Write-Minded: French Composition Oriented by Task

Introduction au manuel de classe

Unlike in conversation, a writer can make a complete presentation without interruption. Writing is uninterrupted, while not unrestricted self-expression. Because it is uninterrupted, expression can be communicative, planned, and whole. It is restricted, because it usually serves a purpose for real and envisioned readers. Of the many methods suggested for learning how to write, all have three things in common: practice, observation, and revision. We will strive to make our work communicative, planned and whole, and will will develop our skills with practice, observation, and revision. Where we are passionate in our task, it will be a passion that is in step with logic, in service to purpose, and engaging to readers.

Here is a list of some of the the most common writing tasks. We will train for as many as time will permit, most often through specific topics.

    explaining meaning
    auto-biography, journal
    memos and letters
    resumes and cover letters
    operational instructions
    proposals and projections
    assessments, justifications and recommendations
    emails, social media, blogging

To engage these tasks and topics, I will provide some key vocabulary, and sub-task activities.

Unités d'apprentissage

1. Comment Expliquer - la définition, le synonyme, description, la comparaison, la métaphore, l'exemple, l'association, l'anecdote, le raisonement logique, l'image, le schéma.

     à expliquer par écrit: expressions idiomatiques, proverbes, maximes


2. Comment Décrire      

Robert D. Peckham, PhD
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