Academic Reading 1

Course Overview

Course description

In this course, students will improve their academic reading skills through study and discussion of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles of varying lengths related to important issues in science and engineering. Emphasis will be placed on developing a deep understanding of sentence and text structure, and on developing micro- and macro-reading skills, so that relevant information can be found quickly and effectively, without the need for translation into the native language. In particular, students will be urged to start understanding written English in English. They will also be encouraged to read beyond the target texts to gain a deeper understanding of the topics covered and to express their reaction to readings both in oral and in written reports. In addition, students are required to master 300 academic words including their meaning and collocations by studying the Academic Word Lists (AWLs) 1a – 5b provided by CELESE.

Course goals

Download a generic course syllabus here.

Specific details related to each teacher are available on the Waseda Moodle course page.



Assessment and grading

Further Information

Supplemental materials

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