Writing Strategies B I, II

This course will offer students an opportunity to develop their writing skills for the purpose of communication, employing the process writing approach and various writing activities.

By taking this course, students will be able to increase their writing fluency. In WS-B I, they will also learn the basic paragraph structure in English and will be able to write well-organized one-paragraph essays. In addition, they will learn the basic essay structure in English and will be able to write well-organized essays (consisting of more than one paragraph) in WS-B II.

Recent posts

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Outline peer review
    • Thesis statement
    • Concluding paragraph
    • First draft
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 23:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Unit 4 essay first draft @ Google Classroom
        • Paragraph 1 & Paragraph 2 を完成させてください。
        • Paragraph 3 以降はアウトラインのままでOKです。ただし今日の授業を踏まえて加筆修正の必要があれば行ってください。

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  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Understanding the writing process: The seven steps
    • Topic selection for a descriptive essay
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 16:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Make an essay outline for the following topic @ Google Classroom. (brainstorming note)
        • Topic: Reasons for visiting Hokkaido (対象読者は外国人旅行客)
        • Outline の構成(KW=keywords, S=complete sentence):
          • Introduction: Hook (KW), thesis statement (S)
          • Body Paragraph 1: Topic sentence (S), supporting ideas & details (KW)
          • Body Paragraph 2: Topic sentence (S), supporting ideas & details (KW)
          • Body Paragraph 3: Topic sentence (S), supporting ideas & details (KW)
          • Conclusion: Concluding sentence (S), final thoughts (KW)
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  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Descriptive paragraphs and essays
    • Outlining an essay
      • Better living as a vegetarian (pp. 191-192)
    • Understanding the writing process: The seven steps
    • Topic selection for a descriptive essay.
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 09:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal.
      • Think of one or two possible topics for the essay assignment. クラス全員が興味を持てて、5つのパラグラフで構成されるエッセイとして書けそうなテーマを考えてきてください。
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  1. Announcements
    • Two types of posts for WS-B Slack
      • Journal: Same as in the first semester. You are welcome to post any time on any topic.
      • Topic-based: I will post a topic (discussion question) once a week. Please write a response.
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Reviewing paragraph basics
      • Descriptive paragraphs and essays
      • Outlining an essay
        • Better living as a vegetarian (pp. 191-192)
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 02:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal.
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  1. Announcements
    • Two types of posts for WS-B Slack
      • Journal: Same as in the first semester. You are welcome to post any time on any topic.
      • Topic-based: I will post a topic (discussion question) once a week. Please write a response.
  2. Warm-up writing exercise
  3. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Reviewing paragraph basics
      • Descriptive paragraphs and essays
      • Outlining a descriptive essay
  4. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, September 26:
      • Slack の新しいチャンネル #topics に参加してください。こちらには毎週月曜か火曜にトピックを提示するので、その内容について書いてください。
      • 既存の #journal は前期と同じ使い方をします。成績は両方のチャンネルの投稿総合数で評価します。
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