AS.370.604 Academic Writing
Schedule: T 5:30–8:30 p.m. (including 10 min. break)
Instructor: Yvonne Cranmer
Location: Gilman 186
Students will read and analyze the content, structure, and style of a wide range of academic and professional writing in order to improve their own essays, articles, reports, critiques, and proposals using those features. They will learn to explain, support, compare, and argue their ideas effectively through attention to organization, vocabulary, and style. Grammar will be infused into the course as it applies to revision and editing of written work and consistency within various types of writing. Students will use a variety of strategies to improve skills in idea development, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, grammar, and mechanics. Writing tasks will be integrated with content, vocabulary, and grammar from various texts.
AS.370.605 Public Speaking and Presentations
Schedule: MW 5:30–7 p.m. (including 10 min. break)
Instructor: David McNeal
Location: Gilman 17
This course aims to enable students who are learning the English language to succeed in professional and social discussions and conversations by honing their public speaking skills. This course will focus on strategies for creating, delivering, and observing a variety of presentations. Exercises and drills will target specific grammar trouble spots and explicit pronunciation errors. Material will augmented so as to empower students in formal and social speaking situations. Students will be asked to deliver seven short 3-5 minute presentations and one longer 5-8 minute presentation. Extensive practice and feedback from the instructor and classmates will encourage students' confidence in their public speaking skills. At the end of this course, it is expected that students will be able to deliver cogent and engaging presentations as well be able to provide insightful and educated feedback on the presentations of others.
All JHU graduate students should enroll through SIS. All others please visit [our application page](http://krieger.jhu.edu/esl/apply/ to apply).
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