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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
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ESOL 0051 - Grammar and Writing V

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on developing advanced English writing skills. Essays are written through drafts and revisions, using a focus on advanced grammar and sentence structures with academic English. Special emphasis is placed on increasing independent editing skills to improve readiness for college writing.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Placement into ESOL 0051 OR completion of ESOL 0041  with a grade of “C” or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. The Writing Process
    1. 2-4 page multiple draft essays
    2. Avoiding plagiarism - cultural implications
    3. Using purpose and audience to guide writing choices
    4. Selection of examples and details
    5. Using/giving feedback for revision
    6. Independent editing skills and strategies
    7. Individual strengths and weaknesses in writing
  2. Language Use
    1. Resources for increased idiomatic and academic word choices
    2. Adjective, noun and adverb clauses
    3. Advanced connectors
    4. Language for direct and indirect reported speech
    5. Phrasal verbs
    6. Advanced article usage
    7. Advanced preposition usage
    8. Subject-verb agreement in embedded clauses and complex sentences
    9. When to use gerunds and infinitives
    10. Active and passive verbs
    11. Comma splices, run-ons, fragments
  3.  ​Mechanics
    1. Advanced punctuation rules
    2. Complex sentence structures

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

  1. produce correct examples of grammar and sentence structures in the context of short essays.
  2. edit own writing to correct errors with grammar and sentence structures with increasing independence.
  3. write with academic, sophisticated, idiomatic, and native-like expressions.
  4. produce 2-4 page essays with an introduction, unified and cohesive body paragraphs, and a conclusion through a draft and revision process.
  5. select examples and details that are relevant and strong in supporting the main ideas in an essay.
  6. identify strengths and weaknesses in own writing and strategies for self-improvement through peer feedback and self-reflection.
  7. offer constructive feedback to other students on how to improve their writing.
  8. identify plagiarism and explain why it is unacceptable.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Goals and Competencies
Competency Goals (MnTC Goals 1-6)
Theme Goals (MnTC Goals 7-10)

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