大学英语写作基础
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课程概述

本课程的开始阶段从英语写作的基础讲起,通过选词和造句的讲解,旨在为学生的英语写作打下坚实的语法基础;之后过渡到段落写作,段落写作旨在教会学生如何提出明确观点并进行具体充分的论证;最后过渡到学期的核心部分,即五段式论文写作,通过讲解及例文分析,学生们能够掌握各类论述文章如对比、因果分析、下定义及议论文写作的基本框架,能够写出结构合理条例清晰、论述恰当的五段式文章。

 

授课目标

本课程以大学英语四级写作目标及要求为参考,旨在提高学生的英语写作水平,能够做到表达清楚,条理清晰,文字通顺,语言运用恰当等,是一门全面、系统讲解英语写作知识和技巧的课程。

课程大纲

Week1:Course Introduction and Effective Word Choice

Lesson 1-Course Introduction and Meanings of Words

Lesson 2-Levels of Words

Lesson 3-Specific and General Words

Week2: Effective Sentences

Lesson 1-Types of Sentences

Lesson 2-Common Problematic Sentences

Week3:Effective Paragraphs

Lesson 1-Understanding of a Paragraph

Lesson 2-Components of a Paragraph

Lesson 3-Structure of a Paragraph

Lesson 4-Principles for an Effective Paragraph

Week4:Effective Essays

Lesson 1-Effective Introduction

Lesson 2-Effective Central Paragraphs and Conclusion

Week5:Narrative Essays

Lesson1-What is a Narrative Essay

Lesson 2-How to Write a Narrative Essay

Week 6: Cause and Effect Essays

Lesson 1-What is a Cause and Effect Essay

Lesson 2-How to Write a Cause and Effect Essay

Week7:Comparison and Contrast Essays

Lesson 1-What is a Comparison and Contrast Essay

Lesson 2-How to Write a Comparison and Contrast Essay

Week8:Definition Essays

Lesson 1-What is a Definition Essay

Lesson 2-How to Write a Definition Essay

Week9:Argumentative Essays

Lesson 1-What is an Argumentative Essay

Lesson 2-How to Write an Argumentative Essay

Week10:Writing Format

Lesson 1-How to Write an Effective Title

Lesson 2-How to Use Punctuations Properly

预备知识

已修完大学英语三级,具备一定的英语语法及写作基础。

学习起点:

证书要求

课堂讨论:10%

单元测试:30%

单元作业:30%

期末考试:30%

参考资料

《实用写作》,北京大学出版社,2008年。

《高级实用英语写作》,中国人民大学出版社,2007年。

《高级写作手册》,外语教学与研究出版社,2008年。

《高级英语写作》,中国人民大学,2012年。

Exploring Writing, Atlantic Cape Community College, 2007.

College Writing Skills with Readings, Atlantic Cape Community College, 2005.

Spotlight on Critical Skills in Essay Writing, Camosun College, 2007.

And some other online materials.