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.

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  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • First draft peer review
    • 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:
      • Comparison essay second draft @ Google Classroom
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  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Organization of a comparison essay (review)
    • Grammar for writing (Activities 12 &13)
    • Topic selection
      • Watching movies in the theater or at home
    • Brainstorming
    • Outlining
  3.  Announcements/Homework
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  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Comparison essays
    • Organization of a comparison essay
    • Grammar for writing (Activities 9, 10, & 11)
  3.  Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, November 12:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
      • Activities 12 & 13 (pp. 132)
      • Think of possible topics for the comparison essay.
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  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Second draft peer review
    • Concluding paragraph
    • Writing the third draft
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, November 05:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Unit 4 essay third draft @ Google Classroom
        • 最後まで完成させてください。10/29日までに提出済みの second draft については、Google Classroom 経由でコメントを返却してあるので、加筆修正時の参考にしてください。
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  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Understanding the writing process: The seven steps
    • Review of essay writing
    • Peer review on the Unit 4 essays
  3. Announcements/Homework
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