Introduction to Academic Writing (IAW101)
This course will start at the basic organizational level of academic writing from sentence level construction to writing well-organized and well-developed paragraphs in different rhetorical modes (narration, description, compare/contrast, etc.).
Good paragraph writing skills will be acquired through a series of exercises and writing assignments so that towards the end of the course, students will have gained the confidence to use these skills in planning and writing an essay. The course concludes with a focus on essay organization and writing an opinion essay.
Michael Yosef holds a Master of Education in English Language (M. Ed., PGDE) from the National Institute of Education (Singapore). He has a FAPSA Certificate in Philosophy and is a trained University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) English Language assessor. Michael has over 11 years of professional teaching experience, helping learners to become successful in language acquisition. He served as an education officer with the Ministry of Education in Singapore, where he was the English Language coordinator and mentored student teachers in completing their teacher training practicum. As adjunct lecturer, he teaches writing and global communication at universities and schools in Tokyo. His interests include metacognition in L2 reading, academic writing and travelling.
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