|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||Sophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English|
|Course Name||Writing and Reading (II)|
|Prerequisite||Academic Writing、American Language and Culture、English Reading & Discussion、Writing and Reading、Writing and Reading (I)|
Students are expected to spend one hour in reading and three hours in writing every week.
9/10 Introduction: Reading and Writing
Chapter 1 “Reading for Writing” (Patterns, 17th Edition: PP 1-5; 10-20)
Chapter 2 “Ways of Writing” (Patterns, 17th Edition: PP 21-39)
Finding and developing an appropriate topic
9/17 Classification I: Human Behavior
“Analyzing a Subject by Classification” (Patterns, 17th Edition: PP 89-94)
“What, Me? Showing Off?” (Patterns, 17th Edition: PP 97-102 )
9/24 Classification II: Human Behavior
“Personal Beast” (Patterns, 17th Edition: PP 104-111)
*Topics and arguments for exercise 1
10/1 Making an outline: (Research: PP 138-55)
*Revision of topics and arguments for exercise 1
10/8 Classification III: Human Behavior
“The Ways We Lie” (50 Essays: PP 120-29)
10/15 Comparison and Contrast I: Gender Issues
“Introduction” (Patterns, 17th Edition: PP 143-149)
“The Men We Carry in Our Minds” (Contemporary Reader, 8th edition: PP 379-82)
*Outline 1 due
10/22 Comparison and Contrast II: Gender Issues
“Battle of Sexes Whirls Above Science Gap” (New York Times)
10/29 Diction (Strategies: PP: 235-57)
*Topics and arguments for exercise 2
11/5 Comparison and Contrast III: Gender Issues
“Cohabiting is Not the Same as Commitment” (Contemporary Reader, 8th edition: PP 262-64)
*Revision of topics and arguments for exercise 2
11/12 Comparison and Contrast IV: Gender Difference
“Gender in the Classroom” (Norton Sampler: PP 224-31)
* Exercise 2-draft
“Using Analogy as an Expository Device” (Patterns, 17th edition: PP 207-10)
“Turning School into Profit Centers” (Contemporary Reader, 8th edition: PP 321-23)
* Peer Review
11/26 Cause and Effect I: Generations Y and Z
“Analyzing Cause and Effect Relationships” (Patterns, 17th Edition: PP 321-26)
“What’s Wrong with ‘Me, Me, Me’?” (Patterns 10: PP 206-11)
12/3 Cause and Effect II: Generations Y and Z
“A’s for Everyone!” (Contemporary Reader, 9th edition: PP 417-23)
*Topics and arguments for exercise 3
12/10 Cause and Effect III: Generations Y and Z
“Kids in the Mall: Growing up Controlled” (Patterns, 17th, PP345-79)
*Revision of topics and arguments for exercise 3
12/17 Writing a Research Paper
“Writing a Paper Using Research” (Steps to Writing Well: PP 355-76)
* Exercise 3-draft
12/24 Writing effective sentences (Strategies: PP 218-34)
*Preliminary topics and research questions
12/31 Introduction to plagiarism and documentation
“Principles of MLA Style” (MLA Handbook: PP 3-13)
*Revision of topics and research questions
Readings for the winter
“Principles of MLA Style (MLA Handbook: PP 13-58)
“Using Definition to Help Explain”(Patterns, 17th edition: PP 363-68)
William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, IV, i, 174-205 (PP 207-08)
Assignment for the winter
1. Class attendance and discussion: 20%
2. Outlines: 10%
3. Writing Exercises: 50%
4. Final Examination: 20%
|Textbook & Reference|
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Seventh Edition. First Authorized Taiwan Reprinting by Bookman. New York: MLA, 2017. Print.
Sources for photocopied materials: photocopied materials can be picked up at 馨園影印店
Decker, Randall E. Patterns of Exposition 10. Taiwan Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1986. Print.
Schwegler, Robert A. Patterns of Exposition. Seventeenth Edition. New York: Longman, 2004.
Cohen, Samuel, ed. 50 Essays: a Portable Anthology. Bedford: St. Martins P, 2004.
Walker, Melissa. Writing Research Papers: A Norton Guide. Fourth Edition. New York: Norton, 1997.
Goshgarian, Gary, ed. The Contemporary Reader. Eighth Edition. New York: Longman, 2005.
Goshgarian, Gary. The Contemporary Reader. Ninth Edition. New York: Longman, 2008.
Cooley, Thomas. Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition. Sixth Edition. New York: Norton, 2003.
Peterson, Linda H., John C. Brereton, and Joan E. Hartman, ed. The Norton Reader: an Anthology of Nonfiction Prose. Shorter 10th Edition. New York: Norton, 2002.
Reinking, James A, Andrew W. Hart, and Robert von der Osten, eds. Strategies for Successful Writing: A Rhetoric Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook. Sixth Edition. New Jersey: Prentice, 2002. Print.
Wyrick, Jean. Steps to Writing Well, with Additional Readings. Sixth Edition. Australia: Thomas, 2005.
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary. 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005. Print. ($850==>723)
Dictionary of Common Errors. Eds. N. D. Turton and J. B. Heaton. Second Edition. England: Longman, 1996. Print. ($480==>408)
Chalker Sylvia. English Grammar: Word by Word. Hong Kong: Nelson, 1990. (300==>255)
The New American Rogert’s College Thesaurus. Ed. Philip D. Morehead. Revised Edition. New York: Signet, 1985. Print.
A Dictionary of American Idioms. Ed. Adam Makkai. Fourth Edition. New York: Barron’s. 2004. Print. (595==>506)
Collins Cobuild Advanced Dictionary of American English. Boston: Harper Collins P, 2007. Print. ($980==>500)
Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford: UP, 2013. Web.
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