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Republic of the Philippines

BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY


JPLPC Campus, Malvar, Batangas

College of Teacher Education
COURSE SYLLABUS
in
Eng. 100B - Advanced Grammar and Composition (54 hrs.)
Prerequisite: English Plus
2
nd
Semester, A.Y. 2009-2010

Vision
A university which shapes a global Filipino imbued with moral courage nurtured
through values and excellent education.

Mission
Batangas State University (BSU) is committed to implement its mandates of
quality and excellence, relevance and responsiveness, access and equity, and
efficiency and effectiveness through instruction, research, extension and production to
meet the growing needs of the country and the world for globally competitive and
morally upright professionals, scientists, technologists, technicians, skilled workers and
entrepreneurs.

CTE Goal
The College of Teacher Education (CTE) aims to develop future elementary,
secondary and technology school teachers who are imbued with ideals of humanist,
with the sense of respect for the advancement of Philippine life and culture and with a
genuine desire to facilitate learning and be conveyors of knowledge and values in all
disciplines with excellence and global competitiveness.

Description of the Course
This is a preparatory course to the study of communication arts skills with
emphasis on advance grammar and composition.

Scope
The course is divided into four areas of study namely; Words, Phrases,
Sentences, and Paragraph and Composition.

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, the students should be able to:
1. acquire adequate knowledge of rudiments of the English Language needed
for academic study through various strategies
2. learn critically grammatical structure necessary for communicative functions
3. develop the ability to see the grammatical relationship between words, group
of words and sentences within discourse level
4. develop the ability to use cohesive device to come up with a meaningful
discourse
5. enhance their interest in learning English as a second language

Course Requirements
1. Regular class attendance
2. Class involvement
3. Presentation of group dynamics
4. Submission of assignments
5. Passing grades in major examinations/quizzes
6. Submission of research work

Grading System
The criteria for grading as are follows:
60% major examinations (prelim, midterm, semi-final, and final)
40% class standing (10% project and presentations, 10%
quizzes, 10% class participation, 10% attendance)
____
100%

Course Outline / Schedule

Week Topics Strategies
1
Introduction, Overview of the Course, and
Diagnostic Test
Discussion of the
syllabus, teachers and
students expectations
2
A. Words
1. Forms and Meaning
2. Three main points on how words work
(Words are symbol, Words have context, and
Words have denotations and connotations)
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
3
3. Choosing the Most Effective Word
4. Word Formation Techniques
(Compounding, Blending, Clipping, Acronym,
and Derivation)
5. Morphology
(Morpheme: free, bound, inflectional, and
derivational)
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
4
B. Phrases
1. Six Kinds of Phrases
(Prepositional Phrase, Infinitive Phrase,
Participial Phrase, Gerund Phrase, Absolute
Phrase, and Appositive Phrase)
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
5-6
2. Combining and Modifying Sentences
Using the Different Kinds of Phrases
(Prepositional Phrase, Infinitive Phrase,
Participial Phrase, Gerund Phrase, Absolute
Phrase, and Appositive Phrase)
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
7
C. Clauses
1. Kinds of Clauses
(Noun Clause, Adjective Clause, and Adverb
Clause)
2. Combining and Modifying Sentences
Using the Different Kinds of Clauses
(Noun Clause, Adjective Clause, and Adverb
Clause)
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
8
D. Sentences
1. Sentence Types
(According to Structure: Simple, Compound,
Complex, and Compound Complex)
(According to Manner of Expression:
Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and
Exclamatory)
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
9-10
2. Unity in Sentences
(Consistency of Tense, Consistency of Voice,
Consistency of Mood, Consistency of Subject,
Consistency of Number and Person,
Consistency of Ideas, Consistency of Tone, and
Consistency of Language )
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
11-12 3. Coherence in Sentences Readings
(Achieving Coherence through Proper
Placement of Modifiers and Effective Use of
Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism)
SEMI-FINAL EXAMINATION
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
13-14
E. Paragraphs
1. Paragraphs according to Function
(Introductory Paragraph, Developmental
Paragraph, Transitional Paragraph, and
Concluding Paragraph)
2. Paragraphs according to Structure
(Deductive, Inductive, Deductive Inductive,
Inductive Deductive, and Hinted)
3. Paragraphs according to Development
(Analogy, Narration, Description, Process,
Illustration, Comparison and Contrast, Analysis
and Classification, and Cause and Effect)
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
15
F. The Whole Composition
1. The Writing Process
2. Writing ParagraphsTopic Sentences
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
16
3. Writing ParagraphsSupports Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
17
4. Writing Paragraphs Unity and
Coherence
5. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting
Readings
Discussion
Responses to Questions
Sentence Analysis
Writing exercises
18
Project Making
FINAL EXAMINATION
Submission of all requirements
Accomplishment of the
Course Requirements


Bibliography

Almario, Corazon G. 1986. Developing Skills in Grammar and Composition 2.
Metro Manila: National Bookstore Inc.
Amores, Corazon J. et al., 1986. Handbook of English Grammar with Graded
Exercises. Metro Manila: National Book Store, Inc.
Arlov, Pamela. 2007. Wordsmith: A Guide to Paragraphs and Short Essays Third
Ed. New Jersey, USA: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Brandon, Lee. 2001. Paragraphs and Essays. Boston New York: Houghton
Mifflin.
Brannan, Bob. 2006. A Writers Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays.
New York, USA: McGraw-Hill
Fornili, Gary et al., 2004. Grammar and Composition. Singapore: Pearson
Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.
Hooper, Vincent F. et al., 1990. Essentials of English. New York: Barrons
Educational Series, Inc.
McCuen, Jo Ray and Winkler, Anthony. 1995. Rhetoric Made Plain. Orlando
Florida, USA: Harcourt Brace College Publisher.
Perez, Alfonso. 1992. English in a New Perspective. Metro Manila: National Book
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Ramos, Maximo D. et al., 1984. English Studies for College. Quezon City:
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Robles, Rosemarie. 2005. Improving Grammar Skills and More. Quezon City:
Rex Publishing.

Prepared by:


Mr. RICHARD M. BAEZ
Instructor I
Email Add: unsunghero25@yahoo.com
Office Tel. No: (043) 778-2170
Consultation Time: MWF 7:00 8:00
Noted:


Prof. RUBILYN M. LATIDO
Associate Dean, CTE & Human Kinetics


Approved:


Dr. NORA G. DIMAANO
Director, Academic Affairs