SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentSchedule of College of Commerce Elective Courses for Commerce Students
Course NameIntermediate Writing
InstructorSHEN CHI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
PrerequisiteEnglish Writing、Writing and Oral Training I,Writing and Oral Training II
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule






















































































































week



Topic



Content



Activities and Assignments



1



2/18



?Course Introduction



?Small Talk



? Business News Review



- Orientation



- Small Talk                   Handout 1



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 1



2



2/25



?Understanding Data



Collection



- Survey & Questionnaire        Handout 2



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 2



ØIndividual Task 1: Designing a



survey/questionnaire



(For report presentation)



3



3/03



?Composing Business



Message



- Composing Business Message   Handout 3



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 3



Ø In-class Task 1 (Handout 3)



4



3/10



?Electronic Message &



Digital Media



- Emails/Messaging/Texting      Handout 4



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 4



Ø In-class Task 2 (Handout 4)



ØIndividual Task 2: e-mail writing



5



3/17



? Creating the Report



- Creating the Report            Handout 5



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 5



ØIndividual Task 3: Creating the



Report



6



3/24



? Presenting the Report



- Presentation of the Report



ØIndividual Task 4: Presenting the



  Report



7



3/31



? Introduction to



Academic Writing



- Paragraph & Essay            Handout 6



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 6



 



8



4/07



? Paragraphing,



Summarizing, & Citing



- Paragraphing, Summarizing, & Citing   



Handout 7



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 7



Ø In-class Task 3 (Handout 7)



9



4/14



? Writing a Research



Essay



- Writing a Research Essay       Handout 8



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 8



Ø In-class Task 4 (Handout 8)



10



4/21



? Introduction to



Brochure Design



- Designing a Product Brochure   Handout 9



- Weekly Business News Review



ØGroup Project: Product Brochure



11



4/28



? Argumentative Essay I



(Expository Essays)



- Structure & Introduction       Handout 10



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 10



ØIndividual Task 5: Argumentative



Essay



§ Group project: Product Brochure



12



5/05



? Argumentative Essay II



(Expository Essays)



- Body & Conclusion           Handout 11



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 11



ØIndividual Task 5: Argumentative



Essay



§ Group project: Product Brochure



13



5/12



? Cause & Effect Essays I



- Structure & Introduction       Handout 12



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 12



ØIndividual Task 6: Cause & Effect



Essay



§ Group project: Product Brochure



14



5/19



? Cause & Effect Essays II



- Body & Conclusion          Handout 13



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 13



ØIndividual Task 6: Cause & Effect



Essay



§ Group project: Product Brochure



15



5/26



? Narrative & Descriptive



Essay I



- Structure & Introduction       Handout 14



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 14



Ø Individual Task 7: Narrative/



Descriptive Essay



§ Group project: Product Brochure



16



6/02



? Narrative & Descriptive



Essay II



- Body & Conclusion          Handout 15



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 15



Ø Individual Task 7: Narrative/



Descriptive Essay



§ Group project: Product Brochure



17



6/09



ETP Brochures



Display & Presentation



ETP Brochures - Display & Presentation



- ETP Brochures



18



6/16



?Tutorial Time



One on One Coaching



One on One Coaching



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

























  1. Class Participation



10%




  • 100% English Participation




  1. Attendance



20%



 




  • Punctuality (10%)

  • Attendance (10%)




  1. Weekly Business News Review



20%




  • News review notes (10%)

  • News review audio files (10%)




  1. Activities and Tasks



50%




  • 7 Individual Tasks (28%)

  • 1 Group Project (10%)

  • 4 In-class Tasks (12%)




 


Textbook & Reference
Urls about Course
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