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The Paragraph

The Paragraph

Level: Lower-Intermediate (B1)
Instructor: Richard P Carrigan, MSE
Commitment: 3 weeks
Available: January 8, 2018

About the Course

Welcome to College Writing 2, a course designed to help you master basic writing skills necessary for success in university coursework.  You will learn step-by-step the process of writing well-formed paragraphs.  You will learn about sentence structures, paragraph cohesion and unity, and how to express your ideas effectively.  Your instructor will work with you as you progress through the course answering your questions, giving feedback, and grading your assignments.

At the completion of the course, you will be able to write narrative paragraphs, descriptive paragraphs, and opinion paragraphs.

Course Features:

  • Authentic reading passages
  • Short grammar presentations
  • Tips for academic writing
  • Choice of writing assignments
  • Teacher-assisted lessons

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for international students planning to attend a university in the United States or other English speaking country.

How long is the course?

This course will require 3 to 4 weeks to complete.

What kind of course is it?

This is a teacher-assisted, self-paced course. In other words, you will study on your own by watching short video presentations, reading passages, and taking quizzes.  Your instructor will answer questions and grade your assignments.

How will my assignments be graded?

You will take both self-graded quizzes and teacher graded quizzes.  When you turn in a writing assignment, the teacher will use a rubric. Before you do your assignments, you will be able to view the rubric to see how your teacher will grade your paper.

Syllabus

Introduction

Introduction – things you need to know before you take the course.

Narrative Paragraphs

Narrative paragraphsdefines what a narrative paragraph is and how to organize it.

Planningexplore and organize your ideas as you prepare to write.

Writing the First Draft using your outline, write your first draft

Revisingcheck for unity, cohesion, and coherence

Editing and Rewritingcheck for punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.

Descriptive Paragraphs

Descriptive Paragraphs – defines what a descriptive paragraph is and how to organize it.

Planningexplore and organize your ideas as you prepare to write.

Writing the First Draft using your outline, write your first draft

Revisingcheck for unity, cohesion, and coherence

Editing and Rewritingcheck for punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.

Opinion Paragraphs

Opinion Paragraphs  – defines what a descriptive paragraph is and how it is organized.

Planningexplore and organize your ideas as you prepare to write.

Writing the First Draft using your outline, write your first draft

Revisingcheck for unity, cohesion, and coherence

Editing and Rewritingcheck for punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.

Final Test

In the final test, you will write a paragraph showing you understand how to express your ideas.

Richard P Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years. He has experience teaching and developing curriculum for ESL classes in professional English, general conversation, and academic applications. He earned his undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.

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