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Course Descriptions

READ 0050 Basic Reading Skills (3-0-3)

This course provides intensive, diagnostic-based instruction in basic word attack skills, vocabulary development and basic comprehension strands; main idea, major and minor supporting details, information retention, fact/opinion identification, inferences, and critical reading.  Individual and group tutoring, counseling, and computer-assisted learning are available. Prerequisite: NONE

NCBR 0050 (Quick Review) Reading Lab (0-2-1)

This course is designed for students to participate in remedial reading studies on an individual basis. Course content is customized to each student’s specific deficiencies in reading. Semester credit hours vary depending on students’ specific needs. Course may be repeated for credit. The last digit of the course number indicates the semester credit hours. When appropriate, and with developmental department approval, this course may substitute for a course of the student’s TSI Plan. Prerequisite: Instructor approval

 WRIT 0050 Basic Writing Skills (3-0-3)

Development of college-level writing focusing on idea generation, drafting, organization, revision, and utilization of standard English. Prerequisite: NONE

INRW 0100 Integrated Reading and Writing (3-0-3)

The focus of this course will be the development of a proficiency in basic forms of expository writing and critcal readings skills in addition to vocabulary and the comprhension strands essential to success in academic and technical fields of study. Emphasis is placed on writing and revising paragraphs and essays using standard English and development of fundamental writing skills such as idea generation, organization, style, and utilization. Prerequisite:  Grade of "C" or better in WRIT 0050 and/or READ 0050 or departmental placement test equivalent.

INRW 0200 Integrated Reading and Writing (3-0-3)

INRW is designed to develop students' critical reading and academic writing skills.  The focus of the course will be on applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment.  The course integrates preparation in academic reading skills with skills in writing a variety of academic essays.  This is a course with a required lab.

INRW 0200.B2 and ENGL 1301.B2 (3-0-3)

WRIT 200.B2 and ENGL 1301.B2 is designed to accelerate students though advanced developmental writing and English composition in one semester. Students start the semester in the accelerated writing course that emphasizes the writing process, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and the various rhetorical modes for development.  This course places emphasis on research and the research project. Mid-semester students start English 1301.B2.  Students compose several essays including a research paper following MLA documentation and format.

NCBW 0050 (Quick Review) Writing Lab (0-2-1)

This course is designed for students to participate in remedial writing studies on an individual basis. Course content is customized to each student’s specific deficiencies in writing. Semester credit hours vary depending on students’ specific needs. Course may be repeated for credit. The last digit of the course number indicates the semester credit hours. When appropriate, and with developmental department approval, this course may substitute for a course on the student’s TSI Plan. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

MIRW 0150  Modular Integrated Reading and Writing (3-0-3)

This is an integrated reading and writing multi-level emporium model performance-based course designed to develop students’ critical reading and academic writing skills.  The focus of the course will be on applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment.  The course integrates preparation in basic academic reading skills with basic skills in writing a variety of academic essays. The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing at differing levels.  Prerequisite: Departmental placement test equivalent.











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