Throughout the process of preparing for a range of college assignments, students will receive instruction in skills and strategies in the following areas:
Use appropriately and effectively the following items:
Take responsibility for:
Use common software to communicate and to complete information management tasks such as word processing assignments, sending emails, or signing in to an online learning management system.
Some or all of the following methods will be used:
Student achievement will be measured using formative assessment tools and the mastery system in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. Students will receive on-going feedback from the instructor throughout the course. Evaluation will be based on learning outcomes as well as instructor-specified criteria. Mastery will be granted to students who achieve an average of at least 70% on the items listed below. Evaluation will include, but may not be limited to, the following tasks:
-A collection of tasks demonstrating effective proofreading and editing skills based on instructor and peer feedback, as well as on the student's own attention to errors in writing. Assignments will include sentence, paragraph, and longer text writing as related to paraphrasing and summarizing tasks.
-A collection of tasks showing effective use of newly introduced grammar, syntax structures, and vocabulary from course content. Assignments will include sentence, paragraph, and longer text writing.
-At least 2 in-class paraphrasing or summarizing assessments, based on written or spoken texts. Assessments will include single or connected paragraphs. Students will demonstrate mastery of grammar and syntax structure for this and lower levels of ability.
-At least 1 in-class assessment describing a formatted text (graph, chart, table, or diagram) in paragraph form. Students will demonstrate mastery of newly introduced grammar and syntax structure.
-At least 2 in-class editing assessments, targeting specific errors in writing. Students will demonstrate mastery of grammar and syntax structure for this and lower levels of ability.
-At least 1 self-assessment of learning strategies, progress, and classroom skills (to be discussed with the instructor).
Sample grade breakdown:
Proofreading and editing skills tasks worth up to 20% (total)
Tasks on newly introduced grammar and vocabulary worth up to 20% (total)
In-class paraphrasing and summarizing worth up to 20%
Description of formatted text worth up to 10%
In-class editing worth up to 20%
Participation worth up to 10%
By the end of this course, successful students will
Grammar and Vocabulary Skills
Students may be required to purchase one or more of the following:
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|