SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (II)
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteReading & Debating in English 2、Writing and Reading (II)、Writing Tutorial
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Classroom Activities & Requirements

*Students are expected to spend extra 2-4 hours to fulfill the requirements of this course.

They need to complete two major writing projects in this semester: Placemaking and Entrepreneurship Service. To accomplish the two large writing projects, students need to sequentially complete eight small writing practices—proposal writing, outline writing, introduction with thesis statement, literature review, interview question design, survey questionnaire design, data analysis, result/finding and discussion. Each project consists of several writing-reading work, including research, reading, team discussion, interview, survey, online co-writing, and fieldtrips.  


The following are the in-classroom practices on a regular basis:

*While reading or discussion, students will be asked

1. to determine the writer’s purpose and effectiveness in communicating information in statements, paragraphs, and longer chunks of text

2. to recognize, understand, and exploit lexical, grammatical, developmental, and organizational markers of cohesion and coherence

3. to predict development and anticipate ideas as part of an active reading process

4. to scan authentic discourse for specific information

5. to identify the types of support which an author uses to develop ideas (e.g., facts, statistics, description, reasons, explanations, examples, anecdotes, cause/effect, process)

6. to distinguish between the presentation of fact and opinion

7. to recognize the various rhetorical modes and expository types normally used in academic discourse

8. to identify compare, and analyze information from a number of textual sources synthesize information from various sources to solve problems and perform tasks


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



Grading Criteria

1. proposal and outline                                                           8%

2. introduction with a thesis statement                                   8%

3. literature review                                                                  10%

4. survey/interview design                                                      10%

5. finding/result writing                                                          10%

6. Comparison/contrast, discussion, argumentation               12%

7. Persuasion and conclusion                                                  12%

8. Peer Review (x2)                                                                 10%

9. Reflection (x2)                                                                     10%

10. Presentation (x2)                                                               10%

Textbook & Reference
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