|開講期間||I期 8/8～8/13||曜日・時間等||1～2限 9:00～12:45|
Learning to write well is a difficult, life-long pursuit. This class aims to give students knowledge of the mechanics of the English essay. Student essays will focus on writing family history, on writing biographies. Even though some people are not interested in history per se, most people are interested in the history of their own families and ask many questions about their ancestors: Who were my grandparents, my great-grandparents, my great-great-grandparents? What did they do? How did they live? In this class students will select a family member, an ancestor, about whom they know little but would like to know more. The goal is to research his or her life and then write a 1000 word essay about that person's life.
Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Writing Biographies
Session 3: The English Essay
Session 4: Ancestor Data
Session 5: Analyzing Photographs
Session 6: Types of English Paragraphs
Session 7: Describing Appearances
Session 8: Ancestor’s Personality
Session 9: Important Places
Session 10: Significant Events
Session 11: 10 Truths: A Review
Session 12: Final Speeches (voice-over powerpoint)
Methods of Evaluation: There will be continuous evaluation of a student’s performance and progress in this class. Final grades will be based on attendance, active class participation, timely completion of all homework assignments, one writing project, and a final speech.
Instructor’s Expectations: Regular on-time attendance, preparation of daily homework assignments, and active participation in class（using English at all times）.