SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentFreshman Class A, Department of English Freshman Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (I)
InstructorCHUNG SIAW-FONG
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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In Class



To do



9/12



Introduction to course



Introduce oneself with an object



Email skills



“How to write letters of request”



Prepare presentation



9/19



Self-introduction (Presentation)



How to make an impressive self-introduction?



Email skills



“Replies to letters of request”



Read pg. 12-21



9/26



In-class activity (pg. 12-21)



“Two Thank-You Notes” (pg. 14-15)



“Two Letters of Complaint” (pg. 15-16)



Read Ch. 1 (Do exercise in pg. 8-9)



10/3



Ch. 1 The Persuasive Principle



Exercise in pg. 8-9



What is not a thesis?



Short test



Read Ch. 2




  1. Intro

  2. Foul shots

  3. The Happiest Day of my Life

  4. A Cultural Divorce



10/10



Holiday



10/17



Ch. 2 Narration




  1. Intro

  2. Foul shots



Plan a narration essay based on the narration themes in pg. 35



Write narration essay and bring 2 hard copies to class.



10/24



Submit narration essay (2 hard copies) (peer review)



Ch. 2 Narration




  1. The Happiest Day of my Life

  2. A Cultural Divorce



 



Read Ch. 3




  1. Intro

  2. I was a member of the Kung Fu Crew

  3. My Glove: A Biography



Highlight all expressions that make the essays vivid.



Print a photo of your favorite toy/object


 

10/31



Ch. 3 Description




  1. Intro

  2. I was a member of the Kung Fu Crew

  3. My Glove: A Biography



Bring a photo of your favorite toy/object



Write a description of toy/object (description essay)



Prepare for mid-term exam



 



11/7



Mid-term exam



11/14



Revise description essay in class.



Add five senses to your narration essay



Prepare a suitable topic for writing profile



Type revised description essay at home and send by email.



11/21



Library talk



Search for five reading materials for the topic



Read Ch. 4




  1. Intro

  2. Couple lies

  3. Fruitful questions



11/28



Prepare a suitable topic for writing profile



To be submitted (Jan 2):



1. Five articles (hard copies)



2. Summary of each article



List references of the five reading materials using MLA format



Ch. 4 Examples




  1. Intro

  2. Couple lies

  3. Fruitful questions



Select a topic from writing suggestions in pg. 96-97 and search for examples to write an example essay



Write example essay and print 2 hard copies.



12/5



Bring example essay to class (2 hard copies) (peer review)



Revise example essay and send by email



12/12



Check topics for writing profile and presentations



 



12/19



Presentations of your topic I



Prepare for presentations



12/26



Presentations of your topic II



Prepare for exams



1/2



Final Exam (all three strategies will be tested)



Submit Writing Profile:




  • Five articles (hard copies)

  • Summary of each article



Synthesis of five articles according to your thesis



Prepare for exams



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Nil


Requirement/Grading

Class work (10%)



Contributions to discussion and attendance (10%)



Writing Profile/Mini Research (30%)



Presentations (10%)



Examinations (40%)



 



 



Semester 1: The Writing Profile consists of:



-Hard copies of five articles related to your writing profile



-Five summaries (one for each article)



(‘Works Cited/Bibliography’ section is required for the writing profile)



Semester 2: The Mini Research consists of:



A 750-word research report based on a certain topic


Textbook & Reference

Compulsory textbook: (Please buy from the campus bookstore.)



Skwire, Sarah H. and David Skywire. Writing with a Thesis: A Rhetoric and Reader. 11th ed. Australia, Canada, Mexico: Thompson Wadsworth, 2005. Print.



Other references: (No need to buy these)



Donald, Robert B., Betty R. Morrow, Lillian G. Wargetz, Kathleen Werner. Writing Clear Essays. 3rd ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1996. Print.



Conlin, Mary Lou. Pattern Plus. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.



Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: MLA, 2003.



Reid, Joy M. The Process of Composition. 3rd ed. New York: Longman-Pearson, 2000. Print.



Smalley, Regina L, Mary K. Ruetten, and Joann Rishel Kozyrev. Refining Composition Skills. 6th ed. Boston: Heinle Cengage Learning, 2012.



MLA Format and Style Guide: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/


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