Course Number:
ABE 75
Transcript Title:
Writing for College Prep
Created:
Jul 25, 2022
Updated:
Oct 06, 2022
Total Credits:
0
Lecture Hours:
44
Lecture / Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
No
Satisfies General Education requirement:
No
Grading Options
P/NP, Audit
Default Grading Options
P/NP
Repeats available for credit:
99

Course Description

Includes instruction in basic grammar skills, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development.  Covers development of a thesis statement, essay organization and writing of a 5 paragraph essay; in addition to the revision process for clarity and correctness.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate in a variety of sentence styles that are grammatically correct.
  2. Produce an organized, supported paragraph with a clear topic sentence.
  3. Apply organizational and writing skills in the development of a five paragraph essay.
  4. Analyze readings or videos and compose a written response and/or summary.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

The determination of assessment strategies is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: writings (journals, self-reflections, pre writing exercises, essays), quizzes, tests, midterm and final exams, group projects, presentations (in person, videos, etc), self-assessments, experimentations, lab reports, peer critiques, responses (to texts, podcasts, videos, films, etc), student generated questions, Escape Room, interviews, and/or portfolios.

    Course Activities and Design

    The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

    Course Content

    Outcome #1: Communicate in a variety of sentence styles that are grammatically correct.
    1. Sentence styles:
      • simple sentences
      • compound sentences
      • complex sentences
      • compound-complex sentences.
    2. Grammar terminology and identification
      • verb 
      • adjective 
      • adverb 
      • pronoun 
      • Subject and verb agreement
    3. Sentence structure:
      • run-on sentences
      • fragments
      • unparallel/parallel sentences.
    Outcome #2: Produce an organized, supported paragraph with a clear topic sentence. 
    1. Outline of a solid paragraph
      • topic sentence
      • supporting details
        • General ideas
        • Specific ideas
        • Organization: chronological, listing order, time order
        • Transitions
      • conclusion sentence
    Outcome #3: Apply organizational and writing skills in the development of a five paragraph essay
    1. Prewriting and Organization
      • Strategies: bubble maps, stream of consciousness writing, outlines, venn diagrams, lists, pre reading
      • outlining
    2. Thesis Statement
      • Purpose
      • Placement
    3. Paragraph organization
      • Introduction and Conclusion
      • Supporting paragraphs 
      • Topic sentences
      • Transitional words
    4. Editing
      • Proofreading: reading aloud, reading backwards sentence order
      • Peer Review
      • Using technology: spell and grammar check
    Outcome #4: Analyze readings or videos and compose a written response and/or summary.  
    1. Summary
      • Read
      • Gather main idea
      • Take notes
      • Create thesis statement
      • Write draft
        • Present tense
        • No opinion
      • revision
    2. Response
      • Read
      • Gather main idea
      • Take notes
      • Identify author and title 
      • Form opinion
      • Create thesis statement
      • Write draft
      • revision
    3. Paraphrasing

    Suggested Texts and Materials

    • Ted Talks
    • Quill.org
    • Guidetogrammar.org
    • Youtube.com
    • Grammarbook.com
    • Softschools.com

    Department Notes

    CGCC Pre-college classes are guided by Oregon Adult College and Career Readiness Standards. These statewide standards help to maintain consistency in instruction across community colleges with similar programs.