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ESL 060W - Writing 2


Description:
Writing 2 is a high beginning level course designed to introduce the structure of academic writing commonly found in American colleges and universities. Students will practice writing simple sentences, and later will begin writing short paragraphs using simple connectors and transitions to indicate the order of events.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)

Assessment

  1. Apply level appropriate writing skills to personal and academic writing.

(1) Apply level appropriate writing skills to personal and academic writing.

Write a description of an event, or aspects of own life, using simple connectors and transitions to indicate the order of events.

Short paragraphs.

Letters/e-mails

Able to understand and formulate topic sentences and concluding sentences.

Composition of paragraphs with clear topic sentences, supporting ideas, and conclusions, following US academic writing conventions.

Use of the writing process

Application of the peer review process and focused proofreading: for topic/concluding sentences, subject-verb agreement, correct verb tenses, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

Midterm and Final Exams: Dictation, answering short questions in complete sentences with some explanation, write for 30 minutes on a topic using more than one standard paragraph (SLO 1, 2, 3)

  1. Demonstrate level appropriate vocabulary usage in written communication.

(2) Demonstrate level appropriate vocabulary usage in written communication.

Vocabulary building based on the first 500 of the 1000-word list.

 

  1. Demonstrate level appropriate grammar usage in written communication.

(3) Demonstrate level appropriate grammar usage in written communication.

Use of basic verb tenses and grammatical structures, compound sentences and complex sentences using when, while, because, and though, etc.)

Use of relative clauses in descriptions

Use of simple past, past progressive, future, and present perfect.

Use of punctuation including semi-colon, exclamation mark, quotation marks.

Use of adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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