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EAL 089 - EAL Academic English Structure


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: EAL writing placement test.

 
Description
This course is for multilingual and emerging bilingual students of English with little experience writing in English for academic purposes, especially in the United States. This is the first of two courses that prepare the student for college-level writing.

Students must earn a “C” grade or better to register for the next course in this discipline or to use this course as a prerequisite for a course in another discipline.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the parts of a sentence.
  2. Distinguish between grammars in students’ best language and English.
  3. Demonstrate academic English rhetorical styles.
  4. Edit writings with grammatical errors.
  5. Generate ideas and express them in written form.
  6. Learn personal patterns for purposes of revision.
Listed Topics
  1. Sentence elements
  2. Punctuation, spelling, grammar
  3. Sentence boundary errors
  4. Topic sentences and basic paragraph development
  5. Editing and revision
  6. Prewriting strategies
  7. Basic attribution and avoidance of plagiarism
Reference Materials
Textbooks and digital software/media
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 10/25/2016


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