This course is designed to develop graduate skills in oral and written presentation, work collaboration, peer criticism, and study and research skills using a metacognitive approach. Students taking this course must be prepared for a high level of participation and interaction in class. Assessment of this course is by one book review, to be submitted in week 5, a draft of an intended class presentation, to be submitted in week 12, and a final presentation to be delivered to the class and submitted as a final conference paper (2,500 words) in week 17.
**Students must prepare a 300 word paper on the subject of ‘Academic Journals that have been most useful to my study of Literature in English’ and bring it to the first class.
STUDENTS SHOULD PURCHASE THE FOLLOWING TEXTS:
Buzan, Tony. Speed Reading. Devon : David and Charles, 1992.
Watkins, Floyd C. et al., Practical English Handbook. 11th ed. Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001.
Watson, George. Writing a Thesis: a guide to long essays and dissertations. London and New York : Longman, 1987.
Williams, Joseph M. Style : ten lessons in clarity and grace. 6th ed. London and New York : Longman, 1999.