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Universidad del Turabo en Yabucoa

Course Guide
Deanship of General Studies Department of Languages
Semester 201502 PT 122
Course Codification: English 153
Course Title: Advanced
Communicative English
Reference: 3877
Section: 701
Credits: 3
Day & Hour: Tuesday Thurssday
Class hours: 5:00 pm- 7:29 am
Room: 109
Pre-requirements, Co-requirements and other requirements: ENG 152
Professor: Hayde Cruz Rivera
E-mail
address:hcruz35@suagm.edu
Telephone # (University): (787) 266-2066
Cellular #
(Professor): (787) 433-3610
Office Hour: Tuesday 4:30 pm-4:59 pm
A. Course Description
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the process of essay
writing. Students will learn to analyze essays, how to organize ideas, support a
thesis statement, use appropriate grammar, and apply the cohesive elements of
writing.
B. General Objectives
Reinforce and expand the ability to read, to think, and to write essays
objectively.
C. Specific Objectives
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1- Identify the three parts of an introduction.
2- Identify and write a thesis statement.
3- Discuss and apply the structure of an essay.
4- Incorporate the different levels of outlining.
5- Provide different alternatives of concluding paragraphs.
6- Summarize and quote correctly.
7- Evaluate the effectiveness of writing a narrative, persuasive and other
essays.
8- Revise written works in terms of consistency, parallelism, sentence
variety, and language awareness.
9- Use and understand the writing process.
D. Suggested Text:
Folse, K.S., Solomon, E.V., & Muchmore-Vokoun, A. (2004). Great essays (4nd Ed.).
Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin.
E. Materials
In this course it will be use the following:

1- Computer
2- In focus
3- English\Spanish Dictionary
4- Internet Sources
5- Videos
6- Textbook
F. Course Content Distribution
DATE
THEMES
ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES
Week #1
Introduction of
Collect Students information,
(March 24Course
Overview
26)
of the course (Syllabus
Exploring the
Discussion),
Essay
Introduction to Writing (Brief

EVALUATION

review of

Week #2
(March 31April 2)
Week #3
(April 7-9)

the process of paragraph


development)
Review paragraphs structure
Exploring the Essay: What is an
essay?
Holy Week (No Class)
Writing the
Introduction
and
Outline

Week #4
(April 14-16)

Narrative Essays

Week #5
(April 21-23)

Narrative Essays

Writing the Introduction: the


hook,
thesis statement and topic
sentence,
supporting sentences and the
conclusion
of a paragraph.
Group Practice: Write thesis
statements in class
Using an outline, Write General
and
Specific Outlines, Writing
Assignments
(Group Work)
Narrative Essays: What is a
Narrative
Essay? (introduction, the thesis
statement, body, and the
conclusion)
Identify hooks for narrative
essays,
Identify and write the narrative
hook and
the thesis statement
Partial Test #1
Narrative Essays: Examples and
development, Connectors and
Time

Assignment #1: p. 2125 of the textbook

Assignment #2: Page


21-27

Assignment #3: Write a


five paragraph Free
topic

Relationship Words
Week #6
(April 28, 30)

Comparative
Essays

Week #7
(May 5, 7)

Cause- Effect
Essays

Week #8
(May 12, 14)

Cause- Effect
Essays

Week #9
(May 19, 21)

Argumentative
Essay

Narrative Essay
Assignment #4: Pages
62-70

Comparative Essays: Examples


and
Development of Comparison
Essays
Patterns of organization: Block
and
Point- by-Point Method
Brainstorming Tips: Venn
Diagram and
List Exercises, Essay Writing,
Getting
Ready for Midterm
Cause- Effect Essays,
Developing Cause
and Effect Essays
Midterm
Cause- Effect Essays: Writing a
Summary, The Outline, and
Connectors
Review for Partial Test
Partial Test #2
What is an Argumentative
Essay,
Examples and Developing,
Outline
Review for Final Test/Final
Test

Midterm

Partial Test #2

E. Evaluation
Evaluation Criteria
Class Work and
Assignments
Partial Test #1
Midterm
Partial Test #2
Final Test

Amount
4

Value
25

Total
100

Weigh (%)
15%

1
1
1
1

100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100

20%
20%
20%
25%
100%

G. Grade Distribution
100-90
89-80
79-70
69-60
59-0

A
B
C
D
F

Note: The attendance to the course is very important and


mandatory. This course guide is subject to change.