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توصيف مقرر 221 ENG

    National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment

Course Specification

Institution:           Majma’ah University

College/Department :    College of Education/English Department

A Course Identification and General Information

1.  Course title and code:       ENG 221 Writing 2

2.  Credit hours :                          Three [3]  hours

3.  Program(s) in which the course is offered.

BA in English

4.  Name of faculty member responsible for the course:   

5.  Level/year at which this course is offered:   Level : 4

6.  Pre-requisites for this course

   ENG 125   Writing 1

7.  Co-requisites for this course (if any)

8.  Location if not on main campus

                                               Not applicable

B  Objectives 

1.     Developing key writing skills needed in academic courses at higher levels so as to achieve greater communicative effectiveness. This includes summarization, drawing information from a variety of sources and using the library.

2.     Focusing on the elements of successful written communication: for example, the skills of revision, editing, and proof-reading skills; and the skills required to organize sentences and paragraphs into logical sequence.

3.     Developing the students' paragraph writing skills to short essay, of three to five paragraphs, writing skills.   

4.     Enabling the students to write in various genres in the appropriate styles (free-writing, descriptions, narratives, comparisons, cause and effect, argumentation - for and against etc).

5.     Training the students  on different steps of writing short essays – stimulating ideas, brainstorming, making outline, making the first draft expanding the outline by adding details, descriptions, examples, comparisons, data, arguments and so on ; and proof reading and editing

6.     Revising different language structures and grammatical items needed 

2.  Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented. 

Information and communication technology to be used for visual writing

C.  Course Description

This course aims at developing the students' paragraph writing skills to short essay, of three to five paragraphs, writing skills preparing them for future writing activities in academic writing like writing "term papers" and short "research papers"; and in professional life writing like preparing "CVs", "case reports" and so on. 

After a quick review of "paragraph writing" activities, the course moves on to the definition and qualities of a good essay comparing its different parts with those of a paragraph: the topic-the topic, the topic sentence-introductory paragraph, supporting sentences-body paragraphs and concluding sentence – concluding paragraph.  The students are introduced with the different steps of essay writing – stimulating ideas, brainstorming and outlining, developing ideas, making the first draft and finally editing.

The students then move on to writing short essays (guided, semi-guided and free) to express their views on different topics.  The course focuses on writing "descriptive essays, narrative essays, opinion essays, comparison essays and cause and effect essays.   

Special consideration will be paid to the processes of gathering information (data), organizing and analyzing it so as to provide the informal, initial background for more serious research (academic) writing at higher levels.

1 Topics to be Covered

List of Topics

No of

Weeks

Contacthours

Orientation

2

6

 Revision: paragraph, its different parts and paragraph writing

2

6

Paragraph to Short Essay: comparing a paragraph to a short essay; unity and coherence of sentences within a paragraph; unity and coherence of paragraphs in an essay; discussing "Simple, Compound and Run-on Sentences"; and editing activities

2

6

Writing Descriptive Essays: stimulating ideas; brainstorming and outlining; first draft – prepositional phrases in descriptive writing, adjectives in descriptive writing, formation of adjectives and order of adjectives; and editing

2

 6

Writing Narrative Essays: stimulating ideas; brainstorming and outlining; first draft- showing sequence in Narrative Essays, using time adverbs and use of subordinating conjunctions, use of Past Continuous Tense, Past Time clauses, Simultaneous and Interrupted activities; editing.  1st Mid-term

2

 6

Writing Opinion Essays: stimulating ideas; brainstorming and outlining; first draft – facts and opinions, interpreting facts to support an opinion, arguments and counter arguments; using quantity expressions in Opinion Essays, connectors to show support and opposition; editing

2

 6

Writing Comparison and Contrast Essays: stimulating ideas; brainstorming and outlining; first draft – comparison and contrast connectors, using comparatives; editing

2

6

Writing Cause and Effect Essays: stimulating ideas; brainstorming and outlining-cause and effect organization; first draft – casual chains, the future with "will", "will" with "so that", expressing future possibility with "If" clauses  

1

3

2 Course components (total contact hours per semester):               

Lecture:

       30 hrs.

Tutorial: 

      2 hours

Laboratory

Practical Writing

15 hours

Other:

3. Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week.

             Continuous  writing  habit to develop their skills- one hour

a.  Knowledge 

(i)  Description of the knowledge to be acquired

The students will be able to use mind mapping and graphic organizer to  connect  and generate ideas for free writing of ideas and feelings through effective written communication

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop that knowledge

·        Socialized Discussion with the aid of information and communication technologylike power   point presentations of lectures.

·        Brainstorming

·        Writing exercises

(iii)  Methods of assessment of knowledge acquired

·        Oral recitation / Class participation/ Individual oral presentation

·        Skill based guide/ graded communicative activities

·        Formative assessment

·        Use of checklist and rubrics for evaluation

·        Examinations

·        Writing portfolio

b.  Cognitive Skills

(i)  Description of cognitive skills to be developed

The students will be able to enrich their vocabulary skills thru writing their personal opinions, anecdotes and experiences with the assistance of varied references like information technology system. Books and journals.

