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Description

 

Course number & Code

Najd 218

Course title

Writing III (Level Three)

Prerequisite

Writing II

Contact hours

3

Textbook

MOSAIC ONE

Chapters to be covered

Specified in the “Detailed Syllabus” Section

 Detailed Syllabus:

Date

What to be Covered

July 13th

Chapter One

Topic: New Challenges

Rhetorical function: Describing impressions

Organization Skills: The paragraph, the topic sentence, supporting details

Writing Processes: Editing for topic sentence

July 14th

Chapter One

Topic: New Challenges

Rhetorical function: Describing impressions

Organization Skills: The paragraph, the topic sentence, supporting details

Writing Processes: Editing for topic sentence

July 15th

Chapter One

Topic: New Challenges

Rhetorical function: Describing impressions

Organization Skills: The paragraph, the topic sentence, supporting details

Writing Processes: Editing for topic sentence

July 20th

Chapter Three

Topic: Relationships

Rhetorical Functions: Describing and comparing

Organization Skills: From paragraph writing to essay writing

Writing Processes: Producing an outline; revising and redrafting

July 21st

Chapter Three

Topic: Relationships

Rhetorical Functions: Describing and comparing

Organization Skills: From paragraph writing to essay writing

Writing Processes: Producing an outline; revising and redrafting

July 22nd

Chapter Three

Topic: Relationships

Rhetorical Functions: Describing and comparing

Organization Skills: From paragraph writing to essay writing

Writing Processes: Producing an outline; revising and redrafting

July 27th

Chapter Four

Topic: Health and Leisure

Rhetorical functions: Discussing cause and effect, arguing

Organization Skills: The thesis statement and supporting ideas

Writing Processes: Editing for thesis statement and supporting ideas; revising and redrafting

July 28th

Chapter Four

Topic: Health and Leisure

Rhetorical functions: Discussing cause and effect, arguing

Organization Skills: The thesis statement and supporting ideas

Writing Processes: Editing for thesis statement and supporting ideas; revising and redrafting

July 29th

Chapter Four

Topic: Health and Leisure

Rhetorical functions: Discussing cause and effect, arguing

Organization Skills: The thesis statement and supporting ideas

Writing Processes: Editing for thesis statement and supporting ideas; revising and redrafting

August 3rd

First Midterm Exam

August 4th

Chapter Five

Topic: High Tech Low Tech

Rhetorical Functions: Comparing advantages and disadvantages, arguing

Organization Skills: Essay introduction, essay development, Quoting and paraphrasing Writing Processes: Editing for introduction, thesis statement and supporting ideas; revising and redrafting

August 5th

Chapter Five

Topic: High Tech Low Tech

Rhetorical Functions: Comparing advantages and disadvantages, arguing

Organization Skills: Essay introduction, essay development, Quoting and paraphrasing Writing Processes: Editing for introduction, thesis statement and supporting ideas; revising and redrafting

August 10th

Chapter Five

Topic: High Tech Low Tech

Rhetorical Functions: Comparing advantages and disadvantages, arguing

Organization Skills: Essay introduction, essay development, Quoting and paraphrasing Writing Processes: Editing for introduction, thesis statement and supporting ideas; revising and redrafting

August 11th

Chapter Six

Topic: Money matters

Rhetorical Functions: Discussing, arguing, speculating

Organization Skills: Paragraph coherence through pronouns, key words and paraphrasing; essay conclusion Writing Processes: Editing for paragraph coherence and conclusion; revising and redrafting

August 12th

Chapter Six

Topic: Money matters

Rhetorical Functions: Discussing, arguing, speculating

Organization Skills: Paragraph coherence through pronouns, key words and paraphrasing; essay conclusion Writing Processes: Editing for paragraph coherence and conclusion; revising and redrafting

August 17th

Chapter Six

Topic: Money matters

Rhetorical Functions: Discussing, arguing, speculating

Organization Skills: Paragraph coherence through pronouns, key words and paraphrasing; essay conclusion Writing Processes: Editing for paragraph coherence and conclusion; revising and redrafting

August 18th

Second Midterm Exam

August 19th

Chapter 10

Topic: Crime and punishment

Rhetorical Functions: Arguing: dealing with controversial issues

Organization Skills: Exposing weaknesses in opposing arguments, summarizing

Using conditional sentences and relative clauses

Writing Processes: Editing for unity, organization, coherence, and details; revising and redrafting

August 24th

Chapter 10

Topic: Crime and punishment

Rhetorical Functions: Arguing: dealing with controversial issues

Organization Skills: Exposing weaknesses in opposing arguments, summarizing

Using conditional sentences and relative clauses

Writing Processes: Editing for unity, organization, coherence, and details; revising and redrafting

August 25th

Chapter 10

Topic: Crime and punishment

Rhetorical Functions: Arguing: dealing with controversial issues

Organization Skills: Exposing weaknesses in opposing arguments, summarizing

Using conditional sentences and relative clauses

Writing Processes: Editing for unity, organization, coherence, and details; revising and redrafting

August 26th

Chapter 10

Topic: Crime and punishment

Rhetorical Functions: Arguing: dealing with controversial issues

Organization Skills: Exposing weaknesses in opposing arguments, summarizing

Using conditional sentences and relative clauses

Writing Processes: Editing for unity, organization, coherence, and details; revising and redrafting

August 31st

None

 

 

Content and objectives

Writing III represents a smooth transition from the paragraph to the essay proper. It concentrates on the essential form and function of the essay and prepares the ground for the academic essay. Focus is on the thesis statement and its contribution to the cohesion and coherence of the whole essay. Particular importance is given to description and argumentation which includes comparison, discussion of cause and effect, and speculation. Students are trained to summarize, paraphrase, quote, and generate thought. They are instructed to observe the major stages in the writing process, namely prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. The general objective of this course is to further develop the students’ ability to write and to refine their writing techniques in terms of more sophisticated lexis and constructions. The focus on the paragraph will very soon shift to the essay. The specific objectives include 1) highlighting the essential form and function of an essay, 2) reinforcing the idea of thesis statement, 3) illustrating the various means of introducing material to support an argument. The content of the course will include the following: 1) Introductory paragraph and thesis statement, 2) Development of the body paragraphs from the introduction, 3) Summary of the ideas/arguments in a concluding paragraph, 4) Provision of supporting material in the form of examples, facts, statistics, etc.

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