SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentFreshman Class A, Department of English Freshman Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (I)
InstructorYANG LI-MIN
Course TypeRequired
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule



Plan of Study

2019 Fall

1st Week:

Carol L. Yang attending conference abroad

2nd Week:

Introduction to the Course

Introduction to the Paragraph

Main Idea and Supporting Ideas

3rd Week:

Make-up class (8:10-9:00am 26th September 2019)

Introduction to the Paragraph

Unity and Structure

The Narrative Paragraph (sample reading and analysis)

4th Week:

Make-up class (8:10-9:00am 3rd October 2019)

The Narrative Paragraph (outlining and drafting)

5th Week: Holiday

6th Week:

Make-up class (8:10-9:00am 17th October 2019)

The Narrative Paragraph (revised version)

The Descriptive Paragraph (sample reading and analysis)

The Descriptive Paragraph (outlining and drafting)

7th Week:

The Descriptive Paragraph (revised version)

The Expository Paragraph (sample reading and analysis)

8th Week:

The Expository Paragraphs (outlining and drafting)

9th Week:

The Expository Paragraphs (revised version)

10th Week: Midterm

11th Week:

Introduction to the Essay (thesis statement and outline)

12th Week:

The Example Essay (sample reading and analysis)

13th Week:

The Example Essay (outlining and drafting)

14th Week:

The Example Essay (revised version)

The Comparison and Contrast Essay (sample reading and analysis)

15th Week:

The Comparison and Contrast Essay (outlining and drafting)

16th Week:

The Comparison and Contrast Essay (revised version)

17th Week:

Final Project

18th Week:

Final Project

Course Requirements:

As well as class attendance and participation in class discussions, students are expected to spend around 6 hours previewing lesson and working on assignments.

Teaching Activities and Assignments:

Teaching Activities: text modeling, analysis, idea generation, mind mapping,

outline preparation, peer edition, co-construction of outline

Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, outline construction, essay writing (draft and revision)


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Evaluation: Assignments 60%; Exams and Quizzes 20%; Final project 20%

Textbook & Reference

Textbook: Smalley, Regina L., Rhetten, M. K., & Kozyrev, J. R. Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 2012.

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