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 sessions, 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?
MLA Academic Midterm Paper (20%)
Homework (30% IELTS Practice Final (20%)
Class Participation (10%)
Cambridge Write & Improve (20% -10% is online class participation)
Total = 100%
Homework due on 12/06/2023 by 8 p.m. through the Write & Improve Website:
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 Writing Academic English at Saitama University: The reasons you taking this Academic Essay Writing (AEW1) course
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.
This essay counts for one of your five Write & Improve essays.
For AEW1a 1st quarter students: If you have already written this essay in AEW1a, please chose another essay of your choice. The five improved essays are due 01/31/2024. You can find the essay, and the image below will guide you. Now the essay is on page 9 and not 7.