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop these cognitive skills

·        Socialized Discussion with the aid of information and communication technology like power  point presentations of lecture.

·        Interactive Class discussion – question and answer

·        Experiential Writing / Journal writing

(iii)  Methods of assessment of students cognitive skills

·        Oral recitation / Class participation/ Writing Portfolio

·        Skill based guide/ graded communicative activities

·        Formative assessment

·        Use of checklist and rubrics for evaluation

·        Examinations

c. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

(i)  Description of the interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility to be developed

·        The students will be able to develop their writing skills through peer coach writing.

·        Peer editing

·        Peer checking is a tool that will help them to proof read their writings before editing.

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills and abilities

·        Socialized Discussion with the aid of information and communication technology like power point presentations of lecture.

·        Interactive Class discussion – question and answer

·        Experiential Writing- active, hands-on concrete experience is the most powerful and natural form of learning. Students should be immersed in the most direct possible experiences of the content of every subject.

·        Collaborative- cooperative learning activities .

(iii)  Methods of assessment of students interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility

        Individual Writing Tasks

        Skill based guide/ graded writing activities

        Use of checklist and multi trait rubrics for evaluation

        Feedback/ problem based learning

        Formative assessment

d.   Communication, Information Technology and Numerical Skills

(i)  Description of the skills to be developed in this domain.

The students will be able to develop writing skills through searching for and exposing themselves to different writing styles, formats and contents in information communication technology.

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills

·        Socialized Discussion with the aid of information and communication technology like  power  point presentations of lecture.

·        Interactive Class discussion – question and answer

·        Experiential   Writing- active, hands-on concrete experience is the most powerfuland  natural form of learning. Students should be immersed in the most directpossible experiences of the content of every subject.

(iii)  Methods of assessment of students numerical and communication skills

o   Individual Writing Tasks

o   Skill based guided/ graded communicative activities

o   Use of checklist and holistic rubrics for evaluation

o   Feedback/ problem based learning

e.  Psychomotor Skills (if applicable)

(i)  Description of the psychomotor skills to be developed and the level of performance required

Tofreely express their feelings and thoughts in their rhetorical writing.

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills

·        Writing exercises

·        Personal Journal

(iii)  Methods of assessment of students psychomotor skills

o   Individual Writing Tasks

o   Skill based guided/ graded communicative activities

o   Use of checklist and multi trait rubrics for evaluation

o   Feedback/ problem based learning

o   Formative assessment

5. Schedule of Assessment Tasks for Students During the Semester

Assessment

Assessment task  (eg. essay, test, group project, examination etc.)

Week     Due

Proportion of Final Assessment

1

Midterm Examination 1

6th week

15 %

2

Midterm Examination 2

10 th week

15%

3

Writing Porfolio, assignments and participation

1st -15th

weeks

10%

4

 Final Examination

17th week

60 %

               T O T A L

 100 %

D. Student Support

1. Arrangements  for availability of teaching staff for individual student consultations and academic advice.

        electronic mail support

        academic advisory by appointment

E Learning Resources

1. Required Text(s)

Effective Academic Writing 2 [ The Short Essay]

Alice Savage  and Patricia Mayer

Oxford University Press 2005

ISBN: 13: 978-0-19-430923-3

2. Essential References

Ready to Write 3 [From Paragraph to Essay]
Karen Blanchard and Christine Root
Pearson Longman Education Inc. 2010
ISBN: 13 978 0 13 136334 2

3- Recommended Books and Reference Material

 (Journals, Reports, etc) (Attach List)

Interactions Writing 2.

 Cheryl Pavlik. Margaret Keenan Segal.

McGraw Hill Education United Kingdom.  2009.

4-.Electronic Materials, Web Sites etc

www.creativewriting.com

www.freewriting.com

5- Other learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional standards/regulations

F. Facilities Required

Indicate requirements for the course including size of classrooms and laboratories (ie number of seats in classrooms and laboratories, extent of computer access etc.)

1.  Accommodation (Lecture rooms, laboratories, etc.)

                    28 students in 120 square meters room

2. Computing resources      not applicable

3. Other resources (specify --eg. If specific laboratory equipment is required, list requirements or attach list)

G   Course Evaluation and Improvement Processes

1 Strategies for Obtaining Student Feedback on Effectiveness of Teaching

·        Students’ evaluation

·        Module descriptor evaluation questionnaires

2  Other Strategies for Evaluation of Teaching by the Instructor or by the Department

·        Peer evaluation

·        Department head evaluation and feedback

·        Colleagues support

3  Processes for Improvement of Teaching

·        Continuous studying by attending refreshing courses in graduate school

·        To attend the seminars and conferences.

·        To continue to do research studies.

·        To  read  and learn  the latest trend in education to enhance teaching skills

4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement

·        Colleagues support

5  Describe the  planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for improvement.

·        Seeking students’ opinion on course

·        Surfing the internet for new developments

·        Periodical staff meetings for course evaluation


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