Teaching objectives:

English Practical Writing is an elective course for the students who have learned some basic writing skills. It focuses on writing tasks related to daily life, school, and the workplace to achieve a variety of practical and academic goals. Thus the objective of the course is expected to make the students grasp not only the basic frameworks and formats of the text in macroscopic view, but also the proper use of language, including both the word usage and some frequently used patterns.

After completing this course, students are expected to:

a)    grasp the word choice of each kind of text, its frequently used patterns, its basic structures and formats;

b)    organize and develop ideas adequately for the task; 

c)    meet audience expectations for format and tone;

d)    write commonly used practical writing in English for specific audiences.