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 1: Introduction to paragraphs
    • What is a paragraph?
      • Homework review
      • Topic sentence continued
      • Brainstorming
      • Supporting sentences
        • Types of supporting sentences
      • Avoiding unrelated sentences
      • Paragraph writing
        • Benefits of studying English
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • Before next class:
      • On a blank sheet of A4 paper, brainstorming on the “benefits of studying English.”
      • Continue Slack postings.
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  1. Announcements
  2. WS-B 2017 Slack
    • Follow up
      • Aim for 300+ words / week (x 15 = 4,500+ words / semester)
  3. Unit 1: Introduction to paragraphs
    • What is a paragraph?
      • Topic sentences
      • Five features of a good topic sentence
      • Brainstorming
      • Supporting sentences
      • Avoiding unrelated sentences
  4. Announcements/Homework
    • Before next class:
      • Textbook Activity 3 on pp. 8-9.
      • Continue Slack postings.
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  1. Announcements
  2. Instructor’s brief self-introduction
  3. Self-introduction
  4. Overview of the course (syllabus)
  5. Introducing the class web site
  6. G-Plus/GOALS
  7. Background survey
  8. Homework/Announcements
    • Before next class:
      • Buy the textbook at Seikyo, and have a look.
      • Create a Slack account and join the WS-B 2017 team.
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