ENG 301 – Academic Writing I is a first-semester EAP course designed for students in the Bachelor of Science Degree Program. This course introduces engineering students to the fundamentals of academic writing. ENG 301 aims at developing and enhancing students’ ability to plan, draft and write a wide range of academic texts. During this course, students will write a range of paragraphs for different purposes.
Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be able to:
- Identify the parts of a paragraph: topic sentence, supporting sentences, and concluding sentence.
- Write topic sentences with clear topics and controlling ideas;
- Evaluate the topic sentence and the concluding sentence in a paragraph;
- Edit a paragraph for unity
- Identify the methods of creating coherence in a paragraph
- Support the main points in paragraphs using supporting details such as examples, facts or statistics
- Write Descriptive Paragraphs
- Write Opinion Paragraphs
- Write Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs.
Course Learning Outcomes:
- The students will be able to
- Identify paragraph structure.
- Recognize topic, supporting and concluding sentences.
- Write correct topic sentences.
- Evaluate topic and concluding sentences.
- Identify unity in a paragraph.
- Use appropriate methods of creating coherence in the paragraph.
- Write a variety of paragraphs that have coherence and unity.
- Write supporting details of the main points discussed in the paragraph
- Recognize signals words and phrases used in descriptive, opinion, and comparison &contrast paragraphs.
- Work in teams through Collaborative Learning Projects to carry out specific writing tasks.
- Give an oral presentation about the topic of their group project in front of an audience.
- Demonstrate accountability, responsibility, positive interdependence, and simultaneous interaction in carrying out assigned tasks within a team.
- Use outside sources without plagiarism.
- Use word processing software to write paragraphs and essays.
- Use the internet for research.