批判性思维与学术写作课程详细信息

课程号 03835780 学分 2
英文名称 Critical Thinking and Academic Writing
先修课程
中文简介 本课程将向学生介绍批判性思维与学术写作的要求与规则,关注文本分析、有效论证的建构以及证据和二手资料的使用,讲解写作的基本过程。
学生通过阅读各种文体的具有挑战性的材料以及写作从而强化其批判性思维的能力,提炼其修辞技能,写作过程中着重关注修改和文体风格。
英文简介 This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of critical thinking and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source materials as well as the instruction on the stages of the writing process, from pre-writing exercises through rough drafts and revisions.  

Students enhance their critical thinking abilities by reading and writing challenging material, refine their rhetorical strategies, practice writing processes with special attention to revision and style, and write and read in a variety of genres. Their writing exercise includes formal and informal writing and preparing a final portfolio.
开课院系 英语语言文学系
通选课领域  
是否属于艺术与美育
平台课性质  
平台课类型  
授课语言 英文
教材 自编教材;
Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument (2nd ed.),Cottrell,Palgrave,2011,A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking (2d ed.),Morrow, David R and Weston, Anthony,University of Chicago Press,2011,Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates (2nd ed.),Wallace, Mike and Wray, Alison,Sage Study Skills,2011,New Directions Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking (2nd ed.),Gardner, Peter,Cambridge University Press,2013,Writing Logically, Thinking Critically (8th ed.),Cooper & Patton,Longman,2014,The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing (2nd ed.),Harvey,Hackett Publishing,2013,
参考书
教学大纲 学生能够运用批判性思维的策略熟练有效地撰写学术性文章。
每周2学时
Week 1 Introduction: Course Overview; Introduction to Critical Thinking (CT); Discussion of stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions; Discussion of Statement of Purpose Models (SoP) and SofP Assignment
Week 2 Discussion of CT including definitions of CT; Exchange SoP and Review
Week 3 Review CT Techniques using “Critical Thinking as a Process” from Cottrell, Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument (2nd ed.) Palgrave, 2011
Week 4 Review CT Techniques (continued); Discussion of Academic Problems, Controversies, Issues
Week 5 Discuss Common and Unique Errors in “Controversy” Source Review Exercise; Citation Generators
Week 6 Review Exam Specification (Ver 1) ; Review Common and Unique Errors in CSR Exercise; Explanation and Discussion of “Crisis in the Chinese Language?” (CitCl?) Assignment
Week 7 Review Exam Specification (Ver 1) Updates; “On the Wall” Exercise  “What I learned about English from Orwell’s ‘Politics and the English Language’”
Week 8 Review Exam Specification Updates; Review of Articles by Mueller and Oppenheimer, “The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking” Psychological Science OnlineFirst, (2014)
Week 9 Discussion of RP slides “How to write a Research Proposal” MIT OWC (undated) and “Writing an Effective Research Proposal” Univ. of Calgary, (2004); Discussion of model Thesis and Research Proposals including RP Models
Week 10 Review Exam Specification (Ver 2); Discussion of models and articles for Thesis and Research Proposals (continued) – using “Quantitative Research Proposal” TWU, Graduate School (2014)
Week 11 Further Review Exam Specification (Ver 2) given outlines and other submissions to date; Further Review of Articles
Week 12 Review of Common and Unique Errors for RP/MPs; Complete Student Team report on Env. Academic Articles; Complete Individual Reports on CNCP Assignment
Week 13 Peer Review of Revised RP/MPs; Individually, review and report on Academic Articles
Week 14 Review Common and Unique Errors of “Extinction” Memo; “On the Wall” Discussion of CT Skills
Week 15 Term Portfolio with Self-assessment and Revised RP/MPs
课堂讲授(50%)   讨论(30%)   课堂报告(20%)
作业及课程活动 40%
期末论文 60%
教学评估 Lorraine Swift:
学年度学期:19-20-2,课程班:批判性思维与学术写作1,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:9.64,课程得分分数段:80及以下;
学年度学期:19-20-2,课程班:批判性思维与学术写作2,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:8.75,课程得分分数段:80及以下;
学年度学期:19-20-2,课程班:批判性思维与学术写作3,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:6.79,课程得分分数段:80及以下;
学年度学期:19-20-2,课程班:批判性思维与学术写作4,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:7.92,课程得分分数段:80及以下;