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NAMA KURSUS

GENERAL WRITING SKILLS (Kemahiran Menulis Secara Am) BBI 2421 3 (2+1)

KOD KURSUS KREDIT

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JUMLAH JAM PEMBELAJARAN PELAJAR : PRASYARAT :

120 Lulus BBI 2420 Students are able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. Construct correct sentences in their writing (P4) Organise ideas to develop coherent paragraphs (A4) Write various types of short texts (C5, LL) Review their own written texts with peers (CTPS)

HASIL : PEMBELAJARAN

SINOPSIS

This course covers sentence patterns and types, paragraph development, transition between ideas, using correct grammar and structure, identifying and correcting common errors, drafting, editing and revising various types of short texts. Students will be actively involved in the process of planning, writing and revising texts to meet their academic and professional needs. (Kursus ini merangkumi pola dan jenis ayat, pembinaan perenggan, penggunaan penanda wacana, penggunaan tatabahasa dan struktur yang betul, mengenal pasti dan membaiki kesilapan yang lazim, penyediaan draf, penyuntingan dan penyemakan semula pelbagai jenis teks ringkas. Pelajar akan terlibat secara aktif dalam proses perancangan, penulisan dan penyemakan semula teks untuk memenuhi keperluan akademik dan profesional mereka.)

KANDUNGAN Kuliah:

Jam Pembelajaran Bersemuka 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Sentence patterns and types Correct grammar and structures Common errors and corrections Paragraph development Transition between ideas Organisation of ideas Writing process: brainstorming and outlining Writing process: drafting and revising Short texts and essay 2 2 1 6 2 2

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10. Reviewing and editing of texts Jumlah Tutorial:

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Sentence patterns and types: basic sentence patterns; simple, compound and complex sentences Correct grammar and structures Common errors and corrections: fragments, run-ons, comma splices Paragraph development: topic sentences, supporting sentences, concluding sentences Paragraph development: unity and coherence Paragraph development: Expansion of ideas

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Transition between ideas: writing coherent paragraphs Writing process: brainstorming and outlining Writing process: drafting and revising texts

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10. Short texts and essay Jumlah PENILAIAN : Kerja Kursus Peperiksaan Akhir 70% 30%

RUJUKAN

1. Blanchard, K. & Root, C. (2004). Ready to Write More: From Paragraph to Essay (2nd ed.). New York: Pearson Education Longman. 2. Langan, J. (2005). College Writing Skills (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. 3. Leonhard, B.H. (2002). Discoveries in Academic Writing. Boston: Heinle & Heinle. 4. Oshima, A. & Hogue, A. (2007). Writing Academic English (3rd ed.). New York: Addison Wesley Longman. 5. Singleton, J. (2005). Writers at Work: The Paragraph. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

KANDUNGAN (CONTENTS) TAJUK KULIAH/TUTORIAL/AMALI (TOPIC OF LECTURE/TUTORIAL/PRA CTICUM(LAB)) Introduction to the course Discussion/Reflection on own writing ability BACAAN/ AKTIVITI /CATATAN READINGS/ ACTIVITIES/ REMARKS Student module ARAHAN/ INSTRUCTIONS
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MINGGU / WEEK

Phrases & Clauses Sentence structure Simple sentences Subject-verb agreement Fragments Parallel structure Review of tenses & Mechanics of writing - Simple Present/Past - Present perfect/Past perfect

Textbook: Chapter 1

Sentence structure Compound sentences Coordinating conjunctions Run-ons and comma splices Review of tenses & Mechanics of writing - Three comma rules

Textbook: Chapter 2 and 4

Textbook: Chapter 5 Textbook: Chapter 2

Sentence structure Complex sentences Clauses: independent & dependent Transitional signals Review of tenses & Mechanics of writing - Apostrophes

Textbook: Chapter 6 and 8 Students must decide on a topic for an opinion paragraph. Textbook: Chapter 3 Submission of Selfaccessed Online Activities (Part 1)

Paragraph development /structure (opinion paragraph) The topic sentence Supporting sentences Concluding sentence Writing process: Brainstorming Outlining

Textbook: Chapter 3 Students must check and get approval on the topic chosen. Textbook: Chapter 3

Paragraph development /structure (opinion paragraph) Developing supporting sentences and details Writing process: Drafting a paragraph

Student Module Students must submit paragraph outline to the instructor to be checked and awarded marks.

