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M191019英語学英米文学(特殊講義)

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科目ナンバリング
  • G-LET20 6M191 LJ36
開講年度・開講期 2020・後期
単位数 2 単位
授業形態 特殊講義
対象学生 大学院生
使用言語 英語
曜時限 金1
教員
  • Karin L. Swanson(非常勤講師)
授業の概要・目的 This course is designed to assist students who wish to further refine their English writing skills, particularly those skills needed to compose advanced-level academic papers and to create polished essays such as those characteristic of literary criticism.
到達目標 The class`s primary goal remains, as in the first semester, an improvement of skills related to academic writing.

Building on the foundation built during the spring term, students will continue to structure, compose and refine essays from conceptual to finished stages.

At the completion of the course, students will have increased the varieties of essays they have written, which will give them not only expertise, but confidence to go on to longer essays. They will be able to more independently formulate longer essays from start to completion, and will have increased their critical thinking.
授業計画と内容 Each meeting of the class will be a continuation of the previous week`s, making regular attendance necessary in order not to fall behind.

There will be weekly homework, which will be checked at the beginning of the class, sometimes being from the textbook, other times editing of students` writing.

In some cases, this will be followed by introduction of rhetorical language or grammar presentations related to specific types of essays.

The class will be divided into three study units, focusing on three types of essays: Opinion, Compare and Contrast, and Cause and Effect.

Week 1 - Introduction for new students, begin Unit 4 - Compare and Contrast Essays, reading an example and discussion of topic, freewriting exercise.

Week 2 - Brainstorming ideas and relevant vocabulary for a compare and contrast essay, identifying audience and purpose , use of a Venn diagram as an outlining tool, writing an outline.

Week 3 - Reading examples of compare and contrast essays, examining the structure focusing on connectors in sentences, writing a first draft and peer editing.

Week 4 - Use of comparative adjectives, adverbs, nouns and their use, editing the first draft and re-wring a second draft.

Week 5 - Review of key language and grammar points of unit 4, compare and contrast essay timed writing exercise on a theme given by the instructor.

Week 6 - Begin Unit 5 - Opinion Essays - Reading and discussion of an opinion essay example, freewriting exercise.

Week 7 - Brainstorming ideas, vocabulary and identifying audience and purpose of the essay, essay organization, structure and writing the outline, reading two more short examples.

Week 8 - Using facts to support an opinion, differentiating facts from opinions, recognizing counter-arguments, and refutations, writing a first draft and peer editing.

Week 9 - Using quantity expressions effectively in support of your opinion, connectors showing support and opposition, self-editing the first draft and re-writing.

Week 10 - Review of key language and grammar points of Unit 5, opinion essay timed writing on a theme given by the instructor.

Week 11 - Begin Unit 6 - Cause and Effect Essays - Reading an example, discussing a cause and effect situation, brainstorming ideas and appropriate vocabulary, identifying audience and purpose, freewriting exercise.

Week 12 - Cause and effect organization, an effective example, skillful use of examples to support ideas , writing an outline for the essay.

Week 13 - Examining the organization of a well-done cause and effect essay, using phrasal verbs, writing and peer editing a first draft, review of future tense verbs used in cause and effect essays.

Week 14 - Use of conditionals, editing the first draft and re-writing, review of focus language and grammar points of unit 6.

Week 15 - Cause and effect essay timed writing exercise on a theme given by the instructor.
成績評価の方法・観点 There are no examinations for this writing class.

Evaluation will be determined as follows:
Attendance 26% (2% per class with two absences allowable. Bonus points awarded for perfect attendance.)
Homework in the textbook 26%
Completed Essays 48%
履修要件 特になし
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Weekly homework will be assigned and checked for completion.
教科書
  • Effective Academic Writing 2: The Short Essay (second edition), A. Savage & P. Mayer, (Oxford University Press), ISBN:ISBN 978-0-19-432347-5