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 elements, by knowing how to catalogue them.
Course contents summary
His academic course aims 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, learning the literary criticism language). This course examines the texts of great writers of the modern and contemporary literature.
P. Italia, Manuale pratico con esercizi e antologia di testi, Milano, Mondadori, 2014. Texts and esercises are available at Elly Dusic platform.
Frontal lessons and exercitations (analysis of several important texts and writing production).
Assessment methods and criteria
Assessment will be performed by oral exam and a written work. 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 and critical language).
Attendance is strongly recommended. Non-attending students will have to contact the professor.