|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 available in the Chuo libraries to locate sources related to these, and relying on these and other sources to compose essays that are fully and fairly documented.|
|授業の概要||This course will build on academic writing skills introduced in first year, with particular emphasis placed on students producing longer, coherently argued and well referenced pieces of academic writing. Students will be encouraged to collaborate in the research, writing and drafting of reports and research projects in class and online.
Individual research projects will be set on topics relating to Policy and Cultural Studies. Each project will consist of a presentation and a written piece of work. Topics will be decided in consultation with the teacher. While developing students’ skills in academic writing, presentation and research, and online exchanges, this course aims to stimulate students’ interest and confidence in responding to contemporary policy and culture.
1. Further develop skills in academic writing, research, editing and argument, with the aim of producing a thoroughly researched essay on a topic related to contemporary Japan.
2. Completion of individual and group research projects.
|授業計画||Week 1 Introduction and overview of course; devising topics, beginning research; avoiding plagiarism
Week 2 Research Project & discussion; Review the basics of paragraph structure; basic research skills and how to write a reference list.
Week 3 Development of Research Project topic and methods; Literature revoew; Review of topic sentences and point paragraph structure; note taking and summarizing your sources
Week 4 Research Project content development; Developing your literature review; Peer review and editing of paragraphs; developing your research and argument.
Week 5 Research Project content development; Point paragraph review, discussion.
Week 6 Research Project content development; Review of sequence paragraph patterns
Week 7 Research Project content publication; Peer review and editing; developing your referencing skills.
Week 8 Research Project content inter-group review; Working on second and third drafts of your writing.
Week 9 Research Project content revision and development; Review of comparison/contrast paragraph patterns.
Week 10 Research Project content development and editing; Peer review and editing; developing your research, argument and referencing skills.
Week 11 Research Project content development and editing; Working on second and third drafts of your writing.
Week 12 Research Project content inter-group review; Review of cause and effect paragraph patterns.
Week 13 Research Project Presentations
Week 14 Research Project Presentations
Week 15 Research Project Presentations
Research folder 20%
Research report (4 paragraphs x 5%) 20%
Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will receive a grade ‘F’.
|テキスト・参考文献等||Handouts will be provided in class, including a list of online resources.|
|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.|