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GNED 104 : Basic English

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Basic English
Emphasis in the course is placed on improving conceptual and organizational skills, grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and word choice. Students will also practice arranging ideas and supporting details in logical order, identifying topic and thesis statements, recognizing errors in pronoun usage, using verb tenses correctly, recognizing parallel structures and misplaced modifiers, and using coordination and subordination effectively. Students will also complete a variety of writing assignments. They will practice editing and revising paragraphs before submitting them for a grade, making corrections in sentence structure, content and rhetoric. The culmination of the course is applying learned skills to a final essay. This course cannot be used to satisfy credit for General Education requirements.

This course will help students improve their grammar, punctuation, and usage skills.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Identify parts of speech in given sentences.

2. Recognize a variety of sentence structures.

3. Use coordination and subordination for sentence emphasis.

4. Correct grammatical errors in sentences involving incorrect usage of pronouns, verbs, modifiers, and parallelism.

5. Repair run-on sentences and sentence fragments.

6. Evaluate sentences and paragraphs for grammar, punctuation, and usage errors.7. Develop a paragraph with a topic sentence and supporting details, free of grammatical errors.

8. Apply learned skills to a short essay containing introduction, body, and conclusion.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Ann Marie Ade - 3/31/2015
Ann Marie Ade - 3/31/2015
Theresa P. Maue, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
Key: 69