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King Faisal University

English Center

English Composition II (1722-134)
I. Course Description

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.

II-Course Objectives

This course aims at helping students to:

  • Apply English grammar rules, construct well-formed sentences at the paragraph and essay levels.
  • Correctly punctuate and capitalise citations and supporting details in an essay.
  • Write unified and coherent essays effectively.
  • Master skills in citing, paraphrasing, and summarizing for supporting details in writing.
  • Expand paragraphs into essays, including an effective introduction, body and conclusion.
  • Produce different types of essay writing (i.e., process, cause & effect, and comparison/contrast).
III. Learning Resources :

Oshima, A. and Hogue, A. (2006) Writing Academic English. 4th ed. New York: Pearson Longman.