|科目の目的・到達目標||The English Writing courses aim to prepare students for tasks in a variety of settings in which they may be expected to express themselves in written English. Students will work to improve accuracy in grammar and syntax, and will practice composing English paragraphs and short personal and academic essays, in the latter incorporating and documenting material drawn from one or more sources.|
|授業の概要||This class aims to improve your confidence in writing English in a variety of common genres, such as newspaper articles, academic essays, business letters or resumés (Curriculum Vitae), and exam writing. We will use a ‘process writing’ approach which focuses on strategies for planning, organizing, writing, evaluating and re-drafting work. A variety of academic and non-academic topics will be used, with an emphasis being placed on meeting students’ own particular needs and interests. Much time in the classroom will be spent preparing for assignments, by analyzing model texts, sharing ideas in small groups, planning and organizing content or peer review of each other’s work. Students should therefore be prepared to take an active role in the class, communicating with both the teacher and their peers in English. The course will consist of teacher explanations of important concepts relating to the rhetorical structure of different genres of writing, followed by group and individual practice work. The majority of writing itself will be done outside of class.|
|授業計画||Week 1 Problem-solution essay structure
Week 2 Brainstorming practice: free writing
Week 3 ‘Farm Animals and Us’ DVD and listening comprehension practice
Week 4 Backround research for problem-solution essay topic
Week 5 Planning the outlines & support for problem-solution essay topic
Week 6 Structure of introduction & conclusion paragraphs
Week 7 Peer feedback on 1st drafts of problem-solution essays
Week 8 Comparison-contrast essay structure
Week 9 Using Venn Diagrams for brainstorming ideas
Week 10 Organisational styles in comparison-contrast essays
Week 11 Introduction/conclusion paragraph structure in comparison-contrast essays
Week 12 Language of comparison and contrast (transition words)
Week 13 Peer review of comparison-contrast essays
Week 14 Final writing exam
|評価方法||• Continuous assessment of written assignments (producing a ‘portfolio’ of work) and exams 80%
• Attendance 20%
Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will receive the grade ‘F’.
|テキスト・参考文献等||Zemach, D.E. & Stafford-Yilmaz, L. (2008). Writers at Work: The Essay. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
|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.