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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog
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ELL 109 - Grammar and Writing Accuracy

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
This course supports the accuracy of English grammar in paragraph and essay writing for advanced English language learners. It reviews paragraph structures and teaches essay writing using a step-by-step approach with integrated grammar and writing practices. Students are guided through English grammar rules and functions as well as the writing process to produce well organized paragraphs and essays. Students will also be introduced to research writing.
Prerequisite: ESL Accuplacer minimum score of 82-110 or successful completion of ELL 098  and ELL 099  with a “C” or higher.

  1. Reinforce analysis of verb tenses
    1. Review correct present, past, and future tenses
    2. Review correct progressive and perfect aspects
  2. Evaluate various sentences structures
    1. Identify subordinate clauses
    2. Distinguish between phrases and clauses
    3. Distinguish between simple, complex, and compound sentences
    4. Choose appropriate active and passive voices
  3. Apply functional words
    1. Use correct pronouns
    2. Use correct conjunctions
    3. Use correct articles
  4. Compose unified compositions
    1. Develop informative introductions    
    2. Develop supporting body paragraphs 
    3. Develop summary conclusions 
  5. Enhance organization
    1. Arrange content logically
    2. Develop smooth transitions
  6. Reinforce application of mechanics
    1. Use correct capitalization.
    2. Use correct punctuation
    3. Improve spelling
    4. Use appropriate document formatting
    5. Develop proofreading skills
  7. Generate various composition genres
    1. Develop narratives
    2. Develop summaries
    3. Develop analyses
    4. Develop arguments
  8. Demonstrate higher education academic integrity standards
    1. Explain cultural definitions of intellectual property
    2. Identify cultural norms regarding collaborative work
    3. Recall current MLA and/or APA guidelines

Competencies Revised Date: AY2022

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