Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW O420)

Instructor: Janice Arbuckle

This course is an enhanced course which means that we will be on MySkillsLab Online for much of our work and assignments. Students in this course must have access to a computer and the web to be successful, which can include working from one of the college computer labs. If you do not have this capability, advise me immediately, so that you can be enrolled in a course which will allow you to be successful.

This course is a combined 3 hour lecture/ 1 hour lab (1 hour technology lab &  writing lab), 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 complementary reading and writing assignments with special emphasis given to reasoning and responding to issues arising from class readings.  This course is designed to prepare students for college level reading and writing intensive courses including ENGL 1301.  Students will learn to write effective, logical essays, utilizing textual support to develop reading comprehension strategies, and to analyze, synthesize and make value judgments using critical thinking. Lab required. The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing.  Students who successfully complete this course will qualify to take ENGL 1301..