Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

    MA English Part I      BZ University Multan

    Paper-3 Academic Discourse

    Objective: This course aims at improving the basic English language skills of the learners. The course is strictly skill-based and teachers are advised to use any material which they find appropriate in enhancing simple and complex use of English.

    1. Grammar and Mechanics

    > Tenses

    > Parts of Speech

    > Moods (Indicative, Imperative, Subjunctive)

    > Voice (Active, Passive)

    > Narration (Direct, Indirect)

    > Clause (Main, Subordinate, Coordinate)

    > Sentences (Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex)

    > Transitional Devices/ Connectives

    > Cohesion and Coherence

    > Punctuation

    > Articles

    > Prepositions

    2. Reading Skills

    1. Skimming

    2. Scanning

    3. SQ3R

    4. Locating main ideas

    5. Critical Reading

    • Previewing: Establishing Context, Purpose and Content

    • The Process: Previewing

    • Reading: Annotating a Text

    • The Process: Reading and Annotating

    • Reviewing: Organizing, Analyzing, Evaluating and Reacting

    • The Process: Reviewing

    3. Writing Skills

    1. Brainstorming and outlining

    2. Traits of good writing

    • Ideas

    • Organization

    • Voice

    • Word choice

    • Sentence fluency

    • Connection

    3. Paragraph writing

    4. Essay writing

    • Cause and effect

    • Comparison and contrast

    • Description

    • Narration

    • Persuasive

    • Process analysis

    > Summarizing/ Précis Writing

    > Paraphrasing

    Reading List:

    Boudin, E.M. (1984). Reader's Choice.Ann Arbour, University of Michigan Press

    Eastwood, J. (2005). Oxford Practice Grammar Karachi: Oxford University Press

    Jay, T. and Ros, J. (2005). Effective Presentation. New Delhi: Pearson Press

    Taib, N. et. al (2003). Basic English Workbook. Malaysia: McGraw Hill

    Taib, N. et. al. (2003). Basic English, Malaysia: McGraw Hill

    Moyer, R. (1980). Business English Basic: A Programmed Approach. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

    Azar, Betty Schrampfer. (1996) Basic English Grammar (2nd Edition). New York: Longman

    Azar, Betty Schrampfer. (2000) Understanding and Using English Grammar (3 rd Edition). New York: Longman

    Howe, D. H. et.al. (2004) English for Undergraduates (3'd Impression). Karachi: OUP

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