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King Saud University

College of Arts – Department of English Language and Literature

ENG – 312 – Essay Writing

Course Syllabus

Course Name – Essay Writing

Course Number – English 312

Credit Hours – 2 hours

Location: Main Campus – Olaisha

Office: Building 26, room 3m

Lecturer – Mashael Aldakheel

e-mail: amashael@ksu.edu.sa

KSU SMS – Please register in KSU SMS.  Course ID is 17316

Course Description: This course offers practice in producing longer essays of several paragraphs. Attention is given two types of essay writing, mainly the classification and process – analysis essays. Students are also taught to use grammar in the following points: tenses, modifiers, rules of punctuation, relative pronouns, and prepositions. MLA methods of research and documentation will be applied.

Course Aims and Objectives:

1. Write longer and substantial essays of several paragraphs on unseen topics.

2. Apply two types of essay writing, mainly the classification and process – analysis

essays.

3. Apply new methods of development used in the aforementioned types of essay

writing.

4. Use correct grammar in the following points: tenses, modifiers, rules of punctuation,

relative pronouns, and prepositions.

5. Produce essays free of dangling modifiers, run-on sentences incorrect antecedents,

and sentence fragments.

6. Apply MLA methods of research and documentation.

 

Topics to be Covered:

 

Week

Topic

Page

1

General Introduction

2-4

MLA:

-Writing Drafts  –Quotations  -Format of a Research Paper

-List of work cited / Citations

Quiz

5-8

Chapter Nine: The Classification Essay

Organizing and writing a classification essay

Using only one principle of classification when dividing members of a group into categories

Using of the turnabout method writing introductions

Using transitions to increase coherence

Reading:

Learning about and discussing common health problems- Identifying categories in a classification essay

Grammar:

Reviewing correlative conjunctions and articles for classification

p197-198,201

 

 p198-200

p205-206

p207

 

p203-2

205,208-209

294, 349-351,330

8

1st Midterm

9-13

Chapter Ten: The Process- Analysis Essay

Planning, organizing, and writing a process-analysis essay

Understanding the differences between a directional process and an informational process

Being aware of how the intended audience of an essay affects the information that should be included in the essay-writing in class

Being able to decide how to divide a process-analysis essay into paragraphs

Using the dramatic entrance method of  writing introductions

Using participial phrases to increase coherence

Reading  :

Learning about and discussing the world of computers – Identifying the steps in a process- analysis essay

Grammar:

Reviewing adverbial clauses of time reduced to participial  phrases, adverbial clauses of purpose, and conditionals

p224-228

 

p224

 

 

p227-234

p233-234

P235,303-305

 

p216-222

 

P235-236,303-313

13

2nd Midterm

Exam Week

Final written exam

 

 

Schedule of Assessment:

Points

Week

Assessment Task

Assessment

15

Week 5

MLA Midterm #1

1

20

Week 9

2nd Midterm

2

5

Throughout the Semester

Writing Assignments

4

60

Examination Weeks

Final Exam

5

                                                                                                                         

Required Texts:

Regina L. Smalley, Mary K. Rutten, Joan Rishel Kozyrv(eds.), Refining Composition Skills, Rhetoric and Grammar, fifth edition,Boston: Heinle and Heinle, 2001

 

           

 

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