Catalog 2020-2021 
    May 19, 2022  
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABED 046 Writing

5 credits
An intermediate adult basic education reading and writing skills class in which students gain familiarity with the basic sentence types, generate grammatically-correct sentences that relate to the same topic, and begin writing paragraphs that are unified under a topic and a thesis sentence. Through the course’s reading component, students learn to analyze written passages, summarize main ideas, draw inferences and make judgments, and identify the elements in a textbook. This course is intended to prepare students for entry into AHSE 050 or ENGL 093  depending on each student’s academic goals.

Prerequisites: CASAS ABED Reading Assessment score at the ABED Intermediate Level (217-238) plus a writing sample assessed at the intermediate level or instructor permission

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Write a variety of sentences, including statement, questions and commands
  • Expand simple sentences to reflect more complex ideas
  • Use correct subject-verb agreement, capitalization, and punctuation
  • Develop proofreading and editing skills
  • Compose a letter
  • Write a simple paragraph
  • Experience writing as a form of personal expression
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of a dictionary

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50