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2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] 
2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL 53B - Intermediate Writing and Grammar

4 units
5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ESL 53A  with a minimum grade of C or qualification by assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course offers students intensive experience in preparing to write college-level essays. Students will learn to write well-organized, coherent expository essays, including critical reactions to reading. They will review basic rhetorical modes such as summary, narration, description and process, and will be introduced to the rhetorical modes of comparison-contrast and argumentation. Simple, progressive and present perfect verbs, and other basic grammar rules will be reviewed, and passive voice, conditionals, past perfect, perfect modals, and other intermediate grammar topics will be introduced.

Note: Some UC transferable courses have credit limitations. For details, see a counselor, the Transfer Center adviser, or the articulation officer.

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