TJU Syllabus for Writing

Date:2017-09-19    From:

Code:

2110359-0360

Title:

Writing

Semester Hours:

96

Credits:

4

Time Distribution

Lecture

64

Computer Lab

 

Experiment

 

Practice

32

Practice (Week)

 

Work Outside Class

 

Date:

2014-12

Offered by:

School of Liberal Arts and Law

for:

Chinese Language and Literature

Prerequisite:

 

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.

2. Requirements

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.

3. Topics

§1: Basic knowledge of writing

Introduction

Chapter 1  The theme in writing

.The theme of the meaning

. The role of the theme in the article

. The theme of the formation and refining

. The theme of the basic requirements

v. The theme practice

Chapter 2  Materials

.The meaning of the material

. Material and the theme of the relationship

. Collecting and choosing of material

Chapter 3  The organizational structure

. The meaning of the structure

. The structure of the basic content

. The basic principles of the structure

iv. The structure practice

Chapter 4  Expression

. Narrative

. Description

. Lyrical

. Discussion

. Explain

vi. The expression practice

Chapter 5  Choices of words

. Requirements in selecting words

. Requirements in a sentence

Chapter 6  Style

. The meaning of the style

. The characteristics of good style

. Remove

Chapter 7  Change

. The importance of the change

. 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

Topics

Lecture

Computer

Lab.

Experiment

Practice

Practice

(Week)

Work

Outside

Class

Introduction

2

 

 

 

 

 

The theme in writing

4

 

 

4

 

 

Materials

4

 

 

 

 

 

The organizational structure

8

 

 

4

 

 

Expression

4

 

 

8

 

 

Choices of words

4

 

 

 

 

 

Style

4

 

 

 

 

 

Change

2

 

 

 

 

 

News, News practice

4

 

 

4

 

 

Correspondence, Correspondence practice

4

 

 

4

 

 

Reportage

4

 

 

 

 

 

Prose, Prose practice

4

 

 

4

 

 

Expository writing, Expository writing practice

4

 

 

4

 

 

Comment

4

 

 

 

 

 

Essay

4

 

 

 

 

 

Practical writing

4

 

 

 

 

 

Sum:

64

 

 

32

 

 

5. Grading

. Examination (80%)

. The course works assignments (20%)

6. Text-Book & Additional Readings

[1]Zheng Gengxian, Ma Fengzao, editor. Brief Course in Writing (basic knowledge part) , NanKai University Press, 1996.

[2]Ma fengzao, An dongliang, editor. Brief Course in Writing (genera part). NanKai University Press, 2001.

[3]Zhou jichang, chief editor. Advanced Course in Writing. WuHan University Press, 2009.

[4]Chen xinjian, chief editor. University writing. ZheJiang University Press, 2003.

[5]Lu deqing, chief editor. Examples for Writing. HuaDong Normal University Press, 1983.

[6]Cheng min. Modern writing. XueLin press, 2005.

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