98年第2學期-1788 大二英文 課程資訊
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The course is designed to sharpen sociology students’ academic writing skills as well as to promote their critical thinking skills. The class involves extensive reading, writing practice of short essays, discussion, and oral presentation. With a focus on writing strategies, students are expected to develop skills in grammar, usage, mechanics, and sentence structure from sentences, paragraphs, to essays. Different writing genres (narration, description, classification, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, argumentation, etc.) will also be taught and read in class.
1. To understand and use various strategies for reading.
2. To promote critical thinking.
3. To develop effective organization and idea development skills.
4. To improve sentence structure and clarity.
5. To compose essays through the writing process of planning, drafting, and revising.
6. To be able to express one’s ideas or write a business letter in English.
Office HourFriday 1:30 pm.- 2:30 pm. or by appointment
Quest 3: Reading and Writing, 2nd ed. ,by Pamela Hartmann & Laurie Blass, McGraw-Hall.
Writing to Communicate: Paragraphs and Essays,3rd ed., by Cynthia A. Boardman &
Jia Frydenberg, Pearson Longman.
Paragraph Patterns, by Barbara Auerbach & Beth Snyder, Harcourt Brace