大学英文写作(二)
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spContent=写作形式反映思维方式,思维方式则富含文化特征。本课程从跨文化交际的角度,讲解大学英文写作的知识和技巧,侧重范文分析和学生习作点评。李慧辉博士将与你分享她在北美留学和教学以及国内教学中多年积累的跨文化体验和关于语言与认知的思考,从根本上帮助你了解和把握大学英文写作。
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课程概述

二十一世纪经济的全球化,高等教育的国际化,对大学英语教学提出新的要求。《大学英文写作》课程的目的是帮助学员掌握大学英文基本的写作方法和技巧,打好英文基础,为论文写作、出国留学和将来对外交流做好充分准备。

 

《大学英文写作》(二)是本课程的第二部分,内容主要包括常见的内容组织形式和写作策略,其中包含描述和叙事、过程说明、比较和对比、因果分析、举例说明、分类法和定义法,重点是论说文。写作策略经常是相通的,但同时文化和思维方式的差异,让英文写作中策略的运用形成了一些特点,与中文写作不甚相同。如果了解和把握这些特点,就能够有效运用写作策略。英文写作说到底是一门实践课。因此,本课程强调实践,希望应用过程写作法组织知识点,分析点评学生范文,强调为学生提供边学边练的机会。


本课程分12单元,每单元包含若干微视频、课堂讨论平台及配套练习,方便学生复习和预习课程内容。课程结束时,学员能够基本掌握一般写作策略,能够完成西方高校英文写作课程、人文社科课程和专业课程常见的写作任务,熟悉写作规范和写作方法,作文基本做到条理清晰,连接自然,论据充分,具有说服力。


考虑到学习者的实际需要,本课程还补充了4个“how to"单元:”如何写学期论文”, “如何写摘要”,“如何写留学申请信和简历”和“如何写个人陈述”。


本课程适用对象:已修完《大学英语》课程,特别是《大学英文写作》(一)MOOC课程,或者选修英文写作或希望继续提高英文写作能力的学生,以及备考雅思和托福准备出国深造的学生。

       

       

授课目标

This is Part II of Academic Writing, introducing organizational patterns or strategies, including description, narration, process, comparison, causality, exemplification, classification and definition with a focus on argumentation. “Study Resources” offers four bonus lessons.

课程大纲

Week 1: Course Introduction and an Overview of the Semester

Course Introducton

Unit 10  Writing Strategies: An Overview

Week 1 Test: Identifying Patterns of Development

Study Resources I

Learning English Vocabulary


Week 2: Description

Unit 11  Description in Essay Writing

Week 2 Test: Identify Sensory Expressions


Week 3: Narration

Unit 12: Narration in Essay Writing

Week 3 Assignment: Write a passage with emphasis on narration

Study Resources II

Application Dossier (I): Application Letters and Résumés

Application Dossier (II): Admissions Essays (Personal Statements) and Study/Research Proposals


Week 4:  Process Analysis

Unit 13  Process Analysis

Week 4 Test(Process Analysis)


Week 5: Comparison and Contrast

Week 5 Test (Comparison and Contrast)

Unit 14 Comparison and Contrast


Week 6: Cause and Effect

Week 6 Test  (Cause and Effect)

Unit 15  Cause and Effect


Week 7: Examples in Essay Writing

Unit 16  Examples in Essay Writing


Week 8: Definition

Week 8 Test: Definition

Unit 17  Definition


Week 9: Categorization

Unit 18  Classification and Division

Week 9 Test: Classification and Division


Week 10: Introduction to Argumentation

Unit 19  Introduction to Argumentation

Unit 20: Elements of an Argument


Week 12: Writing Arguments

Unit 21 Writing Arguments

预备知识

学习起点:


系统学习过初中、高中、大学英语基础课程,具有基本的英语词汇、语法基础知识以及语言能力,能进行一般的书面交流,最好是学习过《大学英文写作》(一)MOOC课程。

证书要求

单元测试作业占50%

考试占40%

课堂讨论占10%

总分85分以上为优秀,60-85分为合格。

 

证书分为免费证书和收费认证证书两类。

参考资料

本课程配套教材:李慧辉, 刘晶. 大学英文写作.:高等教育出版社,2016年.

请点击下图封面购买:

 

  1. Kanar, C. C. (2011). The College writer. 5th ed. Beijing University Press. 

  2.  Langan, J. (2014). College writing skills with readings. 9th ed. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

  3.  Li, H. & J. Liu. (2016). College English writing. Beijing: Higher Education Press.

  4. McMahon, C. and B. Stout. (2002). Critical thinking, thoughtful writing: A Rhetoric with readings. 2nd ed. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co.

  5. Swales, J. M. and C. B. Feak. (2012). Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills. 3rd ed. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

  6. Zheng, C. (2008). Write to learn. Beijing: Science Publishers.

常见问题

FAQ (常见问题)

  • Will I have to pay for the course?

    No.  You can take the course for free. You don't have to pay for it unless you want to receive the NUDT Certificate of Course. 

  • Will I get a Certificate of Accomplishment after completing this course?

    Yes. Anyone who successfully completes the course will receive the NUDT Certificate of Course Accomplishment signed by the instructor.

  • Will I get feedback on my written work?

    Yes. There are peer evaluations of your work that are the basis of the course grade. In addition, our teaching staff members will model effective feedback practices, so classmates can respond productively to one another.

  • Will this course provide instruction on grammar?

    No. Although grammar is important and resources on grammar will be provided, this course is focused primarily on how to write essays. We will focus at times on sentence-level aspects of writing thesis statements and topic sentences, but our primary interest is in communicating your ideas effectively to readers.

  • Will the course be especially difficult if a student is not very proficient in the English language?

    Yes, perhaps. Students who take the course should have basic proficiency of the English language, because our work will involve discussions about how native speakers use English, and what different expectations they have for college writing. However, our course will have experts on English as a Second/Foreign Language to provide resources, model feedback practices, facilitate productive conversations, and provide instruction at times.

  • Will this course be geared primarily to courses of scientific and technical writing in English? 

    No, not really. This course will help you with academic writing for all disciplines but in a more general sense. We have experts working with the course who have doctorates or long years of teaching experience across literature, social sciences, humanities, and, honestly, we will not be able to address specific conventions in diverse disciplines of science and engineering. We will ask you to reflect on how you can transfer the writing knowledge you gain in this course to other writing experiences you might have in scientific research or technical communication.