|授業題目||A main purpose of this class is to increase confidence in writing and reading as a process of creation, discovery, and revision.|
|授業の概要||By the end of this course you should increased confidence in your ability to meet new writing tasks, to correct basic grammar mistakes, and to use a variety of writing skills, such as the following:
- editing your partner’s writings,
- taking notes and writing from notes,
- organizing different forms of writings,
- using appropriate language for different writing types,
- writing descriptions and stories,
- writing your opinions on various issues,
Every two weeks we will have short reading tests to prepare you for fast reading and comprehension.
|学習の到達目標||Become a self-confident English writer and reader by encoutering different kinds of reading and writing..|
|授業計画||第１回||1. General introduction to the course, writing reports on holidays.|
|第２回||2.The sentence and the paragraph: capitalization and punctuation|
|第３回||3.Descriptive paragraphs: adjectives in descriptive writing|
|第４回||4.Descriptive paragraphs: adjectives in descriptive writing|
|第５回||5.Example paragraphs: subject-verb agreement|
|第６回||6.Example paragraph: subject-verb agreement|
|第７回||7.Process paragraphs: time-order words in process paragraphs|
|第８回||8.Process paragraphs: time-order words in process paragraphs|
|第９回||9.Process paragraphs: time-order words in process paragraphs|
|第１０回||10.Narrative paragraphs: orders of events in narrative paragraphs|
|第１１回||11.Narrative paragraphs: orders of events in narrative paragraphs|
|第１２回||12. Narrative paragraphs: orders of events in narrative paragraphs|
|第１３回||13.Opinion paragraphs: because of and because to give reasons|
|第１４回||14.Opinion paragraphs: because of and because to give reasons|
|第１５回||15.Opinion paragraphs: because of and because to give reasons
16.The final test : writing a composition on a selected topic; reading a text and answering the questions.
|授業外学習の課題||Preparing for word tests by looking up new words in English-English dictionaries.
Finishing reading, writing and looking up new words or doing exercises at home if we have not enough time to do so in class.
Supporting grammar problems (exercises) have to be done at home.
Almost every second week you will be assigned to write a composition (essay, report etc.). Write them at home and bring them REGULARLY to class.
Reading tests done during classes should be checked again at home.
|履修上の注意事項||You will be required to correct and edit your partners' assignments by writing questions and comments; you will correct your own mistakes in a process of rewriting your reports; to practice writing during class; to finish uncompleted written assignments in your own time; to submit your reports regularly and on time.
Credits will not be given if students are absent from class more than four times in one semester (including illness, traffic-related problems, family-related matters, etc.).
|成績評価の方法・基準||Activity during classes (sleeping not allowed!): regular attendance is necessary to complete the whole course 30% (you can be absent only four times), full participation during each class: short word tests, reading tests, reports written during the class 20%. Writing projects prepared at home and submitted regularly on the scheduled time in order to observe your progress in English. (Compositions given once at the end of a semester will not be accepted.) 20%. There will be a final exam 30% but not any midterm tests.|
|テキスト||Effective Academic Writing Second Edition 1 The Paragraph
by Alice Savage
Oxford University Press
|参考文献||Prints from various textbooks as supplementary materials.|
|I do not have my own office at this university, so please do not hesitate to approach me and ask for any advice. Let’s make a deal to talk only in English. Remember: nobody is perfect but all of us are trying our best.|