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ELL1120 – English Language Learner Writing pdf

Credits: 4 (4/0/0)
Description: This writing course is for non-native learners of English and is designed to prepare students to succeed in college-level fundamental writing courses. Students will learn short essay form for summary and interpretation. Longer five-paragraph form will be studied for essays in a variety of rhetorical modes.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Use and distinguish the characteristics of narration, description, explanation, comparison, and/or opinion.
  2. Compose short essays with proper theses, introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions.
  3. Employ a variety of sentence patterns.
  4. Use both direct and indirect quotations.
  5. Apply basic formatting to documents using the basic functions of a word processing program.
  6. Use quotes, definitions, and/or anecdotes effectively in introductory material.
  7. Use proper paragraph indentation, capitalization, and basic punctuation.
  8. Construct paragraphs that are limited to a single sub-topic or aspect of the main topic.
  9. Construct suitable titles that are properly capitalized.
  10. Experiment with and employ complex grammatical constructions like introductory subordinate clauses, introductory phrases, appositive, and conditionals.
  11. Use sophisticated verb forms such as present perfect and past perfect.
  12. Distinguish between the passive and active forms of verbs.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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