SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentDept. of English Course Schedule for Minor Students
Course NameEnglish Composition I
InstructorLIN YI AN
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteComposition﹕Exposition、English Composition I、English Composition (I)、English Composition I -1、Writing —International Graduate Students
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Tentative and subject to change:


Week 1 Review of Paragraph Structure (Ch. 1)

Week 2 Review of Unity and Coherence (Ch. 2)

Week 3 Using Outside Resources (Ch. 3)

Week 4 From Paragraph to Essay (Ch. 4)

Week 5 Process Essays (Ch. 5)

Week 6 Process Essays (Ch. 5)

First Essay Due

Week 7 Cause / Effect Essays (Ch. 6)

Week 8 Cause / Effect Essays (Ch. 6)

Week 9 Comparison / Contrast Essays (Ch. 7)

Second Essay Due

Week 10 Comparison / Contrast Essays (Ch. 7)

Week 11 Argumentative Essays (Ch. 8)

Week 12 Argumentative Essays (Ch. 8)

Third Essay Due

Week 13 Essays for Exams: TOEFL iBT Task 1

Week 14 Essays for Exams: TOEFL iBT Task 2

Week 15 Essays for Exams: GEPT

Week 16 Essays for Exams: TOEIC Writing

Week 17 Statement of Purpose and Resume

Week 18 Final Exam: Timed Essay

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



Class performance and attendance 20%  (no more than thrice of absence) 

Three Revised Essays 60% 

Exam 20%

Textbook & Reference


Alice Oshima, Ann Hogue & Lara Ravitch (2014). Longman Academic Writing Series 4:Essays 5/e. New York: Pearson Education


Dorothy Zemach and Lisa Ghulldu (2011). Writing Essays:From Paragraph to Essay. Oxford: Macmillan Education.

Jason Davis and Rhonda Liss (2006). Effective Academic Writing 3:The Essay. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Peter Chin, Yusa Koizumi, Samuel Reid, Sean Wray, and Yoko Yamazaki (2012). Academic Writing Skills 2. New York: Cambridge University Press.


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