英文寫作中級班:清楚、連貫、準確

Writing: Being clear, concise, and accurate

Elisha Gordon

Elisha 來自紐西蘭,畢業自 University of Otago,擁有語言學的學士與碩士學位,畢業後在母校從事教學工作,為大學部學生舉辦寫作課程。最喜歡的電影是1971年的《發條橙》。


課程簡介

為什麼有些文句清楚易懂,有些文句卻找不到重點?

本課程專注在英文寫作,我們將學習寫出清楚、連貫、準確的文句,目標是良好地將自己的想法傳達給讀者。

每週一個寫作主題,老師會講解寫作的方法,並帶領學員讀過良好與不好的範例,擴大學員的寫作資料庫,以增進學員的寫作能力。

本課程為中級,我們會花更多時間學習文法基礎以及寫作技巧,每週的作業較為簡單,目標是活用中級的句型與單字。

老師 Elisha 主修語言教學,尤其擅長寫作課程,兼具理論與實務教學經驗,是很有經驗的老師。

課程目標

  • 增進英文寫作能力
  • 增進使用英文的自信心
  • 學習以簡單的文句表達複雜的觀念

進行方式

每週一個寫作主題,老師會講解當週內容,並帶領討論良好與不好的句型。課堂中搭配寫作練習,老師將即時地給予修正與意見,以增進學員的寫作能力。

Week #1
  • 人物與動作(1):辨識句子中的人物與動作、主詞與動詞,練習編寫(editing)簡單的文句。
Week #2
  • 人物與動作(2):簡化複雜的文句與段落,編寫自己的文句。
Week #3
  • 人物與動作(3):簡化用字的時態與形式。
Week #4
  • 被動語態(1):學習被動句的基本架構,練習編寫簡單的文句。
Week #5
  • 被動語態(2):簡化複雜的文句與段落,編寫自己的文句。
Week #6
  • 句型結構原則(1):如何開頭、如何呈現相關的內容。
Week #7
  • 句型結構原則(2):如何收尾、如何呈現複雜的內容。
Week #8
  • 句型結構原則(3):如何結合兩個文句。複習本期課程內容。

備註

本課程適用【MDT 兩人團報九折優惠】

只要報名同一堂課,兩位學員都能享有九折優惠,優惠辦法如下:

  1. 付款並完成報名
  2. 填寫本表單

MDT 將於十五個工作日內,將折扣金額退還至您的信用卡帳戶。

本課程有中高級版本

老師會減少單字的講解,但介紹更多母語者常用的寫作方式,幫助學員寫作時更加自然,詳細介紹請參考連結

Summary

Why is some writing clear and easy to read, while other writing is dense and unclear? Focusing on sentences, we will discover why a sentence is unclear and learn how to improve these sentences to give whoever reads our writing the best chance of understanding our ideas. We will focus on revising and editing sentences in class because when you can see the problems in other’s writing, it becomes easier to see when there are problems in your own.

 

In this intermediate level course, we will spend more time explaining grammar points and understanding them. The writing projects will be less complicated, and the sentences that we will edit in class time will require an intermediate-level vocabulary.

Format

Each week, I will ask you to do a small writing project before class that focuses on the writing problems we have discussed previously. During class time, we will focus on one problem that occurs frequently in unclear written English. We will spend time learning how to describe the problem, then we will identify and edit this problem in other’s writing, and in your own writing.

 

The topics of each class include: characters and actions, nominalizations, passive voice and sentence structure.

What you can learn from this class

In this class, you can learn simple ways to become a clearer and more concise writer. We will discuss how to keep our ideas complex while also using shorter, clearer sentences. We will break down some misconceptions on what makes a good writer, and learn how to feel more confident when writing and editing.

My experience for the class

In New Zealand, I completed my Master of Arts in Linguistics. As a linguist, I know how to examine written and spoken language in detail. I have recently won a national award for the quality and clarity of writing in my Master’s thesis. While completing my studies, I taught writing at the University of Otago to both native and non-native English speakers, and worked as an editor for some New Zealand and Australian companies.
相當於多益550分/全民英檢中級,有單字與文法基礎,想加強溝通能力的學員。 完整分級說明請點此連結

若學員人數不足,我們最遲將於兩天前通知大家,並協助各位全額退費。

根據北市府規定,學生於第二堂課上課前提出退費申請者,退還課程費用總額百分之七十。 完整說明請點此連結

報名課程

2則課程評價

Wendy
2019年09月
寫作一直是我學英文的過程中很難克服的罩門,但上完Elisha的寫作課第一次感受到原來英文寫作可以這麼有系統的學習!老師的ppt和上課內容都準備得非常用心,作文批改給的回饋也都非常受用!超級推薦!已報名下一期的part b

Leon Yang
2019年09月
老師課前、課後批改細膩、相關內容補充、投影片設計、課程小活動編排準備非常完整、豐富、用心。還提供一些實際的口訣(fan boys)來記得連接詞;把句型的精神講解清楚。相當幸運能參加,所以我直接報名了下一堂課!!