Our Mission: To Enable Non-Native English Speakers to Speak & Publish Scientific Literature Like a Native Speaker

Basic Written Skills: Personal Correspondence & Reading Scientific Literature

Chapter 3. Correspondence (1:1 Communication)

Objectives

  •     ● To learn the Fundamentals of 1:1 informal Written Communication
  •     ● To learn the Fundamentals of 1:1 formal Written Communication
  •     ● To learn the Fundamental Skills of Pre-Writing for Technical Writing
  •     ● To learn Basic Editing and Revising Methods for Technical Writing

Contents

  •     ● Cluster Diagrams
  •     ● Skills necessary for Informal letters
  •     ● Skills necessary for Formal Cover letters and Resumes or CVs
  •     ● Editing and Revising Written work.

Evaluation (total 25 pnts)

Chapter 4. Reading Scientific Literature

Objectives

  •     ● To learn how to quickly gain a general understanding of a scientific article
  •     ● To learn and apply the methods of skimming, scanning to reading technical literature and scientific papers
  •     ● To identify the key differences between scientific, regular writing and oral communication.

Contents

  •     ● Skimming
  •     ● Scanning
  •     ● Reading

Evaluation (total 25 pnts)

Time Line

§Topic 椤岀洰Week 閫�
9wkx2hr18wkx2hr9wkx3hr
1Introduction to course, classmates and teacher (selective)11
4.1Overview of Chapter 412
4.2Purpose and Types12
4.3The Writing Process: Prewriting & Cluster Diagrams with Application to Personal Letters23,4
4.4Editing Your First Draft35
4.5Business Letters: Cover Letters & Resumes46
4.1Evaluation: Informal Letter of Introduction55
4.6Final Editing & Revising57
5.1Overview510
5.2Evaluation: Reading Speed Trial Pre-Test610
5.3Verbs & Formality610
5.4Skimming and Scanning (Pt 1)611
4.1Evaluation: Cover Letter and Resume712
5.4Skimming and Scanning (Pt 2)713
5.5Chinglish, English and Englese714
5.6Reading Journals and Textbooks815
5.2Evaluation: Reading Speed Trial Post-Test916
5.7Review + Learning from Mistakes (Week 8 in 3 hour/week course)916