ESL 023 Writing II
In ESL 023 Writing II, students move from paragraph writing to short essays of different genres. They learn how to present information into a well-organized format according to U.S. academics, which puts emphasis on the thesis statement and transitional expressions. Graphic organizers and concept maps are used to help students brainstorm and organize their thoughts. In order to help the students navigate the writing process; they prewrite, prepare first drafts, revise, edit, and publish their work. Through this process, students begin applying their grammar knowledge, enhance vocabulary, focus on mechanics, and improve spelling. Students move from primarily using simple sentences to predominantly using compound and complex sentences. This course will prepare students for the advanced ESL writing course.