学部(学士課程) : 1年次, 2年次, 3年次, 4年次, 5年次, 6年次
|English Short Composition B|
木曜日 1, 2時限
|Floyd McDaniel II|
|授業の概要||Practice writing short compositions (multi-paragraph) in English. Learning American/English styles and formats of short composition writing.|
|学習の目的||As with most of my English classes, I am aiming at teaching a skill. Students should have an actual, usable skill (the ability to write a good short composition) after finishing this class - not merely getting some information. Therefore, students are expected to write and participate in conversation during class. Students will also develop their intellects when learning to write in an engaging and/or persuasive manner. Finally, students will learn to become sensitive to the different English writing styles.|
|学習の到達目標||Upon finishing this class, students should be able to confidently write (and revise) short essays in English, including Narrative, Defending an opinion, and other styles. The second (Winter) term will cover more persuasive writing, including "Supplying examples in illustrate an idea" , "Supplying reasons to defend an argument" and summarizing other work.|
|教科書||"Writers at Work: The Short Composition" by: Ann O. Strauch Cambridge University Press ISBN 0-521-54496-3|
|成績評価方法と基準||Grades are 30% based on in-class work, about 70% from 3 "large" compositions done throughout the semester.|
|オフィスアワー||None. As I am a part-time teacher at Mie University, I am only there on Thursdays. Students will be advised on how to contact me through e-mail or otherwise during the first class.|
|受講要件||Students who passed English I, have a sufficient score on TOEIC or have an otherwise solid background in English.|
|その他||This class is taught in English ONLY. While it is listed as an entry level class, you must have a good background in English. Students are expected to write and speak in English in this class!|
|キーワード||English, Writing, Short Composition|
|Key Word(s)||English, Writing, Short Composition|
|学習内容||(Both semesters use the same textbook, but different parts. Students can take only one term, or both terms without repeating any parts.)
Week 1 - Introduction and Class Overview
Week 2 - Main Idea, specifically one that can be supported with examples showing it's truth
Week 3 - Parts of a Main Idea + Body (supporting details)
Week 4 - Structuring the Body and giving sufficient detail
Week 5 - Revising the work of others, checking understanding
Week 6 - Editing
Week 7 - Turn in the First writing, begin "Supplying Reasons"
Week 8 - Main Ideas that force us to ask "Why?"
Week 9 - The Body: Reasons v. Details
Week 10 - Revising 2 - Transition Signals, Conclusion
Week 11 - Editing 2 - Sentence fragments and Dependent Clauses
Week 12 - Turn in "Reasons" paper, begin "Summaries"
Week 13 - Writing a short summary of an article or story
Week 14 - Revising the summary
Week 15 - Editing with an eye for brevity
Week 16 - Submit final paper, class feedback and parting words.
|事前・事後学修の内容||This class does not require any special preparation or review (other than buying the textbook) before week 1. Throughout the term, I will explain what to prepare for the next week during class. As it may change based on the progress or level of the students, it will be explained in class rather than in the syllabus.|