HS8461 Advanced Reading and Writing

HS8461 Advanced Reading and Writing
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UNIT I

Reading
Strategies for effective reading
Use glosses and footnotes to aid reading comprehension
Read and recognize different text types
Predicting content using photos and title
Writing
Plan before writing
Develop a paragraph: topic sentence, supporting sentences,
concluding sentence
Write a descriptive paragraph

UNIT II

Reading
Read for details
Use of graphic organizers to review and aid comprehension
Writing State reasons and examples to support ideas in writing
Write a paragraph with reasons and examples
Write an opinion paragraph

UNIT III

Reading
Understanding pronoun reference and use of connectors in a passage
speed reading techniques
Writing
Elements of a good essay
Types of essays
Descriptive-narrative-issuebased
argumentative-analytical.

UNIT IV

Reading
Genre and Organization of Ideas
Writing
Email writing- visumes
Job applicationproject writing
writing convincing proposals.

UNIT V

Reading
Critical reading and thinking
understanding how the text positions the reader identify
Writing
Statement of Purpose- letter of recommendation
Vision statement

OUTCOMES

At the end of the course Learners will be able to:
• Write different types of essays.
• Write winning job applications.
• Read and evaluate texts critically.
• Display critical thinking in various professional contexts.

TEXT BOOKS

  1. Gramer F. Margot and Colin S. Ward Reading and Writing (Level 3) Oxford University
    Press: Oxford, 2011
  2. Debra Daise, CharlNorloff, and Paul Carne Reading and Writing (Level 4) Oxford
    University Press: Oxford, 2011

REFERENCES

  1. Davis, Jason and Rhonda LIss.Effective Academic Writing (Level 3) Oxford University
    Press: Oxford, 2006
  2. Suresh Kumar.E and et al. Enriching Speaking and Writing Skills. Second Edition. Orient
    Black swan: Hyderabad, 2012
  3. Withrow, Jeans and et al. Inspired to Write. Readings and Tasks to develop writing skills.
    Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2004
  4. Goatly, Andrew. Critical Reading and Writing. Routledge: United States of America, 2000
  5. Petelin, Roslyn and Marsh Durham. The Professional Writing Guide: Knowing Well and
    Knowing Why. Business & Professional Publishing: Australia, 2004