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					                                  MDC Hialeah Campus
                                 EAP Writing Levels 1- 6
                                 WRITE A LOT Program


Upon completion of the EAP Writing Program, the student will be able to…

Communicate effectively by applying the writing process with a focus on specificity,
fluency and accuracy.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills by critiquing and validating a range of issues.

Illustrate the use of information literacy, reference materials and emerging technologies
appropriate for college work.

Express knowledge and/or opinions on a variety of themed topics i.e. cultural, ethical,
environmental or global points of view.

The EAP/ESL Course Competencies are mapped to the following Miami Dade
College General Education Learning Outcomes.

   1. Communicate effectively using listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

   8. Use computer and emerging technologies effectively.

The Course Competencies can also be taught in the context of the following
Miami Dade College General Education Learning Outcomes for content
purposes.

   3. Solve problems using critical and creative thinking and scientific reasoning.

    4. Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information.

    5. Demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures, including global and historical
       perspectives.

    7. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical thinking and its application to issues in society.

  10. Describe how natural systems function and recognize the impact of humans on the
      environment.
                           EAP 0140 Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the
principles of basic writing as applied to the following learning outcomes:


  1. The student will be able to compose sentences using correct level one grammar
     mechanics and word order appropriate to themed assignment.

  2. The student will be able to organize, connect and apply the relationship between
     simple sentences that build to a short body of writing.

  3. The student will be able to demonstrate specificity and unity to personal and
     cultural topics in writing.

  4. The student will be able to demonstrate usage of dictionary or reference materials
     to acquire vocabulary appropriate to themed topic and apply information to
     classroom activities.

  5. The student will be able to apply proofreading and use word processing skills in the
     writing process.
                        EAP 0140 Diagnostic Assessment Baseline

Student____________________                                   Date_____________

Learning Outcome(s): The student will be able to apply the relationship between simple
sentences on a personal/cultural topic, which builds to a unified short body of writing, using
appropriate grammar, mechanics and word order.

     Performance Indicators                 No – Minimal 0           Some- Appropriate 1
Organized Simple Sentences                     Evidence                  Evidence
    Subject
    Verb
    Verb to “Be”
    Object/Compliment
    Appropriate Word Order
Grammar
    Subject Verb Agreement
    Verb Tenses: Simple Present
      and/or Simple Past
    Adjectives
    Basic Prepositions
    Articles
    Frequency Words
Mechanics
    Correct Capitalization
    End Periods
    Spelling
Paragraph Format
    Title
    Indentation
    Main Idea Sentence
    Supporting Sentences
    Concluding Sentence
    Coherence/Sequential Sentences
Content/Language
    Basic to Level Vocabulary
    Native Language Interference          Major errors            Minor errors

Scale: 1-6     Introductory                          Assessment Score_____________
       7-12    Emergent
     13-15     Practiced
    16-18      Proficient
    19-22      Mastery


Comments ________________________________________________
                              EAP 0240 Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the principles of
basic academic writing as applied to the following Learning Outcomes:

   1. The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to write simple and compound
      sentences using appropriate level two grammar to include: Verbs, prepositions,
      subject/verb agreement, mechanics, transitional devices and word usage applied
      toward short (basic) paragraph formats.

   2. The student will be able to illustrate knowledge of the descriptive and process
      writing in a short (basic) paragraph utilizing word processing skills.

   3. The student will be able to identify and apply topic, supporting and concluding
      sentences to a short (basic) academic paragraph.

   4. The student will be able to illustrate usage of a (basic) organizational plan in the
      writing process which includes the usage of reference materials.

   5. The student will be able to illuminate aspects of cultural perspectives about (basic)
      cultural/personal themes: School, Work, Holidays etc.
                      EAP 0240 Diagnostic Assessment Baseline

Student ___________________                           Date ______________

Learning Outcome(s): The student will be able to demonstrate a variety of coherent logical and
varied sentence types, adequately written verb tenses, precise grammar, mechanics and
transitional devices appropriate to a basic themed paragraph.

   Performance Indicators                 No – Minimal 0         Some - Appropriate 1
Organization                                Evidence                  Evidence
    Clear Topic Sentence
    Supporting Sentences
    Restated Concluding
      Sentence
    Coherence
Mechanics
    Word Order
    Punctuation
    Spelling
    Simple Sentences
    Compound Sentences
Grammar
    Subject/Verb Agreement
    Verb Tenses
    Articles
    Prepositions/Basic Infinitives
    Adjectives
    Adverbs
Block Format
    Title
    Indentation
    Sentence Sequencing
Content/Language
    Vocabulary Knowledge
    Word/Verb Omissions              Major errors              Minor errors
    Word Form: Morphology            Major errors              Minor errors
    Native Language                  Major errors              Minor errors
      Interference

Scale: 1-6 Introductory                              Overall score___________
       7-10 Emergent
     11-14 Practiced                        Percentage from total ___________
     15-18 Proficient
     19-21 Mastery




Comments____________________________________________________________
                              EAP 0340 Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the principles of
intermediate academic writing as applied to following Learning Outcomes:


   1. The student will be able to identify and create varied rhetorical types of paragraphs
      to include: Process, descriptive, narrative and expository applicable to cultural,
      ethical and global topics.

