Now that you’ve reviewed the basics, you’re ready to move on — specifically beyond the simple thesis and five-paragraph essay structure. We’ll learn more about this, as well as more grammar and vocabulary, in this unit.
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:
- Define 10 terms from the academic word list and use them accurately in writing.
- Explain the difference between a five-paragraph essay and an organic research paper, and begin to use the latter format appropriately when writing new essays in this course.
- Describe and produce a three-story thesis, and use it appropriately when writing new essays in this course.
- Describe and produce direct and indirect speech, and use both forms appropriately when writing new essays in this course.
- Describe the roles of facts, quotes, paraphrases, and citations in academic writing, and use them appropriately when writing new essays in this course.
- Demonstrate editing and revising skills.
- Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in writing an academic research essay in English.
To accomplish the learning objectives above, you will …
- Study vocabulary by looking up words in a dictionary, practicing the words with Quizlet activities, and then taking a quiz about those words.
- Read articles, watch videos, complete practice exercises, and participate in discussions about grammar, composition, and the writing process.
- Prepare the second draft of Essay 01 according to feedback from the instructor and peer(s).
- Reflect on your personal skills in writing in English.