Class 01

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 our Zoom 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? 

Homework (30%) 

IELTS Practice Midterm (20%)

APA Academic Paper (20%)

Class Participation (10%)
Criterion (20%)    

Total = 100%              

Documents: AEW1  Syllabus, Talking About Academic English

Part One due on Tuesday, 09/29/2020 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 it to invite you to make a Criterion writing account. 

Part Two due on 09/30/2020 Wednesday by 12 PM through the Criterion Website:

Second, then you can complete the essay after you set 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. In 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 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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