Departmental Bulletin Paper <実践報告>初年次アカデミック・ライティング科目における指導法とその効果 : パラグラフ・ライティングと論証を柱に
<Reports>A Method of Teaching Academic Writing to First Year Undergraduate Students and Its Effects: Paragraph Writing and Argumentation

薄井, 道正

21pp.15 - 25 , 2015-12-01 , 京都大学高等教育研究開発推進センター
Generally speaking, Japanese students are not trained in academic writing before graduating from high school. Nevertheless, they are required to write academic essays just after entering a university. This is why most undergraduate students find it difficult to write papers. Under these circumstances, our university set up a class teaching "Nihongo No Gihou" (The Technique of Japanese Writing) for first-year undergraduate students, on a trial basis. This class aims to ensure the acquisition of academic skills such as paragraph writing, argumentation, and discussion. In this paper, I shall present teaching methods and course materials I have developed for this class. Then, I shall argue for their efficacy with reference to some essays actually written by students in the class. Finally, I shall show that this class contributes to enhancing academic interest and active learning as well as improving skills in academic writing, by comparing results from students who have taken the class and those of other students.

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