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Administrative Unit: Language and Communications Studies Department
Course Prefix and Number: EAPP 111
Course Title: Applied Grammar and Editing
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

The curriculum is designed to provide English language learners who have previously studied grammar extensively with the editing and self-assessment skills necessary to improve accuracy and fluency in their own writing. This course is open to all non-native speakers who would like to work on proficiency in writing. 

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):


Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Spring

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Writing Clearly: Grammar for Editing
Optional text:

The Essentials of English: A Writer’s Handbook
(Pearson Longman)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Detect, analyze, and correct common error patterns in writing.
  2. Develop ability to self-assess most frequent errors in own writing and develop solutions to reduce those errors.
  3. Practice and demonstrate revision techniques, improving style, intelligibility, proofreading, and editing.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • High-frequency global errors (i.e., those that impede intelligibility of sentences and paragraphs) and local errors (i.e., those that are confined to a single clause, such as spelling, word choice, and subject-verb agreement) in writing
  • Revision analysis
  • Editing tasks and techniques
  • Self-monitoring skills and strategies

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 12

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Heather Ditzer Date: November 29, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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