ENG301 - Advanced Composition (COMP2_S22)
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Learning to write in a second language is extremely difficult. Before we begin, it's worthwhile to think about our goals and how having excellent written communication skills in English will help us to reach them.
Part One: Writing Clear and Concise Paragraphs
Unit One: Paragraphs
Unit contents: Topic sentences, supporting sentences, supporting details, and concluding sentences. Grammar components: sentence types and fragments; count and non-count nouns. Three features of a well-written paragraph.
Unit Two: Features of Good Writing
Unit contents: Five features of good writing. Grammar components: clear and consistent pronoun reference. Peer-review workshop: Editing and proofreading.
Unit Three: Types of Paragraphs
Unit contents: Common paragraph types. Grammar components: subject-verb agreement: word forms.
Midterm Exam Instructions
Show off what you've learned by writing a complete, accurate, and detailed paragraph.
Part Two: Writing Well-Organized Essays
Essay Project: Medical Analysis
Unit contents: Comparing paragraphs and essays; the parts of the five paragraph essay; the introduction paragraph; systems of classification. Grammar components: subject-adjective clauses.
Link to Sample Essay:
Final Exam Instructions
Time to shine! Put together all of the things we learned this semester to write an excellent essay!
Folse, Ken, et al. Great Writing 3: From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays. Fifth Edition. New York: Heinle, 2021. (please note that this is a new edition and the book is different from the one we had used before)