Lecturer: Mr. Kingsley Cyril Mintah
Phone number: 0243 80 40 89
This course is structured to help students improve on and sharpen their reading and writing skills. The focus is to help students write orderly and properly. Also students are to show good understanding of what they read and respond to text appropriately. The course is also designed to enable students improve on their language skills.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Construct grammatically correct sentences
2. Use words effectively
3. Use correct punctuation and mechanics
4. Read with adequate comprehension
5. Select and present the core ideas in a given text
6. Understand the structure of the essay
1. The structure of a sentence
2. Faulty sentences
3. Subject-verb agreement
4. The single paragraph structure
5. Structure of the Essay
6. Reading for main ideas
7. Vocabulary development
DAY TOPIC OF STUDY
Session One Diagnostic Test
The structure of a sentence
Session Two Faulty Sentences
Session Three Paragraph
Session Four Essay
Session Five Punctuations
Session Six Vocabulary Development
Session Seven Comprehension
Session Eight Review of Course
Students are expected to attend lectures regularly and should not be more than 15minutes late to class. If for any reason a student will be absent from class, he/she should seek permission, or thereafter, provide documentary evidence to justify why he/she was not in class. Attendance will be taken regularly in class.
Students, like the lecturer, are expected to be professional. Students are encouraged to promote a useful classroom period through orderliness and good manners, respecting each other and the lecturer. Students are expected to ask appropriate questions and participate freely in classroom discussions. Active and intelligent class participation will improve your understanding of the material while rendering the course interesting to and enjoyable for all concerned. Your oral and written participation in the class is very important.
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