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EAPP 1500 - Integrated Skills & Preparatory Composition 5

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: EAPP 1400  with grade C or better; or placement

(formerly ESLL 1050)

This advanced course provides a bridge from EAPP classes to English composition courses. It also prepares students for academic work in other college classes. Students will review grammatical structures and sentence structure with a focus on using a variety of sentence types. Students will write paragraphs, summaries, and essays using new structures and vocabulary. Students will continue to 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.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Write paragraphs in the different rhetorical modes using the standard topic sentence-supporting sentence-concluding sentence pattern:
  2. Write one or more in-class impromptu paragraphs
  3. Write summaries from articles in the textbook or equivalent with a response for at least one summary
  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 basic essay-writing ability.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Write 2-3 essays in different rhetorical modes.
    1. Write an introduction that “hooks” the reader and ends with a thesis.
    2. Support the thesis with two or three body paragraphs.
    3. End the essay with a concluding paragraph.
    4. Adhere to college-level standards of grammar and vocabulary.
    5. Students will be exposed to documentation and plagiarism.

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


  1. Write 1-3 summaries of articles from textbooks or outside sources.
  2. Answer questions about the readings in the textbooks.
  3. Use new vocabulary from the readings in the textbooks 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 and speaking activities.
  2. Identify and express meaning of new vocabulary on tests and quizzes.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to increase their ability to correctly spell words.


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

Outcome 6: 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 their assignments.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to effectively 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 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate advanced listening ability.


  1. Answer listening comprehension questions when asked by the teacher or other students.
  2. Complete listening comprehension activities from the textbook or teacher-designed activities.
  3. 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
      1. Review of the basics
        1. Topic sentence
        2. Support
        3. Conclusion
      2. Primary assignments 
    2. Summary-reaction papers
      1. Review of the basics
        1. Quoting
        2. Paraphrasing
        3. Summarizing
        4. Reacting
      2. Primary assignments (1-3 summaries assigned)
    3. Essays
      1. Structure
        1. Introduction
          1. Strategies to “hook” the reader
          2. Thesis
        2. Body
          1. Support for the thesis, including information from two sources
          2. Refutation of an opposing point
        3. Conclusion
      2. Primary assignments (2-3 essays assigned)
  2. Grammar
    1. Review of basic terms
      1. Parts of speech
      2. Parts of a sentence
        1. Subject
        2. Predicate
        3. Phrases
        4. Clauses
      3. Types of sentences
        1. Classified by clauses
          1. Simple
          2. Compound
          3. Complex
          4. Compound-complex
        2. Classified by function
          1. Statements
            1. Positive
            2. Negative
          2. Questions
            1. Yes/No
            2. Wh-
    2. Structures
      1. Verb review
      2. Adjective and adverb clauses
      3. Noun modifiers (articles and quantifiers) and Noun clauses (including indirect speech and embedded questions)
      4. Passive voice
      5. Review of Conditional
      6. Subjunctive
  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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