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413 Syllabus

Department: English Language and Literature                      College of Arts

1.       Course Title: Advanced Writing

2.       Course Number: 413

3.       Course Level: 4th level

4.       Prerequisite: 114Coposition I- 213 Composition II-312 Essay Writing

5.       Course Status: Compulsory

6.       Name of Instructor: Ms. Mashael Aldakheel

7.       Credit Hours: 3hours

8.       Hours of Instruction per Week: 3hours

9.       e-mail: amashael@ksu.edu.sa

10.   KSU SMS – Please register in KSU SMS.  Course ID: 83753

Course Description: In this course, students practice producing the longer and substantial essay of several paragraphs. Attention is given to the process of developing formal argumentative essays and the short research paper. Emphasis is given to rules of evidence and the methods of presenting it to support the points of view expressed. This should prepare the students to write a term paper of 1250 words or more in which they show their ability to handle the mechanics of research and to read from secondary sources. In addition, students are encouraged to write about literature perceptively and in an organized manner.

Course Aims and Objectives: 

Produce longer and substantial essay of several paragraphs on unseen topics.

Demonstrate knowledge of the process of developing formal argumentative essays and the short research paper.

Appling the rules of evidence and the methods of presenting it to support the points of view expressed.

Write a term paper (on literature or linguistics) of 1250 or more words which demonstrates the ability to handle the mechanics of research and to read from secondary sources.

Methods of Assessment: Midterms-class work-Final written exam

Textbook(s):

Regina L. Smalley, Mary K. Ruetten, and Joann Rishel Kzyrev, Refining Composition  Skills; Rhetoric and Grammar, fifth edition, Heinle &Heinle, Boston, 2001.

Joseph Gibaldi, The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers , NEW York; Mod. Lang. Asso., 2003. 

Further References: Jock Mackenzie2007, Essay Writing: Teaching the Basics from Ground up, Penbroke Publishers ltd. 

Syllabus:

Week

Topic

Page

1

Introduction to the course

 

2

1. The Argumentative Essay

Developing an arguable thesis- Arguing both sides of an issue

p277-282

3

Supporting and explaining issues

p281-283,285 -286

4

Refuting opposing arguments

p283-284,289-290

5

Reviewing cohesion techniques

P294-296, 342-344

6

Organizing and writing an argumentative essay  

P290-294

7

Organizing and writing an argumentative essay  

P290-294

8

2.The  Research Paper

Introduction

On line material

9

Thesis of paper – Taking notes

 

10

Using outline  – Plagiarism

 

11

MLA - Using quotations – Paper format

 

12

 MLA - Citing sources

 

13

Grammar and writing

 

14

Grammar and writing

 

15

Final Written Exam

 

Points

Week

Assessment Task

Assessment

15

Week 7

Midterm One- Argumentative Essay

 

1

20

Week 13

Research Paper

 

2

5

Throughout the Semester

Participation and Assignments

 

3

60

Final Examination Weeks

Final Exam

 

6

 

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