Sophomore English Composition Class by fqy94797

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									                     Sophomore English Composition Class 2005
Instructor: ¤ý¬f´@ (Carol)
carol24@thu.edu.tw


Objective of the course:
- This writing course focuses on narrating, describing, analyzing, comparing and
  contrasting, classifying, evaluating at paragraph level.
- In addition, students will be able to write a structured paragraph with a clear topic
  sentence and supporting sentences. Then, an organized essay.
- Readings are like springboard for student writing.
- CNN video clips provide writing prompts for each chapter.


Textbook:
Ruetten, M. K. (2003). Developing Composition Skills. Boston: Heinle.


Grading:
Attendance 10% In-class participation 10% Assignment 25%
Mid-term exam 25% Final exam 30%


Course expectations:
1. Attendance:
   You are expected to attend the class regularly. Your absence each time, including
   excused absences, will cause certain points deducted from your final grade.
   Missing more than FOUR meetings of the class, including excused absences, may
   lead to your failure in this course.
2. In-class participation:
   You are encouraged to participate actively in class discussion, and the teacher will
   sign on your in-class participation form each time.
3. Assignment:
   You need to take responsibility for turning homework exercises in at the right
   place and time. Assignments should be turned in at the beginning of class on the
   due date. Late assignment will NOT BE ACCEPTED. The written work you
   submit must be typed.
Course Schedule (Tentative):
Week Date        Topic                        Assignment
1      Sep. 16   Introduction to the course
2      Sep. 23   Chapter 1
                 Introducing the paragraph
3      Sep. 30   Chapter 1
                 Introducing the paragraph
4      Oct. 7    Chapter 1                    Activity 1-13, 1-14, 1-15, 1-16
                 Introducing the paragraph
5      Oct. 14   Chapter 2
                 Narrating
6      Oct. 21   Chapter 2
                 Narrating
7      Oct. 28   Chapter 2                    Writing assignment 1: Narrative
                 Narrating                    (page 40)
8      Nov. 4    Chapter 3
                 Describing
9      Nov. 11   Mid-term exam
10     Nov. 18   Chapter 3                    Using the Internet (page 65)
                 Analyzing Reasons
11     Nov. 25   Chapter 3
                 Analyzing Reasons
12     Dec. 2    Chapter 4
                 Analyzing Processes
13     Dec. 9    Chapter 4                    Analyzing Reasons (page 82)
                 Analyzing Processes
14     Dec. 16   Chapter 4
15     Dec. 23   Chapter 5
16     Dec. 30   Chapter 5
17     Jan. 6    Chapter 5
18     Jan. 13   Final exam

								
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