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The purpose of this course is to enable students to clearly write their ideas in
Understand and assimilate weekly writing devices learned in class. Use these writing devices to write 2 clearly structured interesting English paragraphs.
Active class participation and hand-in a weekly diary on any topic using newly learned writing devices.
1st Map of an English Paragraph.
2nd Developing a Paragraph – When a First Date is a Disaster.
3rd Transition Words – Smooth Passage.
4th Compare and Contrast – Two Unlikely Soulmates.
5th Peer Editing – Revised Version of a First Date.
6th Descriptive Writing – Horoscope Help.
7th Brainstorming – My Hometown.
8th Articles, Articles, Articles!
9th Problem and Solutions - Deforestation
10th The Third Conditional – Beckham on the Ball
11th A Well Placed Well Known Phrase – Animal Idioms
12th Reading to Write – What's in the News.
13th Telling a Story – So What Happened Then?
14th A Process Paragraph – Mikefs Yummy Brown Rice and Veggie Dish.
15th Concluding Paragraphs – Write a Paragraph.
Every week students must submit their weekly dairies on any topic of their liking. For lesson 8, students will write a paragraph on their hometown using all the devices learned in class. At lesson 14, your teacher will give you a choice of topics from which you to choose one. Students will prepare a paragraph and write it during class 15.
Each class will begin with 'Points on Writing' during which students learn a new structure or
writing device to develop writing skills and style. Students will use the Points on Writing in
your weekly diaries. They will practice grammar patterns enabling them to write smoother
mid-term paper 30%)Afinal paper (40%)
Active class participation & Weekly diaries(30%)
There is no text book. However, it is essential to bring a notebook, lose-leaf paper and a plastic file to class every week.
Up-to-the-minute news items and relevant texts will be provided each week by the teacher.
Gain confidence in your ability to write interesting and well-structured English paragraph. We will concentrate on the writing aspect but you will also use the 3 other language skills:Reading, Listening and Speaking English in class.
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