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Effective: Summer 2013
ESLL 246APPLIED GRAMMAR & EDITING SKILLS3 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 236 or an appropriate score on the ESL placement test.
Corequisites: Corerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 25, 26, ENGL 110, 1A or 1B.
Advisory: Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ESL 176.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: None
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Develop an individual error profile.
  • Eliminate errors identified in the individual error profile.
Description -
Identify and edit for patterns of grammatical errors in original writing. Develop individual error profile. Address pertinent grammar issues through review of grammatical rules, various grammar exercises, and editing of sample papers and original work.

Course Objectives -
The students will be able to:
  1. identify selected grammatical features in the texts
  2. develop an individual profile for patterns of error
  3. eliminate pattern of errors identified in the individual profile
  4. distinguish between correct and incorrect grammatical features
  5. edit sample papers and original work for grammatical errors
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None required.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. identify selected grammatical features in the texts
    1. Verb tense applications
      1. Formation
      2. consistency
    2. Clause formation
      1. Adjective clauses
      2. Adverb clauses
      3. Noun clauses
    3. Sentence structure
      1. Simple
      2. Compound
      3. Complex
      4. Compound-complex
    4. Article application
  2. Develop an individual profile for patterns of error.
    1. Verb tense
    2. Fragments
    3. Run-on sentences
    4. Comma splices
    5. Subject-verb agreement
    6. Word order
    7. Articles
    8. Word form
  3. Eliminate pattern of errors identified in the individual profile
    1. Verb tense
    2. Fragments
    3. Run-on sentences
    4. Comma splices
    5. Subject-verb agreement
    6. Word order
    7. Articles
    8. Word form
  4. Distinguish between correct and incorrect grammatical features
    1. Verb tense
    2. Fragments
    3. Run-on sentences
    4. Comma splices
    5. Subject-verb agreement
    6. Word order
    7. Articles
    8. Word form
  5. Edit sample papers and original work for grammatical errors
    1. Identify personal profile errors in texts
    2. Correct personal profile errors in texts
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Completion of homework assignments
  2. Exams which call for identifying, explaining and correcting errors
  3. Correctness of original texts
Representative Text(s) -
Instructors must choose a textbook from the list below. If, however, a faculty member would prefer to use a textbook not on the list, he or she must contact a full-time faculty member who regularly teaches the course to explain how the adoption would serve to achieve the learning outcomes specified in the course outline of record.

Cain, Joyce S. Grammar for Writing 2. 2nd Ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Longman, 2011.
Cain, Joyce S. Grammar for Writing 3. 2nd Ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Longman, 2011.
Lane, Janet & Ellen Lange. Writing Clearly: An Editing Guide. 3rd Ed. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle, 2011.
Raimes, Ann. Keys for Writers: A Brief Handbook. 7th Ed. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2013.

Disciplines -
English
English as a Second Language
Linguistics
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture and Discussion.
 
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Readings from textbook and other sources.
  2. Writing in response to editing assignments.