This is an introductory course in ‘Writing’ where students are to be taught basic writing skills. They are trained to build vocabulary that would be required to write a good paragraph. They are made to produce grammatically correct sentences. They are equipped with the skill of exploring ideas and then arranging and organizing them in the form of a paragraph. The students practice writing the topic sentences and supporting ideas. They also learn the art of cohesion and simple style. Focus is also made on the mechanics of writing and the students learn punctuation, capitalization and other necessary tools. They are taken through the steps of brainstorming, prewriting activities, outlining, drafting and editing. At the end of this short course, the learners are expected to write short and simple paragraphs. They will also learn letter writing (formal and informal).
NGM1142-English Writing Skill