English Writing 101 helps you produce well-written and well-structured assignments, which address the question being asked in an appropriate way. The course focuses on the process of essay writing first, then covers the types of writing students are asked to produce in undergraduate assignments across different subjects and genres (e.g. comparison, critical analysis, argument, literature review, case study, report).
This is a content course with a strong skills-based component built into the tutorials. You will improve your writing through the practice done in tutorials. Because of this, you must attend at least 70% of tutorials to be allowed to sit the exam. 10% of the final grade is also based on tutorial preparation tasks - see the Schedule below and p. 3 of the Course Outline for details.
English Writing 101 can be used to fulfill the Academic English Language Requirement (AELR), and is also a first year course for a major in TESOL.
To be successful in this course, you need to be fluent in spoken and written English. This is NOT a course in English as a Second Language and the course does not focus on the vocabulary and grammatical structures that students with English as an additional language require. If this is your background, consider taking one of the credit-bearing Academic English Studies courses instead.
Lectures and tutorials
Timetable and room details can be viewed on Student Services Online
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Assignment 1 Paragraph 5% 150 words
Assignment 2 Summary 15% 500 words
Assignment 3 Argument Essay 30% 900 words
Aropa Practice Peer Review Tasks 10% 200-300 words
Tutorial preparation tasks 10% variable lengths
Exam 30% 3 hours duration
See the Course Outline and below for more details
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