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ESOL Grammar for Writing 5

ESOL 0395 / ESOLC 3000805    ESOL Grammar for Writing V

Course Description:  Students continue to  focus on standard English grammar usage for academic purposes. This course focuses on the development of college-level writing focusing on idea generation, drafting, organization, revision and utilization of Standard English. Open only to non-native speakers. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements.  Prerequisite: ESOL 0394 or Placement by testing. 3201085312

Learning Outcomes    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate clear focus, the logical development of ideas, and the use of appropriate language that advances the writer’s purpose.

2. Determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given writing situations.

3. Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating the ideas and words of other writers in student writing using established strategies.

4. Evaluate relevance and quality of ideas and information to formulate and develop a claim.

5. Develop and use effective revision strategies to strengthen the writer’s ability to compose college-level writing assignments.

6. Edit writing to conform to the conventions of standard English, including for syntactical errors such as subject-verb agreement, pronoun reference, parallel structure, and tense shifts.

7. Use verb tenses and voice with proficiency.

8. Use simple, compound, and complex sentences structures including phrases and clauses with proficiency at the advanced level.

9. Use parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, interjections, conjunctions) and determiners (quantifiers, articles, demonstratives, possessives) appropriately and with proficiency at the advanced level.

10. Use appropriate word choice, word form, and word order with proficiency.

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