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”。
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.
Course Syllabus （教学安排）
Week 1 (Unit 10): An Overview of Writing Strategies
What is academic writing?
Why academic writing for Chinese students?
What is special about this course?
Unit 10: An Overview of Writing Patterns
Selection of patterns
Avoiding constant shifts in person
Week 2 (Unit 11): Description
Unit 11: Description
Description of a person/place/object/scene
A controlling Idea or impression
Selection of details
Logic and coherence
Subjective and objective description
Week 3 (Units 12-13): Narration
Unit 12: Narration
Elements of a narrative
Writing to narrate
Narrative as proof
Week 4 (Unit 13): Process Description
Unit 13: Process
Introduction to processes
Elements of a process
Time and importance
Key details in writing processes
Week 5 (Unit 14): Comparison
Unit 14: Comparison and Contrast
Elements of comparison and contrast
Similarities and differences
Methods of comparison and contrast
Week 6 (Unit 15): Causality
Unit 15: Cause and Effect
Elements of cause and effect
Causes, effects, and time
Writing essays of cause and effect
（from Week 7 to Week 11)
Week 7 (Unit 16): Exemplification
Unit 16: Examples
Elements of examples
Types of examples
Essay development with examples
Week 8 (Unit 17): Definition
Unit 17: Definition
Elements of definition
Types of definition
Basic techniques of defining
Paragraphs developed by definition
The definition essay structure
Week 9 (Unit 18): Categorization
Unit 18: Classification and Division
Defining classification and division
Process of classifying and dividing
Common errors in classification and division
Sample essay analysis
Transitions and signals for classification and division
Week 10 (Unit 19): Introduction to Argumentation
Unit 19: Introduction to Argumentation
The western rhetoric
Argumentative claim and evidence
Exploring different viewpoints
Week 11 (Unit 20): Elements of Argument
Unit 20: Elements of Argument
Defining argument: A review
Essential elements of argument
Types of claims
Evidence and its functions
Appeals to needs and values
Week 12 (Unit 21): Writing Arguments
Unit 21: Writing Arguments
Basics of argumentation
Applying the basics
Building up logical and effective arguments
Revising and checking for fallacies
Approaches to English Vocabulary
General Service List (2284 words)
Academic Word List (570 words)
How to Write a Standard College Essay
What is the traditional essay structure?
How to write the 5-paragraph essay? (the key-hole structure)
Why learn the 5-paragraph essay structure?
How to Write Abstracts
Questions about abstracts
Structure of RA abstracts
Writing traditional (one-paragraph) abstracts
Writing structured abstracts
How to Prepare the Application Dossier
Writing Application Letters and Résumés
Questions about application
Writing the cover letter
Writing the résumé
Writing an Admission Essay (or Personal Statement)
Questions about the admission essay (or PS)
Tactics for writing the admission essay (or PS)
Analysis of a sample admission essay (or PS)
The study/research proposal
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.
Kanar, C. C. (2011). The College writer. 5th ed. Beijing University Press.
Langan, J. (2014). College writing skills with readings. 9th ed. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
Li, H. & J. Liu. (2016). College English writing. Beijing: Higher Education Press.
McMahon, C. and B. Stout. (2002). Critical thinking, thoughtful writing: A Rhetoric with readings. 2nd ed. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co.
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.
Zheng, C. (2008). Write to learn. Beijing: Science Publishers.
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.