SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective:Essay_Writing(ETP)
InstructorDAVID ARNOLD GERICH
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

The following schedule will be adjusted to accommodate the progress of the class.


































































































































































週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



9/13



Holiday



No class– Mid-Autumn Festival



 



 



 



9/20



Course Orientation




  • Introduction to the course

  • Getting to know one another through in-class writing and discussion

  • Learning business writing and email correspondence




  • Read assigned texts

  • Revise in-class writing and submit

  • Unit 3 Exercises



 



3



4.5



9/27



Paragraph writing foundation




  • Unit 1~Unit 3 in the textbook

  • Paragraph structure, unity and coherence, and using outside sources




  • Unit 4 Exercises



3



4.5



10/4



From paragraph to essay




  • Unit 4: Exploring the essay




  • Exercises on sentence structures




  • Begin writing own expository essay




  • Complete the initial pre-writing for the expository essay on benefits



 



3



4.5



10/11



Adjusted Holiday



No class – Adjusted Holiday for Double-10 Day



 



 



 



10/18



Expository or classification essay



 




  • Writing the body




  • Outlining and analysis of models




  • Developing a classification essay



 



Write the expository essay on benefits



3



4.5



10/25



Process Essay: Educational and Informative




  • Grammar bridge – thesis statements, parallel structure, and noun clauses

  • Process speaking activities

  • Practice teaching your reader how to perform a task in both speaking and writing



 




  • Begin research and pre-writing for an educational process essay

  • Unit 5 Practice exercises



3



4.5



11/1



Composing the Process Essay



 




  • Analysis of the model for an educational process essay

  • Learning the differences between educational and informative process essays

  • Unit 5 Exercises




  • Complete the process essay



3



4.5



11/8



Grammar Workshop – Adjective Clauses




  • Editing and revising sentences in the Process Essay

  • Adjective Clauses – Unit 13




  • Complete Unit 13 Practice Exercises; Unit 6 Preview the model



3



4.5



11/15



Cause-Effect Essay




  • Presentation and analysis of cause-effect examples

  • Lecture and sample on cause-effect essays

  • Exercises on cause-effect reasoning



 




  • Unit 6 Exercises and prewriting exercises for a Cause-Effect essay



3



4.5



11/22



 



Cause-Effect Essays




  • The process of composing the Cause-Effect essay step-by-step




  • Models of cause-effect essays




  • Complete the Cause-Effect essay, Prepare for the writing exam



3



4.5



11/29



 



Cause-Effect Essay, In-class Exam



Complete a Cause-Effect essay in class, including brainstorm, detailed outline, and essay



 



 



 



12/6



 



Compare Contrast Essay




  • Grammar bridge Unit 13 Adjective Clauses

  • Compare-contrast speaking exercises

  • Using compare-contrast signal words




  • Compare-Contrast essay prewriting excercises



3



4.5



12/13



 



Compare Contrast Essay




  • Unit 7 Exercises

  • Compare and contrast two compare-contrast essays

  • Begin outlining your own




  • Complete the compare-contrast essay



3



4.5



12/20



 



Argumentative Essay




  • Developing an objective approach to considering an argument in speaking and writing

  • Choosing a side to support

  • Learning how to support your argument with basic organization



Research pros and cons for an Argumentative Essay



3



4.5



12/27



 



Argumentative Essay




  • Unit 8 Exercises

  • Analysis of argumentation examples and models

  • Discussion of student essay examples

  • Demonstration and discussion of essay revisions




  • Study for final writing exam



3



4.5



1/3



 



Final writing exam



Write an Argumentative Essay



 



 



 



1/10



 



Winter Break Begins



No class



 



 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

All materials, including the written text, handouts, and any information spoken in class or written on the board,are expected to be reflected in your work. Take notes, and study the textbook and handouts. Keep all of the work you do during the course until after the final grades have been announced. Your final grades will be determined by the following course components:



 




  • Participation (group/pair discussion, peer review, effort on in-class writing): 20%

  • Expository Essay: 15%

  • Process Essay: 15%

  • Cause-Effect Essay: 15%

  • Rewriting Assignment: 10%

  • Final exam (Argumentative Essay or Compare-Contrast Essay): 25%


Textbook & Reference

Textbook:




  • Oshima, Alice (2014). Longman Academic Writing Series 4: Paragraphs to Essays, Fifth Edition



 



Resources:




  • Great Writing: Great Essays 4 (fourth edition) ISBN: 978-1-285-19494-3



Published by: National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning




  • Dictionary/Thesaurus



http://www.dictionary.com/




  • OXFORD Collocation Dictionary



http://www.freecollocation.com/




  • The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)



https://corpus.byu.edu/coca/


Urls about Course
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