Course Description: In this course English-language students use process writing techniques to write academic essays selecting appropriate rhetorical modes, or a combination of modes, to defend and support a thesis or position. Students will focus on strategies and techniques of writing and composition. Open only to non-native speakers. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. Prerequisite: ESOL 0374 or placement by exam.
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Write a clear, well-organized, multi-paragraph essay using a logical sequence in a prescribed rhetorical mode.
2. Demonstrate ability to use the writing process by generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing.
3. Demonstrate functional vocabulary knowledge in a variety of contexts at a level appropriate for college-level courses.
4. Write coherent and cohesive sentences in a variety of common patterns.
5. Recognize and use proper English mechanics.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in basic skills related to research-based academic writing, such as paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, and citing sources according to prescribed style guidelines.