|Semester||Spring Semester, 2020|
|Department||Foreign Language Center|
|Course Name||English Elective: Essay Writing|
|Instructor||SHERIDAN CHERYL LYNN|
All materials, including the written text, handouts, and any information spoken in class or written on the board is expected to be reflected in your work. Take notes, study the textbook and handouts. Keep all of the work you do during the course until after the final grades have been announced.
Final grades will be determined by the following:
Quizzes/Exams/Presentations. Quizzes and presentation cannot be made up. Exam can only be made up or rescheduled for valid reasons
Attendance and tardiness: Attendance and punctuality are required for all class sessions.
WRITING EXERCISES AND ASSIGNMENTS
Students will write two compositions in class simulating a standardized exam.
Students will write a summary paragraph of a short article to prepare for using outside sources
Students will compose a comparison essay based on their own experiences.
Students will write a cause-effect essay based on their own experience. Students will begin practicing in-text citations to refer to one or two articles as support for their own ideas and experiences.
ARGUMENT ESSAY ON ISSUE RELATED TO COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE, CAMPUS, OR OTHER LOCALITY IN TAIWAN
Class will brainstorm topics and, as a class with instructor’s direction, decide five options from which they will choose for their argument essay. Students will crowdsource supporting texts and materials, which will be approved by the instructor and posted in folders on Moodle. Writers will make a claim and then support it by citing sources in the essay. This will also construct a list of references using APA format.
The culminating portfolio includes a third revision of either the comparison or cause-effect essay and the best draft of the argument essay. It also comprises a cover page, an introduction, explanations of essay revisions, and a self-evaluation. Students will learn to use a PDF editor to finalize their portfolios. The portfolios will all be combined into a class book.
RHETORICAL FORM PRESENTATION WITH HANDOUT & OUTLINE (SMALL GROUP PRESENTATION)
Following in-class lecture and activities, students will form small groups. Each group will choose a rhetorical form, such as comparison, comparison/contrast, cause-effect, argument, etc. The group will create a handout and example outline for an essay of the form to share with the class as part of a 20-minute presentation on the rhetorical form.
|Textbook & Reference|
Quizlet: 15 Logical fallacies flashcards https://quizlet.com/3659361/15-logical-fallacies-flash-cards/
|Urls about Course|