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Course Title: English II: Composition Writing
Level: BS 2
nd
Course Code: ELL 104
Course Description:
The course focuses on the basic strategies of composition and writing skills.
Good writing skills not only help students obtain good grades but includes modes
of collecting information and arranging it in appropriate manner such as
chronological order, cause and effect, compare and contrast, general to specific
etc. It enables the students to write, edit, rewrite, redraft and proofread their own
document for writing effective compositions. Because of the use of a significant
amount of written communication on daily basis, sharp writing skills have always
been valued highly in academic as well as professional spheres.
Course Objectives:
This course aims to:
assist students identify the audience, message, and the purpose of
writing
develop rhetorical knowledge and critical thinking
enable them express themselves in a variety of writing styles
help students write well organized academic texts including
examination answers with topic/thesis statement and supporting
details.
make students write argumentative essays and course
assignments
Course outcome:
By the end of the course, students are expected to:
use different mechanics of writing to produce various types of
compositions effectively keeping in view the purpose and the audience
demonstrate rhetorical knowledge
demonstrate critical thinking in well-organized forms of academic texts
Course Contents:
1.
Writing Process
Invention
Generating Ideas (collecting information in various forms
such as mind maps, tables, lists, charts etc)
Identifying Audience, Purpose, and Message
Ordering Information
Chronology for a narrative
Stages of a process
From general to specific and vice versa
From most important to least important
Advantages and disadvantages
Comparison and contrast
Problem solution pattern
Drafting
Free Writing
Revising
Editing
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2.
Paraphrasing
3.
Cohesion and Coherence
Cohesive Devices
Paragraph unity
4.
Summary and Precis Writing
5.
Creative Writing
6.
Essay Writing
developing a thesis
organizing an essay
writing effective introduction and conclusion
different types of essays
use of various rhetorical modes including exposition,
argumentation and analysis
Recommended Books:
Goatly, A. (2000). Critical Reading and Writing: An Introductory Course.
London: Taylor & Francis
Hacker, D. (1992). A Writer’s Reference. 2
nd
ed. Boston: St. Martin’s
Hamp-Lyons, L. & Heasley, B. (1987). Study writing: A course in written
English for academic and professional purposes. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.
Howe, D. H, Kirkpatrick, T. A., & Kirkpatrick, D. L. (2004). Oxford English
for Undergraduates. Karachi: Oxford University Press.
Kirszner, L.G & Mandell, S.R. (1989). Patterns For College Writing:
Fourth Edition. USA: St. Martin’s Press, Inc.
Smazler, W. R. (1996). Write to be Read: Reading, Reflection and
Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Course Title: English II: Composition Writing Level: BS 2nd Course Code: ELL 104 Course Description: The course focuses on the basic strategies of composition and writing skills. Good writing skills not only help students obtain good grades but includes modes of collecting information and arranging it in appropriate manner such as chronological order, cause and effect, compare and contrast, general to specific etc. It enables the students to write, edit, rewrite, redraft and proofread their own document for writing effective compositions. Because of the use of a significant amount of written communication on daily basis, sharp writing skills have always been valued highly in academic as well as professional spheres. Course Objectives: This course aims to: ● assist students identify the audience, message, and the purpose of writing ● develop rhetorical knowledge and critical thinking ● enable them express themselves in a variety of writing styles ● help students write well organized academic texts including examination answers with topic/thesis statement and supporting details. ● make students write argumentative essays and course assignments Course outcome: By the end of the course, students are expected to: ● use different mechanics of writing to produce various types of compositions effectively keeping in view the purpose and the audience ● demonstrate rhetorical knowledge ● demonstrate critical thinking in well-organized forms of academic texts Course Contents: 1. Writing Process ● Invention ✓ Generating Ideas (collecting information in various forms such as mind maps, tables, lists, charts etc) ✓ Identifying Audience, Purpose, and Message ● Ordering Information ✓ Chronology for a narrative ✓ Stages of a process ✓ From general to specific and vice versa ✓ From most important to least important ✓ Advantages and disadvantages ✓ Comparison and contrast ✓ Problem solution pattern ● Drafting ✓ Free Writing ✓ Revising ✓ Editing 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Paraphrasing Cohesion and Coherence ● Cohesive Devices ● Paragraph unity Summary and Precis Writing Creative Writing Essay Writing ● developing a thesis ● organizing an essay ● writing effective introduction and conclusion ● different types of essays ● use of various rhetorical modes including exposition, argumentation and analysis Recommended Books: ● Goatly, A. (2000). Critical Reading and Writing: An Introductory Course. London: Taylor & Francis ● Hacker, D. (1992). A Writer’s Reference. 2nd ed. Boston: St. Martin’s ● Hamp-Lyons, L. & Heasley, B. (1987). Study writing: A course in written English for academic and professional purposes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ● Howe, D. H, Kirkpatrick, T. A., & Kirkpatrick, D. L. (2004). Oxford English for Undergraduates. Karachi: Oxford University Press. ● Kirszner, L.G & Mandell, S.R. (1989). Patterns For College Writing: Fourth Edition. USA: St. Martin’s Press, Inc. ● Smazler, W. R. (1996). Write to be Read: Reading, Reflection and Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Name: Description: ...
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