Course Number and Title: ESL 044 Advanced ESL Writing
In this advanced writing course, students consistently produce grammatically and contextually correct sentences in various tenses. Students also create unified, coherent paragraphs, and short essays as well as short paraphrases and summaries.
Some lecture hours may be completed in a laboratory setting.
- Edit sentences to achieve grammatical correctness. (CCC 1, 2; PGC 3, 4)
- Write consistently correct simple, compound, and complex sentences. (CCC 1, 2; PGC 3)
- Construct coherent, unified paragraphs on assigned topics by following the conventions of United States academic writing. (CCC 1, 2; PGC 3, 4)
- Demonstrate familiarity with standard cultural expectations in American academic and business life with regard to punctuality and the presentation of written assignments. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
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:
- Edit sentences to achieve grammatical correctness.
- Identify and correct errors in agreement, verb tense, verb form, possessive case, word order, word form, capitalization, punctuation, voice, and parallel structure.
- Rewrite sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
- Apply editing and proofreading skills to personal writing.
- Write consistently correct simple, compound, and complex sentences.
- Use a variety of sentence types in writing assignments.
- Select and evaluate the effectiveness of connectors and transition words.
- Construct coherent, unified paragraphs and short essays on assigned topics by following the conventions of United States academic writing.
- Compose an appropriate response to a writing prompt.
- Employ writing process strategies from pre-writing through first draft, editing, proofreading, and final draft to complete writing assignments.
- Create clear, effective thesis statements supported by relevant and sufficient details.
- Show logical progression of ideas with effective transition words.
- Employ summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting strategies effectively.
- Demonstrate familiarity with standard cultural expectations in American academic and business life with regard to punctuality and the presentation of written assignments.
- Complete and submit assignments on time.
- Follow directions regarding the appearance, formatting, and schedules of final drafts.
- Comply with standards regarding plagiarism.
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.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.