99年第2學期-0105 英文作文(一) 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 25人,已有19人選讀,尚餘名額6人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Graded Writing Assignments 60 In-Class and Take-home Assignments
Midterm Exam 20
Final Exam 20

授課教師

廖敏旬

教育目標

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 recognize and produce writing that includes a Controlling idea (an argument that is expressed in a topic sentence for a paragraph and a thesis statement for essays), Organizing patterns (such as enumeration and compare-contrast), and Detailed Evidence (using examples, statistics, anecdotes, etc.). Students’ writing should also include Signals (also called “transitions”) that make English writing more fluent, and the writing should have Original ideas—creative content that is not just repeating common or trite thinking. The writing should be Unified with logical coherence, pronoun reference, and repetition of key elements. Finally, students should understand that writing is a Process.

課程概述

Comp﹧Oral 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.

課程資訊

參考書目

Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar, 5th edition, by Smalley, Ruetten, & Kozyrev