Writing
Introduction to Everyday Writing
Mon. 3rd. Period David P. O'Donnell
Keywords:
Culture, Discussion, Grammar, Web Activities, Writing

In this class, students will work to improve their writing fluency and clarity. This is not an academic writing class, rather it focuses on everyday writing - letters, notes, journals, e-mail - we will even attempt to create some original fiction. Students will make web pages which will serve as their online journals. Each week students will add new posts, and write reflections about what they did that week. At the end of 14 weeks, students will be able to see considerable growth in their writing ability and general English confidence.


This class is intended to improve student motivation, writing fluency, and vocabulary. Though it is officially a writing course, some attention will be given to multiple aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, slang, pragmatics) and basic web page development and design.


Attendance: 25%
Class Participation: 25%
Web Work: 25%
Short Writing Assignments: 25%
Extra Credit: 25%


1

  1. Attendance
  2. Course introduction
  3. Sign up to make web page and begin constructing our individual sites.
  4. 1st in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework

  1. 1st homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

2

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 1st homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 2nd in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 2nd homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

3

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 2nd homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 3rd in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 3rd homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

4

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 3rd homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 4th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 4th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

5

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 4th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 5th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 5th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

6

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 5th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 6th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 6th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

7

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 6th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 7th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 7th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

8

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 7th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 8th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 8th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

9

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 8th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 9th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 9th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

10

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 9th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 10th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 10th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

11

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 10th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 11th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 11th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

12

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 11th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 12th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 12th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

13

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 12th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 14th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 13th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

14

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 13th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 14th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. 14th homework writing assignment
  2. Work on web pages

15

Date to be announced.

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 14th homework assignment
  3. Discuss homework
  4. 15th in-class writing assignment.
  5. Discuss assignment

Homework 

  1. Have a fantastic holiday.
  2. Finish any make-up / extra work before the deadline (to be announced).


This schedule is a rough outline. Things may change as the course progresses, depending on the interests and abilities of the class.