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EAPP 1400 - Integrated Skills & Preparatory Composition 4

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: EAPP 1300  with grade C or better; or placement

(formerly ESLL 1040)

This course improves students’ academic English through writing, reading, speaking, and listening activities with a focus on writing and grammar. Students will practice advanced verb tenses, modals in the past, and other advanced grammar structures. Students will write both extended paragraphs and summaries using new structures and vocabulary. Students will improve their academic vocabulary. 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.


  1. Write paragraphs in the suggested rhetorical modes using the standard topic sentence-supporting sentence-concluding sentence pattern.
  2. Write two or more in-class impromptu paragraphs.
  3. Write summaries of articles from textbooks or equivalent readings.
  4. Revise paragraphs and summaries following the 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.


  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 assignments.

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


  1. Answer questions about the readings in the textbooks.
  2. Use new vocabulary from the readings in written assignments and speaking activities.
  3. Write summaries of articles from the textbooks or other equivalent articles.

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 on tests and quizzes.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to spell general and academic words from a list.


  1. Given words dictated in context, students will spell them.
  2. Spell words in written assignments.

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


  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 low-advanced 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. Paragraphs (3 - 5 paragraphs)
      1. Review of the basics
        1. Topic sentence
        2. Support
        3. Conclusion
    2. Summary-reaction papers ( 1 -2 summaries)
      1. Skills required
        1. Quoting
        2. Paraphrasing
        3. Summarizing
      2. Primary assignments
        1. One - Two summaries of articles from the textbook or other sources of comparable difficulty
  2. Grammar
    1. Reviews 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. Positive
          3. Negative
        3. Questions
          1. Yes/No
          2. Wh-
    2. Grammar from grammar textbook
  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
Pruett-Said, Theresa
Secondary Faculty
Lathers, Jonathan
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

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

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