Aug 18, 2019
ABE 035 - ABE High School Writing Skills 5 Credits
Designed for high school completion students who need work on language and rhetorical skills in order to prepare for ENGL 091. Focuses on writing multiparagraph responses and on constructing a variety of sentences with phrases and clauses in effective coordination and subordination. Also focuses on editing for problems related to diction (casual/formal), verb choice related to active/passive tense, agreement and precision and word choice issues, specifically related to precision, spelling and usage.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve ABE 035 is designed for high school completion students who need work on language and rhetorical skills in order to be prepared for English 091. The course fulfills one credit of English towards the high school diploma.
Active Date 2014-09-02
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
For all sections:
Rhetorical Issues: understanding assignments, invention strategies, topic sentences, supporting details, connections between paragraphs, coherence, patterns of thought, developing ideas.
For sections offered to native speakers:
Language Issues: proper diction depending on context, effective coordination and subordination, constructing effective, varied sentences; editing for sentence boundaries (specifically fragments and run-ons), verb tense, agreement and usage.
Student Learning Outcomes
Common outcomes: Produce multi-paragraph responses to assignments on specific topics.
Common outcomes: Develop paragraphs with clear focus, support and organization.
Common outcomes:Effectively analyze and follow an instructor’s assignments/homework directions.
Outcomes with native speaker focus: Construct effective sentences with independent and dependent clauses.
Outcomes with native speaker focus: Refine use of coordination and subordination so that connections/conjunctions are logical.
Outcomes with native speaker focus: Develop flexibility with diction in order to distinguish between informal/conversational and formal writing and use them appropriately.
Outcomes with native speaker focus: Edit for sentence boundary problems, specifically related to run-ons and sentence fragments.
Outcomes with native speaker focus: Edit for verb tense/verb form issues related to precision, accuracy, active and passive voice, and tense consistency.
Outcomes with native speaker focus: Edit for word choice issues, specifically those related to precision, complexity and spelling/usage.
Outcomes with nonnative speaker focus: Construct a variety of effective sentences using phrases and clauses correctly.
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