Textbook: Chapter 5

Textbook: Page 18 TEST 1

7 Logical division of ideas - Coherence Using nouns and pronouns consistently Transition signals Arranging ideas in logical order - Unity Writing process: Revising Textbook: Chapter 4 Students must submit first draft of the paragraph to the instructor to be checked and awarded marks. Students must resubmit first draft after editing to the instructor to be checked and awarded marks. Textbook: Chapter 7

Different types of paragraphs -Descriptive -Compare and contrast

Submission of Online Writing Forum (Part 1)

Writing process: Revising Essay Organisation Organisation The introductory paragraph Body paragraphs The concluding paragraph

Textbook: Chapter 9 Students must develop the opinion based paragraph into a 500 word essay.

Writing Assignment (a 500-word essay)

Writing process Brainstorming Outlining

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Opinion essay Essay development Introductory paragraph Thesis statement

Textbook: Chapter 10 Students must submit essay outline to the instructor to be checked and awarded marks.

MID-SEMESTER EXAM Writing Assignment Writing process: Prewriting: preparing an outline 11 Opinion essay Essay development Body paragraphs (expansion of ideas) Developing supporting details Quotations Statistics Paraphrasing Summarising Referencing Skills Writing Assignment Writing process: Writing of first draft 12 Opinion essay Essay development Paraphrasing Summarising Writing Assignment Writing process: Revising 13 Opinion essay Essay development Concluding paragraph Writing Assignment Writing process: Revising Textbook: Chapter 10 Textbook: Chapter 10

Students must submit introduction paragraph of the essay to the instructor to be checked and awarded marks.

Students must submit first draft to the instructor to be checked and awarded marks.

Appendix iv-v: Peer-editing form Submission of Online Writing Forum (Part 2) Submission of Selfaccessed Online Activities (Part 2) Textbook: Chapter 10

Students must submit second draft to the instructor to be checked and awarded marks.

Appendix vi: Self-editing form

Students must submit final draft complete with references.

Submission of Writing Assignment

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Reviewing aspects writing development

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PENILAIAN EVALUATION Coursework Writing Assignment 1 Mid semester exam Writing Assignment 2 Opinion Portfolio Final exam Total : : : : : : : 70% 10% 25% 20% 15% 30% 100%

TEKS WAJIB Oshima, A. and Hogue, A. (2007). Introduction to Academic Writing (3rd Edition). New York: Pearson Education Inc. RUJUKAN REFERENCES 1. Blanchard, K. & Root, C. (2004). Ready to Write More: From Paragraph to Essay (2nd ed.). New York: Pearson Education Longman. 2. Langan, J. (2005). College Writing Skills (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. 3. Leonhard, B.H. (2002). Discoveries in Academic Writing. Boston: Heinle & Heinle. 4. Meyers, A. (2005). Gateways to Academic Writing. New York: Pearson Education Inc. 5. Singleton, J. (2005). Writers at Work: The Paragraph. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF COURSEWORK (70%) AND FINAL EXAM (30%)

Assignment 1 (10%) Duration: 1 hour Test format structured items Topics tested topics covered from Week 1 Week 5

Mid semester exam (25%) - Week 10 Duration: 2 hours Test format structured items and paragraph writing Topics tested: topics covered from Week 1 Week 9

Writing Assignment Individual (20%) 500 words opinion essay Submission on Week 13 Students are required to work in a group of 4-5 people and write a 500-word opinion essay (about 3 pages double-spaced) that references at least three articles or news reports. The articles/news reports may be taken from books, journals, newspapers, magazines (printed or online sources). At the end of the essay, there must be a reference section that gives the full citation of these articles.

Self-Directed Learning Activities (15%)

a) Opinion Portfolio Students are required to respond to the article/writing prompt in writing. Students also need to comment or reply to all five (5) topics.

Final Exam (30%) The final exam is divided into 2 sections: a) Section A: multiple choice and/or structured questions b) Section B: opinion essay of 350-450 words based on a given topic.