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Building English Writing

INSTRUCTOR: AIDEN DON

2) In class session

Instructor Aiden Don


Classes will be held in room BAP 204. Classes will last for 50 minu
tes.
All assignments and class work will be done during these class peri
ods. Whatever classwork is not finished in class will be for homew
ork.
The syllabus has a detailed chart of what will be covered each week
.
If you have any problems with the course work or course itself the
n email me at donaiden@unist.ac.kr

3) Online Program

Students will be using Pearsons MywritingLab


Every week students will be required to finish the online work that
is connected to both the lecture class and in class sessions.
Students will have from Monday of each week until Sunday to finis
h each online lesson. I will check to make sure all students have fin
ished on the following Monday.
There is no textbook for this class instead the online program repla
ces it.

Syllabus
Students should keep a copy of the syllabus as the co

urse schedule is attached to it.


All information regarding the course can be found in
the syllabus along with my contact information.
If you lose your syllabus or course schedule you may
find an extra copy on blackboard under your course I
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Blackboard
Blackboard is an important tool for students and pro

fessors.
I will always post the dates for homework/assignmen
ts and online course work. (Make sure you check eve
ry week on Monday)
All course handouts will also be posted on blackboar
d under the content heading, but that doesnt mean y
ou should lose the original copy.
All grades will also be posted on blackboard under th
e course evaluation grade center section.

Pearsons MywritingLab
www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com
Every Monday a new lesson will be posted for studen

ts to finish.
5 major sections: Overview, Animation (video), Reca
ll 1, Recall 2 and Apply.
Recall: Review the material by answering 10 M.C que
stions for recall 1 and 10 MC for recall 2.
Apply: Use what you just learned in real situations, b
y reading a paragraph and answering 10 M.C questio
ns.

Requirements
Students need to attend all lecture classes, in class se

ssions and do all required online material.


If you are absent from class because of an illness or a
family emergency, please show me a note or some pr
oof and I will not deduct any marks.
Use of laptops, tablets and smartphones is encourage
d. (Dictionaries and Google are very useful)
All students should have:

1) A file folder to keep all the class handouts


2) A notebook/paper and pencil/pen to take notes.

Attendance
Students must bring their ID card and scan it before eve

ry class. If you do not scan your card the system will aut
omatically count you as absent.
It is not my duty to check and make sure you are attendi
ng class; that is what the online system is for.
If you happen to forget your card, please tell me at the e
nd of class and I will mark it down.
Also students will not be allowed to change class time du
ring the semester. If you cant attend your scheduled cla
ss than you will need proper documentation to prove wh
y.

Useful writing tools


Oxford dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (Wor

ds that have the same or opposite meaning)


Any other thesaurus (synonym dictionary)
University of Purdue Online writing lab (OWL)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
www.thesaurus.com
Hanyang University- Online writing lab
(excellent tool for learning how to write engineering
style papers) http://hanyangowl.org/

Google (www.google.ca)
This course is designed to help you learn the basics of academic writi

ng at a university level.
Students will be required to write in English, so using content from E
nglish websites is also important.
Naver and Daum are useful for dictionaries, however not so useful w
hen it comes to English content.
Try to become more comfortable with using Google.
Also try to use a mobile browser like dolphin or chrome for your sma
rtphone, instead of the naver browser.
Here is a little activity: Pull out your phones and do a quick Google se
arch on how to write an academic paragraph.
Also, to avoid using the localized version of Google, try www.google.c
a

Writing Class Structure


Week1: Course Introduction/Online course
Week 2: Basics of writing topic sentences
Week 3: What is a detail and what is evidence?
Week4: Conclusion writing (What is a summary?)
Week 5: Academic Paragraph Project 1
Week 6: Project 1
Week 7: Project 1
Week 8: Midterm exam
Week 9: Project 1 due/Project 2 start
Week 10: Project 2-Academic Essay
Week 11: Project 2-Academic Essay
Week 12: Project 2-Academic Essay
Week 13: Project 2-Academic Essay
Week 14: Project 2-Academic Essay
Week 15: Project 2-Academic Essay Due
Week 16: Final Exam

The first 4 weeks will focus o

n the basics of academic writi


ng. This will include group ac
tivities and writing examples.
Weeks 5~9 will focus on the
academic paragraph project.
You will work on the skills le
arned during the lecture and
online program.
Weeks 10~15 will focus on th
e academic essay project. Yo
u will also learn proper citati
on methods and research usa
ge.