Course Title: Composition 2
Credit hours: 2 hours
Course level: 4th
This course will elaborate on student's knowledge of the paragraph to develop their skills in writing an essay. A student will be able to write a four paragraph essay –consisting of an introduction, three developmental paragraphs and a conclusion. They will learn and practice writing example and compare and contrast essays.
This course aims at familiarizing students with the construction of an essay. It also teaches a student to apply different forms of introductory paragraphs. In this course grammatical rules and basic composition skills are important.
1- Introduction to an Essay
2- Practice writing different introductions to an essay
3- Workshop on writing Introductions for two weeks.
4- Introduce Example essay
5-Read essays on example essay from book and news papers.
6-Workshop - practice writing example essays.
7-Introduce compare and contrast essay
8- Read compare and contrast essays.
9-Workshop-on contrast essays.
10- Revise all previous work
Methods of assessment:
1- In term 1 –15 marks
2- In term 2 ---20 marks
3- Participation and quizzes—5 marks
4- Final examination----60 marks.
1-- Recommended Books and Reference Material (Journals,
Refining composition skills (Rhetoric and grammar) by Smalley,Ruetten,Kozyrev.
5- Other learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional standards/regulations
Read essays from given websites and newspaper articles
Example questions for essay exam:
Write a four paragraphed essay 18-20 lines consisting of an introduction, 2 developmental paragraphs an a conclusion.
1- The worst places that I have ever visited
2- The best books.
Compare/ contrast essay
1-Two famous cities/ universities
2-Your educational chances and your grandparents