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    • English 101 Islamic Online University 2010 I. Class Description A. Name of Class: English 101 B. Credit Hours: 3 hours C. Course Description: This course explores basic study and note- taking skills which will assist students with their studies. In addition, basic grammar will be reviewed and usage issues will be discussed. Students will learn how to take notes effectively, write summaries, and learn how to identify and correct grammatical errors in their writing. D. Prerequisites: None II. Instructor Information A. Name: Rasheedah Abdul-Hakeem B. Email: Rasheedah@islamiconlineuniversity.com C. Telephone: 678-558-4893 E. Office hours: Tue & Thu 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. F. Instructional methods: Recorded lectures, live discussions and assignments. III. Textbook and Supplies A. Required Text: The Sealed Nectar by Safiur-Rahman & English Grammar for the Utterly Confused by Laurie Rosakis B. Supplementary Texts: Note-taking: http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/pdf/notetake.pdf Study Skills: http://www.study-skills.ca/blog/2009/07/15/tips-for-improving- college-study-skills/#more-75 IV. Student Expectations & Assignments A. To read the books and, while reading, take notes and/or complete the grammar exercises. B. Assignment #1 Students should take notes from the Sealed Nectar, pages 81-98, choosing one of the styles of note-taking that we have explored, and then write a summary. Note: You must submit both the notes and the summary. bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com
    • English 101 C. Assignment #2. A paragraph containing grammatical errors will be given to students, which should be corrected, rewritten, and submitted. V. Class Content Class Procedure/Instruction Methodology Recorded lectures dedicated to the course material will be available for online viewing or download and periodic live discussions will be held with the instructor on topics covered. Homework Assignments Three homework assignments, in addition to the two mentioned above, must be submitted. These assignments are explained in the first audio recordings and entail note-taking and writing a summary. Exams There will be a mid-term and a final. Both will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. VI. Attendance Policies A. Attendance: The students are required to login and access the weekly sessions each week for all subjects available. There is no fixed time for accessing the content. Students may do it at their own convenience but within the week in which the content is required to be studied. Students are required to make every effort to join the live sessions as this will be best for them. If circumstances do not allow, then they should listen to the recording of that session. B. Special Requirements 1. Students should behave respectfully during live discussions, in their correspondences and forum posts. If a student is disrespectful to the instructor or to another student he or she will be removed from class. 2. The video and audio study material provided to you is confidential and copyrighted. You are allowed to keep a copy on your PC but you are not allowed to distribute copies to others. bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com
    • English 101 4. As a student of the Islamic Online University, you should pledge that all tests taken by you and that all work turned in by you will be original and solely the result of your own efforts. Any form of academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, will be recorded in the student’s permanent file. Breaches of academic integrity will be dealt with severely, as per the university policy. After the first instance of a breach of academic integrity, the student will receive a failing grade IN ALL CLASSES FOR WHICH HE/SHE IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED. After the second instance, the student will be expelled permanently from the program. Note: In addition to the definition of cheating explained in the Student Handbook, cheating in this class includes using planning or drafting which belongs to other individuals to generate your essay, copying any part of another person’s homework, or collaborating on assignments that are meant to be individual efforts. Unless otherwise indicated, all assignments completed outside of class should be completed individually. bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com
    • English 101 Class Schedule SESSION ONE Topic: Introduction Study Skills Note-taking Importance of Note-taking How to take notes Styles of note-taking Reading Assignments: Study Skills (Study Skills handout, pages 1- 14) Take notes on The Sealed Nectar, pages 15-22 SESSION TWO: Topic: Note-taking Reading Assignments: Study Skills (Study Skills handout, pages 15 & 16) Take notes on The Sealed Nectar, pages 23-29 SESSION THREE: Topic: Note-taking: Outlining Reading Assignments: Study Skills (Study Skills handout, pages 17) Take notes on The Sealed Nectar, (Outline format pages 29-33 SESSION FOUR: Topic: Note-taking: Venn Diagrams & Mapping Reading Assignments: bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com
    • English 101 Study Skills (Study Skills handout, pages 18-20) Take notes on The Sealed Nectar, (Outline format pages 34-42 SESSION FIVE: Topic: Writing a Summary Reading Assignments: Study Skills (Study Skills handout, pages 21-23) Take notes on The Sealed Nectar, (Outline format pages 49-55 SESSION SIX: Topic: Writing a Summary Reading Assignments: Study Skills (Study Skills handout, pages 24-25) Take notes on The Sealed Nectar, (Outline format pages 56-63 SESSION SEVEN: Topic: Writing a Summary Reading Assignments: Study Skills (Study Skills handout, pages 26-27) Take notes on The Sealed Nectar, (Outline format pages 67-72 SESSION EIGHT: Topics: Parts of Speech: Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions Reading Assignments: bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com
    • English 101 English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 1, (pgs. 3-7) SESSION NINE: Topics: Parts of Speech: Interjections, Nouns, Prepositions Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 1, (pgs. 7-9) SESSION TEN: Topics: Parts of Speech: Pronouns, Verbs Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 1, (pgs. 9-13) SESSION ELEVEN: Topic: Using Pronouns Correctly Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 2, (pgs. 19-27) SESSION TWELVE: Topic: Using Verbs Correctly Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 3, (pgs. 31-36) SESSION THIRTEEN: Topic: Using Verbs Correctly Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 3, (pgs. 37-40) SESSION FOURTEEN: bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com
    • English 101 Topic: Using Adjectives & Adverbs Correctly Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 4, (pgs. 47-50) SESSION FIFTEEN: Topic: Using Adjectives & Adverbs Correctly Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 4, (pgs. 51-55) SESSION SIXTEEN: Topic: Agreement: Matching Sentence Parts Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 5, (pgs. 61-66) SESSION SEVENTEEN: Topic: Agreement: Matching Sentence Parts Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 5, (pgs. 67-70) SESSION EIGHTEEN: Topic: The Most Common Usage Problems Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 6, (pgs. 77-83) SESSION NINETEEN: Topic: The Most Common Usage Problems bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com
    • English 101 Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 6, (pgs. 83-87) SESSION TWENTY: Topic: The Most Common Usage Problems Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 6, (pgs. 88-94) SESSION TWENTY-ONE: Topics: Phrases & Clauses Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 7, (pgs. 101-104) SESSION TWENTY-TWO: Topics: Phrases & Clauses Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 7, (pgs. 104-105) SESSION TWENTY-THREE: Topics: Phrases & Clauses Writing Correct & Complete Sentences Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 7, (pgs. 106-107) Chapter 8, (pgs. 115-120) SESSION TWENTY-FOUR: Topics: Writing Correct & Complete Sentences Sentence Coordination and Subordination Reading Assignments: bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com
    • English 101 English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 8, (pgs. 121-130) Chapter 9, (pgs. 131-143) SESSION TWENTY-FIVE: Topic: Punctuation Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 10, (pgs. 149-161) SESSION TWENTY-SIX: Topics: Capitalization & Abbreviation Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 11, (pgs. 163-182) SESSION TWENTY-SEVEN: Topics: Developing Your Own Writing Style The Writing Process Reading Assignments: English Grammar for the Utterly Confused, Chapter 12, (pgs. 183-185; 187 & 188) SESSION TWENTY-EIGHT: Topic: The Writing Process SESSION TWENTY-NINE: Topic: Grammar Review SESSION THIRTY: Topic: Grammar Review bais.islamiconlineuniversity.com