Topic outline

  • General

     




    Our activities today: 

    1. Vote for a class leader and make a class group in WhatsApp. Name our WA group with prodi (eg. EFAR Nursing 1B3)
    2. Discuss our lesson plan and class rule within this semester.
    3. Learn how to use LMS UNISA (visit elearning.unisayogya.ac.id)
    4. Learn how to be an independent learner.
    5. Learn about the general strategy in Structure and Written Expression section in TOEFL

    This is the rules for English for Academic Writing ClassThis is the rules for English for Academic Writing ClassThis is the rules for English for Academic Writing Class

    • INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC WRITING

      Assalamualaikum warahmatullahhiwabarakatuh...

      Welcome to English for Academic Writing ^_^

      In this subject, we are going to learn about grammar specifically things related to structure and written expression that we usually find in TOEFL test. Besides, we will also learn about how to describe a picture and how to state our opinion in a free writing. 

      There will be 14 meetings in this semester, consisting synchronous and asynchronous meetings. Your final mark (score) will be determined by several aspects such as assessment, assignment, and daily participation. Your attendance presentage will not be considered as a significant aspect in giving mark. Thus, you have to actively do all task given by your lecturers in daily (every meeting) basis.  

      The main material that we use during this semester is a book from Deborah Philips and a book written by English Lecturers of UNISA that is English for Academic Writing

           

      Happy learning everybodiieeeh.... ^_^

       

       


      • Course Description and Learning Map

        The English for Academic Writing course aims to improve students' ability to write in English. After this course, students are expected to be able to write in English using proper grammar.



        • Course Structure

          In this course, students must attend lectures for 14 meetings online, both synchronously and asynchronously. In each sub-learning objective, students must study the material independently asynchronously and take the quiz in Lensa. In the next meeting, students and lecturer discuss the material and the quizzes that students had done before synchronously.

          • Assessments

            The following are the details of the assessment components in this course:

            1. Assessment 1: 20%

            2. Assessment 2: 20%

            3. Daily Tasks: 40%

            4. Assignment 1: 10%

            5. Assignment 2: 10%


            • Lecturer

              Miftahush Shalihah, S.S., M.A., M.Hum.

              Lecturer of English for Academic Writing

              • References

                1. Phillip, Deborah. (2001). Longman Complete Course for TOEFL test. New York: Addison-Wiseley Longman

                2. Pusat Pengembangan Bahasa Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta. (2019). English for Academic Writing. Yogyakarta: Grammasurya

                 


                • Meeting 1 - Introduction, Pretest and Simple Sentence

                  Please check this video to see how to do questions on structure and written expression in TOEFL Test.
                • Meeting 2 - Subject and Verb Agreement

                  Assalamualaikum everyone, I hope everyone is well. Thank you for joining the class today.

                  In today's lesson, first, we are going to discuss what TOEFL test is and part of it.

                  Then we are going to move to the first skill of structure and written expressions part of the TOEFL test.

                  • Meeting 3 - Be Careful of Object of Preposition

                    An object of a preposition is a noun or a pronoun that comes after a preposition, such as in, at, of to, by, behind, on, and so on, to form a prepositional phrase. (After his exams) Tom will take a trip (by boat). This sentence contains two objects of prepositions. Exams is the object of the preposition after and boat is the object of the preposition by. An object of a preposition can cause confusion in the Structure section of the TOEFL test because it can be mistaken for the subject of a sentence. Example With his friend _________ found the movie theater. (A) has (B) he (C) later (D) when In this example you should look first for the subject and the verb. You should notice the verb found and should also notice that there is no subject. Do not think that friend is the subject; friend is the object of the preposition with, and one noun cannot be both a subject and an object at the same time. Because a subject is needed in this sentence, answer (B), he, is the best answer. Answers (A), (C), and (D) are not correct because they cannot be subjects. The following chart outlines the key information that you should remember about objects of prepositions: OBJECTS OF PREPOSITIONS A preposition is followed by a noun or pronoun that is called an object of the preposition. If a word is an object of a preposition, it is not the subject. Please watch the following link for more explanation
                    • Meeting 4 - Be Careful of Appositives

                      Assalamualaikum everyone, How is everyone today? I hope everyone is fine.

                      Thank you for joining our class today. In today's lesson, we are going to discuss about appositives. 

                      please kindly go to the following link. 

                      • Meeting 5 - Be Careful with Present Participle

                        Assalamualaikum everyone,

                        How is everyone today? I hope you all are well.

                        In today's lesson, we are going to learn skill 4 in structure and written expression part of TOEFL test.

                        Please learn the following materials and do the quizzes.


                        Past participles can cause confusion in the Structure section of the TOEFL test because a past participle can be either an adjective or a part of the verb. The past participle is the form of the verb that appears with have or be. It often ends in -ed, but there are also many irregular past participles in English.

                         The mailman has left a letter in the mailbox.

                        VERB

                         The classes were taught by Professor Smith.

