ESL 201 Course Information
English as a Second Language: Advanced
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-Developing Composition Skills.
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this course you will focus on writing paragraph-length compositions of
description, narration, enumeration, cause/effect, comparison/contrast, and
process. You will learn to write complex sentences using appropriate connectors.
In addition, you will learn to edit your paragraphs for grammar mistakes, and
you will use the appropriate mechanics for paragraph writing.
participation is important to improve your academic writing skills. I expect you
to be on time and ready for the class. If you have to miss a class, you should
contact me. It is your responsibility to catch up with any assignments you have
expect that everyone will act with a high level of maturity. Disruptive behavior
interrupts learning and will not be tolerated.
If you have questions about the college
policy on classroom behavior standards, please see the Student Handbook for a
full description of the procedure.
You will have 4 graded writing
You will have daily homework;
You will have 4 grammar tests;
In the weekly lab sessions you
will work on software that focuses on writing skills.
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
Below 60 = F
You must have a grade of C or higher to
pass this class
An instructor has the right to give a student an “F” if the student misses
more than 25% of the class due to absence.
Students with known or possible physical, mental, or learning disabilities
should contact the office of Disabled Student Services in M-1042 by calling
301-322-0838 (or TDD 301-322-0122) in order to register with a counselor at
least a month before the start of classes, whenever possible.
PGCC complies with all local, state, and federal legislation regarding
the accommodation of individuals with disabilities.
If it should be necessary for the college to close or have an early dismissal
because of bad weather, this decision will be made as soon as possible, either
the night before or by
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AND PLAGIARISM: Copying
or attempting to copy another student’s work, having someone else do your work
for you, or reproducing textual materials of any sort, including those on the
Internet, as your own will not be tolerated.
Allowing any of these activities to occur will be treated similarly.
An “F” on the specific assignment or exam will be the minimum
punishment received up to and including a failing grade in the course or even
expulsion from the college.