Title: Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills
Course Overview: IEWAP-EPW
Besides learning English paragraph writing skills, you will become a better academic English writer and accomplish your dream, whether it be a BA or a professional aspiration, by developing and enhancing your English writing grammar and understanding of English paragraph writing.
ESL Student course IEWAP-EPW, “Learn Paragraph Writing Skills,” outlines the basic steps and grammar used for English paragraph writing. You will:
- Improve your basic English writing knowledge and skills.
- Look much more adept and professional in your English academic writing.
- Demonstrate to your peers how easy English paragraph writing really is.
- Impress your professors and lecturers at university or in your regular English classes.
- Boost your self-confidence in English academic writing.
- Improve your grades and results.
Stephen E. Dew, who has over 5 years practical teaching experience in English academic writing to ESL students for undergraduate entrance requirements, is the author of the Academic Writing Skills series and the instructor of the AWS ESL Student Academy.
On completion of the course, ESL students should be able to:
- Understand what academic writing is.
- Understand paragraph format, structure, and organization.
- Learn the 4 basic rules for capitalization and the 10 sub-rules for proper nouns.
- Learn the rules of commas and quotation.
- Learn 3 kinds of sentence structure (simple sentences, complex sentences, and complex sentences).
- Understand and be able to use appositives, adverb (subordinating) clauses, and adjective (relative) clauses.
- Know how to identify and fix 3 kinds of sentence errors (fragment, run-on, and comma splice).
- Cite the English writing process.
List of topics:
|Topic contents||Fundamental concepts|
|Lesson 1||Introduction and definition of academic essay writing.|
|Lesson 2||Paragraph format|
|Lesson 3||Paragraph structure|
|Lesson 4||Paragraph organisation|
|Lesson 5||Capitalization and punctuation|
|Lesson 6||Sentence structure: Simple sentences|
|Lesson 7||Sentence structure: Compund sentences|
|Lesson 8||Sentence structure: Complex sentences|
|Lesson 9||Sentence errors|
|Lesson 10||Overview of the English writing process|
|Lesson 11||Summary and final assesment|
|Assignment lesson 1||Quiz||5|
|Assignment lesson 2||Quiz||10|
|Assignment lesson 3||Quiz||10|
|Assignment lesson 4||Quiz||10|
|Assignment lesson 5||Quiz and writing assignment||15|
|Assignment lesson 6||Quiz||20|
|Assignment lesson 7||Quiz||20|
|Assignment lesson 8||Quiz||20|
|Assignment lesson 9||Quiz||20|
|Assignment lesson 10||Writing assignment||30|
|Final assessment lesson 11||Writing assignment||40|
|A||90 - 100%|
|B||80 - 89%|
|C||70 - 79%|
|D||60 - 69%|
|F||Fail, achievement less than 60% (re-enroll)|
Recommended learning resources:
All learning resources are provided after registration the ESL student course. Note: Course materials are based on the book Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills. 1
Additional learning resources:
- Dew, Stephen E., (2013). The 5 Step Essay Writing Process, Cambodia: hbicambodia.com.
- Dew, Stephen E., (2013). Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills. Phnom Penh, Cambodia: hbicambodia.com.
- Dew, Stephen E., (2014). English Writing Exercises for International Students: Phnom Penh, Cambodia. hbicambodia.com.
- Knight, Robert M., (2003). A Journalalistic Approach to Good Writing: Wiley (2003),
- Osima, Alice. & Hogue, Ane, (1997). Introduction to Academic Writing (2nd edn): White Plains, NY. Addison Wesly Longman.
IEWAP-EPW ScheduleExpected time frames for course completion.
|Week||Day||Topic||Requirements / Reading|
|1||1 & 2||Pre-work||Pre-work
|1||3||Lesson 1||Complete assignment 1 by day 4.|
|1||4||Lesson 2||Complete assignment 3 by day 5.|
|1||5||Lesson 3||Complete assignment 3 by day 6.|
|1||6||Lesson 4||Complete assignment 4 by day 7.|
|1||7||Lesson 5||Complete assignment 5 by day 8.|
|2||8||Lesson 6||Complete assignment 6 by day 9.|
|2||9||Lesson 7||Complete assignment 7 by day 10.|
|2||10||Lesson 8||Complete assignment 8 by day 11.|
|2||11||Lesson 9||Complete assignment 9 by day 12.|
|2||12||Lesson 10||Complete assignment 10 by day 13.|
|2||13||Additional assesment||Complete assignment 11 by day 14.|
|2||14||Your personal review time.||Review all the lessons.|
|3||15||Lesson 11||Complete final assessment by day 16.|
|3||16||Your journal is due for assessment today, day 16.|
|3||17||Assessment correlation by the instructor.|
|3||18||Assessment results given.|
|3||19||Certificate presented upon successfully meeting the course requirements.|
Instructor Name: Stephen E. Dew
Other information: This is a self-paced online course.
Details of course website:
Use of the Educator learning platform: Educator is a web-based learning platform that the AWS Student Academy uses to help manage teaching and learning in the online course. On the website, hbicambodia.com, you will find:
- All resource material.
- A list of lessons and assignments.
- A link to a forum at the AWS ESL Student Academy discussion site.
- On-line assessments both quizzes and written.
- Your own personal grade sheet.
You will use some of these tools later in the course, but for now I just want to make sure you can access the Educator platform online training courses.
1. First, go to the learning website home page by following these steps:
- Click on to your browser, for example Internet Explorer or Firefox: http://hbicambodia.com
- On the top menu of the site you will see the heading “Course Descriptions.” Click the course you desire.
- Read the course description.
2. Second, on the learning website home page, Click the desired course of study and enroll.
3. Finally, begin your course and complete the course requirements.
If you have any problems with please contact admin.
- What do I do if I need more time? Contact admin and request an extension.
- For remarks or moderation, contact admin with a submission as to why your assignments should be reviewed.
- The required referencing format is APA format. You can read more about citation and referencing at http://hbicambodia.com/citation-and-referencing-english-writing-process.html
- You should make sure that all submitted work is your own.
Note: Plagiarism is defined as copying or paraphrasing another’s work, whether intentionally or otherwise, and presenting it as one’s own. Any student found responsible for plagiarism in any piece of work submitted for assessment shall be subject to AWS Student Academy’s terms and agreement which may result in forfeiture of marks for the piece of work submitted, a zero grade for the written assessment, no certificate awarded, or in extreme cases exclusion from the AWS ESL Student Academy programs.
- Dew, Stephen E., (2012). Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills. Phnom Penh, Cambodia: hbicambodia.com. ↩