Learning outcomes of the course unit
Objectives (with particular reference to acquired skills and academic objectives): The course promotes writing ability in the conception, structuring of the text, layout and verification phases. It develops linguistic abilities (in particular, lexical ability); guides students towards the use of consultation tools (dictionaries, grammar texts, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.); introduces video-writing techniques and knowledge of editorial rules.
Course contents summary
COURSE TITLE: A. WRITING: THEORETICAL ASPECTS. B. APPLICATIONS – PROTOCOLS – STRATEGIES. THE COURSE IS COMPOSED OF TWO MODULES: MODULE A (6 CREDITS): VERBAL COMMUNICATION. SEMANTICS: PERSONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA AND LEXICAL HERITAGE. THE FUNCTION OF WORDS IN THE ISSUER-RECEIVER RELATIONSHIP: CONNOTATIONS AND DENOTATIONS. MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX FROM A FUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT. MODELLING OF DIFFERENT TEXTUAL TYPOLOGIES. MODULE B (6 CREDITS): PLANNING OF TEXTS: OUTLINES – CONCEPTUAL MAPS. LAYOUT STRATEGIES. REVISION: DEFINITION OF EVALUATION PROTOCOLS FOR TEXTS. TYPOLOGY OF WRITING ERRORS AND RELATED CORRECTION STRATEGIES.
Recommended reading: Manual: P. Italia, Scrivere all’Università. Manuale pratico con esercizi e antologia di testi, Florence, Le Monnier, 2005 Reference grammar text: L. Serianni, Grammatica italiana. Italiano comune e lingua letteraria, Turin, Utet, 1988 (later Utet universitaria 2006); M. Sensini, Lo spazio linguistico, Milan, Mondadori Scuola, 2005. Specific bibliography: B. Garavelli Mortara, Prontuario di punteggiatura, Bari, Laterza, 2003L. Serianni, Prima lezione di grammatica, Bari, Laterza, 2006 P. V. Mengaldo, Prima lezione di stilistica, Bari, Laterza, 2001.
The course is divided into four parts (both in terms of modules and lessons. Part one is dedicated to theory; part two involves reading and commenting on texts; part three is dedicated to work sheets on the most important aspects in the production of writing; and part four is reserved for illustrating the written submissions and correction produced by students (a sample). The correction of course exercises is scheduled during receiving hours and their return and evaluation will take place during the oral exam.
The exam entails a written and oral exam.