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BHEA_JKA/CR01-08

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA

COURSE INFORMATION

Confidential

Code

ELC 231 / ELC 230

Course

INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS III / INTEGRATED


LANGUAGE SKILLS: WRITING

Level

DIPLOMA

Credit Unit

Contact Hour

Part

Course Status
(Core/Non Core)

CORE

Prerequisite

ELC151 /ELC 150

Nama Fakulti: Akademi Pengajian Bahasa


Nama Program:
Hak Cipta Universiti Teknologi MARA

Tahun Mula: 2013


Tahun Semakan: 2016

BHEA_JKA/CR01-08

1.0

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1.1

produce expository essay(A2)

1.2

demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze texts (A3)

1.3

demonstrate the ability to present orally a review of a movie/television


programme (A3)

2.0

1.4

write a response based on evaluation of an argumentative text (A3)

1.5

write an outline and an argumentative essay/ a discussion-type essay(A3)

Course Description
This course is designed to equip students with the necessary writing skills to help
them improve their written English. This is conducted by integrating reading and
speaking skills with the emphasis is on writing skills. This course also aims to equip
students with the necessary skills to present arguments and discuss issues
effectively. It focuses on enhancing the students abilities to use the language by
exploiting a variety of materials in varied situations.

Appropriate consideration is

given to the development of higher-level grammatical construction and vocabulary


expansion which are intended to help increase students lexical density.

3.0

Syllabus Content
The following grammar items are taught incidentally in writing, reading and speaking:
parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, noun-pronoun agreement, verb tenses,
Yes/No and WH Questions, transitional words and phrases, clauses and passive
voice.
3.1

Writing

3.1.1. Identifying the structure of an effective paragraph (A1)


3.1.2. Differentiating topic sentences and supports for an effective paragraph
(A3)

3.1.3. Demonstrating by applying mechanics of writing (A3)


3.1.4. Preparing effective expository paragraphs (A3)
3.1.5. Labeling by identifying the structure of an expository essay (A2)
3.1.6. Labeling by identifying the structure of an argumentative/ a discussionNama Fakulti: Akademi Pengajian Bahasa
Nama Program:
Hak Cipta Universiti Teknologi MARA

Tahun Mula: 2013


Tahun Semakan: 2016

BHEA_JKA/CR01-08

type essay (A2)

3.1.7. Preparing by interpreting information from non-linear texts (A3)


3.1.8. Organizing point of view (A3)
3.1.9. Displaying by developing ideas and supporting details for an
argumentative essay/ a discussion-type essay (A3)

3.1.10. Preparing by outlining an argumentative and discussion-type essay


(A3)
3.1.11 Displaying by preparing an argumentative and discussion-type essay
(A3)
3.1.12 Displaying by preparing an evaluative commentary (A3)
3.1.13 Revising, refining and editing drafts of argumentative essay,
discussion-type essay and evaluative commentary (A3)
3.2

Reading
3.2.1. Review of the following the reading skills:
3.2.1.1 Labelling by identifying the structure of a passage (A2)
3.2.1.2 Labelling by identifying the mechanics used in reading
texts (A2)
3.2.1.3 Writing by paraphrasing information (A2)
3.2.1.4 Displaying by summarizing information (A3)
3.2.1.5 Preparing by analyzing and interpreting information from
non-linear texts (A3)
3.2.1.6 Preparing by analyzing and evaluating reading texts (A3)
3.2.1.7 Explaining by drawing conclusions (A3)

3.3

Speaking
3.3.1. Demonstrating by producing responses orally to given situations (A3)
3.3.2. Demonstrating appropriate speaking strategies (A3)
3.3.3. Demonstrating by producing oral commentaries of movies/ films/
television programmes (A3)

Nama Fakulti: Akademi Pengajian Bahasa


Nama Program:
Hak Cipta Universiti Teknologi MARA

Tahun Mula: 2013


Tahun Semakan: 2016

BHEA_JKA/CR01-08

4.0

Assessment
Week

On-going Assessment

Duration

Weightage

1 hour

15%

Essay Writing
6

In-class assignment Essay Writing

1 task of 180- 200 words expository


essay

Evaluative Commentary
7

An

Evaluative

Commentary

10%

on

argumentative article

6 weeks

[Take Home Assignment]

[1 task of 350 400 words - article

Submit by Week 13

Pair work

Mid-Semester Test
10

Reading and Writing Test

1 hour

20%

57

15%

Oral Commentary
11

12

Individual Oral presentation


an Oral Commentary of a movie/film
/television programme (4hrs)

minutes

Final Examination
Writing

40%
Outline of Argumentative/Discussion-

2 hours

type Essay (10%)

Argumentative Essay/Discussion-type
Essay (30%)
[300-350 words]

Total

Nama Fakulti: Akademi Pengajian Bahasa


Nama Program:
Hak Cipta Universiti Teknologi MARA

100%

Tahun Mula: 2013


Tahun Semakan: 2016

BHEA_JKA/CR01-08

Recommended Texts
Smalley, R.L. et al.(2012), Refining Composition Skills : Academic Writing and Grammar
(6th. Edition), USA: Heinle Cengage Learning.

References
Folse, K. S. & Pugh, T. (2010), Greater Essays. (2nd ed.). USA: Heinle Cengage Learning.
Langan, J. (2010), Exploring Writing:Sentences and Paragraphs (2nd ed.). New York:
McGraw-Hill.
Langan, J. (2010), Exploring Writing:Paragraphs and Essays (2nd ed.). New York: McGrawHill.
Folse, K. S., Vokoun, A. M. & Solomon, E. V. (2010). Great Writing 2:Great Paragraphs (3rd
ed.). USA: Heinle Cengage Learning.

McCormack, J. & Watkins, S. (2009) English for Academic Study: Speaking. UK: Garnett
Education
Blass, L. & Hartmann, P. (2007). Quest 2: Reading and Writing. (2nd ed.). New York:
McGraw Hill.
Kirn, E. & Hartmann, P. (2007). Interactions 2: Reading. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Kirn, E. & Hartmann, P. (2007). Interactions 2: Writing. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Dollahite, N. E. & Haun, J. (2006).Sourcework: Academic Writing from Sources. Boston, MA:
Thomson Heinle.
Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary 8th Edition with Oxford i-Writer. (2010). Oxford: Oxford
Press

Internet Sources

http://www.myline.utm.my/

www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r21270/levels/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/english.shtml

http://www.oup.com/elt/

http://owl.English.purdue.edu/handout

http://www.anglik.net

Nama Fakulti: Akademi Pengajian Bahasa


Nama Program:
Hak Cipta Universiti Teknologi MARA

Tahun Mula: 2013


Tahun Semakan: 2016