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Title: A tutorial on English for Studying Unit 1

A tutorial on English for StudyingUnit 1
  • Tutor Wang Wei
  • BWOL Tutorial Centre
  • wangwei_at_tutor.beiwaionline.com

  • Welcome to the first tutorial on English for
    Studying. Im glad youre here, and hope you
    will find this tutorial helpful. As your writing
    tutor, Ill be most interested about what you

What is needed for writing?
A reminder of the day
  • As this is a writing tutorial,
  • everyone must have
  • a pen and some paper,
  • be ready to write.
  • If you have a question, write it down.
  • If you have an idea, write it down.
  • You will write before you talk.

Unit 1 Reflecting on Your Writing
  • The Outline
  • The purposes of writing
  • The types of writing
  • The features of good writing
  • What is my own writing like?
  • Why do I write?
  • What can I do to improve writing?

Why do we write?
  • Language is a supplement to a will, and
    literature is a supplement to speech. Without
    language, who can know your will? Without
    literature language cannot be disseminated.
  • ????,???????,?????????,????? ????????
  • Write a paraphrase.

What do we write?
  • The _________ exam answers, term papers
  • The _________ notices, forms, fax, notes,
    invitations, applications, proposals, reports
  • The _______ and _______ stories, poems, plays,
  • The _______ diaries, journals
  • imaginative, instrumental, intellectual
  • practical, personal

What do we write in this Course?
  • In English for Studying, were primarily
    concerned with one type of writing writing for
    academic purpose. By the end of the course, you
    should learn to write a report of your own
    research or practical projects.
  • -- Write your learning objectives Do you need to
    write reports? When and why? (1 paragraph)

What is a good writer?
  • Some Chinese expressions about good writing
  • ????,have a well-thought-out plan
  • ????,have a ready pen
  • ????,have a brilliant pen
  • ????,have a facile pen
  • ____________,______________?
  • He owns a gifted pen, who read tremendously.

The writing mirrors the writer
  • ???? - A resourceful writer produces a
    well-documented piece of writing.
  • ???? - An uninteresting writer produces a dull
    and heavy piece of writing.
  • ???? - A good and fast writer produces a piece
    of writing as soon as the pen is put to paper.
  • ????,???? - A thousand words flow from the pen,
    but ten thousand li away from the theme. (Said of
    a fast but chattering writer)

Whats in a good piece of writing?
  • ??,thread of ideas
  • ??,unity and coherence
  • ??,type of writing
  • ??,style of writing
  • ??,literary grace
  • ??,literature
  • ??,literary theory

Report of writing U1-A1-T2
  • Pair work
  • Read your neighbours ideas
  • Write a review
  • Review your neighbours ideas and compare them
    with your own.
  • Brief oral presentations

Writing Lab 1 Feelings?
  • Choose any one as the beginning and go on
    writing, without stop for 5 minutes
  • I love writing
  • Writing is boring
  • Writing is painful
  • To me, writing is an occupation
  • To me, writing is

My ideas in my own words
  • How do I write in Chinese/English?
  • What do I write?
  • How well do I write?
  • How do I feel about reading others writing?
  • How do I feel about my own writing?

How I write in English(C1)
  • Think in Chinese Write in English
  • Use some Chinese Try to think in English
    Write in English
  • Brainstorm outline/write the
    paragraphs/write down everything

How I write in English(C2)
  • Think in Chinese Write in English
  • Probing a new topic in Chinese Organize ideas
    in Chinese - Draft in in Chinese Translate into
    English (for difficult topics)
  • Brainstorming Research drafting editing
  • Research Brainstorming sorting out ideas
    drafting editing

Different types of writing
  • Discourse structure (????) the descriptive, the
    narrative, the expository, the argumentative
  • Genre (??) a poem, a short story, a news story,
    a proposal, a report, a BA thesis
  • Style (??) the technical, the romantic, the
    ironic, the humorous

A tutorial on English for StudyingUnit 2
  • Tutor Wang Wei
  • BWOL Tutorial Centre
  • wangwei_at_tutor.beiwaionline.com

Unit 2 Correspondence
  • The formats of letters (u2-a1-t1)
  • The styles of letters
  • The formal letters
  • The informal letters
  • Practical writing Letter of application and

From the Managing Director to the Sales Manager
  • I enclose a copy of a letter from a Mr. Cubitt
    of Banbury. Please see me and tell me what the
    hell this is all about.

From Sales Manager to a customer
  • Dear Sir,
  • Thank you for your letter of the 2nd June.
  • I am making a thorough enquiry into the
    points you have raised and will reply to you
    fully within a few days.
  •   Yours faithfully,

Practical guide for practical writing
  • Key word search CV writing
  • Key word search letter writing
  • Evaluate a website
  • Rules for Writers

Homework Website review
  • Choose a website which offers writing guidelines
    and samples of good letter/CV writing. Write a
    brief review.
  • Who built the site?
  • What information is provided?
  • How useful do you think it is for you?
  • Would you recommended it to us?
  • We must create a mailing list for our class to
    share the information!!!
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