Dec 03, 2023
ESOL 0051 - Grammar and Writing V Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on developing advanced English language skills. By using a draft and revision process, the students produce essays containing sophisticated and native-like grammar, sentence structures, and expressions. Special emphasis is placed on increasing independent editing skills. Supervised use of the Writing Center, equivalent to 1 credit, is required for students enrolled in ESOL 0051 sections meeting fewer than five credit hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ESOL 0041 with grades of C or higher, or appropriate scores on the language proficiency test with background information, oral interview, and writing sample.
- The Writing Process
- 2-4 page multiple draft essays
- Avoiding plagiarism - cultural implications
- Using purpose and audience to guide writing choices
- Selection of examples and details
- Using/giving feedback for revision
- Independent editing skills and strategies
- Individual strengths and weaknesses in writing
- Language Use
- Improvement of grammatical structures introduced in ESOL 0041
- Introduction to resources for increased idiomatic and sophisticated use of language
- Adjective clauses - modifying subject, object, or object of preposition and possessive
- Adverb clauses
- Reduced clauses (participial phrases)
- Advanced noun clauses
- Language for direct and indirect reported speech
- Phrasal verbs
- Advanced article and preposition usage
- Subject-verb agreement in embedded clauses and complex sentences
- Advanced use of gerunds and infinitives
- Passive tenses
- Advanced punctuation rules, such as the use of commas, semi-colons, hyphens, dashes, parentheses, and quotation marks in complex sentence structures
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- produce correct examples of grammar and sentence structures in the context of short essays.
- edit own writing to correct errors with grammar and sentence structures with increasing independence.
- write with academic, sophisticated, idiomatic, and native-like expressions.
- produce 2-4 page essays with an introduction, unified and cohesive body paragraphs, and a conclusion through a draft and revision process.
- select relevant and sufficient supporting examples.
- identify strengths and weaknesses in own writing and strategies for self-improvement through peer feedback and self-reflection.
- offer constructive feedback to other students on how to improve their writing.
- identify plagiarism and explain why it is unacceptable.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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