ESL151-SYLLABUS(Grammar and WritingV)

ESL151-SYLLABUS(Grammar and WritingV) - ESL 151 Grammar and...

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ESL 151 Grammar and Writing V Ticket 8024 (Hybrid Course): Spring 2009 Tuesdays 6:30-8:42 p.m. in AU204 and Online Instructor: Ms. Karen Carr E-mail: [email protected] Office: VGT 5B Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:00-4:20 p.m. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 141 with a grade of C or better, or a satisfactory score on the G.C.C. Placement Test. Required Textbooks and Materials: R Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar by Smalley, Ruetten, Kozyrev R Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition (9 th Edition) Bedford/St. Martins B An English-English Dictionary A 8 ½ by 11 white, college-ruled, loose-leaf paper AND a dark blue or black pen b A 3-ring binder to collect class handouts A Four (4) Large Blue Books F Computer Access Course Description and Goals When taking this course, it is recommended that you be concurrently enrolled in an appropriate listening and speaking course. To complement what is learned in this course, you may also wish to enroll in a vocabulary/reading course. ESL 151 is an advanced level of reading and composition course. It is designed for non-native speakers of English who are proficient in English and are able to compete with native students in most college courses except those that may require essay exams. The course gives you extensive practice in rhetorical modes of exposition and argumentation. It emphasizes analytical and expository writing at the essay level, as well as critical reading skills.
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The course stresses writing for academic essays and essay examinations. In this course, you will work to eliminate weaknesses in syntax, idiomatic usage, and grammar. You will also be introduced to library research techniques, and you will use these techniques in completing a short research paper. To complete this course successfully, you will need to demonstrate that you can meet the following course objectives: read and critically analyze essays; write summaries, essays, and essay examinations from readings and prompts; write a refutation/counter-argument; organize and fully develop essays in both expository and argumentative modes; revise writing to eliminate errors in syntax, idiomatic expressions, and grammatical constructions; employ library research techniques; complete a short research paper (4-5 pages) with citations; accurately use MLA requirements for writing, and write an essay which meets departmental criteria for fluency and accuracy. Hybrid Course Description This class meets each week as a traditional on-campus class for 2 hours and 12 minutes and as an online class for 2 hours and 12 minutes. This class is enhanced with online components using Blackboard. Students should possess basic computer skills and have access to the Internet, either from home or from the computer labs on campus. Although students meet only once per week, the amount of time they spend online can often be up to 4 hours per week . Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
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