ENGL 97 - English Express: Integrating Reading and Writing Credits: 10
An accelerated course that enables students to more rapidly progress to college English. Focuses on integrated reading and writing and takes a process approach to issues central to college literacy and writing including information literacy, critical thinking, summary, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Students will also learn college success strategies such as goal setting, academic and career planning, college resource utilization, financial literacy, time management, and persistence strategies.
Enrollment Requirement: Appropriate placement score.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Practice various reading skills (inference, synthesis, annotating, summary, etc.) on a diverse range of texts, reading rhetorically and metacognitively for purpose, evidence, audience, and patterns of organization.
- Apply writing process steps (brainstorming, drafting, outlining, peer review, revision, editing, and metacognitive reflection) to develop and organize ideas that emerge from the reading process.
- Write thesis-driven essays, focusing specifically on purpose, rhetorical approach, claim, evidence, audience, and patterns of organization.
- Develop information literacy skills: identify key words, construct searches, navigate databases and other research tools, and evaluate information sources/types.
- Enter academic conventions by integrating source material and documenting sources.
- Develop grammar and mechanics skills.
- Implement student success skills, tools, mindsets, and strategies such as time management and goal setting skills, utilizing college resources, financial literacy, and academic planning.
- Produce effective written communication, which demonstrates critical thinking; writing and research processes; and knowledge of genres for workplace, expository, or research writing.
- Demonstrate college-level reading skills by summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and evaluating college texts; and develop an awareness of the approaches writers use for different audiences, genres, and rhetorical situations.
- Evaluate how social, economic, and/or political situations can affect the way ideas are produced, distributed, and received.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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