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550.001.01 English for Academic Purposes I

1st term
0 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
Dates offered for both 1st and 2nd terms are: Saturday - 9/15, 10/13, 11/10 and 12/1 Sunday 9/16, 10/14 and 11/11 -- 11:30-3:30
  • Saturday,  10:30am - 2:50pm
  • Sunday,  11:00am - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Steve Bazzetta
Course Instructor:
  • Vicki Hong Smith

Focuses on academic writing skills including documentation styles, and combines Saturday class meetings with online assignments and one individual conference.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply strategies used in the three main stages of the Writing Process. Spiral strategies include brain storming, outlining, drafting, proofreading, rewriting and editing.
  2. Formulate an effective thesis statement
  3. Support thesis with concrete supporting details
  4. Avoid global errors such as fragments, run-on/splice sentences, dangling modifiers
  5. Avoid errors in tenses and agreements
  6. Correctly incorporate quotation, summary, and paraphrase when citing outside sources
  7. Correctly apply required parenthetical documentation and bibliographical documentation format
Methods of Assessment:

class attendance


Final grade applies to all terms

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

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