|開講期間||II期 8/15～8/20||曜日・時間等||3～4限 13:45～17:30|
This writing course focuses on two basic types of academic writing.
In the first part of the course, students will develop the basic analytical and language skills needed for writing a compare-contrast essay. We'll look at effective brainstorming techniques, methods of planning and outlining a paper, and good ways to transition between paragraphs.
In the second part of the course, students will further develop their critical thinking and language skills through the writing of an argumentative essay. We'll build on the skills from the first part of the course but also look at effective research techniques and how to make strong thesis statements. The goal will be to write a well-made, persuasive essay that includes citations and references.
Students will be required to work together with other students in class as well as complete homework independently outside of class.
Some of what we study in this course will be based on my practical experience in writing and editing materials for academic journals.
Course introduction; useful writing tools
Overview of writing basics; writing at the sentence level
Paraphrasing and summarising; writing at the paragraph level
Writing citations and references
Compare-contrast essays I (researching and outlining)
Compare-contrast essays II (writing)
Compare-contrast essays III (editing)
Argumentative essays I (introduction and structure)
Argumentative essays II (researching and outlining)
Argumentative essays III (writing)
Argumentative essays IV (editing)
Evaluation will be based on writing assignments, class participation（including attendance, and a final exam.
All materials for this course will be provided by the instructor.
1． Assignments will be completed using MS Word and submitted by email attachment or online LMS. A very basic level of computer competence is expected.
2． Students will be expected to use English in class to communicate with their partners.