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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ELL 099 - Grammar and Writing Fluency

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Coll Prep
This course introduces and applies English grammar in sentence and paragraph writing for high-intermediate English language learners. It teaches sentences and paragraph structures, using a step-by-step approach, using integrated grammar and writing practices. Students are guided through English grammar rules and functions as well as the writing process to produce well organized and adequately developed sentences and paragraphs. Students will also be introduced to essay writing.
Prerequisite: ESL Accuplacer minimum score 50-81

  1. Analyze common grammar elements
    1. Identify and use nouns appropriately
    2. Identify and use verbs appropriately
    3. Identify and use pronouns appropriately
    4. Identify and use prepositions appropriately
    5. Identify and use modals appropriately
  2. Analyze verb tenses
    1. Use correct present, past, and future tenses
    2. Use correct progressive and perfect aspects
  3. Evaluate syntax
    1. Distinguish between demonstrative, imperative, and interrogative phrases
    2. Construct transitions and connectors
    3. Use correct subject/verb agreement
    4. Identify gerunds and infinitives
  4. Create content
    1. Develop original ideas
    2. Develop descriptions
    3. Use examples
    4. Identify borrowed sources
  5. Incorporate organization
    1. Arrange content logically
    2. Develop smooth transitions
  6. Apply mechanics
    1. Use correct capitalization
    2. Use correct punctuation
    3. Improve spelling
    4. Use appropriate document formatting
    5. Develop proofreading skills
  7. Compose unified paragraphs
    1. Develop topic sentences
    2. Develop supporting material
    3. Develop logical transitions between sentences
  8. Demonstrate higher education academic integrity standards
    1. Explain cultural definitions of intellectual property
    2. Identify cultural norms regarding collaborative work

Competencies Revised Date: AY2022

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