EAL 100 - EAL Composition
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: EAL 089 (minimum grade “C”) or successful placement.
Students must earn a “C” grade or better to use this course as a prerequisite for a course in another discipline.
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. Special attention is given to the skills necessary for developing rhetorical attunement to specific genres of writing, as well as planning, drafting, revising and proofreading.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Write paragraphs and short essays of different genres that employ unity, coherence, completeness and order.
- Shape writing by an awareness of audience, purpose and tone.
- Produce 4-5 multi-paragraph essays. Students should produce 10-15 pages of writing for the semester.
- Apply editing and revision skills to texts.
- Use and credit sources responsibly and appropriately.
- Sentence structure, grammar, topic sentences
- Paragraph unity and coherence
- Thesis development
- The writing process
- Formatting using word processing
- Conventions of citation specific to genre
- Quotation vs. paraphrase
- This course must offer students the opportunity to develop their digital literacies by writing/submitting writing in digital spaces such as blogs or course management systems.
Textbooks and digital software/media
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 10/25/2016
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