Welcome to Chris Elvin's Rikkyo University reading and writing class blog

Dear students,
The grading criteria has been changed to as follows:

Attendance and participation/group work (30%)
You should attend ALL classes.

l  Students need to attend 80% or more of the classes taught to earn a passing grade. Students who are absent from class four times or more fail the course.
l  You may apply for exemption when your absences are due to the following cases.
 1. Officially approved illnesses(学校感染症)
 2. Lay judge(裁判員制度)
 3. Bereavement leave(三親等以内の忌引き)
l  Coming late for class two times is counted as one absence in this course.
l  Train delay slips (遅延証明) issued at stations are not valid unless in the case of a serious interruption of service due to an accident.

Mid-term test (10%)
There will be a short mid-term test based on the topics of the textbook.

Graded reader assignments (40%)
You should read one graded reader per week from Macmillan Graded readers, Oxford Bookworms, Penguin Readers, or Cambridge English Readers.
In order to find your level, you should take the Macmillan Readers Level Test at
* At the end of the semester, please hand in a photocopy of your Graded Readers Record Sheet (page 6) and Book Summary Sheet (page 7) of Reading for the Future (your record of the 14 books you read), and Book Report Summaries from page 8 (total 14 summaries).

Final test (20%)

There will be a reading test in July. It will be based on the topics covered in the textbook.

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin