2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2022  
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ENGL 090 Spelling (2 credits)



Course Description
The improvement of spelling skills. Students will learn how to spell a variety of challenging words while learning tactics to improve their spelling skills with future vocabulary as well.

Student Outcomes
1. To learn basic spelling rules and use them to spell effectively.
2. To learn spelling tactics and use them to spell effectively (phonetics, mnemonics, parts of speech, prefixes, and word endings, etc.) effectively.
3. Be able to identify homophones and employ tactics to use them appropriately and spell them correctly.
4. To learn how to effectively study weekly spelling lists and develop effective learning habits.
5. To use spelling resources, such as the dictionary, the misspeller’s dictionary, and spell checkers.
6. To study and master lists of ‘spelling demons’ (difficult words)
7. To master ancillary spelling skills, such as capitalization, hyphenation, abbreviation, and apostrophe use (for those taking 3 credits)



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