The College English Process Writing MOOC course is taught to anyone who feels English writing is a mystery. In this course, students will understand the writing process, learn to write effective argumentation/arguments, and think critically. The course also teaches effective strategies targeting students’ common writing problems in the writing process, so that you can tailor this course to your individual needs. Moreover, this MOOC course, as an upgrade of a popular writing course taught in Jilin University ever since 2008, provides a variety of engaging writing activities, rich leaning resources, and in-depth analysis of writing samples from our previous and current students. Here you will engage yourself in an adventure of shaping your ideas, an interactive writing environment, and a fun learning process. The course will equip you with the fundamental writing skills so that you will be prepared to pursue your educational goals in whatever field you so choose.
The students will be able to: have a clear understanding of the writing process employ appropriate writing strategies write more fluently and logically become a better learner of English
Week 1 Brainstorming Process
Troubleshooting 1#: I don't know what to write about.
Test on brainstorming strategies
Week 2 Planning & Outlining Process
Troubleshooting 2#: I don't know how to put my ideas together.
Troubleshooting 3#: What is thesis statement? the soul of your paper.
Week 3 Drafting Process
Test on logical appeal and introduction
Troubleshooting 4: what is effective argumentation?
Week 4 Drafting Process
Troubleshooting 5#: how to introduce a topic?
Troubleshooting 6#: How to structure the body of your essay?
Week 5 Drafting Process
Troubleshooting 7#:How to incorporate evidence in writing?
Test on citation
Week 6 Drafting Process
Test on boring writing
Troubleshooting 8#: I feel my writing is boring!
Week 7 Drafting Process
Test on common errors
Troubleshooting 9#: I don't know how to end my paper!
Troubleshooting 10#: What are the common errors found in students' writing?
Week 8 Revising Process
Troubleshooting 11#: how to revise your writing?
Week 9 Revision Process
Troubleshooting 12#: how to edit your writing?
Week 10 Troubleshooting 15: How can I become a better reader and writer?
Suggestions on English learning resources and strategies
The format of this course includes interactive lecturing videos (average 6 minutes length), discussions with faculty and students, writing exercises and quizs, forum participation and peer review.
Leki, I. 2002. Academic writing: Exploring processes and strategies. Cambridge University Press.
Spack, R. 1999. Guidelines: a cross-cultural reading/writing text. Cambridge University Press.
Reid, M. J. & M. Lindstrom. 1985. The proces of paragraph writing. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
英语写作学习无关你的学历，年龄，专业背景。 All you need is a willingness to become a better writer.