The syllabus for this course is divided into five parts. Part I of the syllabus contains the introduction, a discussion of the essay format, the essay outline, the use of word power, the structure of the essay, the use of language throughout the essay, the conclusion, a brief assessment of the student’s essay, and suggestions for the student’s writing. This part of the syllabus is designed to teach the student what constitutes good writing. After this section, students should be ready for the final section of the syllabus, Part II, which is the examination of the essay.
The essay is organized around the themes that have been introduced in the introduction. Essay topics are based on events and situations from students’ daily lives, but the essay should not be entirely based on these situations and events. Students are given three minutes to present their argument and an essay response. The students are expected to have a clear and concise response to the essay question and to have a complete discussion about the subject.
In Parts I and II, students must demonstrate the ability to use the appropriate vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, tense, voice, and other important writing features. Students should also use the appropriate style of language throughout the essay. The final section of the syllabus is a test of students’ ability to write a well-structured, well-constructed essay.
After students complete the syllabus, they will take a final examination. Each student has the opportunity to select one of the answers that he or she thinks is the best, but they must be prepared to provide reasons for their answer. The final examination is based on the essay that they presented in the syllabus. The examination is timed.
The final portion of the syllabus is designed to assess the students’ understanding of the main concepts that have been introduced in the English language. The syllabus provides examples of questions that require students to explain their argument and to demonstrate an understanding of these concepts in a specific setting, such as a classroom, lecture hall, or in front of a class of peers.
The purpose of the final exam is to determine whether or not the student understands the concepts covered in the English language. If the student is unable to answer the questions, the student’s grade is determined by how well he or she understood the material and by how well the student understands the English language as a whole. Students can only submit one answer to the exam and only one student may earn a passing grade. The student who earns the highest grade at the end of the exam wins the exam.
The test is administered online by the College Board, a division of the College Board, in New York City. The test is available in CD or DVD format. Students should prepare carefully for the test because it can take many hours to complete.