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Sapporo University
Academic Writing
Tentative Syllabus

Writing IV

Date

Function & Exercises

Assignments

April

13

Composition:
"My Name"

April

20

  • Peer Feedback: "My Name"
  • Conjunctions—Formal vs. Informal
  • Brainstorming: Listing

Brainstorm List of Memorable Experiences in Your Life

Brainstorm List for Memorable Trip or Experience

April

27

Write 2nd Draft of "My Name"

Do "Mind Map" for Memorable Trip or Experience

May

11

  • Narrative Essays
 & Narrowing the Topic
  • Coherent Paragraphs with Transitions & Time Phrases

Write Narrative Essay with Transitions & Time Phrases

May

18

  • Peer Feedback on Narrative Essay
    • Mechanical:
    • Process of Revising Using Spelling/Grammar Checkers

Complete final paper, "My Name."

May

25

  • Descriptive Words in Narrative Essays

Revise Narrative Essay using Descriptive Words

June

1

  • Peer Feedback on Narrative Essay
  • Review Brainstorming: Listing & Mind Maps
  • Word Processing: Print Preview

Brainstorm (List & Mind Map) Positive and Negative Aspects of Topic for Comparison/Contrast Essay

June

8

  • Developing a Thesis Statement, Topic Sentences, and Supporting Ideas

Comparison/Contrast Essay Worksheet

June

15

  • Making Outlines

Make Outline for Comparison/Contrast Essay

Complete final paper: Narrative Essay

June

22

  • Writing Introductions to Academic Essays

Write Comparison/Contrast Essay

June

29

Revise the Comparison/Contrast Paper, including Transitions

July

6

  • Writing Conclusions to Academic Essays

Write the Conclusion andComplete Comparison/Contrast Essay

June

13

  • Revising Essays

Complete Final Paper with Corrections

June

27

  • Final essays due!

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Writing V

Date

Function & Exercises

Assignments

September

28

Select and Narrow Topic for Research Paper

Brainstorm on Topic

October

5

Internet Search Report

Summarize The Titanic

October

19

  • Peer Feedback on Summary
  • Exercise on Identifying Plagiarism
  • Quotations from Sources

Quotation Exercise

October

26

Begin Reference List

Revise Quotation Exercise

November

2

Write Thesis Statement

Summarize Article from Internet

November

9

Do Paraphrase Exercise

November

16

  • Graphic Organizers

Continue Brainstorming

Begin Rough Draft

November

30

Write Formal Outline

Continue Rough Draft

December

7

Complete 2nd Rough Draft with Transitions

December

14

  • Introductions

Write Introduction

December

21

  • Peer Feedback: Introduction
  • Conclusions

Complete Final Paper with Conclusion

January

18

  • Completion of Final Papers and References

Complete Final Papers and References

January

25

  • Completion of Final Papers with Outline, Title Page, and References

RESEARCH PAPERS DUE!

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C.A. Edington, Instructor
Sapporo University Academic Writing
Last updated January, 2009