99年第1學期-0090 英文作文（一） 課程資訊
|Graded writing assignments||60||For each graded paragraph, you will do at least two drafts, the final one of which will be graded.|
|Exams||40||There is a midterm exam and a final exam for this course; each is worth 20% of your total course grade.|
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to write polished, organized expository essays (essays that explain something) on familiar topics in an academic way. Students should be able to begin to recognize and produce writing for basic descriptive and academic genres. Such writing typically includes a controlling idea (an argument that is expressed in a topic sentence for a paragraph and a thesis statement for essays), an organization pattern (such as enumeration and compare-contrast), and support (using examples, statistics, anecdotes, etc.) that shows unity with the controlling idea and logical ordering. Student writing should also include appropriate language suitable for the type of writing they are doing. Finally, students should understand that writing is a creative process.
The first semester of the course is focused on paragraph writing with a variety of methods of support. The second semester is 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.
Composition 1 is a first-year required course. This course 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. Written assignments include journals, paragraphs, and short essays in one or more drafts. This course is taught in tandem with Oral Training 1.
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The required material is the course handbook from Dr. Yin. Optional is the book Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar, 5th edition, by Smalley, Ruetten, & Kozyrev.