Writing
Introduction to Academic Writing
Tue. 2nd. Period Liuswati Yanagi
Keywords:
Academic English, Grammar, Listening, Writing, Reading

This course is designed to help students prepare for academic writing by

  1. increasing knowledge & understanding of current affairs (through reading, research, and ideas sharing)
  2. organizing ideas in a structured way
  3. reviewing essential grammar points for writing clear essays
  4. practicing and developing various writing processes and editing skills on weekly basis

Students with TOEFL scores between 460-500 & interested in current affairs are best suited to enroll in this class. Students are expected to conduct research, share ideas/knowledge in groups and presenting them in writing. Prior exposure in English essays writing is highly recommended. 

Assignments

Throughout the semester, students are required to complete 4 different types of essay. Each essay should meet the minimum word requirement


Other  objectives include:

  1. increasing active vocabulary
  2. demonstrating active listening skills in groups and individually
  3. successfully learning and understanding the criteria for writing an effective paper


Attendance: 13%
Participation: 13%
Vocabulary Quiz: 24%
Writing Assignments: 50%


1

Orientation / Introduction to Research Papers

2

Topic Selection (Brainstorming/Mind Mapping)

3

Quotations (Summary)

4

Bibliography

5

Formal Writing Style

6

Paragraph Structure: Unity

7

Explanatory Essay (Transition Words: Coherence)

8

Explanatory Essay cont. (Punctuation)

9

Problem-Solution Essay (Capitalisation)

10

Problem-Solution Essay cont.

11

Narratives

12

Narratives cont.

13

Compare & Contrast Essay

14

Using Illustrations

15