98年第2學期-0088 英文作文（一） 課程資訊
|Essay 1||20||An essay using the enumeration pattern of organization|
|Essay 2||20||An essay using the comparison-contrast pattern of organization|
|Essay 3||20||An essay using the cause-effect pattern of organization|
The first semester of the course was focused on paragraph writing with a variety of methods of support. The second semester will be focused on the five-paragraph essay (introduction, three body paragraphs and a conclusion) that can be used for basic academic writing and that can provide a platform from which to develop more advanced kinds of writing. Students will do numerous activities and exercises both in and out of class to help them recognize and execute the rhetorical structures commonly found in English composition. Students will also work on sentence-level and word-level difficulties. In order to pass this class, students must be able to exhibit their ability to execute the course skills.
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.