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Extensive Reading Assignment
Intensive vs. Extensive Reading
Intensive reading – reading in detail with specific
learning aims and tasks.
• This is wha...
Benefits of Extensive Reading
• increase reading speed
• improve reading comprehension (understanding)
• development of gr...
Benefits of Extensive Reading
Assignment
During the semester:
• read 50,000+ words (approximately five intermediate level books)
• minimum four books (b...
Which level?
To improve your reading speed and enjoyment:
• choose books where you know about 95% of the words
• about 1 i...
Where?
Borrow them from:
Underwood Memorial Library, Songdo Campus
4th floor – go to the right side after you get out of
t...
Where??
• Right hand side of the first shelf in the section
Which books?
• Shorter graded readers (not the original books)
• Look for books with “UML 428” on them
Grades
Worth 10% of your final grade
• 2 points per 10,000 words
• 20,000 words before midterm exam period; total 50,000+ ...
Don’t Cheat!
• The goal of the Mreader quiz is to check your reading
comprehension – therefore you must do the reading
qui...
Mreader.org
Register
Access code: find it on at the top of your
course page on my website – under the Link to Mreader
Your ID number =...
How to log in
• AFTER you register, your username will be:
YON-[your ID #]
For example: YON-2017123456
• Your password is ...
Student page
View available quizzes
You can search books by:
1. Entering search words
2. Selection criteria: genre, publisher, fiction/...
View available quizzes
If you’re not sure of your level, click here:
Happy reading!
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Extensive reading assignment for Yonsei University College English students, Songdo International campus, Korea

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  1. 1. Extensive Reading Assignment
  2. 2. Intensive vs. Extensive Reading Intensive reading – reading in detail with specific learning aims and tasks. • This is what we will do in class. Extensive reading - reading longer texts (e.g. books) for pleasure and to develop general reading skills. • You will do this by yourself outside of class.
  3. 3. Benefits of Extensive Reading • increase reading speed • improve reading comprehension (understanding) • development of grammatical and vocabulary knowledge • improvement of writing skills • improvement of listening & speaking skills
  4. 4. Benefits of Extensive Reading
  5. 5. Assignment During the semester: • read 50,000+ words (approximately five intermediate level books) • minimum four books (but you can read more!) • ‘graded readers’ – short books (fiction & non-fiction) with different levels of difficulty
  6. 6. Which level? To improve your reading speed and enjoyment: • choose books where you know about 95% of the words • about 1 in 20 words should be unfamiliar (1 word every 2 or 3 lines) • too easy  boring! • too difficult  not enjoyable to read, and too much time stopping to look up words in the dictionary
  7. 7. Where? Borrow them from: Underwood Memorial Library, Songdo Campus 4th floor – go to the right side after you get out of the elevator OR Buy them from: Yonsei bookstore, Kyobo, Bandi & Luni’s etc…
  8. 8. Where?? • Right hand side of the first shelf in the section
  9. 9. Which books? • Shorter graded readers (not the original books) • Look for books with “UML 428” on them
  10. 10. Grades Worth 10% of your final grade • 2 points per 10,000 words • 20,000 words before midterm exam period; total 50,000+ by the end of the semester (minimum four books) How to get points: • pass the book quiz on Mreader.org (DO THIS BY YOURSELF!) • only one chance to do the quiz • 15 minutes per quiz (you can look at the book while doing the quiz) • DON’T open the quiz until you are ready to do it!! • maximum one quiz every 24 hours
  11. 11. Don’t Cheat! • The goal of the Mreader quiz is to check your reading comprehension – therefore you must do the reading quiz by yourself!! • Don’t get help from a friend or help a friend to do the quiz – this is cheating. • I can track cheating, and if you cheat, you will not get points for reading the book – this means you could lose up to 10% from your final grade!! • Important: I won’t tell you during the semester if I catch cheating – you will only find out at the end. You won’t get a chance to make up the missed points.
  12. 12. Mreader.org
  13. 13. Register Access code: find it on at the top of your course page on my website – under the Link to Mreader Your ID number = Yonsei ID # (e.g. 2017123456) DO NOT register more than once!
  14. 14. How to log in • AFTER you register, your username will be: YON-[your ID #] For example: YON-2017123456 • Your password is whatever password you chose. • If you forget your password, ask me and I will find it for you.
  15. 15. Student page
  16. 16. View available quizzes You can search books by: 1. Entering search words 2. Selection criteria: genre, publisher, fiction/non-fiction, level, images/words
  17. 17. View available quizzes If you’re not sure of your level, click here:
  18. 18. Happy reading!

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