|開講期間||II期 8/17～8/22||曜日・時間等||1～2限 9:00～12:45|
Students who are interested in improving their writing skills for TOEFL should take this course. To prepare, buy the textbook and do some background research on the TOEFL test with a specific focus on the writing sections.
This course will help students to improve their band scores on the writing section of the TOEFL test. The TOEFL writing section has two parts. The integrated task involves synthesizing information from a listening and reading passage. Candidates must outline the key points made in each and then show how these points are connected. The independent task is an opinion essay where candidates express their personal views on a range of social issues and provide supporting reasons, examples, and experiences. Both Tasks shall be addressed on this course and strategies will be shared so students can understand and make improvements in the TOEFL assessment criteria. This TOEFL course will consist of skills practice for the Integrated and Independent Writing sections of the test. In addition to writing skills and test taking strategies, skills-training that directly target specific sections of the test will enhance student's note-taking, vocabulary development, and time management skills.
Course outline and expectations: an overview of the integrated and independent writing tasks
Connecting Information and note-taking
Developing responses and sentence structures
Evaluating Integrated Writing + Integrated task test
Pre-writing and brainstorming strategies
Stating and supporting opinion
Unity and Coherence
Sentence variety and word choice
Evaluating the Independent task
Integrated tasks: model answers
Independent tasks: model answers
Final test: Integrated and Independent tasks
Class attendance and participation: 20%
Integrated task homework submissions: 20%
Independent task homework submissions: 20%
Vocabulary Diary homework: 20%
Final test: 20%
Writing for the TOEFL iBT: With Online, 6th Edition/Lin Lougheed Barron's 2017
This course is ONLY designed for students who are highly motivated to improve their TOEFL writing scores.