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LA CONCOLACION UNIVERSITY PHILIPPINES

(Formerly University of Regina Carmeli)


Malolos City , Bulacan
GRADUATE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

SYLLABUS

I. COURSE TITLE : ENGLISH 301


II. DESCRIPTIVE TITLE : STUDY AND THINKING SKILLS
III. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course discusses in learning the academic and communication skills in accomplishing undertakings
college education requires. The course covers time management and study system, preparing examinations,
library skills, active reading, paragraph reading, essential reading skills, listening, speaking for academic
purposes, writing paragraphs, writing essays.

IV. PREREQUISITE :

V. CREDIT UNITS :

VI. COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the course the graduate students are expected to

1. acquire academic and communication skills in accomplishing undertakings;

2. explain study and thinking skills;

3. plan for time management and study system

4. discuss the different processes in reading skills, listening, speaking, writing skills

VII. COURSE CONTENTS:

Time Allotment
Topics
I. Introduction 6
1. Introduction
II. Time Management and Study System 9
1. Important Points about a Weekly Study Schedule
2. Study System
3. Active Learning
4. The Benefits of Developing Concentration
5. The Art or practice of Concentration
III. Preparing for Examinations 6
1. Tet Taking
2.Test Objective Tests
3. Types of Objective Test Question
4. Steps for Taking Objective Test
5. Taking Subjective Tests
6. Taking Standardized Reading Exams
IV. Library Skills 9
1. Using a library
2. Example of Card Catalogue
3. Electronic Sources
4. Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Synthesizing in Academic Writing
4.1 Paraphrasing
4.2 Writing a Summary
4.3 Synthesizing
V. Active Reading 9
1. Reading and Taking Notes
2. Review Notes
3. Research Notes
4. Style of Notes
5. Effective Notes
6. Using a Variety of Note Taking Systems
7. How to Study from Formal Outlines
8. Reading System
8.1 Reading Textbooks: The SQ3R Reading System
8.2 Reading for Different Goals
8.3 Reading Rate
8.4 The Rate of Speed in the Reading Process
8.5 The Role of Speed in the Reading Process
VI. Paragraph Reading 6
1. The Topic Sentence
2. Locations of Stated Main Ideas
3. Identifying the Organizational Pattern
VII. Essential Reading Skills
1. Reading Graphs and Maps
2. Using Figurative Language
3. Evaluating and Making Judgments
4. Inferring
VIII. Listening 6
1. Listening Skills
2. Listening and Taking Lecture Notes
3. Strengthening Listening Skills
4. Lecturing Style
IX. Speaking for Academic Purposes 3
1. Seminar
2. Brainstorming
3. Three-Step Interview
4. Problem Solving
X. Writing Paragraphs 3
1. The Process of Writing Paragraphs
2. Unity and Coherence in Paragraphs
3. Paragraph Unity
4. Transitional Expressions
5. Revising
XI. Writing Essays 3
1.The Essay
2. Writing an Expository Essay
3. Essay Introduction
4. Writing Essays: Comparison and Contrast

Total 60 hours
VIII. GRADING SYSTEM

Grading Events Percent of Grade Grading Scale


Class Participation/ Facilitating Topic 40% 1.0 98-100
Discussion
Tests/Exams (written, oral/performance) 30% 1.25 95-97
Research/Portfolio 30% 1.5 92-94
Attendance 10% 1.75 89-91
2.0 85-88
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IX. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Active Participation in Lecture - Discussion


2. Case Study Presentation
3. Facilitation of a Topic Discussion
4. Submission of a Research Output
5. Final Examination

X. SUGGESTED REFERENCES:

Viar, Orlando M. et. al. (2010). Study and Thinking Skills. Manila: Mutya Publishing House Inc.

Avila, Dorcas M. et. al. (2008). Essentials of English. 2008 Edition. Manila: Mutya Publishing House
Inc.

Rosales, Ma. Junithesmer D. et al. (2008). Revised. ED 2006. (First Edition). Quezon City: GMK.
Publishing House

Prepared by:

Ma. Evalyn M. Salva


III.TEXTBOOKS/REFERENCES

A. Language 4
John Paolo Sandicho and Filipina Santos
English Tek Premium English Learning
Philippine Copyright, 2012

B. Reading 4
John Paolo Sandicho and Filipina Santos
English Tek Premium English Learning
Philippine Copyright, 2012

IV.INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS/ ACTIVITIES

 Discussion Jigsaw Puzzle


 Story Telling Round Robbin
 Word Hunt Numbered heads Together
 Picture Presentation Choral Speaking
 Exploration Team Teaching
 Cooperative Learning Interviews
 Group Games Surveys
 Active Learning Playing Music
 Role Playing Think-Pair-Share
 Crumpled Paper Technique Blot Ink

V.Evaluative Measures:

FormativeAssessment
Seatwork
Quiz
Book Activities
Board work
Oral Recitation
Examination
Group Activities
VI. PROJECTS

First Quarter: Poster Making


Second Quarter: Brochure of Verbs.( Students will cut picture of verbs and they will
write a sentence about it)
Third Quarter: Drama Presentation
Fourth Quarter: Portfolio of Poems