Reading Writing Grammar
EAP 0660: Level 6 Bridge (C1 Advanced)
Goal #1: Develop students’ ability to read, understand and analyze complex academic texts
and research-based articles.
Goal #2: Develop students’ ability to write a research paper on an academic topic in which
an argument is established, supported with synthesized sources, and cited correctly using MLA or APA.
Goal #3: Develop students’ ability to apply knowledge of grammar in written communication at an advanced level.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Employ reading and annotation strategies appropriate for reading goals at the advanced level.
- Demonstrate understanding of academic vocabulary, including academic collocations, critical for understanding unadapted texts.
- Demonstrate understanding of academic vocabulary including academic collocations and multi-word phrases.
- Use strategies to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases.
- Articulate the central thesis or claim of a reading, as well as supporting information and counterclaims.
- Evaluate the credibility of an author, claim, or text.
- Interpret information presented visually in the form of graphs, charts, and other visuals.
- Distinguish between main ideas, details, and examples in academic texts and general readings and identify central arguments in research articles.
- Synthesize different readings in preparation for writing a research essay.
- Demonstrate a wide range of academic vocabulary used for variety, clarity, and emphasis.
- Compose using a variety of sentence types including simple, compound, complex, compound-complex to produce fluent, cohesive writing with correct word order.
- Produce increasingly thoughtful and sophisticated free-writing in response to teacher-generated topics.
- Demonstrate advanced level summary and paraphrasing skills.
- Utilize transitional words and phrases to indicate the relationship between ideas and build coherence and cohesion.
- Demonstrate correct citation of source materials (MLA/APA) including library and internet.
- Employ revising and editing strategies to increase organization, coherence, grammatical correctness, and word choice in writing.
- Produce summary response, critical response, argument and analysis essays (2-4 pages).
- Produce a 3-5 page-research paper on an academic topic that establishes and supports a claim with synthesized, sourced material.
- Use self-editing skills and instructor feedback to revise drafts for accuracy, coherence, and cohesion.
- Review of all English verb tenses:
- Simple Present (including future meaning)
- Present Progressive (including future meaning)
- Simple Past
- Past Progressive
- Present Perfect/ Present Perfect Progressive
- Past Perfect/Past Perfect Progressive
- Will and be going to
- Future Progressive
- Future Perfect/ Future Perfect Progressive
- Demonstrate command of causative verbs
- Demonstrate command of progressive and passive forms of modals (present/future and past, including negative forms).
- Demonstrate command of passive infinitives and passive gerunds.
- Demonstrate command of conditionals including:
- Mixed conditionals
- Replacing if with only if; provided; even if; whether …or not; unless; in case
- Omitting if
- Demonstrate command of reduced adjective clauses (adjective phrases)
- Demonstrate command of reduced adverb clauses of time, reason, contrast, concession