Advanced Written Spanish
Professor Mark G. Goldin
Thompson Hall 233
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11-12
Phone 993-1231 (voice); 993-1245 (fax)
This course fulfills the writing intensive requirement in the Spanish major. Students sharpen their writing skills by preparing successive drafts of four writing projects: a narration, an exposition, a persuasive paper, and a research paper.
Valdés, G., Dvorak, T, Hannum, T., and Angelelli, C. Composición: proceso y síntesis, cuarta edición. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
A: Demonstrates Competence
Clear topic sentence; everything relates to topic sentence, no tangents; clear organization; introduction and conclusion; few language errors; few misspellings
B: Suggests Competence
Well organized but too many language errors or misspellings
C: Suggests Incompetence
Organizational problems; too many topics attempted; contains statements unrelated to topic
D: Demonstrates Incompetence
Organizational problems and too many language errors or misspellings
Preliminary drafts may be submitted electronically or in hard copy. Electronic versions will be returned electronically, with comments and suggestions, within a few days. Hard copies will be returned at the next scheduled class meeting. Comments and suggestions for preliminary drafts received after the due date will be delayed.
Final versions received more than 24 hours after the due date will be penalized one letter grade.
Aug. 31: vocabulary survey, in-class description activities (ungraded)
Sept. 7: review of descriptive paragraphs
Sept. 7: Chapter 2, pp. 37-54
Sept. 14: First draft of narration due
Sept. 21: Chapter 2, pp. 55-64
Sept. 28:: Second draft of narration due
Sept. 28: Chapter 3, pp. 65-106
Oct. 5: First draft of exposition due
Oct.12: No class. If you have Monday classes they will meet on this day.
Oct. 19: Chapter 4, pp. 107-153
Oct. 26: Second draft of exposition due
Oct. 26: Chapter 5, pp. 154-194
Nov. 2: First draft of argumentation due
Nov. 9: Chapter 6, pp. 195-244
Nov. 16: Second draft of argumentation due
Nov. 16: Appendix B, pp. 251-257; Footnoting and bibliography; Requirements for your research paper Nov. 23: First draft of research paper due In-class
writing Nov. 30: In-class writing Dec. 7: In-class writing Second draft of research paper due
Footnoting and bibliography; Requirements for your research paper
Nov. 23: First draft of research paper due
Nov. 30: In-class writing
Dec. 7: In-class writing
Second draft of research paper due