Introduction to Academic Writing

Course Code: IAW101-S
Day: Tue Time: 19:10-21:30 Hours: 20 Sessions: 8 Medium of Instruction: English Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

This course will start at the organizational level of writing essays, proceed to developing paragraphs through the rhetorical modes and finally focus on sentence level construction and vocabulary development. Students will be expected to write several essays outside class and to write at least one essay in class under a time limit. Skills will be developed through a series of brief exercises and peer evaluation.

Learning Objectives

1. help students master the academic writing skills needed to succeed in their academic and professional careers.
2. cover the complete writing process from prewriting to revision.
3. approach integrates training in grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, sentence structure, and paragraph and essay organization along with the writing process.


Longman Academic Writing Series 3 (4E) Student Book with Essential Online Resource


Ivan Botev

Instructor Biography

Ivan Botev, PhD, currently teaches at the Department of International Communication and Culture, Toita Women's College, Tokyo. Ivan does research in Primary, Language, and Higher Education, as well as in Picturebook Studies and Community Development. His team's current project is 'Exploring the Art of Living Together in 21st Century Ethnically Diverse Europe: Fostering Strong Sense of Belonging, Living in Harmony with One Another, and Integrating Refugees' funded by the Toyota Foundation.