Academic Writing for the Non-Native Speaker III
I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 076
Course Name: Academic Writing for the Non-Native Speaker III
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. write sophisticated sentences that are grammatically and structurally correct.
B. write essays that demonstrate knowledge of acceptable academic styles and a variety of rhetorical modes, such as narration, comparison, cause/effect, categorization, and argumentation. (While one type of essay may be used for final placement testing, many types of essays will be written throughout the course.)
C. write essays on a variety of prompt types and tasks.
D. use high-intermediate grammatical structures of English in written work.
E. write summaries of and responses to short texts.
V. Academic Integrity
• 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.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
A. Essay structure, including thesis statements and paragraph organization
B. Development and support in the essay
C. Transition devices
D. Writing for different audiences and purposes
E. Writing in different rhetorical modes, such as narration, comparison, cause/effect, categorization, and argumentation.
F. Summarizing and responding to texts
G. Academic vocabulary development
Grammar and Sentence Structure:
A. Coordination and subordination
B. Adjective and adverb clauses
C. Noun clauses, infinitive phrases, gerund phrases
D. Sentence combining techniques
E. Review of basic verb constructions
F. Advanced verb constructions
VII. Methods of Instruction
B. Small group work
C. Homework writing selections and activities
D. In class writing (some timed)
E. Writing responses to short readings
F. Lectures, films, small group work
G. Grammar testing
H. Editing and revision exercises
I. Grammar practice using the computer
J. Integration of reading and writing skills
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
EGL 076 may be taught as a face-to-face or hybrid course.
IX. Instructional Materials
Instructors will ordinarily select a grammar text and a writing text from the following:
*Folse/Muchmore-Vokoun/Solomon, Great Writing 4: Great Essays, Heinle, 2010
*Fuchs/Bonner, Focus on Grammar 4: An Integrated Skills Approach, Pearson/Longman, 2012
*Zemach/Stafford-Yilnaz, Writers at Work: The Essay, Cambridge, 2008
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Instructors will give a grade of Pass or Fail for the course based on:
In class writing assignments
At home writing assignments
Grammar quizzes and tests
Daily class work and homework
XI. Other Course Information
The Oakton Community College Catalog states:
Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status in admission to and participation in its educational programs, College activities and services, or employment practices. The College does not tolerate sexual harassment or sexual assault by or of its students or employees.
In keeping with this policy of tolerance and non-discrimination, in this class all of us (myself included) should strive to:
-listen and give careful consideration to all ideas expressed in class, especially those that are different from our own, without attacking or demeaning the people who hold those views, and
-avoid using insulting terms or telling offensive jokes when talking to or about individuals or groups.
• Attendance Policy:
• Late Assignments:
• Extra Help:
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 in the Learning Center. 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.
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.