English Planning and Documentation Template - Course Student Learning Outcomes, Methods of Student Evaluation, And Method of Course SLO Assessment

ENGL-151A Fundamentals of Composition

(December 2006.)

Blog: English 151A Fundamentals of Composition.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Write fluent sentences in a variety of patterns (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex).
  2. Write a basic paragraph (topic sentence and supportive detail).
  3. Write an informal essay with a logical structure.
  4. Identify main idea and relevant, supportive details in a reading; word parts (prefix, suffix, roots) in vocabulary; and contextual clues.
  5. Use beginning critical thinking skills in reading, identifying literal and inferential reasoning.

Methods of Student Evaluation:

  1. In-class and out-of-class evaluations of writing and reading assignments--
  2. Grammar quizzes, paragraphs, essays, response questions to readings.

ENGL-151B Fundamentals of Composition

(April 2006.)

Blog: ENGL-151B Fundamentals of Composition.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze and evaluate the ideas of others through reading and discussion.
  2. Write well-organized and well-developed paragraphs and essays (thesis, introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion) with few errors overall in grammar, usage, and mechanics.
  3. Demonstrate the writing skills necessary to enter ENGL-101A, a transfer-level writing course.
  4. Identify grammatical elements including parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, complete sentence construction, punctuation, etc.

Methods of Evaluation:

  1. Written paragraphs and essays (in-class and out-of-class)
  2. In-class exams and quizzes
  3. ELC reading/writing program written responses and tests
  4. ELC grammar and punctuation tests
  5. Journal evaluation
  6. Presentation evaluation

ENGL-162 Developmental Reading

(December 2009.)

Blog: ENGL-162 Developmental Reading.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify stated and implied main ideas and supporting details in various readings, such as essays, newspaper and magazine articles, textbooks, short novels or nonfiction works.
  2. Identify the differences between fact and opinion, make appropriate inferences and draw reasonable conclusions.
  3. Identify the thesis and understand the organizational pattern in longer works.
  4. Use context clues, word analysis, and the dictionary to increase reading vocabulary.
  5. Use the appropriate study skills for college course work, including summarizing, outlining, and taking notes from texts.

Methods of Evaluation:

  1. In-class exams and quizzes
  2. ELC assigned work completion
  3. Individual and/or group presentation evaluation
  4. Discussion
  5. Written work evaluation

ENGL-163 Techniques of College Reading

(October 2009.)

Blog: ENGL-163 Techniques of College Reading.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Determine the stated or implied thesis, and understand the organizational pattern inmvarious readings such as essays, newspaper and magazine articles, textbooks, short novels or nonfiction works.
  2. Demonstrate critical reading and critical thinking ability by analyzing articles, selections, and essays; making inferences; drawing comparison and contrasts; determining bias, tone, and purpose; separating fact from opinion; formulating conclusions; and making evaluations.
  3. Synthesize reading information by means of discussion and writing. Develop college-level academic vocabulary and understand how to use context clues, word analysis, and dictionary skills to determine the meaning of new words.
  4. Apply study skills by taking careful notes, using strategies for remembering and concentrating, and developing an effective system for studying and text materials, such as outlining and summarizing.
  5. Develop a faster reading rate and use flexible reading skills, such as skimming and scanning.

Methods of Evaluation:

  1. In-class exams and quizzes
  2. ELC assigned work completion
  3. Individual and/or group presentation evaluation
  4. Discussion and participation
  5. Written work evaluation

ENGL-172 Vocabulary Improvement

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Identify the meanings of many new words in general English vocabulary and in specific subject fields.
  2. Use context clues to identify the meanings of unknown words. Use a dictionary effectively to find spellings, definitions, parts of speech, etymology, pronunciation, synonyms, antonyms, and special uses of words.
  3. Identify the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes and use these morphemes to unlock word meaning.
  4. Apply the correct meaning for multiple-meaning words based on the context in which the word is used.

Methods of Student Evaluation:

  1. Multiple Choice
  2. True/False
  3. Matching
  4. Completion
  5. Individualized program and pre- and post-testing

ENGL-173 Improvement of Learning Techniques

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Practice organizing study time more effectively. Use a time planner to plot current daily schedule.
  2. Apply strategies to help improve concentration and memory.
  3. Apply test taking strategies that will improve test performance.
  4. Identify main ideas, supporting details, and idea relationships for improved reading comprehension.
  5. Use Ultimate Speed Reader CD to increase reading rate.
  6. Listen more effectively and take useful, well-organized notes.
  7. Skim and Scan printed material more effectively.

Methods of Student Evaluation:

  1. Multiple Choice
  2. True/False
  3. Matching
  4. Completion
  5. Individualized program and pre- and post-testing

ENGL-174 Spelling Improvement

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Express himself/herself more effectively in writing because of more accurate spelling.
  2. Apply various rules in spelling: ie/ei; final y and suffix; adding s or es; sede, ceed, cede;the final letter e; doubling a final consonant.
  3. Use correct spellings for selected words that are exceptions to the basic rules.
  4. Apply sound/symbol relationships in English and recognize common phonetic patterns in spelling.
  5. Use visual memory as a strategy for recognizing correct or incorrect spelling.

Methods of Student Evaluation:

  1. Matching
  2. Completion
  3. Listening and writing
  4. Computer based adapting testing.
  5. Individualized program and pre and post testing.

ENGL-175 Reading and Comprehension Improvement

The student will:

  1. Comprehend sentences, paragraphs, and longer selections of greater difficulty than when the student began the course.
  2. Distinguish main ideas, supporting details, and secondary supporting details.
  3. Make inferences based on authors information and his/her own prior knowledge.
  4. Identify the authors purpose.
  5. Analyze the organizational structure of paragraphs and articles.
  6. Monitor his/her own thinking strategies while reading and draw appropriate conclusions, and make thoughtful judgments based on the information presented by the author.

Methods of Student Evaluation:

  1. Multiple Choice
  2. True/False
  3. Matching
  4. Completion
  5. Individualized program and pre and post testing.

ENGL-176 Rapid Reading

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Increase reading rate through elimination of such poor reading habits as subvocalization, word-by-word reading, head movement, regression patterns, and pointing.
  2. Increase perception and widen peripheral vision. Read in phrases. Read flexibly, speeding up for easier material and slowing down for more difficult material.
  3. Skim efficiently by recognizing organizational patterns in paragraphs and by picking out key words or key phrases in a reading passage. Scan effectively when searching for a specific piece of information.
  4. Maintain or improve reading comprehension level while doubling or tripling his/her reading rate.

Methods of Student Evaluation:

  1. Multiple Choice
  2. True/False
  3. Completion
  4. Matching
  5. Individualized program and pre and post testing.