課程資訊
課程名稱
基礎英文寫作
Fundamentals of English Writing 
開課學期
107-1 
授課對象
流行病學與預防醫學研究所  
授課教師
簡士捷 
課號
EPM5055 
課程識別碼
849 U0260 
班次
01 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期三2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
公衛215 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。
限公衛學院學生(含輔系、雙修生)
總人數上限:20人
外系人數限制:5人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1071EPM5055_01 
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課程概述

This course is designed to help you develop and sharpen the writing skills necessary to become a successful academic English writer, with a particular focus on vocabulary and sentence structure/grammar enhancement. In order to achieve competence with the use of English and fluency with written English, you will be guided step-by-step to improve your ways of thinking and writing clear and concise sentences and paragraphs into a unified, well-organized essay. You will also familiarize with a number of writing techniques and styles that would polish your writing. The course will include various rhetorical modes (process, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, argumentative) to prepare you for future academic writing.  

課程目標
The course aims to raise your awareness and develop skills and deeper understanding of aspects of academic writing, sentence-structural variety and rhetorical modes. It is hoped that you will be motivated to write essays on a range of topics and be able to achieve clarity and correctness in writing. 
課程要求
1. Class time will be divided into lectures, discussions and a variety of writing exercises, and you will be expected to have the reading assignments done before class. None of writing purposes can be accomplished if you are unfamiliar with the texts.
2. Attendance and Participation Policy: Because the skills taught in English composition are cumulative, regular attendance is necessary. In addition, participation is also crucial to this class format. Please be prepared for each class by completing all assigned readings. Regular class attendance and class participation, such as answering questions in class, participating in class discussions, or showing improvement on composition can have a positive effect on your overall semester grade. On the other hand, frequent absences, tardiness, or inattentiveness in class can have a detrimental effect on your final grade. Family emergencies and illnesses will come up and I will take these situations into consideration. Please come to me and explain such reasons. When you miss class, you are responsible for gaining the lecture notes from classmates and finishing any assignments given during the absence.
3. Assignments: All assignments are due on the date specified on the syllabus. All essays must be typed, double spaced, at least 12 point readable font, and fully proofread; include a title, your name, the date and numbered pages that are either stapled or paper-clipped together. Also, given that you are responsible for keeping a complete folder of your work, make sure to save your papers on a back-up disk and to maintain a hard copy of every piece of writing you hand in to me.
4. Disruptive behavior, sleeping in class, reading the newspaper or other materials not related to class, or doing work for another class will not be tolerated during class time.
5. A Note on Cell Phones: When we meet as a class, no one in class, especially your instructor, wants to be interrupted by your personal life. If you must carry this kind of device, you need to be sure that it is on vibration.
*Academic Honesty: As you are part of the University community, it is your responsibility to act with integrity when it comes to self-conduct and course work. All work done for this class is to be your own. If you consult an outside source or refer to or use another person’s work, you must acknowledge it and give credit where due. Failure to do so is plagiarism. Plagiarism is “the use of someone else’s words or ideas as your own without crediting the other person” (Lunsford, Andrea and Connors, Robert. The New St. Martin’s Handbook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999: 494). Please be sure that you must cite the sources of any ideas that are not your own. To avoid plagiarism, you can document your papers using the MLA/APA/CMS citation formats. We will cover these formats in class. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 備註: by appointment 
參考書目
1. Arnaudet, M. & Barrett, M. (1990). Paragraph Development: A Guide for Students of English. NY: Prentice Hall Regents.
2. Conlin, M. L. (2008). Patterns Plus: A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
3. Donald, R., Moore, J., Morrow, Betty, W., Lillian, & Werner, K. (1996). Writing Clear Essays. NJ: Prentice Hall Regents.
4. Donald, R., Moore, J., Morrow, B., Wargetz, L., & Werner, K. (1999). Writing Clear Paragraphs. NJ: Prentice Hall Regents.
5. Frodesen, J. & Eyring, J. (1997). Grammar Dimensions 4. Boston: Heinle & Heilne.
6. Langan, J. (2007). English Skills with Readings. NY: McGraw-Hill.
7. Langan, J. (2008). College Writing Skills. NY: McGraw-Hill.
8. Liao, P. (2007). Grammar for the Writing of English Research Papers. Taipei: Jong-Wen Books.
9. Reinking, J., Hart, A., & Osten, R. (2002). Strategies for Successful Writing. NJ: Prentice Hall Regents.
10. Ruetten, M. (2003). Developing Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar. Boston: Heinle & Heilne.
11. Smalley, R., Ruetten, M., & Kozyrev, J. (2001). Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar. Boston: Heinle & Heilne.
12. Swales, J. & Feak, C. (2012). Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3rd ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 
指定閱讀
1. Oshima, A. & Hogue, A. (2013). Longman Academic Writing Series 4: Essays. NY: Pearson Longman.
2. 臺大寫作教學中心教材編輯小組。《活用學術字彙:跨出論文寫作的第一步》。台北:國立臺灣大學出版中心,2010。
3. 邱崇賢。《文法會說話 》。台北:國立臺灣大學出版中心,2015。  
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Attendance and participation 
20% 
 
2. 
Writing assignments (paragraph and essays) 
70% 
 
3. 
Final exam 
10% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/12  Class orientation  
第2週
9/19  Punctuation rules  
第3週
9/26  Paragraph structure  
第4週
10/03  Unity and coherence  
第5週
10/10  Double Tenth Day 
第6週
10/17  Using outside sources  
第7週
10/24  From paragraph to essay
*Paragraph due  
第8週
10/31  From paragraph to essay  
第9週
11/07  Process essays  
第10週
11/14  Process essays  
第11週
11/21  Cause/effect essays  
第12週
11/28  Cause/effect essays  
第13週
12/05  Comparison/contrast essays
*1st essay due  
第14週
12/12  Comparison/contrast essays  
第15週
12/19  Argumentative essays  
第16週
12/26  Argumentative essays 
第17週
1/02  Argumentative essays
*2nd essay due  
第18週
1/09  Final exam