Aug 23

IW Syllabus

Intermediate Writing

 (Spring 2019)


I.   Professor Information                                             

                                                                                                          Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237                                                         Other times by request

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com

Website: sangji.campigotto.com




  1. Course Description

This course is designed to improve your paragraph and essay writing skills. Throughout the course, we will focus on different types of essays, effective organization, and the key elements of excellent writing.



III. Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objectives:


  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to write in English.
  • Learn the proper writing structure and tone for different types of essay writing.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various written forms.


  1. IV. Course Requirements

Textbook:         Great Writing 3: Ken Folse

  • 1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises
  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing


  1. Grading System

Homework                                   40%
Free-writing Journal                      10%
Participation                                   10%
Midterm exam                              20%
Final exam                                    20% 

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.


VII. Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a writing class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.


Format:  Generally, I will begin classes with a very short lecture and discussion explaining the topic and the writing form we will be practicing.  I will try to keep my lecturing as limited as possible but it is very important that you take notes on the writing form and ask any questions you have. The less I speak and the more you speak the better so please come prepared to participate and speak.  I hope to make this class fun for you, so come to class with an open mind and a willingness to learn.


Final Thought:

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.