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ELIUP 031 Writing Level I • 4.5 Cr.


Introduction and practice of sentence structure, question patterns, verb tenses, and parts of speech. Students practice academic and creative writing assignments focusing on the sentence, and learn and practice the writing process. Course is linked with ELIUP 032. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify parts of speech and explain their functions in simple English sentences
  • Use simple sentence patterns in writing
    • Subject-verb
    • Subject, subject-verb
    • Subject-verb, verb
    • Subject, subject-verb, verb
  • Use question patterns in writing
  • Demonstrate control of basic verb tenses--simple present, past, future, present progressive
  • Sequence sentences to tell a story and/or describe people, situations and scenes
  • Apply brainstorming and free-writing techniques to generate ideas
  • Use paired and small group work to improve writing
  • Use correct punctuation at the end of a sentence or question
  • Identify frequent spelling errors and use a dictionary to look up the correct spelling of a word
  • Use lower and upper case letters appropriately
  • Apply correct format to written work

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000