   2. The student will be able to organize writing by using outlines and applying a clear
      and specific topic sentence, extensive supporting details and a restated conclusion.

   3. The student will be able to apply the writing process which includes the techniques
      of drafting, editing, peer-editing, and publishing using word processing skills.

   4. The student will be able to use appropriate level three grammar to include: Clear
      subject/verb agreement, coherently written verb tenses, demonstration of
      prepositions, adjectives, adverbs and pronouns in the writing assignment.

   5. The student will be able to utilize information literacy and reference materials
      appropriate to level to create a paragraph encompassing a variety of cultural or
      global topics.
                       EAP 0340 Diagnostic Assessment Baseline

Student_______________                                     Date ____________

Learning Outcome(s): The student will be able to apply specific, coherent and varied sentence
skills with adequate verb tenses, expanded grammar and mechanics with transitional devices
appropriate to short paragraph writing.

Performance Indicators                  No - Minimal 0          Some – Appropriate 1
Organization                             Evidence                    Evidence
    Clear Topic Sentence
    Detailed Supporting
      Sentences
    Restated Concluding
      Sentences
    Unity & Coherence
Mechanics
    Appropriate Spelling
    Punctuation Skills
    Simple Sentence
    Compound Sentence
    Complex Structure
    Transitional Devices
Grammar
    Subject/Verb
      Agreement
    Verb Tenses
    Prepositions:
      Location/Space
    Adjectives/Adverbs
    Pronoun:
      Direct/Indirect
    Basic use of infinitives
Format
    Appropriate Title
    Indentation
Content
    Vocabulary/Word
      Order
    Language Transfer          Major errors                  Minor errors

  Scale: 1-5 Introductory                        Overall score _____________
         6-10 Emergent
       11-14 Practiced
       16-18 Proficient
       19-21 Mastery
                              EAP 0440 Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the principles of
intermediate academic writing as applied to following Learning Outcomes:


   1. The student will be able to use varied concise and coherent sentences and apply
      the structure in paragraph form.

   2. The student will be able to use appropriate level four grammar to include: Verb
      tenses, adjective, adverb and noun clauses, subject verb agreement, mechanics,
      transitions and word usage in a variety of themed topics.

   3. The student will recognize and apply varied rhetorical modes to the writing process
      to include: Comparison & Contrast, Descriptive, Classification and Process to
      develop an extended paragraph using a clear topic sentence with a controlling idea,
      major and minor supporting points and concluding summary sentences related to
      the topic that can be applied in college level writing courses.

   4. The student will be able to brainstorm, organize, outline and apply the steps
      involved in the writing process this includes drafting editing and publishing the
      assignment using word processing skills.

   5. The student will be able to utilize information literacy and reference materials to
      create a paragraph which encompasses cultural, environmental or global topics.
                     EAP 0440 Diagnostic Assessment Baseline

Student__________________                                   Date___________

Learning Outcome(s): The student will be able to demonstrate coherent and varied sentence
skills and structure including level four verb tenses, expanded grammar, mechanics and
transitional devices to an expanded paragraph illustrating varied rhetorical modes.
    Performance Indicators                No - Minimal 0       Some – Appropriate 1
Organization                                Evidence                Evidence
    Clear Topic Sentence with
      controlling idea
    Detailed supporting sentences
      with major and minor
      support.
    Restated Concluding
      sentences
    Unity
    Coherence
Mechanics
    Punctuation
    Transitions
    Word Order
    Simple & Compound
      Sentences
    Complex Sentences
Grammar
    Subject/Verb Agreement
    Verb Tenses
    Varied Clauses
    Modifiers: Gerunds/Infinitives
Format
    Title
    Indentation & Spacing
    Neatness
Content
    Vocabulary appropriate to
      topic
    Understanding of rhetorical
      mode
    Language Interference            Major errors            Minor errors



Scale:       1-5    Introductory                     Overall score___________
             6-9    Emergent
            10-14   Practiced                 Percentage from total___________
            15-17   Proficient
            18-20   Mastery


Comments _____________________________________________________
                              EAP 1540 Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the principles of
advanced essay writing as applied to following Learning Outcomes:

                      WRITE A LOT Outcome Statements: 1540

   1. The student will be able to demonstrate a variety of sentence structures into an
      organized and well developed four to five paragraph academic essay that can be
      applied into college level writing classes.

   2. The student will be able to use consistent parallel structure appropriate to level five
      writing, apply subordination and coordination, use tenses, recognize and correct
      subject/verb agreement errors, appropriate mechanics, integrate transitional
      devices and utilize proper word usage to thematic writing assignments.

