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ESL Composition

by Janice Hornyak
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Materials for use in ESL 51 (hybrid advanced ESL composition course.)
ESL 51 (hybrid section): Composition III.
NVCC Placement test result of Level 5 ESL OR completion of NVCC ESL program Level 4 courses (ESL 41 Writing and ESL 42 Reading). The paired Level 5 reading course is ESL 52: Critical Reading III.
Learning Outcomes:
This is the exit level course for the ESL program. After completion of this course, the student will have the skills and knowledge to take ENG 111 College Composition.
Pedagogy Approach:
The course uses a process writing approach.
Assessment Methodology:
Students are assessed by two methods: a portfolio of their best work (1 in-class essay and 2 revised essays, one of which contains documented research), and by a final in-class essay exam (3 hours).

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Assorted Death Penalty Reports

Added 03/10/2007
This is a popular argument topic in 013, so this site may prove useful.

IDEA's Debatabase

Added 03/10/2007

Netiquette Quiz

Added 02/26/2007
Contains the Core Rules of Netiquette and and interactive Netiquette quiz. Great for the first week of class!

Citation Machine

Added 02/26/2007
For those wanting to properly cite journals, books, web pages, or interviews in MLA or APA format, check the Citation Machine, from the Landmark Project. This is an automated tool for proper APA or MLA citation format for books, web pages, magazines, interviews, encyclopedias, journals, newspapers and more. The tool asks for the relevant information and then generates the citation in a format that can be copied and pasted into research papers.

Learning Styles Questionnaire

Added 02/26/2007
Making students aware of their learning styles is a great exercise for the beginning of the semester. Interactive quiz style.

Blackboard Basics

Added 02/26/2007
A basic tutorial for students and faculty on using Blackboard in face to face, online, or hybrid courses. Very easy to use. This goes in my Course Information folder.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

Added 02/26/2007
Hyperlinked material on all facets of writing, plus a list of reference books, a discussion forum, and a chat room. The whole of this would actually be a bit overwhelming for 013, but there are a lot of resources here I might use in bits.

Writer's Web

Added 02/22/2007
Large variety of basic explanatory materials. Good for using/citing sources. Needs exploring.

Want an Argument?

Added 03/10/2007
This site takes a look at the arguments for and against various topical issues. There is a dialogue setting out the argument with links to the detailed economic and business theory behind the issue including relevant data and facts.

Essay Punch

Added 02/23/2007
Commercial product; step by step essay writing process.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Added 02/23/2007
Very nice support for essay writing, with useful categories (word/sentence level, paragraph level, essay level...). Good for ESL 013 paragraph development, argument essays and documentation. Site includes some tutorials and powerpoints.

ESL Learning Objects: Activities For ESL Students

Added 02/23/2007
Interactive grammar quizzes (lots!) Warn students they might need Java/Flash Player for best results. New--they have ESL Podcasts!

Library Tutorials for Research Papers

Added 03/10/2007
Note: this is currently "under reconstruction", but is one to keep an eye on; looks useful. Self-paced, interactive modules designed to teach basic search strategy and information evaluation skills. Three independent modules cover Books, Journals & Magazines, and Newspapers. Graded quizzes included in each module.

ESL Blue(s)

Added 02/23/2007
Excellent collection of ESL grammar and reading materials includes animated grammar tutorials, grammar troubleshooting, and readings with vocabulary quizzes. Graded activities for pre-intermediate, intermediate, and high intermediate ESL learners. Some of this material may be a little low level for ESL 013. Review quizzes on prepositions looks useful, though.
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