Class Outline

Intermediate Writing ( 英語テクスト構成研究中級)

Students will gain practical experience in and develop skills fundamental to writing in the English academic discourse. The focus of the class will move from sentence, to paragraph, to three common types of academic essay.

  1. Pretest / Screening
  2. The Sentence: common errors; combining sentences
  3. The Paragraph 1: Structure and format
  4. The Paragraph 2, Short Answers: Making and supporting a point
  5. Short Answers Test
  6. The 5-paragraph Essay: Introduction to Academic Writing
  7. Draft 1 Conferences
  8. Draft 1 Conferences 2
  9. Narration and Instruction: Sequence signals in text
  10. The Narrative Essay draft 1
  11. Draft 2 conferences
  12. Argumentation 2: Strong and Weak Arguments
  13. Pro and Con Essay Assignment: Taking a Stand
  14. Pro and Con Essay Workshop
  15. Pro and Con Essay Draft 1 Conferences
  16. Pro and Con Essay Due + Final Reflections



Short Answer Test: 10 pts

Narrative Essay: 20 pts

5-Paragraph Essay: 30 pts

Pro / Con Essay: 40 pts

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