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 (Activities 3 & 4)
      • Brainstorming
      • Supporting sentences
        • Tyes of supporting sentences
      • Avoiding unrelated sentences
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • Before next class:
      • Write a topic sentence for a paragraph on the benefit of learning English on the textbook.
      • Continue Slack postings.
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  1. Announcements
  2. WS-B 2018 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 (Activities 1 & 2)
      • Five features of a good topic sentence (Activity 5)
      • Brainstorming
      • Supporting sentences
      • Avoiding unrelated sentences
  4. Announcements/Homework
    • Before next class:
      • Activities 3 & 4 (pp. 8-10) from the textbook.
      • 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. Introducing Slack.
  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 2018 team. Join #journal and #topics and post something in English there.
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  1. Announcements
    • Make-up class today
  2. Unit 6: Cause-effect essays
  3. About 3rd-year courses
  4. Course review
  5. Homework
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  1. Announcements
    • Make-up class on Tuesday, January 23 (10:40-12:10)
  2. G-TELP Writing Test (概要サンプル問題)
  3. Homework
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