Apr 01, 2023  
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ADS 014 - ESOL Transition Reading and Writing

6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable higher level ESOL students to engage with academic reading and writing tasks to better

prepare them to transition to further education or training. Topics to be covered include academic vocabulary development,

reading strategies, common text features in academic genre, and process writing according to academic models and

editing strategies.


Course Objectives:

1. develop effective academic vocabulary learning strategies;

2. employ various pre, mid, and post reading strategies to interpret academic text;

3. demonstrate the ability to paraphrase and summarize academic texts to accurately representmeaning;

4. identify and produce complex sentence structures common in academic texts;

5. recognize features of various academic rhetorical patterns from models;

6. use academic transition words to organize discourse;

7. use pre-writing and drafting skills to develop multi-paragraph essays that are clear and cohesive;

8. demonstrate the ability to engage in peer feedback and self-monitoring editing strategies to improve writing; and

9. cite sources using appropriate citation style.

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