Eng. 312. Essay Writing:
This course aims to help students improve their writing ability through writing long essays. It focuses on two types of essays, classification and process, both directional and informational. It helps students focus on different kinds of introductions and develop the appropriate thesis statement for each kind of essay. It also attempts to help students develop many skills such as using the appropriate transitions, vocabulary, supportive details, and so on.
Smalley, Regina L, Mark K. Ruetten, & Joann Rishel Kozyrev. Refining Composition
Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar. London: Heinle & Heinle, 2000.
20% 1st In-term
20% 2nd In-term
Meeting time: Sunday 8-10.
Week 1: Introduction.
Weeks 2, 3: Working on classification essay.
Week 4, 5: Working on samples of students’ writing in class.
Week 6: 1st in-term, in class writing.
Week 7: Working on a process analysis directional essay.
Week 8: Working on a process informational essay.
Week 9: Spring Break
Week 10: Working on samples of both essays in class.
Week 11: In class writing, the informational process essay.
Week 12: In class writing, the directional process essay.
Week 13: Working on students own writing.
Week 14: 2nd in-term, in class.
Week 15: Course wrap up.