TJU Syllabus for Writing
1. Course Description
“Writing” is a compulsory course for students who study Chinese Language and Literature in university. The purpose of this course is expound the basic principles and methods of writing, master the characteristics of the familiar literary genera, improve students’ writing capacity, instruct students to creative practice.
Students should to read articles and works of all kinds of style, to learn ways of writing, and to master News, Correspondence, Reportage, Prose, Expository writing, Comment, Essay and Practical writing.
§1: Basic knowledge of writing
Chapter 1 The theme in writing
ⅰ.The theme of the meaning
ⅱ. The role of the theme in the article
ⅲ. The theme of the formation and refining
ⅳ. The theme of the basic requirements
v. The theme practice
Chapter 2 Materials
ⅰ.The meaning of the material
ⅱ. Material and the theme of the relationship
ⅲ. Collecting and choosing of material
Chapter 3 The organizational structure
ⅰ. The meaning of the structure
ⅱ. The structure of the basic content
ⅲ. The basic principles of the structure
iv. The structure practice
Chapter 4 Expression
vi. The expression practice
Chapter 5 Choices of words
ⅰ. Requirements in selecting words
ⅱ. Requirements in a sentence
Chapter 6 Style
ⅰ. The meaning of the style
ⅱ. The characteristics of good style
Chapter 7 Change
ⅰ. The importance of the change
ⅱ. The scope and methods of modification
§2: Literary genera knowledge
Chapter 1 News, News practice
Chapter 2 Correspondence, Correspondence practice
Chapter 3 Reportage
Chapter 4 Prose, Prose practice
Chapter 5 Expository writing, Expository writing practice
Chapter 6 Comment
Chapter 7 Essay
Chapter 8 Practical writing
4. Time Distribution
ⅰ. Examination (80%)
ⅱ. The course works assignments (20%)
6. Text-Book & Additional
Zheng Gengxian, Ma Fengzao, editor. Brief Course in Writing (basic knowledge part) , NanKai University Press, 1996.
Ma fengzao, An dongliang, editor. Brief Course in Writing (genera part).
Zhou jichang, chief editor. Advanced Course in Writing.
Chen xinjian, chief editor. University writing.
Lu deqing, chief editor. Examples for Writing.
Cheng min. Modern writing. XueLin press, 2005.