   3. The student will be able to illustrate knowledge of varied rhetorical modes to
      include: Classification, Compare and Contrast and Cause & Effect writing using an
      explicit thesis statement, a clear introductory paragraph, detailed body paragraphs
      and a restated conclusion that representative of an academic essay.

   4. The student will be able to understand and apply the five step writing process with
      reference to brainstorming, creating drafts, proofreading own work, participating in
      editing sessions, producing organized outlines, preparing cover pages and designing
      a neatly written essay using word processing skills.

   5. The student will be able demonstrate the ability to use information literacy and
      reference materials from various outside sources appropriate to the mode
      assignment applicable to cultural, ethical, historical or global topics.
                      EAP 1540 Diagnostic Assessment Baseline

Student___________________                                            Date ____________
Learning Outcome(s): The student will be able to write an organized multi-paragraph themed
essay utilizing appropriate EAP Level Five grammar, organization, mechanics, format, and
rhetorical content that can be successfully transfer to college level courses.
       Performance Indicators                    No - Minimal 0          Some - Appropriate 1
Essay Organization                                  Evidence                     Evidence
    General statement(s)
    Controlling statements that bridge to
      the thesis statement
    Clear thesis statement
    Organized body paragraphs with
      focused topic sentences and main
      sentences.
    Supporting Details
    Concluding paragraph which restates
      the thesis and has a personal opinion
Mechanics
    Transitional Devices
    Varied Basic Sentences: Simple &
      Compound
    Complex Sentences
    Punctuation skills: i.e. Comma
    Word order
Grammar
    Appropriate use of subject verb
      agreement
    Proper use of verb forms and tenses
    Appropriate use of clauses
    Appropriate use of modifiers:
      adjectives, adverbs, articles,
      infinitives and prepositions
Format
    Title
    Indentation & Spacing
Content
    Vocabulary appropriate to topic
    Understanding of rhetorical mode
    Language Interference                    Major errors               Minor errors

Scale 1-6   Introductory                                     Overall score   __________
     7-11   Emergent
    12-15   Practiced                              Percentage from total__________
    16-18   Proficient
   19 -20   Mastery

Comments_______________________________________________
                              EAP 1640 Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the principles of
advanced academic writing as applied to following Learning Outcomes:


                     WRITE A LOT Outcome Statements: EAP 1640

   1. The student will be able to apply a variety of Simple, Compound, Complex and
      Compound – Complex sentences in a well structured academic essay.

   2. The student will be able to use proper parallel structure, appropriate to level six
      grammar, apply coordination and subordination skills, rectify dangling/misplaced
      modifiers, use pronoun reference and agreement, correct mechanics and identify
      and fix sentence problems (run-ons, fragments & comma splices)

   3. The student will be able to illustrate accuracy of varied rhetorical essay modes
      applicable to college level writing including: Comparison/contrast, Cause/effect, and
      Argumentative/Persuasive writing using an explicit thesis statement, a clear
      introductory paragraph, detailed body paragraphs and a restated summary in the
      conclusion.

   4. The student will be able to create drafts, proofread own work, participate in editing
      sessions, produce organized outlines, prepare cover pages and design a neatly
      written academic essay using word processing skills to publish the work.

   5. The student will be able to summarize and paraphrase varied cultural,
      environmental, or global points of view using information literacy, reference
      materials, and outside sources appropriate to the mode assigned.
                       EAP 1640 Diagnostic Assessment Baseline

Student____________________                                              Date__________
Learning Outcome(s): The student will be able to write an organized multi-paragraph essay
utilizing appropriate EAP Level Six grammar, logic and rhetoric that can be successfully applied in
college level courses.
    Performance Indicators                     No - Minimal 0              Some – Appropriate 1
Organization                                     Evidence                       Evidence
    General statements:
      Opener/Hook, Elaborator,
      Bridge
    Clear thesis statement
    Organized body paragraphs
      with focused topic sentences
      and main sentences
    Supporting Details:
    Concluding paragraph which
      re-states the thesis statement
      & a personal comment
Mechanics
    Transitional Devices
    Varied Sentences: Simple,
      Compound, Complex, &
      Compound/Complex
    Punctuation
    Word Usage/choice
    Word order
    Spelling
Grammar
    Appropriate use of Clauses;
      Phases in parallel grammatical
      forms
    Pronoun agreement/reference
    Appropriate use of modifiers
    Appropriate tense forms
Format
    Title
    Indentation
    Paragraphing
Content
    Knowledge rhetorical modes
    Unity & Coherence
    Language Transfer                 Major errors                       Minor errors

Scale:     1-6   Introductory                                    Overall score__________
          7-10   Emergent
         11-15   Practiced                             Percentage from total __________
         16-18   Proficient
         19-21   Mastery

Comments__________________________________________________________

				
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