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INRW-Integrated Reading and Writing

Course Description | Learning Outcomes | Course Requirements | Delivery Options

Course Description

Integrated Reading and Writing integrates both critical reading and academic writing skills into one course.  Our goal is to enable students to become TSI complete in reading and writing in one semester or less by providing intensive remediation in the reading and writing skills necessary for college-level coursework.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, and describe, analyze, and evaluate the information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.
  • Students will comprehend and use vocabulary effectively in oral communication, reading, and writing.
  • Students will identify and analyze the audience, purpose, and message across a variety of texts.
  • Students will describe and apply insights gained from reading and writing a variety of texts.
  • Students will compose a variety of texts that demonstrate reading comprehension, clear focus, logical development of ideas, and use of appropriate language that advance the writer’s purpose.
  • Students will determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given reading and writing situations.
  • Students will generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating the ideas and words of other writers in student writing using established strategies.
  • Students will evaluate relevance and quality of ideas and information in recognizing, formulating, and developing a claim.
  • Students will develop and use effective reading and revision strategies to strengthen the writer’s ability to compose college-level writing assignments.
  • Students will recognize and apply the conventions of Standard English in reading and writing.

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Course Requirements

Students in INRW 0301 are required to demonstrate the ability to comprehend a given reading passage by locating explicit textual information; drawing complex inferences; and describing, analyzing and evaluating information across multiple texts.  They will also be required to compose three or four essays (research, argumentative, compare-contrast, and/or cause-effect) that demonstrate clear focus, logical development of ideas, and use of appropriate language for the writer’s purpose. 

Lecture-based courses require students to visit the Tutoring Center for at least four hours over the course of the semester to gain assistance with reading and/or writing.

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Delivery Options

INRW 0016.BSM / INRW 0016.BSG
Classes with this section code indicate that this offering is an NCBO.  It is designed for students who score below the developmental education cut-off score on the TSIA at levels 1-4.  This class meets for one hour over a 16-week period in Johnson Hall (JH) 208 or the Gonzales Center.  Students enrolled in this NCBO may come to the Academic CAFÉ and work at their convenience (at least one hour per week).   Students scoring at Levels 1-4 will also be enrolled in INRW 0301 and will receive support to be successful in this course.

INRW 0016.CRM / INRW 0016.CRG

Classes with this section code indicate that this offering is an NCBO.  It is designed for students who score below the college-ready cut-off score on the TSIA by just a few points.  This class meets for one hour over a 16-week period in Johnson Hall (JH) 208 or the Gonzales Center.  Students enrolled in this NCBO may come to the Academic CAFÉ and work at their convenience (at least one hour per week).  They will also be enrolled in ENGL 1301 and will receive support to be successful in this course.

INRW 0016.#
Classes with this section code indicate that this offering is an NCBO.  It is designed for students who would like an intensive review of the reading and writing skills before retaking the TSIA.  This NCBO is offered at various times throughout the semester in 1-2 week (2-4 hour/day) sessions.  After the NCBO has ended, students are required to take the TSIA and will be placed accordingly based on their new TSI score.
        
INRW 0301.OE#/GO#

Courses with this section code indicate that this course is an Open Entry/Defined Exit course.  Students enrolled in this course may begin in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.  Upon beginning the course, students will be given a diagnostic exam to determine the concepts with which students need assistance.  They may come to the Academic CAFÉ (JH 208)or Gonzales Center at their convenience (at least four hours per week) until they have mastered the skills necessary to complete the assigned modules.  When the modules are complete, the students will be given a final exam.  Passing the course with at least 70% deems the student TSI complete and ready for college-level courses.  

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