Writing as Creative Communication (CH)

Writing as Creative Communication

Many things can be done through writing. You can vent your feelings, make requests, form new ideas, and argue with others. Writing is a tool for thinking and communicating, whether on campus or in the workplace. By writing, we can inspire creativity, organize thoughts, communicate ideas, and solve problems. In this course, the instructor will place students in writing groups and inspire their creativity to harness the power of language through discussing reading materials and giving feedback to one another’s writing assignments. The ultimate goal is to raise students’ appreciation for Writing as Creative Communication in the Chinese language.

Course Objectives

Course Requirements
1.Students should have less than three absences (including excused ones) during the semester.
2. Students should actively participate in discussion by giving comments, posing, and/or answering questions.
3. Students will need to read prior to class articles given by the course instructor. That is, students keep a reading journal where they send prior to or after class at least five posts on CEIBA to respond to the articles given by the course instructor and/or their peers by posing or answering questions.
4. Students will work on impromptu and take-home writing assignments.
5. Students will share their assignments with one another. They should always stay open-minded and offer constructive criticism when they receive and give feedback.
6. Students should be prepared to draft, revise, and edit their papers.
7. Students should be the original authors of their assignments. They should always acknowledge the sources of any borrowed information. If students commit plagiarism, they will fail the course.

Reference Books

《語言功能與中文教學 》香港大學 2010
《學校實用文闡釋》 香港大學 2002
《中文傳意:寫作篇》 香港城市大學 2001
《生命傳記與心靈書寫》 里仁書局
“How to Write Anything” Boston, Mass. : Bedford/St. Martins, c2010
“Modern Rhetoric” New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, c1970
“The Composition of Everyday Life: a Guide to Writing” Boston : Thomson, c2004
“Writing Conventions” New York : Pearson/Longman, c2008
“Writing Well” New York : Pearson/Longman, c2007
“On Writing Well” New York : Quill, 2001