. Students are encouraged to review and apply the study and reading strategies learned in RDB 110. Specific emphasis will be placed on the research process as a means of developing essential skills such as critical reading and thinking. The goal of critical thinking is the application of principles of cognition to everyday problems.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the semester students will be able to:

COURSE ACCOMMODATIONS: If there is any student in class who has special needs because of learning disabilities or other kinds of disabilities, please feel free to come and discuss this with me.

REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS:

Literacy, Comprehension, & Thinking Edited by Louise C. Rosenberg and Barbara D. Wolfe

RDB Reading List, UHAVAX Account

REQUIREMENTS:

ATTENDANCE: Students are permitted a maximum of three (3) absences. As tardiness interferes with your classwork, three (3) lates equals one (1) absence. Absences exceeding allowable number will result in your being withdrawn (dropped) from the course.

GRADES: Grades will be determined on points as follows:
 

170    Quests and Assignments
100    Midterm Exam
  90    Final Test
  60    Independent Reading Project
  60   Synthesis  Project
  50   Electronic  Sources Project
520    Total
Assignments and written work must be (1) on time, (2) legible, and (3) completed according to directions or the assignment will receive an F. No late assignments will be accepted unless due to extenuating circumstances. A student will fail the courseautomatically if assignments are not submitted. Earlier submitted assignments will receive extra credit.. Announced quests must be made up within three days or will result in a zero (0) for the grade. (The university requires a $30.00 fee for make-ups.) Unannounced quests cannot be made up. Extra credit will be given if you utilize the services of the Academic Strategies Center on a regular basis.

Assignments for completion outside of class will be kept to a minimum. The texts will serve as the basis for instruction and application of skills

INDIVIDUALIZED READING PROJECT: Each student is required to complete one (1) outside reading from list provided or another book with instructor’s approval and to submit response journals and review during the semester.

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty. Please consult your student handbook, The Source, for specifics as regards to rights and responsibilities.
 
 


READING and ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT (RDB 111)

INSTRUCTOR: L.C. ROSENBERG

SPRING 2002

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE & OUTLINE





TENTATIVE SCHEDULE & OUTLINE

January 23-30
     Introduction to the course
     Levels of Comprehension
     Time Management
     Assign.: Autographs due 1/30,

February 4-27
     Determining the Topic, Main Idea, Supporting Details
     Assign.:  Read, Chapters 1-4
    \  Response Journal 1 due 2/13
     Quests: Feb. 11. 28

*** MIDTERM EXAM: March 4

March11-13
                 Critical Reading and Thinking
                Electronic sources, selection, use and evaluation
                 Assign.: Chapter2-6
                                Summary 2 due 3/13
                            Response Journal 2 (10 entries) due 3/11
                Class cancelled: March 6
 

:-)   :-)      SPRING BREAK   :-)        :-)

March25-April 17
                Electronic sources continued
                Research Process
                 Assign.: Read, Chapts. 6, 7
                Response Jouranl 3 due 4/8
               Book Analysis due 4/15
               Quest: April 3

April 23-May 1
            Language
            Assign: Chapt 8

 "SYNTHESIS" Project due April 23


N.B. This outline is tentative and subject to change as needed.

***Important Dates***

 March 4 -MIDTERM EXAM
 March 6-No class
 May 1-FINAL TEST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 24-31

Introduction to the course

Levels of Comprehension

Time Management

Assign.: Autographs due 1/31, Time Management Assignment due 2/5

February 5-28

Determining the Topic, Main Idea, Supporting Details

Author's Organizational Patterns

Assign.: Read, Chapters 1-5

Complete pp. 15-16 due 2/12
    1. 51-53, 93-94 due 2/14
pp. 125-126 due 2/21

pp. 181-183 due 2/28

Response Journal 1 due 2/14

Quests: Feb. 12, 19, 28

*** MIDTERM EXAM: March 5

March 7-14

Research process

Assign.: Chapter 8, College Learning Strategies (110 text)

Quest: March 14

:-) :-) SPRING BREAK :-) :-)

March 26-April 4

Critical Reading and Thinking

Assign.: Read, Chapts. 6, 7

Complete Exercises pp. 243-245 due 3/28

pp. 301-303 due 4/4

Response Journal 2 due March 28

Quest: April 4

April 11-18

Electronic sources, selection, use and evaluation

Assign.: Electronic Sources Project due April 16

Response Journal due April 11

Book Analysis due April 18

Quest: April 18

April 23-May 2

Language

Assign.: Read Chapt. 8

"SYNTHESIS" Project due May 2

N.B. This outline is tentative and subject to change as needed.

***Important Dates***

March 5 -MIDTERM EXAM

April 9-No class

May 7-FINAL TEST