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 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • First draft peer review
  3. Unit 6: Cause-effect essays
  4. Announcements/Homework
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  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • Complete outline peer review
    • Grammar for writing
      • Word forms and common suffixes
      • Connectors and transitions
      • Comparative and superlative
      • Parallel structure
  3. Announcements/Homework
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  1. Announcements
    • Class canceled today (November 28)
    • トビタテカフェ on November 28 (17:45-19:45)
    • グローバル人材育成セミナー on December 06 (17:45-19:00)
  2. Announcements/Homework
    • Every week:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Before next class:
        • Make a complete outline for your comparison essay @ Google Classroom, including:
          • Paragraph One: Thesis statement (complete sentence)
          • Paragraph Two: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
          • Paragraph Three: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
          • (Point-by-point の場合のみ)Paragraph Four: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
          • Paragraph Four/Five: Concluding sentence (complete sentence)
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  1. Announcements
    • グローバル人材育成セミナー on November 22 (17:45-19:00)
    • Class canceled next week (November 28)
    • トビタテカフェ on November 28 (17:45-19:45)
    • グローバル人材育成セミナー on December 06 (17:45-19:00)
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • Brief outline peer review
      • Essay 4 (Activities 11, 12, 13, & 14)
    • Grammar for writing
      • Word forms and common suffixes
      • Connectors and transitions
      • Comparative and superlative
      • Parallel structure
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • Every week:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Make a complete outline for your comparison essay @ Google Classroom, including:
        • Paragraph One: Thesis statement (complete sentence)
        • Paragraph Two: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
        • Paragraph Three: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
        • (Point-by-point の場合のみ)Paragraph Four: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
        • Paragraph Four/Five: Concluding sentence (complete sentence)
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  1. Announcements
    • グローバル人材育成セミナー on November 22 (17:45-19:00).
    • トビタテカフェ on November 28 (17:45-19:45).
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • Brainstorming continued
      • Essay 4 (Activities 9, 10, 11)
    • Grammar for writing
      • Word forms and common suffixes
      • Connectors and transitions
      • Comparative and superlative
      • Parallel structure
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, November 20:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Activity 11 (p. 131)
      • Make a brief outline for the next essay and submit it @ Google Classroom.
        • Topic: Watching TV on time and watching recorded programs
        • Choose comparison (focusing on similarities), contrast (focusing on differences), or a mix (discussing both similarities and differences).
        • Choose three points of comparison.
        • The outline should include:
          • Thesis statement (complete sentence)
          • Three points of comparison (key words)
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