Weekly outline

  • 12 September - 18 September

    9/15 OFF (Moon Festival)

    Instructor: 許麗媛 (Leah) 

    • leehsu@nccu.edu.tw
    • Office: R416, Research Bld.
    • Office Hours: 10-12 Monday & Friday (By Appointment)

    • 19 September - 25 September

      9/22

      • Introduction to the course
      • Online writing resources

      Homwork:

      • —Choose 3 words from Chapter 1 of the textbook.
      • —Look them up in 3 of the dictionaries we introduced in today’s lesson. Make sure your three dictionaries include one from each of the following categories:
        •      Learners’ Dictionaries
        •      Collocation Dictionaries
        •      Concordancers
      • —Note down your search results on a piece of paper.
    • 26 September - 2 October

      9/29

      • Paragraph structure (ch 1)
      • Grammar: articles

      Paragraph writing # 1 (first draft submitted online by 10/11)

      Homework:

      —Do Practice 3 (p. 7-8) and Practice 5A (p. 9-10) of Chapter 1.
    • 3 October - 9 October

      10/6

      • The writing process (ch 1)

       

      Homework:

      • —Paragraph Writing #1
      • Do Practice 9 (p. 16) of Chapter 1.

      • 10 October - 16 October

        10/13

        • Peer review
        • Grammar: punctuation
        • 17 October - 23 October

          10/20

          • Unity and coherence (ch2)
          • Grammar: Subject-verb agreement

          Homework:

          • —Practice 4 (p.28)

          Paragraph writing # 2 (first draft submitted online by 11/1)

        • 24 October - 30 October

          10/27

          • Unity and coherence (ch2)
          • Grammar: types of sentences II (ch 9)

          Homework:

          • —Practice 8 (p.36)
          • Practice 9B (p.38) 

          • 31 October - 6 November

            11/3

            • Peer review
            • Narrative writing (handout)
            • 7 November - 13 November

              11/10

              • Narrative writing (handout)
              • Grammar review #1 (on noun clauses, ch 11)

              Homework:

              • —Exercise 48 (Hand-out)
              • Exercise 6 (Hand-out)
              • 14 November - 20 November

                11/17

                • Descriptive writing (handout)
                • Grammar review #2 (on adverb clauses, ch 12)

                Paragraph writing # 3 (first draft submitted online by 12/6)

              • 21 November - 27 November

                11/24

                • Descriptive writing (handout)
                • Grammar review #3 (on adjective clauses, ch 13)

                 

                Homework:

                • —Exercise 1: Read "Beyond the Sun" to find similes and metaphors. (p. 11, Hand-out)

              • 28 November - 4 December

                12/1

                • Using outside sources (ch 3)
                • Grammar review #4 (on participles, ch 14)

                • 5 December - 11 December

                  12/8

                  • Peer review
                  • Paraphrasing (ch 3)

                  Homework:

                  • —Practice 6 (p.62-63)
                  • 12 December - 18 December

                    12/15

                    • Summarizing (ch 3)
                    • Grammar: parallel structure (ch 10)

                    Paragraph writing # 4 (first draft submitted online by 12/27)

                  • 19 December - 25 December

                    12/22

                    •  Expository writing (handout)

                    • 26 December - 1 January

                      12/29

                      • Peer review
                      • Grammar: sentence problems (ch 10)
                      • 2 January - 8 January

                        1/5

                        Writing portfolio assignment

                        ***CHANGE OF CLASSROOM:

                        Language Lab #2 (Room 360406, 4th Floor, International Building)

                      • 9 January - 15 January

                        1/12

                        Individual conference (presenting the final writing portfolio)