1. Visit the LARC website for more information about WST preparation workshops. http://www.sjsu.edu/larc/
2. Take one of the classes listed below. These classes are appropriate for WST preparation; completion DOES NOT satisfy the WST or GWAR Level 1 requirement. Additionally, these courses may not carry degree credit.
EWRT/ESL 274 GRAMMAR AND PROOFREADING FOR ACADEMIC WRITING
Focus on helping students become successful academic writers by addressing their needs (a) to understand grammatical structures fundamental to college writing and (b) to develop effective proofreading skills. (Recommended for students whose native language is not English, and students who wish to improve their grammar and proofreading skills.) (Also listed as English as a Second Language 274. Student may enroll in either department, but not both, for credit.)
ESL 253 HIGH INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR AND WRITING
Develop skills in using level-specific grammar and sentence structure in writing. Write organized and well-developed descriptive, narrative, and explanatory paragraphs. (Restricted to students whose native language is not English.
ENGL-099 GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS: WST PREPARATION
This course is designed for students who have passed English 00lA, but still require improvement and refinement in grammar, composition, and critical thinking skills. Upon successful completion, the student should attain and surpass the levels necessary for success in passing CSU Writing Skills Tests and for upper division work. English 099 focuses on writing structure and the creative process: mechanics, and composition. It is designed to instruct students in writing the full range of appropriate and effective English sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Basic concepts of the appropriateness of certain structures to specific content are emphasized.
ENGL-087 GRAMMAR REVIEW ERROR IDENTIFICATION & TIMED WRITING: PREPARATION FOR THE WST
This three unit course offers transfer bound or upper division bound students an opportunity to strengthen their grammar and language awareness, focusing specifically on the writing competencies required by the Writing Standards Test and related Tests of the California State University System. The course offers an overview of English sentence structure, emphasizing clear predication, conventional syntax, correct punctuation, and appropriate choice of words or idioms. It also offers practice in identifying and correcting errors in writing. Finally, it offers practice in timed reading and writing.
A first-level language skills course concentrating on grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, usage, spelling, vocabulary, and reading. This course is not designed to meet the needs of ESL students. A grade of “credit” qualifies the student for English 905. This course does not fulfill the English requirement for the Associate degree and is not a baccalaureate level course. Course is not articulated with SJSU.
ENGL 905 – English Fundamentals: A Preparatory Course for ENGL 001A (3 units)
Preq: Engl. 903 or ESL 65GW or qualifying assessment scores. Coreq: Engl 980A-D. This course prepares students for college-level writing and English 001A. Students have the opportunity to learn to write essays that develop ideas clearly and use grammatically correct language. Students have the opportunity to develop various writing strategies using classroom computers. A grade of credit qualifies the student for English 001A. This course does not apply to the Associate degree. Credit/No Credit Only.
ESL 65GW - Composition in ESL (3.5 units)