Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Grammar/Composition I

 Title Abbreviation:   GRAMMAR/COMPOSITION I

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    67

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    0

 CIP:    320306

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

ELA students with clearly defined academic goals who are preparing for academic and university transfer studies. The course focuses on sentence structure and the composing process at the advanced ESL level, and includes the study of basic research, analysis, and critical thinking techniques.


Prerequisite: CASAS testing and permission of ELA and AESL department chairs.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Complete sequence ESL 068, English 099, and English 101 successfully.
  2. Write clear, effective sentences at an advanced ESL level.
  3. Write well-organized paragraphs and short (up to 500 words) essays.
  4. Identify common sentence errors typical of the non-native speaker and correct up to 80% of such errors.
  5. Conduct basic research support writing.
  6. Discuss writing in a peer editing setting to the benefit of all group members.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Standard features of the basic paragraph/essay.
  2. Sentence variety-simple, compound, complex, compound/complex structures.
  3. Correct sentences-punctuation, variety, wordiness, clarity, verb forms and tenses, parallelism.
  4. Pronouns, adjectives, adverbs.
  5. Spelling.