Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Week 1 - Welcome to Chris Elvin's Academic Writing Class - September 2017

Academic Writing
Autumn 2017

Instructor:                     Chris Elvin
Email:                            chriselvin@gmail.com
Blog:                              http://elvinaw.blogspot.jp

Course Description


Welcome to Academic Writing. This class is designed to accomplish the following:

1) Write a 1500-word research essay.
2) Write direct and indirect quotations.
3) Paraphrase and summarize.
4) Use APA style to cite sources and compile reference lists.

Course Assessment and Grading Criteria


50%     A 1500-word research essay, which should include a detailed map or outline, and at least seven APA formatted in-text citation markers together with their corresponding correctly formatted references.

30%     A portfolio of all the work that you downloaded and did in class or finished for homework.

10%     A mid-term in-class essay

10%     A final in-class essay

Attendance Policy

You are expected to attend ALL classes. Your absences may affect your final grade.
Two or three late arrivals count as one absence. If you are very late or wilfully late, you will be considered absent. There is a grade ceiling policy depending on the absences you have from class.

Good luck!

Chris Elvin

Download Course Outline

HOMEWORK

You should check this blog every week; homework, including downloading is your responsibility.

Download Chapter 1 of Advanced Academic Writing Workbook (AAWW).

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