                        VERB



                        • Meeting 6 - Assessment 1 (Structure)


                        • Meeting 7 - Coordinate Connectors

                          When you have two clauses in an English sentence, you must connect the two clauses cor­rectly. One way to connect two clauses is to use and, but, or, so, or yet between the clauses.

                          Tom is singing, and Paul is dancing.

                          Tom is tall, but Paul is short.

                          Tom must write the letter, or Paul will do it.

                          Tom told a joke, so Paul laughed.

                          Tom is tired, yet he is not going to sleep.

                          In each of these examples, there are two clauses that are correctly joined with a coordi­nate conjunction and, but, or, so, or yet, and a comma (,).

                          Please see the video below




                          • ASSIGNMENT 1: Making a Review of Any Material Taught and Post It in Social Media

                            Assignment: 1

                            Meeting: 7-8

                            Value: 10% (50% of total assignment score)

                            What to do: Review Materials and post it in social media

                             

                            1. TUJUAN TUGAS

                                        Mahasiswa mampu menjelaskan salah satu materi yang sudah diberikan sebelumnya dalam bentuk video secara mandiri dengan menggunakan social media yang dimilikinya

                             

                            2. URAIAN TUGAS:

                            a. Obyek Garapan:

                            Mahasiswa membuat sebuah review material dalam bentuk video menggunakan platform social media yang dimilikinya dengan Bahasa Inggris atau Bahasa Indonesia. 

                            b. Batasan yang harus dikerjakan:

                            1.      Mahasiswa bekerja secara individual

                            2.      Mahasiswa memilih salah satu topic yang diajarkan di kelas untuk direview melalui social media

                            3.      Mahasiswa harus mengumpulkan tugas pada pertemuan Minggu UTS

                             

                            c. Deskripsi Luaran tugas yang dihasilkan:

                            Video penjelasan materi yang diberikan dalam kuliah English for Academic Writing


                            d. Bobot dan sistem penilaian

                            Bobot Tugas 50% dari total nilai tugas


                            Total Nilai 100 dengan rincian:

                             

                            No

                            Criteria

                            Score

                            Emerging

                            (Maximum 25% of maximum points)

                            Basic

                            (Maximum 50% of maximum points)

                            Developing

                            (Maximum 75% or maximum points)

                            Advanced

                            (Maximum 100% or maximum points)

                             

                            1

                            Content

                            30 points

                            Includes minor detail and has many mistakes about the topic.

                            It includes essential information about the topic but has 1-2 mistakes

                            It contains basic knowledge about the topic

                            The knowledge of the topic is excellent

                            2

                            Use of language

                            25 points

                            Many mistakes in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and spelling.

                            6 until 8 mistakes in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and spelling.

                            Five or fewer mistakes in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and spelling.

                            Use English or Bahasa excellently

                            3

                            Creativity 

                            25 points

                            Students show very little effort

                            Presentation was creative, not clear video and audio,

                            Presentation was creative, clear video and audio.

                            Presentation was incredibly creative, clear video and audio.

                            4

                            Punctuality

                            20 points

                            Late more than 2 days

                            Late 2 days

                            Late 1 day

                            On time

                             

                             


                            • Meeting 8 - Adverbs of Time and Cause

                              Sentences with adverb clauses have two basic patterns in English. Study the clauses and connectors in the following sentences:

                              will sign the check before you leave.

                              Before you leave, I will sign the check.



                              • Meeting 9 - Use Other Adverbs Connector Correctly

                                Adverb clauses can express the ideas of time and cause, as you saw in Skill 7; adverb clauses can also express a number of other ideas, such as contrast, condition, manner, and place. Because these clauses are adverb clauses, they have the same structure as the time and cause clauses in Skill 7. Study the following examples:

                                                                                     I will leave at 7:00 if I am ready.

                                Although I was late, I managed to catch the train.

                                In each of these examples, there are two clauses that are correctly joined with adverb con­nectors. In the first sentence the adverb condition connector if comes in the middle of the sentence. In the second sentence the adverb contrast connector although comes at the beginning of the`sentence, and a comma (,) is used in the middle of the sentence.

                                lets watch the following video

                                • Meeting 10 - Use Noun Clause Connector Correctly

                                  A noun clause is a clause that functions as a noun; because the noun clause is a noun, it is used in a sentence as either an object of a verb, an object of a preposition, or the subject of the sentence.

                                  In the first example there are two clauses, I know and he will arrive. These two clauses are joined with the connector when. When changes the clause he will arrive into a noun clause that functions as the object of the verb know.

                                  In the second example the two clauses I am concerned and he will arrive are also joined by the connector when. When changes the clause he will arrive into a noun clause that func­tions as the object of the preposition about.

                                  The third example is more difficult. In this example there are two clauses, but they are a little harder to recognize. He will arrive is one of the clauses, and the connector when changes it into a noun clause that functions as the subject of the sentence. The other clause has the noun clause when he will arrive as its subject and is as its verb.


                                  • Meeting 11 - Review Materials and Written Expressions

                                    In this lesson, we will have a review exercise to remind everyone of skill 1-8 and also learn about written expression.

