ENGL 118 Adv Writing in Academic English

This is the second of two courses focused on developing students' writing skills in preparation for academic study. In this course, students will practice paragraph construction and essay development, with an emphasis on expository academic writing typical in college courses.

Credits

2 Credits

Notes

Limited to non-native speakers of English.

ENGL 118Adv Writing in Academic English

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I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Other

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

32

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Semester Contact Hours Clinical

0

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

Limited to non-native speakers of English.

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

Y

Credit Hours Maximum, if repeatable

4

III. Catalog Course Description

This is the second of two courses focused on developing students' writing skills in preparation for academic study. In this course, students will practice paragraph construction and essay development, with an emphasis on expository academic writing typical in college courses.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Write in English, beginning to use an appropriate academic register and with sufficient language accuracy to make him or herself understood Construct sentences and paragraphs clearly and effectively Combine paragraphs into more sophisticated compositions with introduction, body and conclusion Recognize and follow standard U.S. academic writing conventions Recognize and use formal academic grammar and vocabulary Understand and appropriately vary sentence structure in writing Begin to integrate information from outside sources with personal ideas and experiences

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Writing paragraphs and essays of increasing length The writing process, including strategies for pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing Peer- and self- revising and editing Making effective use of peer and instructor feedback on writing Constructing sentences and paragraphs clearly and effectively Combining paragraphs into more sophisticated compositions with introduction, body and conclusion Beginning to develop thesis statements Recognizing and following standard U.S. academic writing conventions Recognizing and using formal academic grammar and vocabulary Understanding and appropriately varying sentence structure in writing Beginning to integrate information from outside sources with personal ideas and experiences

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Writing paragraphs and essays of increasing length The writing process, including strategies for pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing Peer- and self- revising and editing Making effective use of peer and instructor feedback on writing Constructing sentences and paragraphs clearly and effectively Combining paragraphs into more sophisticated compositions with introduction, body and conclusion Beginning to develop thesis statements Recognizing and following standard U.S. academic writing conventions Recognizing and using formal academic grammar and vocabulary Understanding and appropriately varying sentence structure in writing Beginning to integrate information from outside sources with personal ideas and experiences

Required Exams

Writing paragraphs and essays of increasing length The writing process, including strategies for pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing Peer- and self- revising and editing Making effective use of peer and instructor feedback on writing Constructing sentences and paragraphs clearly and effectively Combining paragraphs into more sophisticated compositions with introduction, body and conclusion Beginning to develop thesis statements Recognizing and following standard U.S. academic writing conventions Recognizing and using formal academic grammar and vocabulary Understanding and appropriately varying sentence structure in writing Beginning to integrate information from outside sources with personal ideas and experiences

Required Text

3-4 essays combining personal experience and beliefs with some information from outside sources

Required Materials

Regular writing both inside and outside of class

Required Activities

In-class final writing exam

Assessment Strategy Narrative

n/a

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Writing paragraphs and essays of increasing length The writing process, including strategies for pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing Peer- and self- revising and editing Making effective use of peer and instructor feedback on writing Constructing sentences and paragraphs clearly and effectively Combining paragraphs into more sophisticated compositions with introduction, body and conclusion Beginning to develop thesis statements Recognizing and following standard U.S. academic writing conventions Recognizing and using formal academic grammar and vocabulary Understanding and appropriately varying sentence structure in writing Beginning to integrate information from outside sources with personal ideas and experiences Writing paragraphs and essays of increasing length The writing process, including strategies for pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing Peer- and self- revising and editing Making effective use of peer and instructor feedback on writing Constructing sentences and paragraphs clearly and effectively Combining paragraphs into more sophisticated compositions with introduction, body and conclusion Beginning to develop thesis statements Recognizing and following standard U.S. academic writing conventions Recognizing and using formal academic grammar and vocabulary Understanding and appropriately varying sentence structure in writing Beginning to integrate information from outside sources with personal ideas and experiences In-class final writing exam