EGL 075: Academic Writing for the Non Native Speaker II
I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 075
Course Name: Academic Writing for the Non Native Speaker II
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
2. To write sentences which are grammatically and structurally correct.
3. To organize sentences into structurally correct paragraphs.
4. To learn the rudiments of essay writing.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Sentence Patterns with Intransitive Verbs
2. Sentence Patterns with Transitive Verbs (Direct Objects, Indirect Objects, and Objective Complements)
3. Sentence Patterns with Linking Verbs
4. Noun and Verb Phrase
7. Verb Tenses
8. Helping Verbs
10. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
11. Phrasal Verbs
1. Recognition of the Paragraph Unit
2. Limiting the Topic
3. Controlling Idea
5. Introduction to the essay
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Check with the coordinator for current list.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
D. Class work.
XI. Other Course Information
For whatever information/procedures the instructor holds the student accountable.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.