课程概述

   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. 

授课目标
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
证书要求

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. 



预备知识

 学习起点:

完成大学英语基础阶段学习、并具有一定英语交流能力的本科生或研究生。

授课大纲

Prewriting process:

Troubleshooting 1: I don’t know what to write about

Troubleshooting 2: What is thesis statement? The soul of your paper

Troubleshooting 3: How do I put my ideas together?(outline writing)

               

Drafting Process:

Troubleshooting 4:  What is effective argumentation?

Trbouble shooting 5: How to introduce a topic

Troubleshooting 6: How can I support what I say in a paragraph: paragraph development strategies

Troubleshooting 7: How to incorporate evidence in writing?

Troubleshooting 8: I feel my writing is wordy.

Troubleshooting 9: I feel my writing is boring.

Troubleshooting 10: I don’t know how to end my paper.

 

Revision Process:

Troubleshooting 11: What are the common errors found in students’ writing?

Troubleshooting 12: How to revise and edit your paper?

Troubleshooting 13: How can I become a better reader and writer?


参考资料

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.

常见问题

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.