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CS 100: COMMUNICATION SKILLS COURSE

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Grammar in Use:

1.1 Articles

1.2 Prepositions

1.3 The English Tenses

1.4 Questions (and tags)

1.5 Active and Passive Voices

1.6 Modal Verbs

1.7 Conditionals

1.8 Phrases (types of English phrases: prepositions, nouns, verb)

 

Module 2: Listening Speaking Skills:

2.1       Concentration in Listening

2.2.      Barriers to concentration

2.3       Listening with anticipation

2.4       Listening and validating information

2.5       Signals of important information

2.6       Note taking from Lectures

Module 3: Reading Skills

3.1       Purpose for reading

3.2.      Reading speed and reading habits

3.3       Scanning and skimming

3.4       Critical reading

3.5       Note-taking from written texts

Module 4: Writing Skills:

4.1       Introduction to writing

  • Written and Oral communication compared and contrasted
  • Different kinds of academic writing
  • Characteristics of effective written communication
  • Parts of an essay and a report
  • Previewing
  • Writing a first draft
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • A article or thesis
  • Thesis supported by specific evidence
  • Organize and link the supporting evidence
  • Revise sentences
  • Order
  • Unity
  • Coherence
  • Sentence Skills
  • Support
  • Punctuation
  • In-text citation
  • Bibliography
  • Foot notes
  • Annotation (annotated bibliography)
  • Illustrations
  • Appendices
  • Writing a scientific paper
    • Abstract of a scientific paper
    • Poster Presentation/writing
    • Email writing (formal vs. informal)
    • Other types of scientific writings ( book chapters, reviews etc..)
    • Explain the Purpose of language use (to express ideas, feelings, demands etc)
    • Identify the various contexts that language is put into use

4.2       The Writing Process:

4.3.      Essay writing

4.4       Revise Essay for

4.5       Referencing/Citation:

4.6       Scientific/Academic Writing Skills

            4.7       Pragmatics: Effective Use of Language

 

  • Explain the Purpose of language use (to express ideas, feelings, demands etc)
  • Identify the various contexts that language is put into use
  • Discuss illocutionary acts – (e.g. commands, request, suggestions, promises, refusals etc).