This course develops writing skills from the paragraph level to the level of the
essay. It concentrates on the essential form and function of the writing unit (paragraph
or essay) in order to prepare the ground for the academic essay. Specific types
of composition are practiced: chronological, cause-effect, comparison/contrast and
argumentation. In addition, work on paraphrase and summarizing is undertaken, along
with back-up work in some specific structure areas.
This course aims at helping students to:
Oshima, A. and Hogue, A. (2006) Writing Academic English. 4th ed. New York: Pearson Longman.