99年第2學期-0119 英文作文（二） 課程資訊
In this class, we will work on the development of essay-writing skills, paying special attention to rhetorical considerations (writing from a particular point of view, for a particular purpose, and for a specific audience). The main goal that I hope you will achieve regarding your writing is a better awareness of how you write; that is, the processes you go through when you write. It is my wish that you will discover what processes are most helpful to you when you write an essay. By processes, I mean prewriting activities, peer sharing and responding, and drafting and revising of essays.
This semester, you will be writing various types of essays, including problem-solving, pro-con, and persuasive essys. As you write these essays, you will be working together to share ideas about your writing, including how to choose a topic, how to begin writing about that topic, and how to improve your writing. In addition to writing more-or-less “formal” essays, you will also be doing a lot of other types of writing in this class, including peer revision work (where you will read and write about your classmates’ writings) and less formal (but still important) e-mail journals. It is important that you keep up with all of the writing activities, so that you can follow what is happening in class. Also, do not throw away anything from this class, whether it is my writing or yours--you will need it for this semester.
Comp�Oral II builds on the English-language skills developed in Comp�Oral I. This two-part course focuses primarily on writing multi-paragraph essays and using spoken English for academic purposes, such as group discussions and delivering oral presentations. The course will continue to stress accuracy in speaking and writing and will emphasize skills and strategies to improve your ability to communicate in English. You will also learn how to analyze and strengthen your own and your classmates� written and spoken English. The general goal of the course is to increase your academic English language proficiency to the high�intermediate level in speaking and writing.
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Office Hours: MW 3:20-4:10 p.m. & by appointment
Wyrick, J. Steps to Writing Well. 11th ed. (Wadsworth, 2011)