ENG 135 Syllabus


Division:  Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                                                       Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Administrative Support Technology, Office Information Processing


Course Number and Title:  English 135, Applied Grammar


Credit Hours:  3      Hours/ Wk. Lecture:  3      Hours/Wk Lab:        Lec/Lab Comb:



I.              Catalog Description:  Develops ability to edit and proofread correspondence and other documents typically produced in business and industry.  Instructs the student in applying conventions of grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.


II.            Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in Which it is Taught:  A detailed understanding of punctuation, capital letters, and numbers is essential to any person who works with office correspondence.  This course extends the development of the student’s knowledge of grammar beyond the basic level covered in ENG 134.


III.           Required Background:  English 134 or divisional approval


IV.          Course Content:

A.         Sentence Parts – Words, Phrases, Clauses

B.         Commas

C.        Semicolons and Colons

D.        Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks

E.         Business Letters

F.         Other Business Documents


V.        Learner Outcomes

The student will be able to:

V.           Evaluation


A.           Understand the purpose of words, phrases, and clauses in forming sentences

B.           Construct simple, complex, and compound sentences and punctuate them correctly

C.           Edit business letters and documents for errors in grammar, punctuation, and usage.

D.           Write effective and correct business letters

E.           Spell words and use numbers correctly.

Students will be evaluated based on extensive proofreading and editing assignments developed by faculty.  In addition, students will be expected to write sample letters and business documents.  Writing assignments will be scrutinized for clarity and adherence to rules of usage.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking