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EAPP 1300 - Integrated Skills & Preparatory Composition 3

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: EAPP 1200  with grade C or better; or placement

(formerly ESLL 1030)

This course improves students’ academic English through writing, reading, speaking, and listening activities. Students will practice more verb tenses, including the present perfect, as well as modals, gerunds, and infinitives. Students will use new structures, vocabulary, and complex sentences in longer paragraphs. Regular use of computer lab is also included.

Billable Contact Hours: 5

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to write well-developed paragraphs using various rhetorical modes and grammatical structures.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Write paragraphs in the suggested rhetorical modes using the standard topic sentence-supporting sentence-concluding sentence pattern.
  2. Write one or more in-class impromptu paragraphs.
  3. Write 1-2 summaries of simple reading.
  4. Revise paragraphs following guidelines of the instructor.
  5. In their paragraphs, use grammatical structures taught in this course.
  6. In their paragraphs, use new vocabulary taught in this course.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the use of grammatical structures taught in the course.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Write sentences that use the grammatical structures.
  2. Combine words and/or sentences to create the grammatical structures.
  3. Edit sentences that illustrate the grammatical structures.
  4. Use grammatical structures taught in this course in written assignments and spoken activities.
  5. Use other grammatical structures in their assignments.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate reading comprehension skills.


  1. Write a summary of an article from the textbook or another source of comparable difficulty
  2. Answer questions about the readings in the textbooks.
  3. Use new vocabulary from readings in written assignments and speaking activities.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an increase in his/her vocabulary.


  1. Use new vocabulary in writing assignments.
  2. Use new vocabulary in speaking activities.
  3. Identify and express meaning of new vocabulary words on tests and quizzes.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to spell words from a list of common and academic words without using a dictionary.


  1. Given words dictated in context, the student will spell them.
  2. Spell words correctly their written assignments.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to communicate effectively.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Speak clearly enough to be understood.
  2. Use the grammatical structures taught in the class.
  3. Speak with appropriate rhythm and intonation patterns.
  4. Make effective use of eye contact.
  5. Speak loudly enough to be heard by all listeners.
  6. Give adequate details/examples for the situation.
  7. Participate in interactive group activities.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate intermediate level listening ability.


  1. Given dictated sentences that include grammatical structures and vocabulary taught during the semester, the student will transcribe the sentences.
  2. Answer listening comprehension questions when asked by the teacher or other students.
  3. Complete listening comprehension activities from the textbook or teacher-designed activities.
  4. Participate in interactive group activities.        

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES

  1. Composition
    1. A. Paragraphs
      1. Reviews of the basics
        1. Topic sentence
        2. Support
        3. Conclusion
      2. Primary assignments (3 - 5 paragraphs)
    2. Summary papers
  2. Grammar
    1. Review of basic terms
      1. Parts of speech
      2. Parts of a sentence
      3. Types of sentences
        1. Classified by clauses
          1. Simple
          2. Compound
          3. Complex
        2. Classified by function
          1. Statements
          2. Questions
            1. Yes/No
            2. Wh-
    2. Structures
      1. Verb tense review
        1. Introduce present perfect -comparison of past and present perfect usage
      2. Adjectives and adverbs
      3. Gerunds
      4. Infinitives
      5. Modals
      6. Other structures
  3. Word knowledge and skills
    1. Common words
    2. Academic vocabulary
    3. Irregular verbs
  4. Reading comprehension (Each unit begins with a reading.)
    1. Main idea
    2. Supporting points
  5. Speaking
    1. Informal (every class)
    2. Academic discourse

Primary Faculty
Lathers, Jonathan
Secondary Faculty
Lathers, Padmavathi
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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