Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW)
Emphasizes proficiency in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills to prepare students for college reading through individualized and/or group instruction and practice. Applies writing as a process with emphasis on paragraph-length assignments, basic conventions of standard English as these apply to students' own work, writing in response to reading, and the use of technology to produce and share writing. Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours).
Emphasizes critical reading skills to develop vocabulary techniques, active reading strategies, comprehension accuracy, and interpretation of visual elements in texts. Applies writing as a process with instruction in intermediate writing skills and technology emphasizing organization, idea development through critical thinking, and editorial improvements through multi-paragraph writing. Introduces basic research and documentation through writing in response to reading. Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours).
Improves reading comprehension and vocabulary of expository materials. Applies active reading strategies to college-level materials. Provides parallel and supplemental review of English skills needed. Must withdraw simultaneously from both IRW 100 and the concurrent ENG 101 course if withdrawal is initiated. Co-Requisite: ENG101. Lecture: 3-4 credits (45-60 contact hours).