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Manchester Community College

NCEL055M Advanced Academic Essay Writing and Vocabulary

with CTBD Instructor


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:  

Practice Makes Perfect Advanced ESL Reading and Comprehension (EBOOK) 1st Edition, KindleEdition by Diane Engelhardt

ISBN-13: 978-0071798860

ISBN-10: 0071798862


Prerequisite: Students are required to take a reading and writing placement assessment to participate in this non-credit ESOL class. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.

WDC ESOL Writing & Reading Placement Assessment includes:

  • Part 1: Three reading prompts, completing the multiple choice or true/false questions for each.
  • Part 2: Choose one of the writing prompts and write a minimum of a 300 word essay.

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This course is WIOA Approved.

  • CRN: 13585: Jan 8 - Mar 27th, 2024
    Mon and Wed for 10 weeks from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Manchester Community College


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