99年第2學期-4064 進階文法與寫作Ⅱ 課程資訊
|Proposal introduction||15||Students will write the introduction section to a proposal for a research study they wish to conduct.|
|Literature review||35||Students will write the literature review for a research proposal, discussing the main concepts and important past research related to their proposed research.|
|Methodology||30||Students will write a description and rationale for the plans and procedures they plan to follow for their proposed study.|
|Homework||15||There will be several homework assignments that students will have to complete, related to class content.|
|Reflection on a proposal/thesis defense||5||Students will need to attend a proposal or final thesis defense and then write some of their thoughts regarding the defense.|
In this course, for this semester, students will:
-- Become familiar with and practice writing the key parts of a research proposal: the introduction, the literature review, and the methodology section
-- Gain an understanding of the thesis research, writing, and defense process
-- Improve areas of linguistic weakness
-- Review key writing processes, particularly outlining and drafting
MA Writing II
Advanced Grammar & Writing I and II are designed to prepare graduate
students rhetorically and linguistically for the kinds of academic
writing they will be required to do during their MA program career. In
the fall semester, AG&W I, students became familiar with academic
culture, products, and writing expectations, and learned how to execute
specific academic writing tasks and skills that are used for their other
courses’ writing assignments and for their own research. In the spring
semester, AG&W II, students will revisit those tasks and skills and
apply them in more complex ways to larger writing projects like a
project proposal. Time will also be spent on discussion of language
difficulties, especially related to grammar and writing conventions. The
class sessions will consist of lectures, group discussions, and
activities focused on each session’s topic.
Office HourTuesdays 12 pm - 2 pm, or by appointment. I prefer if you let me know when you plan to see me, so that I can make sure I will be available. Office: LAN111-B
1) Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2004). 2nd ed. Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.
2) Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2004). 2nd ed. Commentary for Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.
3) American Psychological Association. (2009). 6th ed. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington DC: APA.
4) Prof. Yin coursepack (available in class)