99年第2學期-0105 英文作文（一） 課程資訊
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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.
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.