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 Course Title:   ELA On Ramp

 Title Abbreviation:   ELA ON RAMP

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    52

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    320306

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Examine habits, attitudes, and thought processes that lead to academic and professional success. Improve academic confidence through building critical thinking as well as English writing, reading, listening and speaking skills.


Prerequisite: ELA 015 or appropriate placement.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use simple, complex and compound sentences effectively.
    • Identify and correct sentence fragments.
    • Select appropriate and consistent verb tenses.
    • Correctly combine sentences using appropriate transitional words and phrases.
    • Use commas and fix run-ons appropriately
  2. Display writing competencies appropriate for transition into college-level Professional/Technical courses.
    • Write basic summary paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting details, closing sentences, and transitional phrases.
    • Write basic response paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting details, closing sentences, and transitional phrases.
    • Write five paragraph personal essays.
    • Implement a writing process that includes conscious use of planning, revision, and editing.
    • Write, revise, and edit own writing to create clarity and unity of ideas. Receive constructive criticism and respond/revise accordingly.
  3. Formulate and analyze arguments
  4. Identify and analyze uses of a number of literary devices in a variety of texts at appropriate reading levels
  5. Develop metacognition and reading strategies through Reading Apprenticeship routines and extensive reading opportunities.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to set goals and priorities through a practical research and presentation project.
  7. Use technology to research information, format documents, and present ideas.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. College and Career Readiness skills including personal responsibility, personal management, employability, college success skills, college knowledge, critical thinking, grit, and resiliency.
  2. English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.