SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (II)
InstructorHSU LI-HSIN
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteAcademic Writing、American Language and Culture、English Reading & Discussion、Writing and Reading、Writing and Reading (I)
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1 Introduction & Close reading



Housekeeping & Assignment



Week2 Chapter 1 “Good Writers are Good Readers”



Moodle Writing Assignment 1: Cristina Beretta’s book tip



 



Week 3 Typhoon Holiday



 



Week 4 Chapter 2 “The Writing Process” & "Ten Tips on Making Writing Work for You" (BTTL 261-66)



Moodle Writing Assignment 2



 



Week 5 Paraphrasing & Plagiarism



“Using Sources in Your Writing”



“Generation Plagiarism”



MLA Chapter 2 Plagiarism



In-Class Writing 2



 



Week 6 Chapter 10: “Definition” -- "The Extraordinary Characteristics of Dyslexia"



"The War of Words: 'Terror' and "Terrorism""



Moodle Writing Assignment 3



 



Week 7 Chapter 10: “Definition” –"The Celebrity Chef" and “How to Know If you’re Dead”



MLA Chapter 6: In-text Documentation



In-Class Writing 3



 



Week 8 Chapter 10: “Definition” -- “Being Country” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find”



Essay I due (700-1000 Words/ Definition)



 



Week 9 Library Talk on resource searching



 



Week 10 Mid-term Review/Individual Conference



Essay I Revision Due



 



Week 11 Chapter 8: “Comparison and Contrast” -- "The Danish Way of Life" and "Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa"



MLA Chapter 5: Works Cited



 



Week 12 Chapter 8: “Comparison and Contrast” -- "I'm Happy with an Arranged Marriage"



“Food for the Soul”



Essay I Peer Review



Moodle Writing Assignment 4



 



Week 13 Chapter 8: “Comparison and Contrast” – “The Meaning of Life”



“Grant and Lee”



Essay II Due (700-100 Words/ Comparison and Contrast)



 



Week 14 Chapter 11: “Cause and Effect” -- “Behind the Curtain”



In-Class Writing 4



 



Week 15 Chapter 11: “Cause and Effect” – “Cancer’s Oddest Effect” and “Analyzing the Marriage Gap”



Essay II Revision



 



Week 16 Chapter 11: “Cause and Effect” -- “The Way to Reduce Black Poverty in America” and “The Lottery”



Essay II Peer Review



 



Week 17 MLA Chapter 1: Research and Writing



Summarizing and Outlining for Essay III



Creating a Working Bibliography



Term Review/Individual Conference II



 



Week 18 Essay IIl Due (700-1000 Words/Cause and Effect)



 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

N/A


Requirement/Grading

1. Class Attendance and Participation: 25% 

2. Online and in-class Writing Exercises: 25% 

3. Two Mid-term papers & revisions (700-1000 words each): 30% 

4. Final term paper (1500 words): 20%


Textbook & Reference

Cooley, Thomas. Back to the Lake: A Reader for Writers. New Rhetoric Reader. Second Edition. New York: Norton, 2011. 

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Seventh Edition. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. 

Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English. Oxford: Oxford University 

Press 2002. 

William Struck Jr. and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. New York: Penguin 

Books 2000.


Urls about Course
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/write/backtothelake/
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