課程資訊
課程名稱
讀中生智:英文批判閱讀
Reading to Connect 
開課學期
110-1 
授課對象
寫作教學中心  
授課教師
陳巧玲 
課號
Write5026 
課程識別碼
Q01 U0590 
班次
01 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一3,4(10:20~12:10) 
上課地點
普502 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。大學部以上皆可選修。課程包含實體課程2小時、數位非同步課程1小時。期中期末統一考試。。基本能力課程。
總人數上限:52人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1101Write5026_01 
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課程概述

This is a blended learning course that will meet for 3 hours a week, including a 2-hour on-site class and 1-hour online meeting. It is designed to help undergraduate and graduate students develop fundamental strategies for reading English academic texts more effectively and critically. Reading assignments, practice and activities will explore a variety of English language materials, such as news articles, academic articles, opinions and commentaries across disciplines.

The texts will cover topics related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to address a wide range of social and global issues ranging from poverty to climate change. Topics covered will include comprehension, vocabulary enrichment, close-reading analysis and critical reflection. All the activities and group projects are intended to foster students’ metacognitive awareness of reading and analytical skills. On completion of this course, students will not only develop effective reading skills, but more importantly, grow as proficient and critical readers, while also gaining a better awareness of global issues.

The course will consist of three modules. Each module will cover a set of topics and lessons related to active English reading and comprehension strategies, critical reading and thinking skills, and practical strategies for connecting reading and writing.

The content of each learning module is organized as follows:
The introductory Module provides an overview of the course, including course requirements, policies, and student responsibilities.
• Module 1: Reading for Meaning introduces fundamental reading strategies: activating, comprehension, review and reflection, critical thinking
• Module 2: Reading Critically in a Diverse World explores diverse perspectives and global issues through the reading of various genres (narratives, news articles, commentary and opinions, and academic/scientific texts).
• Module 3: Reading to Write presents key elements and techniques that guide students to use their critical reading skills to write effectively. 

課程目標
Core Competences (CC)
The purpose of this course is to adhere to the NTU educational objectives by contributing to students’
CC 1: Independent judgment and ability to innovate
CC 2: Professional knowledge and skills
CC 3: Communicative and team skills

Course Intended Learning Outcome (CILO)
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
CILO 1: Identify common patterns of organization in texts and develop strategies for reading a variety of genre texts, increasing vocabulary, and responding critically to texts. (CC 1, 2 & 3)
CILO 2: Effectively use context clues and other electronic reference materials to determine the meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary and phrases. (CC 1 & 2)
CILO 3: Analyze and summarize information from texts including main ideas, supporting details & evidence, points of view, biases, and arguments. (CC 1, 2 & 3)
CILO 4: Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information from different sources into writing and provide valid and logical reasonings for arguments. (CC 1 & 2)
CILO 5: Demonstrate awareness of local and global issues from a variety of genre texts
and develop a capacity to become a more critical, independent reader and critic. (CC 1, 2 & 3). 
課程要求
1. Students are required to attend all classes. No more than TWO absences are permitted.
2. Active participation in class discussions is required.
3. It is crucial to complete all the preparatory tasks before class, for it is the only way that you can engage in the class discussion.
4. All written work that you turn in must follow these guidelines:
(1) must be typed, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, MS Word document, NO PDF!!!)
(2) the pages must be numbered and have no space-eating headers, designs or cover sheets,
(3) your name, student ID, course title, and the date need to be on the top left corner of the first page.
(4) Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Anything plagiarized automatically results in a zero for the course.
5. Note: While multiple readings may be assigned each week, class discussions may focus primarily on one selection. Students are responsible for reading and being fully prepared to discuss both texts. 
Office Hours
另約時間 備註: By Appointment 
參考書目
待補 
指定閱讀
1. Assigned Reading Materials
The mandatory readings are compiled of online articles accessible on the web without any charge. There is no specific textbook for the course.
2. Extensive Readings
Additional readings will be assigned for in-class tasks as well as independent learning purposes. 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Online Reading Tasks & Quizzes 
20% 
* In-Class Pop Quizzes (20%) Students will be given an in-class quiz weekly after completing online reading tasks. 
2. 
Attendance 
20% 
Based on students’ participation in class discussions and their attendance. 
3. 
In-Class Discussion & Assignments 
30% 
Students will be required to actively participate in class discussion of assigned texts and mini-project-based activities. 
4. 
Learning Evaluation Tasks 
30% 
* Midterm Project-Based Learning Task (10%) * Final Learning Evaluation Task (20%) 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/27  Course Introduction
• Structure and content of the course
• Student responsibilities & Class policies

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第2週
10/04  Module 1: Reading for Meaning 1
Lesson 1: Activating Reading Strategies
Making prediction, Anticipating ideas, Activating prior knowledge, Skimming & Scanning

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第3週
10/11  Make-up holiday for the National Day at weekend 
第4週
10/18  Module 1: Reading for Meaning 2
Lesson 2: Reading Comprehension Strategies
Post Questions, Identifying the topic of a paragraph, main ideas & supporting details
*Reading diagnostic test

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第5週
10/25  Module 1: Reading for Meaning 3
Lesson 3: Vocabulary Building
• Identifying definitions or unfamiliar words in texts
• Inferring meanings from context clues
• Using dictionary and other technological devices

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第6週
11/01  Module 1: Reading for Meaning 4
Lesson 4: Critical Thinking
Analyzing purpose and tone in the text, Identifying facts vs. opinions, Making personal & global connections, Logics & reasoning

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第7週
11/08  Module 2: Reading Critically in a Diverse World 1
Topic: Battle Against Poverty

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第8週
11/15  University Anniversary (no class) 
第9週
11/22  Module 2: Reading Critically in a Diverse World 2
Topic: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第10週
11/29  * Midterm Learning Evaluation Task – Group Project

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 0hr 
第11週
12/06  Module 2: Reading Critically in a Diverse World 3
Topic: Defending Human Rights

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第12週
12/13  Module 2: Reading Critically in a Diverse World 4
Topic: Affordable & Sustainable Energy

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第13週
12/20  Module 2: Reading Critically in a Diverse World 5
Topic: Quality Education

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第14週
12/27  Module 3: Bridging the Gap: Reading to Write
Summary & paraphrase, Citation styles & Plagiarism

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第15週
1/03  Module 3: Bridging the Gap: Reading to Write
Coherence & cohesion

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第16週
1/10  * Final Learning Evaluation Task

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 2hrs
Online Video Lecture: 0hr 
第17週
1/17  Independent Study
Topic: To Mitigate or to Adapt? – Act on Climate Change

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 0hr
Online Video Lecture: 1hr 
第18週
1/24  Independent Study
Topic: Fighting for Social Justice

On-Site Class Discussion & Activities: 0hr
Online Video Lecture: 1hr