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Introduction to Academic Writing

Course Objectives
In this course, the students will learn the basic principles of academic writing. They will look at the fundamental aspects of writing and how to apply they apply to research papers. These are audience, purpose, organization, flow, style, and presentation. To reach this end, the course will place emphasis on these goals:
1)      To build writing competency so that the students can meet the requirements of graduate-level academic writing assignments.
2)      To become more proficient and comfortable in writing English for Academic Purposes.
3)      To understand and follow the conventions and expectations of graduate-level academic writing in general as well as in the students’ chosen field.
4)      To help the students understand that each discipline has its own genre/s and rhetorical characteristics,
5)      To develop familiarity with and practice several academic genres (e.g., summaries, different types of essays, critical reviews, research papers).
6)      To review all aspects of English syntax to produce error-free papers.

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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
5130205
GPP-MP6Z30L3
Introduction to Academic Writing
FAYE Singh Stanislas
A1 A2
水曜6限
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教室
国際学術総合研究棟 演習室B
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
不可
開講所属
公共政策学教育部
授業計画
Week 1 l  Introduction to the goals of the class l  Introduction to genre analysis l  Identifying the thesis and main points l  Writing assignment 1 Week 2 l  Paraphrasing and plagiarism l  Writing topic sentences Week 3 l  Choosing reporting verbs l  Hedging and boosting l  Writing assignment Week 4 l  General review of syntactical structures l  Tense agreements Week 5 l  The technique of styling sentences -          Clarity, variety, and style Week 6 l  Figurative language in sentences -          Simile -          Metaphor -          Analogy -          Allusion - Irony -          Hyperbole and understatement l  Practice in class Week 7 l  Identifying Controlling Ideas -          Controlling Ideas -          Supporting Ideas
授業の方法
This course will require the students to submit a weekly writing assignment based omn the materials covered. Individual consultations to explain to each student his or her weaknesses and strenths will be held in class. Key skills and concepts to be covered l  Review of basics: topic sentences, main ideas / thesis statements, transition devices, and coherence l  Concepts for analyzing genre: field, mode, tenor, purpose, and audience l  Clarity and conciseness l  Establishing a critical voice l  Writer-reader relations l  Modality: hedging and boosting l  Doing research l  Paraphrasing and plagiarism l  Documentation: citations and references / following a style guide l  Introduction to online tools useful for analysis of own writing and writing in a specific field
成績評価方法
Pass or Fail
教科書
APA (The American Psychological Association) Style Arnaudet, M. L. & Barnett, M. E. (1984). Approaches to Academic Reading and Writing. Englewoods Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall Regents. Faye, S. (2008). Writing/Grammar/Vocabualry Module. Sagamiono: Foreign Service Training Institute Frank, M. (1990). Writing as Thinking: A Guided Process Approach. Englewoods, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. Hogue, A., & Oshima, A. (2006). Writing Academic English. New York: Pearson/Longman McCrimmon, J. M. (1967). Writing with a Purpose. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Menasche, L. (2001). Writing a Research Paper. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. Porter, D. (2007). Check Your Vocabulary for Academic English. London: A & C Black. Wyatt, R. (2006). Check Your Vocabulary for Law. London: A & C Black. Supplementary Materials: Magazines, Newspaper Articles, Online Sources…
参考書
To be provided.
履修上の注意
This course is only for GraSPP students and cannot be audited