Course Syllabus

Kathryn Rasure, (501) 730-9867

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Always Writing


GED Language Arts - ASE Grammar

This course is designed to help you improve your grammar skills.


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify and fix sentence fragments in their writing.

2. Identify when colons and semicolons are necessary and use colons and semicolons properly when writing.

3. Identify and eliminate comma splices in their writing.

 Expectations: Students will complete all lessons, assignments, and quizzes within the class modules. Students will follow directions and use Netiquette when interacting with others. Unless otherwise stated, answers must be given in complete sentences.

Course Structure

This course is conducted fully online, which means you will have work to do in CANVAS for each week. You will participate in the course using PCC’s course management system called CANVAS. The link to CANVAS is

Computer Requirements

You will need to have an up-to-date browser, operating system, and some additional software on your computer to take this class.  Some of the documents in this course will be available to you in PDF form. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer, you can download it by going to (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.



Please review Netiquette rules before beginning coursework:


Congratulations! You have taken your TABE test in Language, and your scores indicate you are a good writer, but you still have room for improvement. In this course we will focus on: 

Grammar principles we will learn about Why you need to learn it
Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are groups of words that look like sentences but aren't. To be a sentence, groups of words need to have at least one independent clause. An independent clause is any group of words that contain both a subject and a verb and can stand on its own.

Another name for sentence fragments is run-on sentences. Identifying and eliminating sentence fragments in your writing eliminates confusion for your reader.

Poper use of colons and semicolons Proper use of colon and semicolons identify lists, 
Comma Splice In English grammar, a comma splice or comma fault is the use of a comma to join two independent clauses. For example: It is nearly half past five, we cannot reach town before dark. Eliminating comma splices in your writing will help you make your thought clearer to the reader.

CCR Anchor 1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCR Anchor 2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Digital Literacy Skills:  5 Searches for and locates information and resources online (a) chooses browser (b) Displays uunderstandingof browser tool bar buttons (c) Displays understanding of URLs and links (d) Displays basic navigation skills (selecting tabs, following links) 

Digital Literacy Skills: 6. Displays a deeper understanding of computer functions and uses (a) Manages multiple windows

Digital Literacy Skills: 8 Considers safety, privacy, appropriateness, and digital footprint before using digital tools (a) Follows copyright guidelines

Helpful links:

Aztec Learning System


Khan Academy

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton



Course Summary:

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