Whereas EAP 110 is a composition course that integrates language instruction with composition instruction, EAP 116 is a language and academic skills class that focuses on developing strong English language, critical thinking, collaborative research planning-conducting-and writing, and studentship skills employed by successful students and professionals, in short the habits of mind used when writing about academic and problem-based topics in academic setting.
In addition to continued development of the language skills focused on in EAP 116, we will work on developing scientific and reasoning habits of mind as well as time and project management skills that are required by each academic discipline.
The class is based on investigating a problem from an academic stance. Potential solutions
to the problems will be developed in teams and presented by those teams in project reports and posters.
In the process of creating these presentation materials, you will apply the analytical reading and academic writing skills you developed last semester and continue to develop this term. Additionally, you will further develop your research and notetaking skills and continue to develop vocabulary and studentship skills. The collaborative nature of the project will require you to use interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills as well as collaborative use of technology and resources
Course Goals If you actively participate in this class, you will learn about:
Rhetorical Knowledge (Developing a project):
Effectively identify object of study, purpose, problem, key concept, main findings and relevance in other’s work as well as your own
Build relationships among key concepts
Summarize and analyze texts
Language Knowledge (Developing a key concept):
Identify complex noun phrases
Build a coherent paragraph
Identify and build key concepts
Process Knowledge (Sustaining a project):
Produce drafts that effectively responds to a writing task
Respond to feedback on course work
Engage in peer-review
Produce and follow a project plan/timeline
Product a group project report (inclusive of individual student resumes) and poster
In addition, by the end of the course, you will be able to
Identify and differentiate main ideas and supporting information.
Interpret context clues and employ strategies to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words/concepts.
Integrate course-related vocabulary in writing and in class discussions.
Demonstrate improved ability to read, analyze, and integrate concepts in written, visual, and oral formats.
Revise work based on self-assessment as well as feedback from others.
Collaborate with team members to plan, conduct, and write a formal research report.
EAP 116 K03 is reserved for Patriot Plus Program students.
Course Information from the University Catalog
This is a language and academic skills course that focuses on developing English language, critical thinking and studentship skills employed by successful engineers, scientists, computer scientists, mathematicians and other STEM professionals; that is, the habits of mind used when writing and producing work within a discipline. In addition, to continue development of the language skills acquired in EAP 110, students will work on developing project analysis habits of mind as well as time and project management skills. This class is based on investigating a problem/theme/issue/situation from a disciplinary stance. Potential approaches to the problems will be developed in teams and presented by those teams in project reports and posters. Limited to three attempts.
Required Prerequisite: EAP 110C. C Requires minimum grade of C.
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