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ESOL 0041 - Grammar and Writing IV

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course provides the opportunity for students to develop skills for academic writing for a variety of situations. Topics include exploring grammar, writing fluency, self-editing, and academic essays. Through extensive writing, the course covers the writing process to edit and revise multi-draft essays using word processing.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Placement into ESOL 0041 OR completion of ESOL 0031  with a grade of “C” or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. The Writing Process
    1. Prewriting, drafting, revising and editing
    2. Organizing ideas within a paragraph
    3. Organizing paragraphs within an essay
    4. Using computers
  2. Content and Organization
    1. Writing relevant thesis statements
    2. Developing introductions and conclusions
    3. Providing details and examples relevant to the topic
    4. Selecting organizational styles appropriate to the topic
  3. Language Use
    1. Grammar structures
    2. Compound and complex sentences
    3. Cohesive devices
    4. Article and preposition usage
    5. Introduction to relative clauses
    6. Real and unreal conditional sentences
    7. Vocabulary development and idiomatic usage
    8. Gerunds and infinitives
  4. Mechanics
    1. Punctuation in compound and complex sentences
    2. Spelling and word forms
  5. Genres
    1. Descriptions
    2. Expository essays
    3. Narratives

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate effective use of the writing process.
  2. write expository and persuasive essays.
  3. develop introductions and conclusions.
  4. use transitions words and pronouns within and between paragraphs to improve unity in writing.
  5. demonstrate the ability to use grammar structures listed in the topical outline.
  6. develop independent strategies to improve editing skills.
  7. use academic vocabulary in writing.
  8. use a dictionary, thesaurus and computer tools in the writing process.
  9. produce unassisted writing using grammar taught in class.
  10. work cooperatively with classmates to improve written work.
  11. use mechanics appropriate to the level and genre of writing.

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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