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Course number: 133 Najm

Course name: Writing

Textbook: First steps in Academic Writing

Contact: 4 hours a week

Credit Hours: 2

                                                        Weekly Plan

 

 

              Unit/ title

                                         Part

Pages                              

Wk. 1

Registration Week. Course Requirements & Objectives.

 

 

 

Wk. 2

 

Unit 1: Introducing people

Introduction

Part 1: Prewriting – Par. form – Writing practice –

Part 2: Gram. & mechanics – Homework: paragraph form.   

p. VII

    3-7

    8-17

 

Wk. 3

 

Unit 1: Introducing people

Part 3: Sentence structure – Simple sentences – Connecting words - Sentence combining.

Part 4: The writing process – Review Q. – Free writing.       

 18-23

 

 24-28

 

 

 

Wk. 4

 

 

 

Unit 2: Writing instructions

Brainstorming –

Part 1: Time-order paragraphs – Outlining – Time Order Transitional Signals – Homework: How to clean your house…  

Part 2: Sentence structure – Compound sentences – Coordinating conjunctions – Comma splices – Sentence combining  

    32

 33-43

 

 

 44-54 

 

Wk. 5

 

Unit 2: Writing instructions

Part 3: Grammar & mechanics: capitalization – Commas - 

Part 4: The writing process – Paragraph checklist – Time order paragraph practice (write a paragraph)

 55-63

 

64-67

 

 

Wk. 6

 

 

Unit 3: Describing

Prewriting: Descriptive details; activity -   

Part 1: Organization – Descriptions – Space order par. – Space order outlining – Being specific (practice) 

Part 2: Grammar & mechanics (Adj. & prepositions) – Prep. Phrases – Writing practice (describe a room) 

 70-71

 72-78

 

 

 79-84

 

 

Wk. 7

 

 

Unit 3: Describing

Part 3: Sentence structure: Prep. phrases in space & time order (position, punctuation, identification, moving) – R Q  Sentence combining (exercise)  

Part 4: The writing process – R Q – Clustering – Describing a place (write a paragraph) – Par. Checklist (write final draft) Homework (choose 1,2,3, or 4 p.97)

 84-90

 

 

 91-97

 

 

 

Wk.8

 

Unit 4: Listing characteristics

Prewriting (activity) –

Part 1: Organization – paragraph parts – The topic sentence

Practice (topic sentences)

The supporting sentences – paragraph unity & practice     

 99-103

 

 

104-112

 

 

Wk. 9

 

 

Wk. 9

 

 

Unit 4: Listing characteristics

 

Unit 4: Listing char.

 

Listing order paragraph & listing order transitional signals The concluding sentence – Detailed outlining – Writing practice p.118

Part 2: Sent. structure – simple & compound sentences (R)

Run-on sentences – Fixing comma splices & run-on sent.  Sentence combining

112-118

 

 

119-125

 

121-125

 

Wk.10

 

Unit 4: Listing characteristics

Part 3: Grammar & mechanics –Adverbs – Formation of adverbs – Identifying Adj. & Adv. – Writing practice 3

Part 4: The writing process – Writing practice 4 -   Additional writing (choose one out of 3 p. 133

125-130

 

 

131-133

 

 

Wk. 11

 

 

Unit 5: Stating reasons & using  examples

Prewriting – Activity

Part 1: Organization – Reasons & examples – Transition signals with reasons – Transition signals with examples – Writing practice (Using examples)

Part 2:  Sentence structure – independent & dependent clauses – subordinating conjunctions – Complex sentences

Kinds of sentences – Fragments – Sent. Comb. (practice)

 

135-147

 

 

 

148-158

 

 

 

 

 

Wk. 12

 

 

Unit 5: Stating reasons & Using examples

 

Part 3: Grammar & mechanics – Commas: 4 more rules – Comma practice – Capitalization: 2 more rules – Personal letter form – Writing practice ( A personal letter)

Part 4: The writing process – Review Q. – Writing practice: Using reasons & examples (5 steps) – Homework (additional writing: Choose 1 topic pp. 168/169)  

158-165

 

 

 

166-169

 

 

 

Wk. 13

 

 

 

Unit 6: Expressing your opinion

Prewriting – Activity (Answer Qs. 1&2 pp.172-174)

Part 1: Organization – facts & opinion – model paragraph & Questions – Transition signals for opinions – Writing practice: expressing opinion (5 steps) 

Part 2: Sentence structure & gram. – Adj. clauses – Punctuating & writing adj. clauses – Sentences with adj. clauses – practice – Sentence fragments – fixing fragments

Writing practice (sentence combining)     

170-181

 

 

 

 

182-194

 

 

Wk. 14

 

 

Unit 6: Expressing your opinion

 

Part 3: Mechanics (Business Letter Form) – Writing practice (A Business Letter)

Part 4: The Writing Process (R Q) – Writing practice

(5 steps) – Additional writing (choose 1 out of 4)

 

195-198

 

199-201

 

 
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