2020 Academic Writing in English 15 3

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Bartashius Jason 
Course component(s)
Exercise     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(Zoom)  
Group
3
Course number
LAE.E463
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/24
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

All of the "Academic Writing in English" courses are designed to provide graduate students with strategies to improve their academic writings and write well-framed research articles. Objectives include learning from various journal articles, using appropriate vocabulary and expressions. The course will examine models presented in the textbook and scientific articles to help guide the writing process. Students will receive individual feedback from the instructor. In addition, students will participate in peer-critique to develop skills to become critical readers and to give constructive criticism to their colleagues.

As a graduate level course, Academic Writing in English 15 equips students with the necessary tools and analytical knowledge to write solid, well-informed journal articles.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to produce a short journal article on their research.

Keywords

Reading, writing skills, written expression, interactive, critical thinking skills

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Writing skills are developed to enable students to write manuscripts that reflect the styles found in academic journals.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course Introduction Lecture: Basic Structure of an Academic Paper How to Identify Your Audience Identify course aims. Reading assignments will be announced in class.
Class 2 Argumentative Essay: Examining the Structure of the Introduction The class objective is to learn the structure of an Introductory paragraph. Reading assignments will be announced in class.
Class 3 Argumentative Essay: Writing an Introduction Paragraph The class objective is to learn how to write an Introduction with a strong thesis statement. Reading assignments will be announced in class.
Class 4 Argumentative Essay: Examing the Structure of a Body Paragraph The class objective is to learn the basic structure of a body paragraph. Reading assignments will be announced in class.
Class 5 Argumentative Essay: Writing a Body Paragraph The class objective is to learn what information should be included in a body paragraph and how to write strong transitional sentences. Reading assignments will be announced in class.
Class 6 Argumentative Essay: Examining the Structure of a Conclusion The class objective is to learn the basic structure of a concluding paragrah. Reading assignments will be announced in class.
Class 7 Argumentative Essay: Writing the Conclusion The class objective is to learn how to summarize the main arguments of a paper in a concluding paragraph.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Academic Writing Skills 2

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be distributed in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Participation and Attendance: 40% In-class Assignments: 60%

Related courses

  • LAE.E464 : Academic Writing in English 16

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

none

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E464 (Academic Writing in English 16).
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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