SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentSchedule of College of Commerce Elective Courses for Commerce Students
Course NameIntermediate Writing
InstructorSHEN CHI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
PrerequisiteEnglish Writing、Writing and Oral Training、Writing and Oral Training I,Writing and Oral Training II
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule






















































































































week



Topic



Content



Activities and Assignments



1



2/26



? Course Introduction



? Small Talk



? Business News Review



- Orientation



- Small Talk/ Handout 1



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 1



Ø Research Task 1: A survey /questionnaire



2



3/05



? Understanding Data



Collection



- Survey & Questionnaire/ Handout 2



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 2



ØIndividual Task 1: Designing a



survey/questionnaire



(For report presentation)



3



3/12



? Composing Business



Message



- Composing Business Message/ Handout 3



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 3



ØIn-class Task 1 (Handout 3)



4



3/19



? Electronic Message &



Digital Media



- Emails/Messaging/Texting/ Handout 4



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 4



ØIndividual Task 2: e-mail writing



5



3/26



?  Creating the Report



 



- Creating the Report / Handout 5



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 5



ØIndividual Task 3: Creating the



Report



6



4/2



No Class



Tomb-Sweeping Festival



 



7



4/09



? Presenting the Report I



- Presentation of the Report I



ØIndividual Task 4: Presenting the



  Report



8



4/16



? Presenting the Report II



- Presentation of the Report II



ØIndividual Task 4: Presenting the



  Report



9



4/23



? Introduction to



Academic Writing



? Paragraphing,



Summarizing, & Citing



- Paragraph & Essay/ Handout 6 & 7



- Paragraphing, Summarizing, & Citing



- Weekly Business News Review



- Exercises in Handout 6 & 7



Ø In-class Task 2 & 3 (Handout 6 & 7)



10



4/30



? Introduction to



Brochure Design



- Designing a Product Brochure /Handout 8



- Weekly Business News Review



ØGroup Task: Product Brochure



11



5/07



? Argumentative Essay



(Expository Essays)



- Argumentative /Expository Essay/Handout 9



- Weekly Business News Review



ØIndividual Task 5: Argumentative



 Essay



ØGroup project: Product Brochure



12



5/14



?  Narrative & Descriptive



Essay



- Narrative & Descriptive Essay/ Handout 10



- Weekly Business News Review



ØIndividual Task 6: Narrative/



Descriptive Essay



Ø Group project: Product Brochure



13



5/21



? Compare & Contrast Essay



-  Compare & Contras Essay/ Handout 11



- Weekly Business News Review



ØIndividual Task 7: Expository    



    Essay



ØGroup project: Product Brochure



14



5/28



ETP Brochures



Display & Presentation



ETP Brochures - Display & Presentation



- ETP Brochures



15



6/04



?  Movie Review I



- Movie Review / Handout 12



- Weekly Business News Review/



Ø Individual Task 8:



Movie Review



 



16



6/11



? Movie Review II



? Tutorial Time



- Watching the movie



 



 



17



6/18



? Tutorial Time



One on One Coaching



One on One Coaching



18



6/25



Summer Vacation



Starts



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Grading:




  • Attendance: 20%

  • Class Participation: 30%

  • Activities and Tasks: 50%



Research Tasks/Writing Tasks/Individual Oral Presentation/ Group Projects


Textbook & Reference

  • Course Handouts: Course materials will be prepared by the instructor.

  • Supplementary materials: To be distributed in class.

  • Resources:



(1) VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



(2) BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish



(3) TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks


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