99年第1學期-0106 英文作文（一） 課程資訊
|Graded writing assignments||70|
|Exams (midterm, final)||30|
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.
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.