Course Number and Title: ESL 034 Intermediate Writing
In this intermediate-level course, students compose simple, compound and complex sentences in short paragraphs which show unity, organization, and coherence. Students are introduced to formal letter writing and electronic correspondence.
Some lecture hours may be completed in a laboratory setting.
- Compose correct and appropriate simple, compound, and basic complex sentences in affirmative, negative, statement, and interrogative forms. (CCC 1; PGC 3)
- Compose correct and appropriate sentences in the basic verb tenses. (CCC 1; PGC 3)
- Complete applications, and write letters for a variety of personal needs. (CCC 1, 2, 5; PGC 3, 4)
- Write basic descriptions, narratives, and explanations (opinion) in past, present, and future tenses. (CCC 1; PGC 3)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Compose correct and appropriate simple, compound, and basic complex sentences in affirmative, negative, statement, and interrogative forms.
- Write complete, correct simple sentences.
- Choose connectors that best show the relationship between parts of sentences.
- Use correct word order and placement of single adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases.
- Use correct end punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and agreement.
- Compose correct and appropriate sentences in the basic verb tenses.
- Use correct active forms of verbs in simple, selected progressive, and selected perfect tenses.
- Choose correct present modals to express possibility, necessity, probability, and advisability.
- Complete applications, and write letters for a variety of personal needs.
- Compose short memos/letters of request, application, complaint, appreciation, and opinion.
- Incorporate correct conventions of formality in language and style.
- Write basic descriptions, narratives, and explanations in past, present, and future tenses.
- Compose short paragraphs that include a topic sentence, sufficient detail, and an appropriate conclusion.
- Organize writing in the following forms: narratives, general descriptions, and expressions of personal opinion.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Speak English with sufficient proficiency to obtain, exchange, and present information, ideas, and opinions for personal, academic and general work-related purposes.
- Apply English listening comprehension skills of formal and informal spoken English in social, academic and workplace settings.
- Compose effective paragraphs and/or short essays incorporating the conventions of English grammar, mechanics, and usage.
- Use English reading comprehension skills with sufficient proficiency to obtain general information and specific details from a variety of general interest readings and limited academic texts.
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