SRJC Course Outlines

1/25/2021 5:27:24 AMCSKLS 312.2 Course Outline as of Spring 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CSKLS 312.2Title:  PUNCTUATION  
Full Title:  Punctuation Rules
Last Reviewed:11/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled.754 min.Lab Scheduled13.13
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.75 Contact Total30.63
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 65.63 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CSKLS312.2

Catalog Description:
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This course covers the basic punctuation rules for commas, semicolons, apostrophes, and quotations. Students will incorporate the rules in short written compositions.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course covers the basic punctuation rules for commas, semicolons, apostrophes, and quotations. Students will incorporate the rules in short written compositions.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Students will use correct punctuation for words, sentences, and quotations when
writing a multi-paragraph composition.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Apply basic comma rules to their own sentences.
2. Determine when to use quotations for titles and when to use underlining.
3. Distinguish between direct and indirect quotations and use the correct wording
and punctuation for each.
4. Use apostrophes correctly in contractions and to show possession.
5. Use semicolons correctly in compound sentences and extended lists.
6. Proofread for and then correct punctuation errors.
7. Structure their ideas for a multi-paragraph composition that includes an introduction,
body, and conclusion.
8. Word-process writing assignments, using basic MLA (Modern Language Association)
format for college papers.

Topics and Scope
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1. Comma rules (including when not to use commas). Six main uses of commas:
  a. Before a coordinating conjunction between two independent clauses
  b. With introductory material
  c. Weparating a series of items
  d. setting off parenthetical words and phrases
  e. In non-restrictive clauses
  f.  With direct quotations
2. Quotation structure and quotation marks
  a. Direct
  b. Indirect
  c. With titles of short works, distinguished from underlining or italics for longer works
3. Semicolons
  a. To join independent clauses
  b. To separate items in an extended list
4. Apostrophes
  a. In contractions
  b. To show possession (singular and plural)
5. Basic composition
  a. Introduction, body, conclusion
  b. Integrating direct quotations (and relationship to paragraphing)
  c. Revision process
  d. Proofreading and editing techniques for punctuation
6. Basic word-processing and MLA paper format (heading, title, margins, spacing)

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1. Textbook exercises on commas, semicolons, quotations, and apostrophes
2. Exercises using basic MLA format, plus computer- based and online exercises covering class concepts (lab)
3. Textbook and other reading assignments (approx. 5-8 pages per week)
4. At least one 1-2 page composition, including prewriting exercises, first draft, revision that incorporates peer and instructor feedback, and final draft in basic MLA format
5. Peer response groups, including providing written feedback (may be conducted online)
6. 1-4 quizzes and/or tests, plus final exam that includes a writing component

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
45 - 60%
Textbook and online exercises, composition(s)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, tests, final exam: multiple choice, completion, essay.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Class participation); peer response groups, written feedback

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Langan, John. Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B, 9th Edition. McGraw-Hill: 2010.
Brandon, Lee. At a Glance: Sentences, 5th Edition. Houghton Mifflin: 2012.
Instructor-prepared materials.

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