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Department: Extradepartmental
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 0 credits
Contact: Steve Bazzetta
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • Vicki Hong Smith

This course is mainly for students whose first language is not American English and/or whose higher education experience in U.S. institutions is limited. The course includes basic formats and expectations, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, correct source usage to avoid plagiarism, documentation styles and application, global and local writing issues, common grammar issues and other relevant issues in academic communication in English.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Apply strategies used in the three main stages of the Writing Process. Spiral strategies include brain storming, outlining, drafting, proofreading, rewriting and editing
Formulate an effective thesis statement
Support thesis with concrete supporting details
Avoid global errors such as fragments, run-on/splice sentences, dangling modifiers
Avoid errors in tenses and agreements
Correctly incorporate quotation, summary, and paraphrase when citing outside sources
Correctly apply required parenthetical documentation and bibliographical documentation format

Methods of Assessment: class attendance
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Sunday 11:00 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 15
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Consent of Student Affairs required. Please email contact person.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Course is multi-term with 4th term registration required