Session 01: Orientation & Talking About Academic Writing
Summary: There was an orientation to the course explaining the documents below, including what is expected of you in our classes, your homework, how you can do well, and how you can improve your English writing skills the most in this course.
How will your grade be calculated?
IELTS Practice Midterm (20%)
APA Academic Final Paper (20%)
Class Participation (10%)
Five Essays: Cambridge Write & Improve (20%)
Total = 100%
Part One due by 6 PM via email attachment on the day of the lottery:
First, please email me your Academic Writing Survey in the Word document by marking your answers in each row about how familiar you are with academic essay writing vocabulary. Most or all of the work has been done in class, so posting is easy to do. Any answer is okay, and we will check our understanding of the key terms in Session 02.
This email sending is important because I will invite you to make a Cambridge Write & Improve writing account. Please wait for my email inviting you to join our class code.
Part Two due before Session 02 or after the lottery through the Write & Improve Website after you sign up:
Second, you can complete the essay after setting up your online account with a class code that will be emailed to you based on your email address. In this first class, I demonstrated how to complete the assignment, so for any absent students, please contact me.
It is essential to review your score and notice your mistakes to improve your draft after the submission. Each time you submit, your university pays a lot of money for it, so please take advantage of this homework opportunity. Please complete the essay
Please use these question prompts to help you with a 200-250 word essay.
What kind of academic essay writing have you done so far in English?
What is puzzling for you about academic essay writing (i.e., what questions do you have about academic writing)?
Which specific writing concepts/skills do you most want to develop in this quarter? Why? How? Please explain in detail, giving clear reasons.
Please review the guidance of Write & Improve, and revise the essay again and again as many times you like.
You can find this Write & Improve essay on page 7 like this: