Academic Catalog

ESLL 246: APPLIED GRAMMAR & EDITING SKILLS

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 3
Hours: 3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: ESLL 236 or an appropriate score on the ESL placement test.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 125, ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, or 110.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ESL 176.
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Basic Skills, 1 Level Below Transfer
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

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 student will be able to:
A. identify selected grammatical features in the texts
B. develop an individual profile for patterns of error
C. eliminate pattern of errors identified in the individual profile
D. distinguish between correct and incorrect grammatical features
E. edit sample papers and original work for grammatical errors

Course Content

A. Identify selected grammatical features in the texts
1. Verb tense applications
a. Formation
b. Consistency
2. Clause formation
a. Adjective clauses
b. Adverb clauses
c. Noun clauses
3. Sentence structure
a. Simple
b. Compound
c. Complex
d. Compound-complex
4. Article application
B. 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
C. 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
D. 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
E. Edit sample papers and original work for grammatical errors
1. Identify personal profile errors in texts
2. Correct personal profile errors in texts

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

None required.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Completion of homework assignments
B. Exams which call for identifying, explaining and correcting errors
C. Correctness of original texts

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture and discussion.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

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, and 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.



NOTE: Although the textbooks are more than 5 years old, they are still current in their content.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Readings from textbook and other sources.

B. Writing in response to editing assignments.

 

Discipline(s)

English as a Second Language