|科目の目的・到達目標||The Academic Writing courses begin with practice in the development of English paragraphs and end with the presentation of researched and documented papers in the Policy Sciences and Cultural Studies. Work in the courses will include activities designed to help students select and limit topics related to their own academic interests, to use reference materials from a variety of sources and to compose texts that are fully documented.
|授業の概要||This course will introduce students to foundation skills in academic writing, research, editing and argument. While developing students’ skills in academic writing, presentation and research, this course also aims to stimulate students’ interest and confidence in responding to contemporary policy and culture. The course will cover sentence structures, paragraph organization, vocabulary building, analytical and argumentative skills, research skills, referencing skills, and planning, editing and drafting skills. In class, we will practice brainstorming, free-writing, planning, and revision. In the first semester, we will concentrate on paragraph styles.|
|授業計画||Class 1 Introduction and course overview
Class 2 The paragraph
Class 3 The paragraph II
Class 4 Sentence structure
Class 5 Sentence and paragraph style
Class 6 Research techniques + APA referencing style
Class 7 Argument
Class 8 Signal phrases and transitions
Class 9 Concluding sentences and conclusions
Class 10 Quotation, Paraphrase, Summary (and Plagiarism)
Class 11 Vocabulary and description
Class 12 Proof reading and editing workshop
Class 13 Structuring techniques
Class 14 Course revision
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Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will receive the grade ‘F’.
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to spend at least an hour per week studying textbooks, class materials, or handouts in order to prepare for the next class and also to review material studied in previous classes.