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COURSE OUTLINE OF ENG001: ELEMENTARY ENGLISH

 

Lecture No.

Topic

1

Why writing skills are viewed as crucial

2

Writer as a communicator

3

Qualities and the concerns of a good writer

4

Good and bad writing

5

Principles of effective and meaningful writing

6

Journalistic Writing Process: Inventing and Collecting.

7

Journalistic Writing Process: Organizing, Drafting, Revising, and Proofreading.

8

Journalist’s Word Choices

9

Dictionary – a Writer’s Language Tool

10

Grammatical Sentence: Parts of speech

11

Grammatical Sentence: Basic clause pattern

12

A grammatical sentence: Actives and Passives

13

A grammatical sentence: Modifiers, Sentence types

14

A grammatical sentence: Reported speech

15

A grammatical sentence: Subject verb agreement, Problems with pronouns

16

A grammatical sentence: Adjective and adverbs, sentence fragments, comma splices and fused sentences

17

An effective sentence: Unity, Coherence, Emphasis, Parallelism, needed words, Shifts, Choppy sentences, Sentence variety

18

Style – Guidelines and Pitfalls I

19

Style – Guidelines and Pitfalls II

20

Paragraph writing: Unity, coherence and development in a paragraph. Simple listing paragraphs, order of importance paragraphs,

21

Time-order paragraphs; spatial order paragraphs; multi-paragraph composition

22

Essay writing: Essay and High Impact Language

23

Signal Words (transitions) for text’s organizational structure

24

The writing styles: Expository and report writing,

25

The writing styles: Descriptive and narrative writing,

26

The writing styles: Persuasive writing

27

Research writing and documenting sources – APA and MLA

28

Summarizing and Précis writing

29

Punctuation

30

Mechanics