ESOL055M Advanced Academic Essay Writing and Vocabulary
with Carrie Anne Powell
Prerequisite: ESOL034M Intermediate 2 passing grade of a C on the Final 3 Paragraph Exam or recommended Accuplacer Next Generation score of 220-229 in reading comprehension and sentence skills and a 3 on writing sample. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.
This advanced course is designed to facilitate the transition to college level reading and evidence-based writing. Students will use the process approach for writing a five-paragraph essay from primarily non-fiction texts, using the basic academic format (effective introduction with thesis, coherent body paragraphs supported by evidence, and conclusion.) Students will also improve their skills in reading and comprehension, grammar and mechanics, practicing a variety of verb and sentence structures necessary for college writing. This integrated reading and writing course will focus on annotation, summary, and critical response essay writing of at least 5 paragraphs.
Required Textbook: Catalyst 2: Writing from Reading, Brems, M. & Jones, S., Thomson/Heinle, ISBN: 978-0-6185-4974-0.
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