Writing: ESL Levels 4, 5 and 6
Fall Quarter 2011 (September 20 – December 6)
Name: Jayashree Pulacode E-mail: email@example.com
Office: R 130 Phone Number: (425) 564-2050
Office Hours: By Appointment School closure Line: (425) 401-6680
Dates: September 20 – December 6, 2011
Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
We will learn and practice how to convey ideas in writing. At the end of this quarter, successful students should be able to:
· Decide the kind of writing you need in your daily life
· Determine the kind of writing you want to improve
· Plan before you write
· Revise your writing
· Find and correct mistakes in your writing
· Decide and use the correct grammar for your sentences
· Spell better
We will review verb tenses and work on building better sentences with better vocabulary.
We will write in the present, past, future, and present perfect tense.
We will keep journals to practice free-writing for organization and fluency.
You need to come to class every time. If you are sick, call or email your teacher. If you leave class and cannot come back, tell the teacher. Students who miss 20% (7.2 hours) will not make progress. Attendance is important to progress to the next level. It is very important.
· Turn off all cell phones during class.
· You will need paper, pens, and pencils. Bring them to each class.
· Come to class on time.
· Do all homework and participate in class (work in groups/pairs, ask questions).
· Be polite and respect your classmates. We learn from each other. We can help each other. We must treat one another with respect, even when we have different ideas. We will use professional student behavior that does not disturb others.
Your first drafts will not be graded. Your work will receive a grade after it has been edited and revised. Record your grades in your folder. Your homework is due the following class session in which it is assigned.
On some of your tests and on your edited homework, you will receive these numbers:
4 or + . . . . . . . . . . Excellent
3 or √ . . . . . . . . . . .Good
2 or √- . . . . . . . . . . Needs more work
1 or - . . . . . . . . . . . .Beginning
Each student will keep a folder. The papers in the folder will help show you how much English you learn. Always keep these papers in your folder:
We will be using a class set of:
Great Writing 1 – Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, Folse, Keith; Muchmore-Vokoun, April; Vestri Solomon, Elena et al. (2010), Third edition, Heinle: Boston. It is not necessary for you to purchase this book.
English/English dictionary (Random House College, Webster’s or Longman)
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