Writing and Grammar 5

Writing and Grammar 5


Fall 2012
08/27/2012 - 12/16/2012

Course Information

Section 003
Sa 11:55 - 15:40
NRG4 4212
Rebecca Herman

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Writing and Grammar 4, or placement in the course through ESOL Assessment.

Major assignments for Writing & Grammar 5 include:

5 essays, typed

3 writing quizzes

3 grammar quizzes

one Final Exam for Writing, and one Final exam for Grammar



  1. Great Writing 4: Great Essays, 3rd ed. by Keith Folse, April Muchmore-Vokoun, & Elena Vestri Solomon (Heinle, Cengage Learning, 2010)

·Textbook related internet writing exercise website: see page xv of textbook, or go to this link and search for the Great Writing 4 student Web site:

2.      Grammar Links 3 , 2nd ed. by M.K. Kahnke, J. van Zante, D. Daise, C. Norloff, R. Falk (Heinle, Cengage Learning, 2005)

·Textbook related internet writing exercise website:

Course Subjects

COURSE DESCRIPION/RATIONALE: This exit level course prepares students for regular English classes, other college writing assignments and writing in the workplace. 

·         The types of writing practice will include:

o   essays (narrative, comparison-contrast, cause-effect, argumentative/persuasive)

o   paraphrasing and summarizing for use in one paper

o   documented support with citations

o   typed essays required

  • The grammar component focuses on complex structures:
    • review of verb tenses and integrate them correctly in writing
    • future perfect & future perfect progressive
    • review adjective clauses and noun clauses
    • advanced use of passive verbs
    • reduced clauses
    • gerunds and infinitives
    • conditionals / wish
    • phrasal verbs

This is an exit-level course. Students who are not ready for the writing assignments required in mainstream classes will be asked to repeat this course.  This course may be repeated for up to six hours of credit.

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to do the following:

  • Write longer, more complex sentences incorporating the grammatical structures studied in this course and all previous ESOL courses;
  • Write an essay persuading someone about his or her point of view;
  • Write more sophisticated essays in a variety of academic modes;
  • Apply revising and editing techniques to their own writing and that of others;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between ideas by using a variety of conjunctions and transition devices;
  • Write essays from a prompt that exhibit the structural and contextual characteristics of a persuasive TSI-type essay.