Introduction to Academic Writing (8 Weeks) (IAW101-S)
This course will start at the organizational level of writing essays, proceed to developing paragraphs through the rhetorical modes and finally focus on sentence level construction and vocabulary development. Students will be expected to write several essays outside class and to write at least one essay in class under a time limit. Skills will be developed through a series of brief exercises and peer evaluation.
Dawn Lavelle Miyazaki
Dawn Lavelle Miyazaki holds dual master degrees in both TESOL and Instructional Design from Teacher's College, Columbia University. She has taught English language courses ranging from beginning conversation to advanced academic writing courses in Tokyo and New York City. In addition to teaching English courses, she has also been involved in educational technology, adapting the print version of English language materials into a digital format for interactive activities. Dawn has been teaching an advanced writing course online for the last few years. In addition, she has conducted workshops for teachers on ESL techniques in the New York City public school system.
Today, students are exposed to different varieties and levels of English. Therefore, it is important for English learners to be able to access information and be able to communicate using the style and vocabulary required for today's connected world. Dawn always tries to expose students to a variety of materials and points of view which will help them to communicate more effectively.
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