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Spring 2015 Catalog 
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EN 030 - Reading/Writing I

Credit Hours: 4 Not for degree credit

This is the first in a three-level series of courses intended to teach basic English reading and writing skills to students whose dominant language is not English.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • comprehend culturally relevant 6th grade narrative or expository English prose;
  • write a paragraph in English of at least 100 words in length in 75 minutes. The paragraph should be written in a recognizable rhetorical form and contain the following:
    • an appropriate topic sentence;
    • appropriate transitional devices;
    • comprehensible, complete sentences;
    • an organized grouping of ideas;
    • supporting details or examples for each general statement (except for dialog and narrative writing);
    • an ending appropriate for the particular rhetorical mode; and
    • no more than eight technical errors in areas such as grammar, spelling, word usage and punctuation.
  • look up words and phrases correctly in a bilingual dictionary;
  • use library resources;
  • understand basic grammar terms;
  • question an English speaker about words or phrases which were not understood;
  • guess the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases from context clues;
  • notice some basic differences and similarities between English and the student’s native language; and
  • self edit his/her writing.

Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores.
Cycles (C)

This course does not apply toward an associate’s degree.