|Course Name||Plain Written English (Course No:52023)|
|Year Taken||First or Second Year|
|Offered Major/ Type of Course||All Majors / Elective|
|Number of Credits||2|
|Number of Classes||16|
|Professor||Peter M. Skaer
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
|Course Description||Focuses on writing in a simple and comprehensible manner through mastering the 'Plain Written English' principles.|
|Course Policy||Attendance : Enter the course with password.
Netiquette : Refer to the Netiquette Policy in the Student Handbook.
Student with special needs : Refer to the Students with Disabilities and Accommodation Policy in the Student Handbook.
Academic Honesty : Refer to the Student integrity and Academic Honesty Policy in the Student Handbook.
Honor Code : Refer to the Honor Code Policy in the Student Handbook.
|Course Objective (Goal)||Obtain a simple and comprehensive writing skill of English by using “80 plain written English rules”.|
|Learning Outcome||Write proficiently English texts in a plain written English style, which was developed in the 1990s by an American linguistics professor in cooperation with Babel. Plain Written English is a set of 80 rules for writing English texts in a simple, comprehensive, and readable manner. By learning, understanding and becoming familiar with this writing style, students will be able to write at a speed of 1200 words in 30 minutes.|
|Course Progression||Read the 'Main Course Text' and '80 Rules of Plain Written English'.
With reference to the 'Screenplates', listen to the audio lectures (English).
|Course Text||'Main Course Text'
'80 Rules of Plain Written English'
*Authored by Professor
* Revised in November 2012
|Course Outline||Lesson 1: Overview of the four ‘Plain Written English’ Principles
Lesson 2: Overview of the Readability Levels, Overall and 80 Rules
<Lesson 3: Readability Levels and the Four Plain English Principles
Lesson 4: Overview of the Evaluation Tools and the Assessment Grid
Lesson 5: Describing a Product
Lesson 6: Writing a Simple Business Letter (main body)
Lesson 7: Writing a Cover Letter
Lesson 8: Writing a Letter of Inquiry
Lesson 9: Writing a Letter of Solicitation
Lesson 10: Writing a Letter of Complaint
Lesson 11: Writing a Letter of Appreciation
Lesson 12: Overview of Writing a Simple Business Report
Lesson 13: Writing a Simple Business Report (introduction)
Lesson 14: Writing a Simple Business Report (main body)
Lesson 15: Writing a Simple Business Report (conclusion)
Lesson 16: Review, Summary and Final Homework Assignment
|Grade Evaluation and Course Requirement||Number of Assignments: 16 (All 16 assignments are required)
There will be no final exam for this course.
Grades will be evaluated on the scores of the assignments from grades A to F.
Submission papers will be returned with the evaluation sheet, which states evaluation marking and comments as well as corrections with rubrics.
*Minimum Course Requirement: B or above