SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (II)
InstructorHUANG YI-PING
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteReading & Debating in English 2、Writing and Reading (II)、Writing Tutorial
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Tentative Schedule: Subject to change according to learners' needs












































































































































Week



Date



Course Content



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Assigned reading



Assignments



Students’ invested learning hours



(including course hours)



1



02/26



Argumentation (1)



RSC (12: 259-261; 267-278)



Research paper: Overview (1)



What is research? What is a research paper? Why are we learning to do it?



 



6+3



2



03/05



Argumentation (2)



Structural analysis & peer review: outline



Research paper: Overview (2)



Analyzing one research article



#1 Outline



( Midnight, 03/02)



6+3



3



03/12



Argumentation (3)



Structural analysis & peer review: draft



Library tour (1): (10:10-12:00)



Find out useful literature



-Identify different types of theories, concepts, ways of thinking or historical development related to your topic



-Identify well-known authors and why they are important



-Identify researchers who have done similar studies



#1 Draft (800-900words)



( Midnight, 03/09)



6+3



4



03/19



Research paper: Summary & Synthesis  



Bring two potential topics & two papers



Research paper: Literature review



#1 Final (Midnight, 03/17)



6+3



5



03/26



Library tour (2): Endnote (9:10-11:00)



Peer review: synthesis (11:10-12:00)



AAAL Conference



6+3



6



04/02



Research paper: Introduction



How to write introduction?



Narrowing down two potential questions & coming up research questions



#2 Introduction



Outline ( Midnight, 03/30)



6+3



7



04/09



Research paper: Introduction



Structural analysis & peer review: outline



 



#2 Draft ( Midnight, 04/06)



Introduction (450-500 words)



-Use five creditable sources to write why it is necessary to conduct your study



0+6



8



04/16



Research paper: Literature review



Structural analysis & peer review: outline



Research paper: Survey



How to conduct a survey?



#3 Literature review



Outline ( Midnight, 04/13)



 



6+3



9



04/23



Research paper: Literature review Structural analysis & peer review: draft



Research paper: Methodology



Participants & contexts



Data collection & procedure



#3 Literature review



Draft ( Midnight, 04/20)



(800-1000 words)



 



6+3



10



04/30



Research paper: Survey



Structural analysis & peer review: survey



#4 Methodology



Outline & survey



6+3



11



05/07



Individual Conference



Make sure you start collecting data.



6+3



12



05/14



Research paper: Methodology



Structural analysis & peer review: draft  Research paper: Results + Discussion



-How to analyze data



-How to present results in writing



#4 Methodology



Draft ( Midnight, 05/11)



(300-350 words)



6+3



13



05/21



Research paper: Results+ Discussion



Structural analysis & peer review: outline



#5 Results + Discussion



Outline ( Midnight, 05/18)



6+3



14



05/28



Research paper: Results+ Discussion



Structural analysis & peer review: draft



Abstract



-How to write an abstract



#5 Results + Discussion



Draft ( Midnight, 05/25)



(500-700 words x 2)



Writing up results with table presentation



 



6+3



15



06/04



Research paper: Conclusion & Abstract



Structural analysis & peer review: draft



#6 Draft



Abstract (200 words)



6+3



16



06/11



Research paper: Part I



Structural analysis & peer review: #1-3



 



6+3



17



06/18



Research paper: Part II



Structural analysis & peer review: #4-5



Cover letter & Wrap up



 



6+3



18



06/25



Individual conference



#7 Cover letter



Draft ( Midnight, 06/22)



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Tino: 106551017@nccu.edu.tw


Requirement/Grading

Grading




  1. Participation & attendance (& various kinds of practice): 10%

  2. Argumentative essay (800-900words)(#1) (15%)

  3. Research paper: drafts of the research paper & survey (#2-6 + survey): 60%

  4. Final research paper & cover letter: 20%



Grading categories (Length: 700-1000 words)




  1. Content (originality & depth of thinking)

  2. Organization / Unity and Coherence (logic)

  3. Grammar

  4. Diction (word choice, style of writing) / Details

  5. Mechanics (spelling, capitalization, punctuation, format)


Textbook & Reference

  1. Smalley, R. L., Ruetten, M. K., & Kozyrev, J. (2012). Refining composition skills: Academic writing and grammar (6th edition). Boston, MA: Cengage. (RCS)

  2. Wyrick, J. (2008). Steps to writing well: With additional readings (6th edition). Boston, MA: Wadsworth. (SWWAR)

  3. Supplementary Handouts



*All of the materials will be retrievable from the E-learning platform. You must print out the assigned readings and bring them to class.


Urls about Course
1. On-line Language Learning, Purdue University http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
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