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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2017-2018 Catalog 
    Aug 05, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL 100 - ESL Beginning Composition

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 099  and/or appropriate score on placement test and/or writing sample.
(3 Credits)
This course is designed for students whose native language is not English. This course is a survey of fundamental writing and reading skills with an emphasis on sentence structure, organization, diction, and paragraph development as components of the essay, as well as emphasis on particular comprehension skills essential for reading college texts. Emphasis is placed on the application of these skills in effective study of American college-level materials. By completing the course content objectives, students will develop their reading, writing, listening and thinking skills and will improve their ability to express ideas orally and in writing in ENG 101/ELL 101 and other college-level courses. Students placed into this course are required to utilize online learning tools for additional instruction, homework, and skill-building exercises, and are required to meet with instructors and/or to visit the Learning Support Center outside of normally scheduled class times. Course fee required. Total of 45 contact hours.

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