|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||Sophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English|
|Course Name||Writing and Reading (II)|
|Instructor||WU YIH DAU|
|Prerequisite||Academic Writing、American Language and Culture、English Reading & Discussion、Writing and Reading、Writing and Reading (I)|
The instructor will prepare a course pack for students. It will be available for collection at the University photocopying centre in due course. Please collect it and bring it to class.
We will read and discus Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) throughout this academic year. In the spring term, students are required to write a research paper about this novel. You are therefore recommended to get hold of one copy of this novel before the autumn term starts. This novel is widely available in major bookstores. Any edition will do, although a scholarly edition (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, Norton, Penguin, Broadview … etc.) may be ideal. This is because the explanatory notes and critical introduction in such editions can help students to understand this novel better.
Participation and discussion 20%
Presentation 10% 4 essays 70%
Students are required to do a presentation on one of the four rhetorical strategies that we will learn in this term. This assignment is designed to encourage students to explore how their chosen strategy (i.e. definition, cause-and-effect, comparison-and contrast or argument) is used in their daily life.
All students are required to attend classes regularly and punctually.
40 points will be deducted from your final grade if you come to the classroom late for more than 3 times.
50 points will be deducted from your final grade if you are absent for more than 3 weeks.
3 points will be added to your final grade if you never miss a single class and are always punctual.
We will have a roll call every Tuesday at 9:10. If you show up only for the roll call and disappear after it, your final grade will stay below 59.
We bear zero tolerance for disrespectful and disruptive behaviour (e.g. talking loudly when silence is required.) When you disturb the order of our classroom for the second time, you will be asked to leave the classroom immediately. 50 points will be taken away from your final grade as a result.
All essays must be submitted on time. If you submit your essay later than its due date, you get a 0 for that assignment.
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