ESL: English as Second Language

ESL 593: Advanced Composition

Advanced training in writing for ESL students who need to concentrate on paragraph development. The first half of the semester deals with paragraph construction, stressing concepts of the main thesis and supporting arguments. Some advanced grammar is reviewed, but the assumption is that basic structures and mechanics of writing have already been mastered. The second half of the semester stresses combining paragraphs into short compositions. Both descriptive and argumentative writing are practiced. Diagnostic test during first week of classes determines placement in the course. A through C/Unsatisfactory grading only.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)