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Week01 Course Intro - Technical Writing 1 September 16...

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1 Technical Writing September 16, 2011
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2 September 16 Orientation September 23 Paragraph and essay writing; Punctuation and mechanics September 30 Features of Academic/Technical writing October 7 Writing General-Specific texts; Audience October 14 Writing Progress and Periodic Reports October 21 Data Collection; Problem-Solution Texts; Presentation: Topic of Final Paper October 28 Writing the Introduction; Problem- solving November 4 Peer Reviews (NTUTAPPLINGX) November 11 Library Tour
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3 November 18 Writing Summaries; Presentation: Literature and Materials for Final Paper November 25 Writing the Introduction December 2 Writing Methods/Materials/Equipment December 9 Writing Results; Document Design and Visual Aids December 16 Data Commentaries; Writing Science Lab Reports; Presentation: Design Methodology for Final Paper December 23 Discussion; Writing Informal Proposals December 30 Conclusion; Writing Formal Proposals January 6 Writing abstracts and Oral presentations January 13 Final proposal due
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4 Weekly homework + Vocabulary building 40% Final Presentation 30% Final Paper (Formal Proposal) 30% Textbook: Weissberg, Robert and Suzanne Baker. 2008. Writing up research: experimental research report writing for students of English. Taipei: Pearson.
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5 Textbook Swales, John M. and Christine B. Feak. 2004. Academic writing for graduate students . Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. 文鶴出版有限公司 Crane Publishing Co., Ltd. Tel 02-23934497 – ask for a discount
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6 Review of Verb forms Simple Tenses general ideas, truths , habitual actions • Progressive temporary, uncompleted actions, actions in progress • Perfect relevance to the moment of focus
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7 Simple Tense forms To express general ideas, relations, and truth. Our in-groups help to define our values. Immigrants to America in the mid-nineteenth century included large numbers of Chinese. Families will always be important to most of us.
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8 Simple Tense forms To describe habitual actions. Our family visits my grandparents after church every Sunday. Almost every year, we celebrated my great aunt’s birthday with a family picnic. The club will collect dues once a month.
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9 Simple Tense forms To describe mental emotions or perceptions. Kay thinks she has chosen the right profession. People once believed the earth was flat. You will love our new puppy.
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10 Simple Tense forms To express possession or personal relationship. Phil has three brothers. We owned a station wagon, but we traded it in for a compact car. By next month, Andrea will have a complete set of encyclopedias.
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11 Simple Tense forms To express the time frame and the moment of focus.
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