SemesterFall Semester, 2017
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameIntermediate Writing
InstructorYang Chien-Wei
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteCollege English II、English As Second LanguageorCollege English I
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule
Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

To be confirmed.


Requirement/Grading

 



Rubrics:



























A+



Effective thesis and topic sentences; complete overall structure; coherent and unified paragraphs; precise diction and few word usage errors; use of varied sentence structure and proper connections; effective use of support; fulfilling the requirements of specific essay mode; sound personal view



A



Effective thesis and topic sentences; complete overall structure; most of the paragraphs are coherent and unified; precise diction but with several word usage errors; showing variety in sentence structure and proper connections; sufficient use of support; fulfilling the major requirements of specific essay mode; attempt to build sound personal view



B+



Either thesis or topic sentence is effective; complete overall structure; some of the paragraphs are coherent and unified; diction to be improved with common word usage errors; showing variety in sentence structure and proper connections; sufficient use of support; fulfilling most of the major requirements of specific essay mode; lack of sound personal view



B



Either thesis or topic sentence is effective; incomplete overall structure; less than half of the paragraphs are coherent and unified; diction to be improved with common word usage errors; showing little variety in sentence structure and lack of proper connections; insufficient use of support; fulfilling only a few of the major requirements of specific essay mode; lack of sound personal view



C



Neither thesis nor topic sentence is effective; incomplete overall structure; less than half of the paragraphs are coherent and unified; display of the Chinese logic in language; diction to be improved with common word usage errors; showing little variety in sentence structure and incorrect sentence connections; lack of support; fulfilling only a few of the major requirements of specific essay mode; lack of sound personal view




 



  Grading:

















































Attendance and Class Participation



30%



Regular attendance: 6%



In-class performance: 9%



3 Oral Presentations: 15%



Writing Assignments



40%



Narrative Essay: 10%



Descriptive Essay: 10%



Process Analysis Essay: 10%



Résumé & Covering Letter: 10%



Final Project



30%



Outline: 5%



First Draft: 15%



Final Draft and Revision: 10%



*Bonus Grade



2-5%



Outstanding performance in class or leading role in the project



Textbook & Reference

Alice Oshima and Ann Hague. Longman Academic Writing Series 4. 5th Edition. New York: Longman, 2014.


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