|授業科目名||Paragraph Writing b|
|授業科目名（英文）||Paragraph Writing b|
|学期・曜日・時限||後期 水曜日 4時限|
|This course introduces students to basic communicative paragraph writing concepts involving topic sentences, details, chronological order, process and definition, and classification. Goals will include the study of textbook materials, submitting written work for peer review and a final written passage to a satisfactory level upon completion of the semester coursework.|
|Upon completion of this course it is expected that students should have a good understanding of the skills involved in the paragraph writing process and have improved on their level of paragraph writing to an acceptable standard. Students will understand how a well-written paragraph is put together and exercise that understanding by producing material, both from the textbook activities and from personal experiences.|
|The class will require students to engage in reading a wide variety of topics to gain understanding of good paragraph structure. Students will learn how to communicate effectively through their writing, learn how to organize their thoughts and be able to identify main thoughts and how everything else relates to it. A specific writing style will be introduced by the instructor. This will include non-erasure of mistakes, formating of sentences, and other measures to allow the student to easily understand mistakes and learn from them. Work completed in the class is very important towards the final grade as most of the overall grade comes from such activities. Written assignments will be checked by peers and the instructor, and returned to the students with any necessary corrections as a valuable tool for comprehension and improvement. If you have any questions concerning the course, the instuctor asks that you voice them as soon as possible in class.|
|Week 1: Orientation.|
week 2: Chapter 1: Topic sentences, ideas and assertions.
Week 3: Chapter 2: Specific details of the paragraph, first topic writing.
Week 4: Chapter 3: Time order, understanding importance of chronology in writing effectively.
Week 5: Chapter 4: Space order, specific vocabulary and phrase to use, writing activity.
Week 6: Chapter 5: Process and definition, verb review and time words, writing activity.
Week 7: Chapter 6: Cause and effect, indicators of cause and effect.
Week 8: Chapter 7: Examples, words and phrases used, predictions, writing activity.
Week 9: Chapter 8: Definition, structure, writing activity.
Week 10: Chapter 9: Classification, examples, peer sharing.
Week 11: Chapter 9: Classification, writing activity.
Week 12: Chapter 10: Comparison and Contrast, words, phrases, vocabulary,
Week 13: Chapter 10: Comparison and Contrast, writing activity.
Week 14: Review of textbook material, important sections highlighted.
Week 15: Preparation for final writing activity, drafts and peer reviews.
|Review of previous/next class material will help the students understand more deeply and clearly the foundations of good paragraph structure. This will assist in producing a higher level of written work and a better comprehension of this course work. Peer review and teacher feedback is an important aspect of the class and students are encouraged to actively participate in order to improve their writing communication abilities.|
|Paragraphs that Communicate by Hisatake Jimbo and Richard B. Murto. MacMillan Language House. (\2000+tax). ISBN 978-4-7773-6009-3|
|An A4 notebook to be used for the writing assignments in addition to keeping and collecting class notes and other materials.|
A good English-Japanese/Japanese-English dictionary will be required in order to fully comprehend any new vocabulary and how to use it correctly.
|The students final grade evaluation will be assessed using the following criteria:|
Completion of all writing assignments 35%. Satisfactory class participation, progress checks, and effort 35%. Final writing activity 30%.
|Students should participate actively in class in order to gain the most from this course and to help in understanding good paragraph writing structure. Students should demonstrate a clear understanding of the course material on a weekly basis, and have that refected in their written assignment submissions. The extent to which improvement has been made in students' paragraph writing work during the semester, will be the major criterion for deciding the overall final grade.|