ESL-098 English Writing IV

Course Description: 
Writing IV is a grammar-intensive course designed to improve the student’s fluency in written English through an increased understanding of the structure and organization of written English with a focus on academic writing.

  • Prerequisite Courses: None. Students are placed in ESL 098 by COMET placement.

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 

The student will be able to:

  1. Articulate and understand their experiences through effective writing, reading, speaking, and various modes of artistic expression.

 B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:

The student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate increased understanding of English grammar.   
2. Utilize all stages of the writing process.
3. Write coherent paragraphs.

SLO

PLO1

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ID

2

ID

3

ID

 

 

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC: 

The student will be able to: 

General SLO 1.  Demonstrate increased understanding of English grammar.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Identify grammatical errors.
1.2 Correct grammatical errors.
1.3 Supply correct grammatical form.
1.4 Edit own work for grammatical errors.

Complete in-class and homework assignment sheets.
Complete on line exercises.
Edit drafts completed for each rhetorical pattern.

    
General SLO 2. Apply the writing process.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Utilize prewriting techniques.
2.2 Write multiple drafts of the same assignment.
2.3 Differentiate between revising and editing.

Complete worksheets which require practice in prewriting.
Complete an outline for each rhetorical pattern.
Edit short paragraphs.
Complete a peer review sheet for each rhetorical pattern.

 

General SLO 3. Write coherent paragraphs.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Practice paragraph structure.
3.2 Relate supporting details to topic sentence.
3.3 Apply organizational patterns.
3.4 Explain ideas accurately.

Take quizzes, and tests.
Complete worksheets that require practice in writing effective paragraphs.
Submit a paragraph for each rhetorical pattern.

D. COURSE CONTENT

      Grammar

  • Basics
  • Verb tenses
  • Nouns
  • Model auxiliaries

      Writing

  • Writing process
  • Paragraph development

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

Formal lecture style
Discussions
Written in-class exercises
Homework exercises
Paragraph writing assignments
Pair and group work activities

F. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Blanchard, Karen, and Christine Root. Ready to Write. Addison Wesley Longman,
White Plains, NY, 1997. (or most recent edition).

G. REFERENCE MATERIAL

None

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

None

I. EVALUATION

Students must achieve 70% or a “C” to move to the next level.

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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