1. develop academic essay writing skills 2. learn how to research library sources 3. learn how to edit essays and make revisions to essays
This course is designed to enable English majors to acquire clarity and proficiency in academic writing. Students will be instructed to organize their thoughts, prepare outlines, compile bibliographies, and write short research papers on assigned topics in the appropriate format.
Writing Academic English (Longman), MLA Handbook. Other books may also be used.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary Other reference books will be introduced in class.
Regular class attendance is required. All deadlines must be met.
Research papers / Semester test / Class attendance, etc.
１．Introduction to academic writing ２．Review of paragraph structure ３．Unity and coherence in academic writing ４．Using sources in academic writing ５．Plagarism: How to avoid it ６．Developing thesis statements ７．Chronological order essay: Organizational structure ８．Transition signals for chronological essay ９．Developing conclusions for chronological essay 10．Peer edit of chronological essay 11．Comparison/Contrast essay: Organizational structure 12．Signal words for comparison/contrast essay 13．Developing conclusions for comparison/contrast essay 14．Peer edit of comparison/contrast essay 15．Review of essay construction and components 16．Review of summer homework assignment 17．Cause/Effect essay: Organizational structure 18．Writing effective thesis statements for cause/effect 19．Signal words and phrases for cause/effect essay 20．Developing conclusions for cause/effect 21．Peer edit of cause/effect essay 22．Argumentative essay: Organizational structure 23．The introductory paragraph of an argument essay 24．Composing the thesis for an argument essay 25．Developing the conclusion of an argument 26．Using reliable sources to support the argument essay 27．Developing the conclusion of the argument essay 28．Peer edit of the argument essay 29．Revising: Key points for revising essays 30．Review of essay construction and class evaluation
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