BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-030 - Fundamental English - Writing -

ENGL-030 - Fundamental English - Writing -

Course Details
This course will focus on the written communication of information and ideas in a variety of practical situations and in a variety of forms. Core writing skills are developed, specifically grammatical structures, punctuation, spelling and handwriting. Reading skills and strategies developed in English 020 will clearly overlap and compliment those accomplished in this course. General learning skills will continue to be enhanced for students, including communicative skills and adaptive strategies. As with English 020, the course is facilitated by instruction and support to varying degrees.
Part of the:
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER PREPARATION Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 020 or Assessed Placement
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and experience in second language learning processes
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments (7) 70%, Final Exam 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: LEARNING OUTCOMES: (complete ABE Fundamental Mathematics learning outcomes are listed at the ABE Articulation Handbook website http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/abe/FINAL_ABE_ART_BOOK_2006-07.pdf )

    ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATIVE AND ADAPTIVE LEARNING SKILLS:
    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • apply effective strategies for interacting with other people in a variety of situations, for problem solving and for responding to information.


  • ENGLISH LEARNING SKILLS:
    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • collect and organize ideas using various techniques note take, outline, and prepare thought maps;

  • use paragraph format including topic sentence, supporting details, and conclusion;

  • produce coherent descriptive, narrative, and expository paragraphs;

  • produce personal and business letters using a standard format;

  • begin to write multi-paragraph compositions;
  • identify and correct sentence fragments and run-ons;
  • use correct grammatical structures, in writing, including sentences, verb forms and tenses, subject-verbs, pronouns and modifiers;
  • use correct punctuation, in writing, including capitals, end punctuations, commas, quotations, colons, hyphens, and dashes;

  • develop in writing effective spelling strategies; and
  • Print/write with ease, legibility, and reasonable speed.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Alvin, A. D. (Current Edition). Empowering the learner: Native literacy workbook. Owen Sound, ON: Ningwakwe Learning Press.

  • Hawker, B. (Current Edition). Empowering the learner 2: Native literacy workbook. Owen Sound, ON: Ningwakwe Learning Press.
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