UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UiTM)

ACADEMY OF LANGUAGE STUDIES

TEST SPECIFICATIONS FOR ON-GOING ASSESSMENTS & FINAL EXAMINATION

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PROGRAMME:   BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMME
CODE & COURSE: BEL 462: READING AND CRITICAL THINKING
(DEGREE Level)
CREDIT HOURS:       2   CONTACT HOURS:       2 hours per week
DURATION:               14 weeks PRE-REQUISITE:           COLLEGE ENGLISH (if coming in from STPM/Matriculation)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

CONDITIONS
ON-GOING ASSESSMENTS
FINAL EXAMINATION
TEST OBJECTIVES
  • Identifying theses and implied main ideas in texts
  • Identifying purpose and tone
  • Distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • Identifying logical reasoning: deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Evaluating inferences/implications
  • Recognizing and evaluating arguments
  • Detecting bias
  • Asking questions which analyze, hypothesize and evaluate the materials read
  • Identifying theses and implied main ideas in texts Identifying purpose and tone
  • Distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • Identifying logical reasoning: deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Evaluating inferences/ implications
  • Recognizing and evaluating arguments
  • Detecting bias
  • Asking questions which analyze, hypothesize and evaluate the materials read

ITEMS

(number/extent/
level/length)

Mid-semester Examination
Questions that test ability to:

identify theses, implied main ideas, purpose and tone

distinguish between fact and opinion

make inferences and draw conclusions

recognize and evaluate arguments


Graded Assignment
Questions that test ability to analyze and evaluate the article read

Questions that test ability to apply all the critical reading skills taught
TEXT TYPE OR LENGTH OF TEXT
The article chosen by the student should be on contemporary controversial issues Text(s) on contemporary controversial issues.
PROPOSITIONAL FEATURES
Argumentative Argumentative
ORGANISATIONAL FEATURES OF TEST
Questions are organized according to level of difficulty. Questions are organized according to level of difficulty.
LANGUAGE LEVEL
Formal and advanced Formal and advanced
WEIGHTAGE

Mid-semester examination: ----- 40%

Graded Assignment: ----- 20%

40%
DURATION

Mid-semester examination: ----- 1 1/2 hrs

Graded Assignment: ----- 1 1/2 hrs

2 hours
MARKING GUIDELINES

Marks awarded will be guided by the respective marking schemes.

Marks awarded according to ability to read and think critically.

This page is maintained by: Associate Professor Dr. Othman Ismail since July 2008 until Present