School of Letters Department of Humanities Literature Course
English Linguistics & Literature Major
Major (Credit 2)
選択科目
Intended Year:
Intended School:
英作文 I
English Composition I
Sub Title  English Composition 1
外国人教師 Edmundo Cruz LUNA
Numbering Code: LET-HUM2592E
Course Code: 18051404
2018 SpringTerm
weekly Mon5
Ito 203 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview This course is designed to help students become acquainted with the writing process, especially as it applies to those learning English as a Foreign Language. Writing in general is not an easy thing to do for most people; writing in a language that is not a native language makes the task especially challenging. Thus, this course is designed to help students develop their language skills as well as their writing skills. We will be covering the following topics: how to structure your sentences within a paragraph methodically and thoughtfully, how to focus your writing on a specific topic, how to formulate a thesis, how to organize your written language, how to check and revise your writing, and how to make the leap from "paragraph" to "essay". The student's goal at the end of the semester is to produce a polished essay on the topic of his/her choice, with supervision and guidance at every major step.
Keywords : English, composition, paragraph writing, thesis formation, essay writing
Prerequisites :
Required Ability :
Course Plan Textbooks : Foley, Barbara H., Solomon, Elena Vestri, and Clabeaux, David. 2014. From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays (3rd ed). Boston, MA: Cengage.
Reference Books :
Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available in a dedicated Dropbox folder.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Introduction: What is a paragraph? How do supporting sentences and concluding sentences help form the paragraph?
2 Five elements of good writing 1 - what are they? What makes a good paragraph?
3 Five elements of good writing 2: Practice writing purpose statements (Why should *anyone* care about my writing?)
4 Types of paragraphs 1: descriptive paragraphs; comparison paragraphs
5 Types of paragraphs 2: cause-effect paragraphs; classification paragraphs
6 Descriptive essays: moving from paragraph to essay
How to form a thesis
7 Descriptive essays 2: Understanding the Writing Process in 7 steps
8 Comparison essays 1: Organization and outlines
9 Comparison essays 2: In-class practice
10 Cause-effect essays 1: Organization and outlines
11 Cause-effect essays 2: how to use language most effectively in such essays 1st draft due
12 How to address comments and feedback effectively into your essay
13 Classification essays 1: Organization and outlines 2nd draft due
14 Classification essays 2: In-class practice
15 Conclusions - and other useful applications of essay-writing strategies Final draft of essay deadline TBD

Suggestion for success (Specific) : Students, please make sure that you respond to any feedback I or your peers may give you on your drafts. If you feel that you cannot address comments sufficiently, I would be glad to assist you during office hours or at a separate appointment made via email.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) :
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
B_B1-c [外国語運用能力]
Students will be required to master writing conventions that should lead to a polished, comprehensive essay.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, fall below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
B_A-b [アプローチの理解]
Students will be required to reflect upon and apply techniques and strategies that will lead to their most optimal essays/written products.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, fall below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
Standpoint→
Evaluation Method
B_B1-c
[外国語運用能力]
B_A-b
[アプローチの理解]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
In-class contribution 15%
Creations 20%
Report 30%
Report 35%

Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Various assignments throughout the semester: 15%
Weekly journals (to be checked periodically and collected at the end of semester): 20%
First and 2nd drafts of class essay: 15% each = 30%
Polished final draft of essay: 35%
Others Others :

教職 : 教職(英語)
資格 :

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