Class 01: Orientation to the Writing Course

Summary: There was an orientation to the course explaining the documents below, including what is expected of you in the classes, how you can do well, and how you can improve your English skills the most in this course. 

How will your grade be calculated? 

Homework (30%) 

MLA Academic Paper (20%)

Final IELTS Practice Test (20%)

Class Participation (10%) 

Criterion (20%)    

Total = 100%      

Let's Sign Up for Criterion before Session 02: 

Criterion -Online Writing Evaluation Log In            

Class 01: Orientation to the Course

Summary: There was an orientation to the course explaining the documents below, including what is expected of you in the sessions and how you can excel and get the most out of this course to improve your English skills. 

How will your grade be calculated? Homework (30%), IELTS Final (20%), MLA Academic Paper (20%), Class Participation (10%), Criterion (20%), 

Documents: AEW1b Syllabus 2020, Academic Essay Writing Survey, Name_Badge_Useful English_Attendance Self-check

Homework due for Class 02:

Part One due on Tuesday, 12/01/2020 by 4 PM via email attachment:

First, please email me your Academic Writing Survey document with your answers about how familiar you are with academic essay writing vocabulary. Any answer is okay, and we will check our understanding of the key-terms in Class 02. This email sending is important because I will use that email to invite you to make a Criterion writing account. 

Part Two due on 12/02/2020 Wednesday by 12 PM through the Criterion 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, the demonstration of how to complete the assignment was made, so for any absent students, please contact your teacher. Please click on -->  Criterion to sign up. 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, "Why are you Taking this Academic Essay Writing Course?" in Criterion

Writing Academic English at Saitama University: Why are you taking this Academic Essay Writing 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. 

And do not worry about your score, and you can get the homework points if you complete the essay. This assignment is set at the U.S. college level. Other assignments will have TOEFL or no scores at all. 

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