SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English
Course NameWriting and Reading (II)
InstructorHSU LI-HSIN
Course TypeRequired
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1: Induction Week

Week 2: Good Readers are Good Writers?

Week 3: Automonous Learning & Online Responses

Week 4: The Basic Moves of Academic Writing

Week 5: Documentation & Plagiarism

Week 6: Definition I

Week 7: Definition II

Week 8: Definition III

Week 9: First Essay Due (Mid-term Break)

Week 10: Individual Conferencing

Week 11: A Library Talk

Week 12: Comparison & Contrast I

Week 13: Automonous Learning & Online Responses

Week 14: Comparison & Contrast II

Week 15: Comparison & Contrast III 

Week 16: Cause & Effect I

Week 17: Cause and Effect II

Week 18: Final-term Break / Essay III Due (Cause and Effect)


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



1. Class Attendance and Participation: 25% 

2. Online and in-class Writing Exercises: 25% 

3. Two Mid-term papers & revisions (700-1000 words each): 30% 

4. Final term paper (1500 words): 20%

Textbook & Reference

Cooley, Thomas. The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition Ninth Edition. New York: Norton, 2017. 

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Ninth edition. New York, New York : The Modern Language Association of America, 2021. 


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