FOUND201-23C (HAM)

English for Academic Purposes 2

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The University of Waikato
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: jane.kamal@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper is the second of the two compulsory papers in the Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation - Pre-Masters (DipPP) that enables students to obtain the English language skills that they need to succeed in postgraduate studies. Students will further develop their English language skills, including enhanced understanding and interrogation of academic texts, and more in-depth research and referencing techniques.
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How this paper will be taught

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All students must attend all classes. Onshore students MUST attend class in person, and offshore students will attend class via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided on the Moodle page under 'Course Information'. During class, students will work through activities individually, in pairs, and in groups. Students are also expected to complete a number of self-study tasks outside classroom hours.
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Required Readings

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de Chazel, E., & McCarter, S. (2012). Oxford EAP: A course in English for academic purposes. Oxford University Press.
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You will need to have

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1) A working laptop.

2) Stable and strong WIFI (for offshore students.)

3) Textbook is mandatory.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Communicate with individuals and small groups using a variety of different communicative tools
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  • Demonstrate enhanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English
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  • Apply appropriate research techniques to academic activity
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  • Critically evaluate discipline-specific and academic texts in English
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessments will include individual and group assignments designed to assess the competency of the learning objectives.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Reflective Journal
Sum of All
20
2. Reflection 1 (5%)
1 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Reflection 2 (5%)
15 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Reflection 3 (5%)
26 Jan 2024
8:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Reflection 4 (5%)
16 Feb 2024
8:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Academic text review
Sum of All
40
7. Identifying Key Points in Academic Texts (20%)
4 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Integrating Feedback and Academic Text Summary (20%)
18 Dec 2023
8:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Group Presentation
25 Jan 2024
4:00 PM
15
  • Presentation: In Class
10. Individual Essay
18 Feb 2024
8:00 AM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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