SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentFreshman Class A, Department of English Freshman Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (I)
InstructorYANG LI-MIN
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

Plan of Study



2020 Spring



1st Week: The Classification Essay (sample analysis and rhetoric)



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



outline preparation



                                    Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, outline construction



 



2nd Week: The Classification Essay (outline and draft)



Activities: peer edition on the outline draft, co-construction of outline,



language patterns and genre rhetoric



Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, first draft of essay



 



3rd Week: The Classification Essay (draft and revision)



Activities: peer edition on the essay draft, co-construction of draft,



language patterns and genre rhetoric



Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, second draft of essay



 



4th Week: The Illustration Essay (sample analysis and rhetoric)



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



outline preparation



Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, outline construction



 



5th Week: The Illustration Essay (outline and draft)



Activities: peer edition on the outline draft, co-construction of outline,



language patterns and genre rhetoric



Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, first draft of essay



 



                                   6th Week: The Illustration Essay (draft and revision)



Activities: peer edition on the essay draft, co-construction of draft,



language patterns and genre rhetoric



Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, second draft of essay



 



                                   7th Week: The Process Essay (sample analysis and rhetoric)



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



outline preparation



                                    Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, outline construction



 



8th Week: The Process Essay (outline and draft)



Activities: peer edition on the outline draft, co-construction of outline,



language patterns and genre rhetoric



Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, first draft of essay



 



9th Week: The Process Essay (draft and revision)



Activities: peer edition on the essay draft, co-construction of draft,



language patterns and genre rhetoric



Assignments: sample essay reading and analyzing, second draft of essay



 



10th Week: Midterm



 



11th Week: Introduction to research paper writing (I)



Activities: introduction to the components of research paper, group discussion



on the content and format of each component



Assignments: sample paper reading and analysis, outline preparation



 



12th Week: Introduction to research paper writing (II)



Activities: peer edition on the paper outline, filling up details of the outline



Assignment: analyzing the introduction and the body of the sample paper,



writing introduction and one part of the body of the individual paper



 



13th Week: Summary writing; Reading for main ideas



                 Activities: introduction to the principles of summary writing; practice reading for main ideas



Assignments: writing summaries on short essays, finish the body part of the individual paper



 



14th Week: Summary writing; Project outline



Activities: group discussion on summary writing; text modeling,



                peer feedbacks on the summaries and the body part of the individual paper



            Assignments: analyzing the structure and main ideas of a long essay, writing a summary on the long   essay,                 revise the individual paper



 



15th Week: Quotation and paraphrasing; Autobiography; Presentation skill



                 Activities: introduction to various forms of quotation and paraphrasing; review presentation skills, discuss the                      essay summary on the long paper



            Assignment: identifying quotations and paraphrases in an article, practice the quotation and paraphrase skills,              revise the individual paper



 



16th Week: Quotation and paraphrasing; Autobiography; Project presentation



                  Activities: group discussion and whole class modeling of term paper writing and oral presentation



Assignment: finalizing the written paper and prepare for the presentation



 



17th Week: Project presentation



Activities: Oral presentation, providing comments and feedbacks



                                    Assignment: finalizing the written paper and prepare for the presentation



 



18th Week: Final Exam



 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

none


Requirement/Grading

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:



As described in each week schedule



Evaluation: Assignments 50%; Exams and Quizzes 30%; Final project 20%


Textbook & Reference

Textbook: Smalley, Regina L., Ruetten, Mary K., & Kozyrev, Joann Rishel. Refining Composition Skills: Academic Writing and Grammar. Sixth Edition. Boston: National Geographic Learning, Heinle Cengage Learning, 2012.


Urls about Course
Attachment