English Writing for General Purposes

Course Code: GEW101
Day: Sat Time: 9:00-10:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Fall, Summer Medium of Instruction: English Prerequisites: Students interested in this course are asked to submit a writing sample to the TUJ Continuing Education Program office via contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu. The writing sample should be about 300 words in length and of relevance to the particular course. After receiving and reviewing the writing sample, program staff will confirm your eligibility for the course or suggest other courses that might better suit your needs. Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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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]


Marni Cueno

Instructor Biography

Marni Cueno holds a M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines (Los Banos) and a PhD in Medical Science from Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. He has also obtained certifications in TESOL (Teaching English as a Secondary Language) from Arizona State University and Data Analytics from Temple University (Ambler campus). Currently a Research Scientist at Nihon University School of Dentistry, he has authored several manuscripts published in peer-reviewed international journals. He has received international awards and fellowships from the Bill Gates Foundation (USA), Wellcome Trust (UK), Society for Free Radical Research (SFFR)-Asia, and Singaporean Society for Immunology (SgSI). In his spare time, he teaches computer-based image analytics, network analytics, and structural analytics to high school students studying in an international school and, likewise, assists both undergraduate and graduate students from varying universities with English-related tasks, such as: manuscript writing and editing, business correspondence writing, oral and poster presentations, and TOEFL preparation.