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Sharon Marie Mccarty
ENGL 100
Seattle Campus

Language Structure I

The first course in an academic writing sequence for non-native speakers of English, focusing on improving accuracy at the word, phrase and clause levels. Instruction provides repeated exposure to and engagement with practical formal vocabulary in academic contexts. ENGL 100, 101, and 102 must be taken consecutively. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

This course will cover grammar structures (passive voice, noun and adjective clauses, parts of speech, modals, subordinating conjunctions, transitional expressions and verb tenses.

Student learning goals

Control the 6 perfect tenses in addition to the tenses already mastered in 100A (simple present, past and future; present, past and future continuous)

Identify and use modals correctly

Identify and control noun clauses in object position: wh-questions, reported speech, that clauses

Control subordinating conjunctions and transitional expresions (due to, because of)

Identify correct forms of the passive voice

Correct forms and meanings in context of Level 2 & 3 words and collocations from the University Word List

General method of instruction

Students complete exercises online according to lesson schedule found under "Requirements." Highlighted exercises are to be emailed to the instructor by the indicated due dates. Instructor will provide feedback online.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

See Requirement section of course outline.

To pass 100B, you must receive at least a 70% on the final exam which will be held Dec 5th & 6th. Points earned from completing coursework will be added to your final exam grade for a final course grade.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Sharon Marie Mccarty
Date: 10/04/2007