SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (II)
InstructorWU YIH DAU
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteAcademic Writing、American Language and Culture、English Reading & Discussion、Writing and Reading、Writing and Reading (I)
Course Objective
Course Description
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週次



課程內容與指定閱讀



教學活動與課前、



課後作業



學生學習投入時間



(含課堂教學時數)



Week 1



(10th September)



Introduction



 



Pride and Prejudice (hereafter PP)



Chapter 1



Before the class:



Prepare a copy of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice; read chapter 1 of this novel; bring the novel to class



Before the class: 2 hours



 



During the class: 3 hours



 



 



Week 2



(17th September)



Definition essays



PP chapter 1



After class: read Goodman’s essay ‘It’s Failure, Not Success’



During the class: 3 hours



 



After class: 2 hours



Week 3 (24th September)



Discuss Goodman’s essay



Student presentation 1



Definition essays



After class: write a definition essay; read PP chapter 2~3



During the class: 3 hours



After class: 2 hours



Week 4 (1st October)



 



Definition essays due



Peer review



PP chapter 2~3



 



During the class: 3 hours



 



After class: 3 hours



Week 5 (8th October)



Cause and effect essays



 



After class: read William Kowinski’s essay ‘Kids in the Mall’



 



Week 6 ( 15th October)



Discuss Kowinski’s essay



Cause and effect essays



Student presentation 2



 



During the class: 3 hours



 



After class: 2 hours



Week 7 (22th October)



Cause and effect essays



Student presentation 3



After class:



Read PP chapter 4~5



Write an cause and effect essay



During the class 3 hours



After class: 3 hours



Week 8 (29th October)



Peer review



Cause and effect essays due



PP chapter 4~5



 



During the class 3 hours



Week 9 (5th November)



Individual supervision: returning essays to students and discussing their works with them



 



During the class 3 hours



After class: 3 hours



Week 10 (12th November)



Comparison and contrast essays



After class:



Read Rosenblatt’s essay ‘The Silent Friendships of Men’



During the class 3 hours



After class: 2 hours



Week 11



(19th November)



Discuss Rosenblatt’s essay



Student presentation 4



Comparison and contrast essays



After class:



Read PP chapter 6~7



During the class 3 hours



After class: 2 hours



 



Week 12



(26th November)



Comparison and contrast Essays



Student presentation



PP chapter 6~7



 



During the class 3 hours



After class: 2 hours



Week 13 (3th December)



Comparison and contrast Essays



Student presentation 5



After class: write a comparison and contrast essay



During the class 3 hours



After class: 3 hours



 



Week 14 (10th December)



Peer review



Comparison and contrast essays due



After class:



Read Tavris’s essay ‘Love Story’



During the class 3 hours



Week 15



(17th December)



Argumentative essay



Student presentation 6



Discuss Tavris’s essay



 



During the class 3 hours



After class: 2 hours



Week 16 (24th December)



Argumentative essay



Student presentation



7



After class:



Write an argumentative essay ; read PP chapter 8-9



During the class 3 hours



After class: 2 hours



Week 17 (31st December)



Peer review



Argumentative essays due



PP chapter 8-9



 



During the class 3 hours



After class: 3 hours



 



Week 18 (7th January)



Individual supervision: returning essays to students and discussing their works with them



 



 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Textbooks



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.


Requirement/Grading

Evaluation strategy:



Participation and discussion 20%



Presentation 10% 4 essays 70%



Presentation



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.



Attendance requirement



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.



Warning



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.


Textbook & Reference
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