ANALYSIS OF THE TEXT AND WRITING
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Targets of the course (expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences): to achieve skills necessary for effective writing, including punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, organization, and style; to promote individual or group research projects on complex aspects of writing production with the help of specific instruments for linguistic analysis (lexical in particular). The student should be able to analyze the texts under consideration, at all their linguistic levels, and single out most innovative elemens, by knowing how to catalogue them.
Course contents summary
This academic course, whose aim is to make the knowledge of language deeper, focuses on the following points: italian language features, textual structure, various kinds of text (in particular paraphrase, formal writing outline, for/against essay, argument and opinion essays, outline of a prose text).
P. Italia, Scrivere all’Università. Manuale pratico con esercizi e antologia di testi, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2006.
Frontal lessons and exercitations (analysis of several important texts and writing production).
Assessment methods and criteria
Assessment will be performed by written exam and by oral exam. The student should achieve the passing score when he proves to know the different kind of lenguage and to own the skills necessary for effective writing (including usage, mechanics, sentence structure, logic organization, and style, as well as other rhetorical strategies).