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
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)
Troubleshooting 4: What is effective argumentation?
Trbouble shooting 5: How to introduce a topic
Troubleshooting 6: How to structure the body of your essay
Troubleshooting 7: How to incorporate evidence in your writing
Troubleshooting 8: I feel my writing is boring.
Troubleshooting 9: I don’t know how to end my paper.
Troubleshooting 10: I don’t know how to connect ideas.
Troubleshooting 11: I don’t know how to write formally.
Troubleshooting 12: I don’t know how to revise my essay
How to become a better reader and writer?
All you need is a willingness to become a better writer.
The format of this course includes interactive lecturing videos (average 6 minutes length), discussions with faculty and students, writing exercises and quizs, directed metacognition activity, forum participation, peer review, polls and surveys.
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.