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Instructor: Adult School Staff
Quarter: Fall 2017
Prerequisite: Recommended for students who are at the low intermediate to high intermediate level
Textbook: Required textbook can be purchased in the Adult School office

This class is designed to teach students how to plan and write well-developed and cohesive paragraphs. It will focus on developing content through journaling and editing in class. The class will also teach methods for organizing your ideas, connecting ideas and experiences in a clear and interesting manner, and using supporting details to address a topic. Grammar, style, and punctuation will be discussed. Paragraphs will be reviewed in class and revised. Student assessment will be based on understanding the concepts in the book and improvement in writing.

Required textbook can be purchased in the Adult School office.


Duration: 9 wks
Date range: September 15 to November 17
(No class: November 10.)
Day(s) of the week: Friday
Hour: 9:30 a.m.–12 Noon
Address: Greendell Rm P6
Price: No fee *


Duration: 10 wks
Date range: September 14 to November 16
Day(s) of the week: Thursday
Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 216
Price: No Fee *

Student Comments

Before taking the Fundamentals of Writing II class, I did not like to write in English. This writing class helped me to write paragraphs and now I love it! Special thanks to our teacher Sharon. She is a very good teacher. She gave us very good tips and she is a warmhearted woman.

Sonja Keppler,
Customer Service Specialist

The book, homework writing and teacher’s feedback were very useful in the Fundamentals of Writing II class. My writing improved a lot.

Grace Jung,
Cafeteria Owner