ESL-099 English Writing V

Course Description: 
Writing V is a writing intensive course designed to improve the student’s competency in academic writing through an increased understanding of the writing process, rhetorical patterns, and correct grammatical structures.

  • Prerequisite Courses: None. Students are placed in ESL 099 by COMET placement.

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 
The student will be able to:
1. Enrich and deepen self-knowledge by exploring different academic experiences.
2. 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:

  • Utilize all stages of the writing process (including: prewriting, organizing ideas, drafting, revising and editing) when writing essays.
  • Write coherent paragraphs.

3.   Write essays in various rhetorical patterns such as process, classification, cause/effect,
Comparison/Contrast and Problem/Solution.

  • Demonstrate understanding of English grammar.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

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I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1.  Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process (including: prewriting, organizing ideas, drafting, revising and editing.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

    • Identify individual steps of the writing process.

Complete worksheets, take quizzes which require practicing the writing process, and submit drafts to peers and instructor.

    • Define each step.
    • Differentiate between steps.
    • Utilize prewriting techniques.

1.5 Write multiple drafts of the same essay

General SLO 2. Write coherent paragraphs.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Practice  paragraph structure

Complete worksheets; take quizzes which require practice in writing coherent paragraphs. Submit a revised final draft of a paragraph.

2.2 Relate supporting details to topic sentences

2.3 Apply organizational patterns (e.g., spatial, chronological, and order of importance)

2.4 Explain ideas coherently

General SLO 3. Write essays in various rhetorical patterns.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Practice essay structure

 

Complete worksheets, and take quizzes which require practice in writing effective essays.  Submit typed essays in MLA format for each rhetorical pattern following a rubric.

3.2 Construct thesis statement

3.3 Relate ideas to thesis statement

3.4 Explain  ideas coherently

General SLO 4. Demonstrate improved understanding of grammar.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Identify grammatical errors.

Complete worksheets which require practice improving common grammatical errors.
Complete editing exercises from the textbook and edit own essays.

4.2 Correct grammatical errors

4.3 Supply correct grammatical form

4.4 Edit own work for grammatical errors

D.  COURSE CONTENT

  • The writing process
  • Paragraph development
  • Essay Development on various rhetorical patterns
  • MLA format
  • Common grammar errors identified by the instructor.

      
E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

  • Formal lecture- style
  • Discussions of learning points
  • Written in-class exercises
  • Homework exercises
  • Essay writing assignments
  • Pair and group work activities

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Blanchard, Karen, and Christine Root. Ready to Write More. WhitePlains, NY: Addison Wesley
Longman, 1997.  (or most recent edition)

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
Other reference materials as selected by the instructor

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

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

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

 

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