2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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PCADE 089 Pre-Academic Grammar and Writing (ESL) (2 credits)

Prerequisite ESL Level 5-6 or ABE Levels 3-6.

Course Description
Designed for you to learn and/or review grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and writing strategies.

Student Outcomes
1. Write sentences using different sentence patterns.
2. Use the elements of sentence construction (e.g. subjects, predicates, nouns, verbs, etc.) in accordance with communicative goals.
3. Proofread and correct common grammar and punctuation errors (e.g., subject/verb agreement, capital letters, punctuation, verb tense and parallelism, pronoun types and agreement) as part of the writing process.
4. Recognize genre differences in various styles of writing in order to analyze the differences in styles.
5. Apply coherence, unity, sentence variety, and clarity in reading and writing.
6. Refine the writing process by planning/prewriting, revising/editing, and rewriting.

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