101年第2學期-0087 英文作文（一） 課程資訊
|4 formal Assignments (including writing exercises)||60||1. blog posts 2. example essay; 3. comparison-contrast essay; 4 causal analysis essay|
Upon completing of this course, students should be able to:
� Write polished, organized expository essays on familiar topics in an academic way;
� Begin to recognize and produce writing for basic academic genres: a controlling idea (a topic sentence for a paragraph and a thesis statement for an essay), an organization pattern (such as example, comparison-contrast, and cause-effect), and support that shows unity with the controlling idea and logical order;
� Use appropriate language suitable for the type of writing they are doing;
� Understand writing is a creative process that includes prewriting, drafting, and revision.
CompOral 1 is a required first-year writing and speaking course. The composition component, which introduces students to the writing process and to the conventions of written English, teaches students to write grammatically accurate sentences, well-formed paragraphs with clear topic sentences and supporting details, and coherent short essays. The oral component helps students improve their ability to communicate in accurate, fluent English. Written assignments may include journals, paragraphs, and short essays while oral assignments may include pronunciation exercises, role－play activities, panel discussions, group discussions, impromptu presentations, and planned speeches.
Office HourOffice hours: 12:10~14:00 Wed. Office: LAN 211-C
Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar, 6th edition, by Smalley, Ruetten, and Kozyrev