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    Assalamualaikum Wr Wb.

    Hello Everyone, welcome to English for Academic Reading Course. In this course, you are expected to be able to comprehend academic text  and apply some strategies in comprehending the text. 

    Enjoy :) 


    Course Description

    English for Academic Reading course aims to improve students' ability to comprehend academic reading texts in English and improve students' understanding in doing the Reading section on the TOEFL test. The materials you will learn in this course include:

    1.     Reading Techniques: Skimming and scanning

    2.     Reading Comprehension

    - Understanding main idea in a text

    - Understanding stated and unstated detail information in a text

    - Understanding implied detail information in a text

    - Understanding vocabulary in context in a text


    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, students are able to:

    1. Apply speed reading techniques in understanding English academic texts.

    2. Apply strategies in understanding English academic texts.


    Learning Map

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    Course Structure

    In this course, students must attend lectures for 14 meetings online, both synchronously and asynchronously. In each sub-learning objective, students must study the material independently asynchronously and take the quiz in Lensa. In the next meeting, students and lecturer discuss the material and discussed the quizzes that students had done before synchronously.


    Assessment

    The following are the details of the assessment components in this course:

    1. Assessment 1: 20%

    2. Assessment 2: 20%

    3. Daily Tasks (6): 40%

    4. Assignment 1: 10%

    5. Assignment 2: 10%


    Lecturer


    References

    1. Phillip, Deborah. (2001). Longman Complete Course for TOEFL test. New York: Addison-Wiseley Longman.

    2. Pusat Pengembangan Bahasa Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta. (2016). English for Academic Reading. Yogyakarta: Grammasurya




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      Meeting 1. Syllabus, Class Rules, Introduction to Reading in TOEFL

      Our activities today: 

      1. Vote for a class leader and make a class group in WhatsApp. Name our WA group with prodi (eg. EFAR Nursing 1B3)
      2. Discuss our lesson plan and class rule within this semester.
      3. Learn how to use LMS UNISA (visit elearning.unisayogya.ac.id)
      4. Learn how to be an independent learner.
      5. Learn about the general strategy in Reading section in TOEFL

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    • Meeting 2: Skimming and Scanning

      Learning activities:
      1. Learning about skimming and scanning
      2. Practicing skimming and scanning techniques 


      ACTIVITY 1

      What is skimming and scanning? Watch the video below to find out. 



      ACTIVITY 2
      Study more explanation about skimming and scanning. Try to practice both techniques by doing the exercise in the URL below. 
      https://ielts-up.com/reading/skimming-scanning.html
    • Meeting 3: Review on Skimming and Scanning

      Discussion via Zoom.
      The link...... (provided by the lecturer)
      • Meeting 4. Skill 1: Main Idea Question

        Learning activities:

        1. Study how to answer questions related to main idea.
        2. Do an exercise related to main idea question.

      • Meeting 5. Review on Skill 1: Main Idea Question

        Discussion via Zoom.
        The link...... (provided by the lecturer)
        • Meeting 6. Skill 2 and 3: Stated and Unstated Detail Question

          Learning activities:

          1. Study how to answer questions related to Stated and Unstated Detail Question.
          2. Do an exercise related to Stated and Unstated Detail Question.

        • Meeting 7. Review on Skill 2 and 3: Stated and Unstated Detail Question

          Discussion via Zoom.
          The link...... (provided by the lecturer)


            • Meeting 10. Skill 4: Implied Detail Question

              Learning activities:

              1. Study how to answer questions related to Implied Detail Questions.
              2. Do an exercise related to Stated and Implied Detail Questions.

            • Meeting 11. Review on Skill 4: Implied Detail Question

              Discussion via Zoom.
              The link...... (provided by the lecturer)


                • Meeting 12. Skill 5: Vocabulary in Context Question

                  Learning activities:

                  1. Study how to answer questions related to Vocabulary in Context Questions.
                  2. Do an exercise related to Vocabulary in Context Questions.

                  • Meeting 13. Review on Skill 5: Vocabulary in Context Questions

                    Discussion via Zoom.
                    The link...... (provided by the lecturer)