                                    Questions 16 through 40 in the Structure and Written Expression section of the TOEFL test examine your knowledge of the correct way to express yourself in English writing. Each question in this section consists of one sentence in which four words or groups of words have been underlined. You must choose the letter of the word or group of words that is not correct.




                                    Please do the quiz and the teacher will provide feedback in the next meeting.
                                    • Meeting 13 - Parts of Paragraph

                                      In this section, you will learn how to write a good paragraph.

                                      • ASSIGNMENT 2

                                        Assignment: 2

                                        Meeting: 14

                                        Value: 10% (50% of the total of assignment score)

                                        What to do: Writing an Essay

                                         

                                        1.        TUJUAN TUGAS

                                        a.       Mahasiswa bertanggungjawab atas tugas yang diberikan dan dapat mengelola pembelajaran secara mandiri.

                                        b.      Mahasiswa dapat menerapkan apa yang telah dipelajari di kelas secara mandiri.

                                        c.       Mahasiswa mampu membuat tulisan sederhana menggunakan kalimat dengan materi tata bahasa yang telah dipelajari pada pertemuan-pertemuan sebelumnya.

                                         

                                        2.        URAIAN TUGAS:

                                        a.      Obyek Garapan:

                                        Membuat tulisan dengan topic yang ditentukan sebagai berikut:

                                        1. Social media in my life

                                        2. My favorite lecturer

                                        3. My hometown

                                        4. The place I want to visit the most


                                         Batasan yang harus dikerjakan:

                                        1.      Mahasiswa bekerja secara individual

                                        2.      Teks terdiri atas minimal 250 kata, diketik dengan font Times New Roman size 12.

                                        3.      Mahasiswa harus mengumpulkan tugas pada pertemuan Minggu UAS

                                         

                                        c.    Deskripsi Luaran tugas yang dihasilkan:

                                        Tulisan bahasa inggris dalam bentuk deskriptif


                                        d.   Bobot dan sistem penilaian

                                        Bobot Tugas 50% dari total nilai tugas


                                        GRADING SCHEME

                                         

                                        Topic Development

                                        Organization

                                        Vocabulary

                                        Sentence structure

                                        Mechanics

                                        ≥ 90

                                        full and rich development (focus, relevance, explanations, support); shows sophistication in fluency of expression.

                                        organization fully appropriate and effective for topic (point of view, unity, paragraphing); very strong introduction & conclusion, thesis statement, topic sentences.

                                        broad and fluent range of vocabulary; elaboration and detail achieved through appropriate word choices;  correct use of word forms.

                                        full range of sentence  patterns (simple, compound, complex), effectively used; error-free sentence-level grammar.

                                        Correct form for text type (e.g. Memo)--headings; correct citations; spelling, capitalization, and punctuation error-free.

                                        80 - 90

                                         

                                        clear and complete development of content; high level of fluency in expression (clarity).

                                        organization controlled; generally appropriate to topic; appropriate paragraphing; introduction & conclusion, thesis statement, topic sentences evident and appropriate.

                                        flexibility in range; appropriate use (word choice) of vocabulary in a variety of situations; mostly correct use of word forms.

                                        mastery of sentence patterns demonstrated; may have occasional grammatical errors on the sentence  level.

                                        Spelling, form, indentations, capitalization, punctuation, and citation errors few and not distracting.

                                        80 - 70

                                         

                                        development of content adequate, but lacks clearly stated positions or supporting information; fluency of expression may be halting of awkward.

                                        organization controlled but limited; some paragraphing problems; adequate introduction & conclusion; limited thesis statement & use of topic sentences.

                                        adequate range (word choice); no precise use of subtle meanings displayed; vocabulary sometimes used inappropriately; often incorrect use of word forms.

                                        sentence patterns most often successfully used; several grammatical errors on the sentence level.

                                        occasional errors in spelling, form, indentations, capitalization, punctuation, and citation; sometimes distracting.

                                        70

                                        -

                                        60

                                         

                                        development of content restricted; may be incomplete or unclear; lack of fluency in expression.

                                        some organization apparent, but poorly controlled; introduction & conclusion, thesis statement, topic sentences  may be missing or incomplete.

                                        narrow range (word choice); many word form errors; vocabulary often used  inappropriately; only basic and elementary meanings are conveyed.

                                        simple and complex sentences attempted but often unsuccessful; grammatical errors distract from meaning.

                                        Spelling, form, indentations, capitalization, punctuation, and citation errors are frequent and distracting.

                                        60

                                        -

                                        50

                                         

                                        simplistic statement of content; often copied from sources or lists of information.

                                        minimal attempt at paragraphing, often unsuccessful; strings of sentences; no introduction or conclusion, thesis statement, topic sentences.

                                        simple vocabulary, often inappropriately used; no control of word forms; sometimes indecipherable.

                                        attempts at simple sentences often not successful; many grammatical errors.

                                        Spelling, form, indentation, capitalization, punctuation, and citation errors throughout.