99年第1學期-0117 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 narrative, expository, and summary/response texts. 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 both for this semester and next.
Composition 2 is a second-year required course and is the continuation of Composition 1, building on the English-language skills developed in Composition 1. This course focuses primarily on writing multi-paragraph essays. The course continues to stress accuracy in writing and emphasizes skills and strategies to improve the ability to communicate in written English. Students will also learn how to analyze and strengthen their written English and that of their classmates. The general goal of the course is to increase the academic English language proficiency of the students to a high-intermediate level in writing. This course is taught together with Oral Training 2.
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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)