English Writing Skills II: Course Syllabus

Why You Need This Course?

The aim of this course is to develop the students’ abilities to express their ideas in well thought out and well organized essays in English. The students will begin by writing comprehensive paragraphs and end by writing a clear and well-developed essay.

At least, read these key words…

English, Writing, academic, research, Essay

Registered Course Schedule:

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Even though this course does not focus on academic topics, students will have developed a clear understanding of the writing process and will thus be able to transfer the writing skills they learn in this course to other courses in order to write reports and papers for other courses including academic subjects.

Week 1

Course Introduction

   

Week 2

The Process Writing 

   

Week 3

Pre-Writing: Getting Ready to Write

   

Week 4

The Structure of a Paragraph

   

Week 5

The Development of a Paragraph

   

Week 6

Descriptive Paragraphs

   

Week 7

Process Paragraphs

   

Week 8

Opinion Paragraphs

   

Week 9

Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs

   

Week 10

Problem and Solution Paragraphs

   

Week 11

The Structure of an Essay

   

Week 12

Outlining an Essay

   

Week 13

Writing Introductions and Conclusions

   

Week 14

Final Written Test

   

Week 15

Feedback Session

   

Students will be asked to reflect monthly on the content of the class. They will be given time in each class to write notes (or discuss) for their monthly class reflection.

Grading Policy:

Weekly class assignments – 70%

Final Written Work – 30 %