Topic: Acad. Writing Non-Native Speak
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You must register and pay for this online course by June 11, 2011. If you would like to enroll, email your name, ID number, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.orgStudents will develop the fundamentals of good essay writing, improve advanced grammatical knowledge and learn college academic standards and expectations in this web-based instructional course. Students will obtain extensive feedback on submitted writing, and have daily access to instructors. The online format allows students to retrieve course materials from anywhere in the world, complete and submit assignments at any time of day, and pace themselves to complete assignments within the timeframe provided. Entering Emory students who successfully complete the course will be exempted from the Emory English Assessment and will be recommended for placement in an English 101 / 181 class based on their performance.
Writing Requirements: Students will use a process writing approach to draft and refine three academic essays, as well various shorter writing assignments designed to target specific writing skills. In addition, students will participate in informal written discussions.
Technology Requirements: The course will be delivered via Emory's Blackboard service, an online content management system accessible by login via the Internet from any location. The minimum system requirements are as follows:
- Windows XP or higher, OSX 10.4 or higher.
- One of the following browsers: Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox 3.0 or higher, Safari 3.0 or higher.
- Current version of the Apple QuickTime player (www.quicktime.com) needed to view the videos in this course
- Current version of Flash player, Java Standard Edition 5 (1.5.0_12) or higher.
- Word processing software. It is highly recommended that students have Microsoft Word 2007 (Win) or 2008 (OSX), so that they will be able to easily receive comments on papers. Comments will also be sent as PDFs, but having Word will allow students see comments and make changes in the same document without tabbing between windows.
- Comprehend, summarize, and paraphrase information accurately from diverse texts.
- Employ Modern Language Association (MLA) system of citation with confidence and ease.
- Compose strong, clear thesis statements, effective introductory paragraphs, logical supporting paragraphs, and thoughtful concluding paragraphs.
- Analyze and write different types of essays, including argumentative, cause and effect, and compare and contrast.
- Comprehend and demonstrate use of process writing skills (pre-writing, drafts, editing).
- Improve knowledge and use of advanced grammar.
- Expand academic vocabulary.
- Understand college academic standard and expectations.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- All course materials will be provided via Blackboard..
The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.