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King Saud University

College of Arts – Department of English Language and Literature

ENG – 115 – Reading Comprehension II

Course Syllabus

Course Name – Reading Comprehension II

Course Number – English 115

Credit Hours – 3 hours

Location: Main Campus – Olaisha

Office: Building 26, room 3m

Lecturer – Mashael Aldakheel

e-mail: amashael@ksu.edu.sa

KSU SMS – Please register in KSU SMS.  Course ID is 88086

Course Description: This course focuses on reading skills and strategies including guessing meaning from context, analysing paragraphs and skimming for the main idea (explicit or implicit), scanning (for numbers, for facts, for definitions of key terms, for words, for specific terms, etc.), distinguishing between general and specific statements, paraphrasing main ideas, understanding points of view, etc.  Some light will be shed on narratives with focus on basic elements (setting, characters and plot).

One more area of interest is vocabulary building.  This covers analysing affixes, understanding compound words, identifying antonyms and synonyms, recognizing word families and identifying spelling variations.

Course Aims and Objectives:

1. Read a variety of unseen passages and answer comprehension questions

2. Guessing meaning of words from context

3. Analyze paragraphs and skim for the main idea (explicit or implicit)

4. Scan (for numbers, for facts, for definitions of key terms, for words, for specific

terms, etc.)

5. Distinguishing between general and specific statements

6. Paraphrase main ideas

7. Identify points of view

8. Identify basic elements of narratives (setting, characters and plot).

9. Analyze affixes, compound words, and identify antonyms and synonyms

10. Summarize by listing key points

 

Topics to be Covered:

Topic             

Week

General Introduction

1

Chapter One

2

Chapter Two

3

Chapter Three

4

1st Vocabulary Quiz

4

Chapter Four

5

Chapter Five

6

1st Midterm

6

Chapter Six

7

Chapter Seven

8

Chapter Eight

9

2nd Vocabulary Quiz

9

Chapter Nine

10

Chapter Ten

11

2nd Midterm

12

Review

12-13

 

 

 

Schedule of Assessment:

Points

Week

Assessment Task

Assessment

5

Week 4

1st Vocabulary Quiz

1

15

Week 7

1st Midterm

2

5

Week 10

2nd Vocabulary Quiz

3

15

Week 13

2nd Midterm

4

60

Examination Weeks

Final Exam

5

 

Required Texts:

-Brenda Wegman & Miki Knezevic. Mosaic 1: Reading (Middle East: Gold

Edition). McGraw-Hill Education: England, UK.2008.      

 

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