Introduction to EFL College Level Essay Writing

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Jacob Smith

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Introduction to EFL College Level Essay Writing

 

 

 

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E-mail: jacobsmithuga@gmail.com

Address: (613-010) Busan Suyeong-gu Namcheon-dong Hyundaivill Room 701, 19-37 Namcheondong, / South Korea

 

 

                                        

                                        Course Syllabus                                                                                                    

 

Week One: Technology and Setting the Stage for Essay Writing

Duration: 1 Week

W1 Unit 1: Integrating Technology to Write Your English Essay

 

Objective: Integrate a Technology Used in an English Speaking Country to write an Essay.

00:00 3rd October - 23:59 4th October 

Tasks:

1. Create a Gmail Account and link it to Google Drive.

2. Write a 300-word essay on how technology can be used to write essays, and how this technology is different or the same from what is used in Korea. Copy the course template folder in google drive labeled with your name and save your document in it. Post the link to your folder (portfolio) in the discussion forums and fill out your information on student information folder.

3.Share this document on the shared class folder within the Shared Google Drive and post your essay in the discussion session.

W1 Unit 2: Using Technology to Proofread Essays with a Partner.

Objective: Use technology to edit the documents in real time and combine the most relevant points into one essay.

00:00 October 5th - 23:59 7th October

Tasks:

  1. Choose a partner, look at the student information folder to exchange email addresses and combine your essays into one 400-word essay. Make sure that your work takes place in your student folder in the template that has been provided.
  2. Post your essay into the discussion board.

W1 Unit 3: Group discussion on different English editing and proofreading software.

 

Objective: Find technology that can help you write a more grammatically correct essay

00:00 October 8th - 23:59 9th October

Tasks:

1.  Review Grammarly or find a similar English editing software.

2.  Write a 100-word review of the pros and cons of using Grammar checking software and post into the discussion board.

 

Week Two: Writing Your Essay with Proper Structure and Style

Duration: 1 Week

W2 Unit 1: Writing Thesis, Reasons, and Details

Objective: To be able to properly structure your essay.

00:00 10th October - 23:59 11th October

Tasks:

1. Write a Know, want to learn and have learned (KWL) chart with What you know, want to know and later (end of week 3) what you have learned about College essay writing.

2. Create a shareable link to your KWL chart in a discussion post.

3. Read the article on developing a thesis for writing college-level essays. Then take the quiz on writing a thesis.

W2 Unit2: Using transitions

Objective: To use transitions to help aide one in the style and flow of your essay.

00:00 October 12th - 23:59 October 14th

Tasks:

 1. Read the links below about essay transitions. Create a google document and write some examples of different transitions. Each student should have at least 3 transitions and should put what each transition means.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Essay Transitions

Michigan State University - Transition Words

 2. Post on the forum about transitions, list three of your transitions and reply to each one of your classmates for when it is used.

 3. Take a transitions quiz

 

W2 Unit 3: Word choice

Objective: To be able to use word choice appropriately in a given essay.

00:00 October 15th - 23:59 October 16th

Tasks:

1.  Read the link on word choice for college level essays.

2.  Take the word choice quiz.

Week Three: Writing Essays for Your Area of Study

Duration: 1 Week

W3 Unit 1 Title: Essay styles for different fields

Objective: Find an essay style that will fit your field of study.

00:00 October 17th - 23:59 October 19th

Tasks:

 1. Read the links below on essay styles for different fields prompt.

Fullerton Pollack Library on Comparing Citation Styles 

Western Governors University, A Guide to Citation Styles

 2. Write a short 200-word google document about what your future major might be and post into the forum.

 3. Take the Essay style quiz.

W3 Unit 2 Title: Analyze Differences in Essay Style

Objective: Be able to tell the difference between different essay styles.

00:00 October 20th - 23:59 October 22nd

Tasks:

1.  Write a 100-word post on the forum comparing and contrasting your field's writing style with a classmate. Use the grammar software to check it.

2.  Write a discussion post copying an essay topic from this field using google scholar, put the title and the citation in your forum.

W3 Unit 3: Summary

Objective: Summarize what you have learned in this course and how it can help you in the future.

00:00 October 22th - 23:59 October 24th

Tasks:

1.  Write a 300-word reflection in the learned part of your KWL chart from week 2.

2.   Proofread at least one person’s KWL chart on Google Documents.

3.   Review your Portfolio, make sure the link is shareable in the student information folder.

 

 

Grading

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

50%

25%

25%

Unit 1:  30%

  • Task 1:  15%
  • Task 2: 10%
  • Task 3: 5%

Unit 1:  10%

  • Task 1: 2.5%
  • Task 2:  5%
  • Task 3: 2.5%

Unit 1:  10%

  • Task 1: 5%
  • Task 2: 5%

Unit 2: 10%

  • Task 1: 5%
  • Task 2: 5%

Unit 2: 10%

  • Task 1: 2.5%
  • Task 2: 2.5%
  • Task 3: 5%

Unit 2: 10%

  • Task 1: 5%
  • Task 2: 5%

Unit 3: 10%

  • Task 1: 5%
  • Task 2: 5%

Unit 3: 5%

  • Task 1: 2.5%
  • Task 2: 2.5%

Unit 3: 5%

  • Task 1: 5%
  • Task 2: 5%

 

Late work:

Late work will be accepted, but not for unit 1. Failure to do Unit 1 by the deadline will result in a 5% reduction of your grade.

Plagiarism:

When you copy and paste, or take someone's work without giving them credit this is not acceptable. Any proof of plagiarism will result in having to retake the course and disciplinary action.

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