2018 Global Writing B

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Academic unit or major
Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership
Instructor(s)
Ishihara Yuki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-6(B224)  
Group
B
Course number
TAL.C501
Credits
1
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2018/3/20
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course is designed to improve students' skills to write research articles in English. The course will help students develop their basic writing skills, and will provide them with strategies to present an argument effectively in scientific papers, using appropriate vocabulary and expressions.
As a course for ToTAL, Global Writing will help you to become a better writer, who can write clearly and persuasively in a reader-friendly manner.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) write a well-organized essay, research paper or a paragraph.
2) write grammatical sentences and communicate clearly in written English.
3) use vocabulary and expressions widely used in scientific papers.

Keywords

writing, structure, grammar, persuasiveness

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

After a lecture on the structure of essays and research papers, students will practice writing short essays and parts of research papers in English either in class or as homework. They will review written work by other students in class, and learn better ways of writing. They will also practice answering TOEFL-style questions.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction. Explaining your research in a letter. Writing a CV. Understand how to write in a reader-friendly manner
Class 2 Structure of an essay: thesis statement and supporting paragraphs Write a short essay
Class 3 Revising an essay. checklist. TOEFL-style questions Revise an essay on your own
Class 4 Writing a research paper: Introduction Write the introduction section of a research paper
Class 5 Writing a research paper: Experimental section Write the experimental section of a research paper
Class 6 Writing a research paper: Results Write the results section of a research paper
Class 7 Writing a research paper: Discussion Write the discussion section of a research paper
Class 8 Summary. Final exam.

Textbook(s)

none

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be provided in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class participation: 30%
Assignments: 50%
Final Exam: 20%

Related courses

  • TAL.C401 : Global Presentation
  • TAL.C402 : Global Communication

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

N/A

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