Hokkaido University of Education-Sapporo
English Composition

Instructor: CA Edington

Syllabus

Week

Topic

Assignment

1

Brainstorming: Free Writing

Title/Main Idea/Topic Sentence

Mechanics: Capitalization of Title, Margins, Indentation, Double Spacing

Composition:
"My Name"

2

Peer Feedback: "Name" Composition

Formal Conjunctions/Transitions

Mechanics: Spacing for Punctuation

Brainstorming: Lists

Brainstorm List
about "Mystery Room"

3

Peer Feedback: "Mystery Room" List

Ways to Catch Readers' Attention

Sentence Combining

Revise "My Name"
Composition

4

Peer Feedback: "Name" Composition

Adding Descriptive Words

Placement of Prepositional Phrases

Sentence Variety and Combining

Write "Mystery Room"
Composition

5

Peer Feedback: "Mystery Room"

Correction (Proof-Reading) Symbols

Punctuation for Transitional Phrases

Brainstorming: Lists

Revise and Correct "My Name"
Composition

Brainstorm List for
Memorable Event

6

Narrowing Topic

Brainstorming: Mapping

Revise "Mystery Room" Composition

Make Mind Map for
"Memorable Event"

7

Peer Feedback: "Mystery Room"

Sentence Combining

Mechanics: Transitions for Narration

Write "Memorable Event" Composition

8

Peer Feedback: "Memorable Event"

Comparison and Contrast

Coherence: Strip Stories

Brainstorming: List

Revise and Correct "Mystery Room" Composition

Brainstorm Ideas for Comparison and Contrast Essay

9

Coherence: Strip Stories

Brainstorming: Map

Outlining

Revise "Memorable Event" Composition

Develop Mind Map and Outline for Comparison/Contrast Essay

10

Peer Feedback: "Memorable Event"

Mechanics: Formal Transitions; Punctuation for Transitions

Write Comparison & Contrast Essay

11

Peer Feedback: Comparison/Contrast

Cohesion in Academic Writing:
Introduction/Body/Conclusion

Revise and Correct "Memorable Event" Composition

12

Title Page and Table of Contents

Revise Comparison & Contrast Essay

13

Peer Feedback: Comparison/Contrast

Complete Portfolio

14

Class Evaluation

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