ESL 178 - Grammar In Writing
This course is designed to promote the development of grammatical accuracy through reading, writing, discussions, and formal instruction. Students will paraphrase, summarize, and analyze academic material and focus on revising and editing their writing for correctness. They will also improve their fluency and their ability to identify grammatical errors through daily in-class journaling. Three class hours.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or higher in ESL 130 or ESL 145, or placement ad advanced level on proficiency test, or permission of program coordinator; ESL 201 taken concurrently or previously completed.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss grammar in a variety of material, such as academic essays and current events articles.
2. Write summaries that capture the main ideas of a reading selection.
3. Distinguish between common rhetorical patterns for organizing academic material.
4. Compose grammatically correct compound and complex sentences that contain a variety of phrases and clauses.
5. Use the English verb system effectively.
6. Independently correct, revise, and edit errors in writing that contribute to a lack of accuracy.
Course Offered Fall and Spring