SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (II)
InstructorWU MIN-HUA
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

Schedule of Reading and Writing II: Fall 2019 (Min-Hua Wu)












































































































































Week



 



Date



Topic/Class Activity



Required Readings



Assignment Due



1



 



Sept. 10



Introduction



Close and Critical Reading



Chapter 1 “Good Writers are Good Readers” (pp 1-11)



Presentation assignment



 



2



 



Sept. 17



The Writing



Process



Chapter 2



Reading: “Ready, Willing, and Able” (pp 38-44)



Appendix: Using Sources in Your Writing (pp 699-733) (I)



 



3



 



Sept. 24



Basic Moves of Academic Writing



Chapter 3



Reading: “Modern Dating: Prehistorical Style” (pp 55-61)



Appendix: Using Sources in Your Writing (pp 699-733) (II)



1st essay topic



4



 



Oct. 1



Narration



Chapter 4



Reading: “The Sanctuary of School” (pp 84-89)



Reading: “Strangers” (pp 108-12)



Essay I-1st draft



 



5



 



Oct. 8



Description



 



Chapter 5



Reading: “The Natural Order of a Small Town” (pp 135-39)



Reading: “Once More to the Lake” (pp 163-69)



 



6



 



Oct. 15



Peer Editing



Peers’ essays



Comments



7



 



Oct. 22



Example



Chapter 6



Reading: “Technologically Challenged” (pp 182-87)



Reading: “Commencement Advice” (pp 199-206)



Essay I-2nd draft



8



 



Oct.. 29



One-on-one conference



Individual discussions on a research topic and one’s own writing issues



2nd essay topic



9



 



Nov. 5



Library Tour (1)



Library search: Find out useful literature



Spotting 40 errors/flaws in a Literature Master thesis



A written report



10



 



Nov. 12



Definition



Chapter 10



Reading: “The Celebrity Chef” (pp 388-99)



Reading: “How to Know If You’re Dead” (pp 102-09)



Essay II-1st draft



11



 



Nov. 19



Peer Editing



Peers’ essays



Comments



12



 



Nov. 26



Cause and Effect



Chapter 11



Reading: “Behind the Curtain” (pp 466-79)



Reading: “The Way to Reduce Black Poverty in America” (pp 484-87)



Essay II-2nd draft



13



 



Dec. 3



Argument



Chapter 12



Reading: “The Evil Empire?” (pp 532-39)



Reading: “I Have a Dream” (pp 553-59)



3rd essay topic



14



 



Dec. 10



Writing Week



Searching, reading and writing



Essay III-1st draft



15



 



Dec. 17



Peer Editing



Peers’ essays



Comments



16



 



Dec. 24



Library Tour (2)



Meeting at the first floor of the main library



Hands-on searching practice (lectured by a librarian)



Creating a working bibliography: Collect 12 critical papers for the next semester’s research project



 



17



 



Dec. 31



One-on-one conference



Oral and written report on your winter research project for a literary work: outline, abstract, argument, references



Essay III-2nd draft



18



 



Jan. 7



Office hours



Further Individual discussions



 




 



*I reserve the right to modify the class schedule, requirements, and readings, if needed. All future changes will be announced in the class or through email.


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Grading Policy




  1. Attendance 20%-100%

  2. Presentation 10%

  3. Class participation 10%

  4. Learning Log 10%

  5. Essays and revisions 50%


Textbook & Reference

Course Materials



Required:




  1. Cooley, Thomas. Back to the Lake: A Reader for Writers. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 2011.

  2. Topic-related Handouts Prepared by the Instructor to be fetched at the Photocopy Center of NCCU.



Recommended:




  1. Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. (Taipei: Bookman)

  2. Williams, Joseph M. Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. New York: Longman, 2007.

  3. William Struck Jr. and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. New York: Penguin Books 2000.

  4. Lea, Diana, Jonathan Crowther, and Sheila Dignen eds. Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2002.


Urls about Course
Useful Websites and Apps 1. http://wwnorton.com/college/english/write/writesite/ (MLA Documentation, Punctuation in Paragraphs, Model Student Papers, Exercises, etc.) 2. http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/write/backtothelake/ 3. Self-Access Language Center, National Chengchi University 4. Writing tutorial service, National Chengchi University 5. Online Etymology Dictionary: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php 6. One Look Dictionary Search: http://www.onelook.com/ 7. BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
Attachment

108 ? Reading and Writing II__Fall 2019 _Min_Hua Wu_ 2019.07.17.pdf
108 ? 1_Page Schedule of Reading and Writing II__Fall 2019 _Min_Hua Wu_ 2019.07.17.pdf