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ABE 052
Writing Skill Building


Credits: 1- 4.5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:10


Description
Prepares the ABE/ESL student for pre-college courses. Focuses on topics which parallel those covered in English 077 and English 097, including composition and organization of a well-developed paragraph, including sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics. Students will improve online computer skills. Online work emphasizes reading in order to expand background knowledge and build vocabulary. Prerequisite: CASAS score of ESL 211 or above or CASAS score of ABE 200 or above.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the writing process.
  • Determine the purpose for communication.
  • Organize and present information.
  • Pay attention to the conventions of English usage.
  • Seek feedback and revise to enhance effectiveness of communication.
  • Demonstrate computer skills.

  • Course Topics
  • Free writing, brainstorming
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Sentence combining
  • Writing short, focused paragraphs
  • Subjects, verbs, and prepositional phrases
  • Fragments
  • Run-on sentences
  • Commas
  • Write and revise on the computer
  • Computer basics
  • Learn to use spellchecker and the thesaurus
  • Learn to use online course management system

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ABE 052
    Spring 2014
    5831
    Sally Bormann
    ABE 052
    Fall 2013
    5831
    Sally Bormann
    ABE 052
    Spring 2013
    5831
    Sally Bormann
    ABE 052
    Winter 2013
    5831
    Sally Bormann
    ABE 052
    Fall 2012
    5831
    Sally Bormann


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.