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Exploring Our World
Academic Writing/Grammar 3 is designed to build a foundation for academic level coursework. This course is for intermediate, non-native speakers of English who plan to attend a university in the United States and need to master academic reading and writing skills. Lessons include short video presentations, authentic reading passages, downloadable handouts, and interactive quizzes.
What will you learn?
Reading • main ideas | Vocabulary • cause and effect collocation | Writing • writing a cause and effect essay | Grammar • gerunds and infinitives
Learning Outcomes • Express your opinions and ideas about the effects of poverty on society
In this course, you will learn the process of writing a cause and effect essay. You will study strategies for learning vocabulary, understanding authentic reading passages, summarizing, and making outlines. When you have finished this course, you will be prepared to plan, write, and revise an academic essay.
The Nelson Center encourages honesty in every phase of learning and values transparency in the use of information from other writers.
Students enrolled in the various courses are expected to always do their own work, and when using information from other writers to credit them by proper citation and references.
Tentative Schedule for 2019/2020
Section One explores the effects of poverty on society as it develops a cause and effect essay.
In this module, you will examine what poverty is, learn important vocabulary words, read a passage on the effects of poverty, and write one-sentence summaries.
In this module, you will examine the organization of a cause and effect essay and how to use direct quotations. We will also look at how to write effective paragraphs and use collocations.
Now it is time for you to bring your ideas together. In this module, you will write, edit, and revise your essay.
Section Two compares urban and country living as it develops a compare and contrast essay.