|1.Develop critical thinking skills and a desire to express ideas through writing.
2.Develop sentence-level writing skills.
3.Develop the ability to give reasons and examples to support ideas.
4.Develop the ability to write a variety of well-organized paragraphs.
5.Develop the ability to recognize and correct writing errors.
6.Develop the ability to write academic essays using rhetorical structures such as cause/ effect, problem/ solution, comparison/ contrast, and argumentation.
7.Develop an understanding of the writing process and the importance of avoiding plagiarism.
| This course is designed to give English majors a strong foundation in writing by developing students' ability to express ideas in English using accurate and sophisticated English. Students will practice their sentence-level and paragraph writing skills and then learn how to plan, draft, revise, and edit an academic essay. Students will practice both descriptive and argumentative writing. Students are expected to develop the ability to assess and edit their own work and to become independent writers with a sense of ownership of their work. Writing will be based on students' personal experiences as well as a variety of texts from this course and other required 2nd year courses.
| Q: Skills for Success: Reading and Writing 3(2011). Oxford University Press.
| Regular class attendance is required. All deadlines must be met.
| Attendance, participation, writing assignments, and reflections.
|１．Overview of the composition course, diagnostic writing, and self-assessment
３．Developing ideas about Topic 1: Guided writing based on experience
４．Developing ideas about Topic 1: Guided writing based on literature
５．Developing ideas about Topic 1: Guided writing based on literature
６．Paragraph Writing: What is a good paragraph?
７．Paragraph Writing: Developing a topic sentence and outline
８．Paragraph Writing: Peer review, revisions and editing
９．Developing ideas about Topic 1: Guided writing based on experience
10．Developing ideas about Topic 1: Guided writing based on literature
11．Essay 1: Developing a thesis statement and outline
12．Essay 1: Drafting, Peer review (Using reasons, examples, and other supporting details)
13．Essay 1: Drafting, Peer review
14．Essay 1: Revision and editing
15．Reflection on Term 1, self-assessment of portfolio
16．Review of summer homework assignment (Essay 2)
17．Developing ideas about Topic 2: Guided writing based on experience
18．Analysis of model essays
19．Introduction to basic academic research (library tour)
20．Using sources (1) (evaluating sources, plagiarism, quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing)
21．Using sources (2)(paraphrasing)
22．Essay 3: Developing a thesis and outline
23．Essay 3: Drafting, peer review (Using transitions, signal words ＆ phrases)
24．Citations, introductions, and conclusions
25．Essay 3: Drafting, peer review
26．Essay 3: Revision and editing