English Writing for General Purposes

Course Code: GEW101
Day: Sat Time: 13:30-15:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 8 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Location: Online

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Course Description

Mastering the art of writing, whether for academic purposes or for on- the-job assignments takes time and requires lots of practice. This intermediate English writing course is for those who need to hone their writing skills for whatever complex writing task is required of them and in whatever role they are in. The course will cover practice in a variety of writing forms and formats applicable to both academic or professional settings and situations. Students will be expected to write, write and write -- keeping focused on the ultimate goal of mastering the most difficult skill in learning any language.

Learning Objectives

1. Know the 8 different essay writing formats.
2. Know when to use each of the writing formats.
3. Know how to synthesize/combine any of the writing formats.

Who should take this course

Those wanting to learn 8 of the 16 writing formats.
English Level: Intermediate and above


None. Handouts will be provided. (Recommended) Q: Skills for Success 5: Reading and Writing [ペーパーバック]


Thomas Meyer

Instructor Biography

Thomas Meyer is both an educationalist and researcher, having obtained a master’s degree in education research methodology from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from the University of Oxford in the sociology of education. Thomas currently teaches courses on academic English, test preparation, including IELTS and TOEFL, as well as research methodology at several Tokyo-area universities including Temple University Japan Campus. A longtime resident of Japan, Thomas is an avid cyclist.