Students will receive instruction concerning the following:
- standard written English grammar
- punctuation and capitalization
- sentence/syntactic patterns (compound, complex, noun phrases, appositives, etc.)
- resources such as spell checks, grammar checks, dictionaries, thesauruses
- strategies such as use of personal spelling and vocabulary dictionaries
The instructor will use a variety of methods (whole class, small group, individual, and learner directed learning).
Student achievement will be assessed using the Mastery system, in accordance with College policy. The following is one example of assessment components and weighting:
Class attendance and participation 10%
Homework assignments 20%
Five (5) Quizzes 50%
Final exam 20%
It is expected the student will
- demonstrate the ability to use clear, logical expressions at the sentence level by, among other things,
- providing sufficient clarification and elaboration of key words in analysis (e.g., defining terms and providing examples)
- providing coherent transitions between components of a sentence (avoiding faulty predication)
Students will be assigned a textbook such as one of the following:
Langan, J. & Winstanley, S. (1997). Sentence skills: A workbook for writers. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
Lipschutz, G., Scarry, S., & Scarry, J. (2013). Canadian writer's workplace. Toronto: Nelson Education.
Lester, M., & Beason, L. (2005). McGraw Hill handbook of English grammar and usage. New York: McGraw-Hill.
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.|