Successful Completion of L.E.A.P.
“Successful completion” is indicated by receiving an overall GPA in Level 109 of 2.67 (approximately 83%) for undergraduate-level students or 2.79 (approximately 87%) for graduate-level students.
Students who complete the L.E.A.P. Program should be able to:
- Write clearly, logically and grammatically in 50-minute essay tests on material covered in class or researched at the library or on the internet
- Write a 500 – 700 word essay using pre-writing, revision, and editing skills and a variety of styles and rhetorical patterns (e.g. cause-and-effect, classification, comparison/contrast, description)
- Paraphrase and summarize from lectures and texts.
- Read college-level texts with minimal use of dictionary (except for technical words) using etymology, affixes, word families, context and inference
- Read and comprehend most of an unadapted, non-technical text (local newspaper, magazine, general reading) with little help from a dictionary
- Use the computer databases for searching library and other information resources to conduct academic research.
- Understand conversations between native speakers, including context, attitude, relationship, inferences and most idiomatic expressions
- Understand and take notes from longer formal presentations (e.g. academic/professional lectures and news reports).
- Give and support opinion and facts in discussions on specialized topics.
- Give a 10-minute oral presentation using persuasive argument, analysis, or comparison/contrast as a rhetorical pattern.