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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 022 - Improving College Reading & Writing

Credit Hours: 4 Not for degree credit

This developmental course is a combination of reading and writing and is designed to prepare students for EN 110 – College Composition. Topics focus on improving comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills, an introduction to the essay, thought development, paragraph and short essay organization, punctuation, and grammar.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate reading efficiency utilizing strategies to maintain adequate comprehension on and above tenth grade level expository prose;
  • identify topic, main thought, details, organizational patterns and transition devices in paragraphs and articles;
  • recognize common affixes and roots as an aid to increase vocabulary;
  • combine listening strategies and note taking skills to take complete and useable notes;
  • apply SQ3R or another study system to a textbook chapter;
  • demonstrate ability to adjust reading rate to purpose and nature of material in order to maintain appropriate comprehension;
  • demonstrate mastery of EN 023 proficiencies in his/her writing;
  • write an expository essay in which the thesis statement is expressed in the initial paragraph, developed in the middle paragraphs, and concluded in the final paragraph;
  • select, evaluate, and organize data for presentation in coherent and pointed essays;
  • organize explicit details according to explicit logical or rhetorical principles;
  • write paragraphs/essays in which the style, tone, complexity of expression, necessary background knowledge, assumptions, and diction are determined with conscious reference to the intended audience;
  • write syntactically complete and correct sentences;
  • use sentence-internal punctuation correctly to promote the movement of thought in the essay;
  • maintain consistent viewpoint through the essay; and
  • edit and proofread precisely.

F/S (C, N, S)

This course is offered for non-credit and does not apply as an English elective toward an associate’s degree. Students whose placement scores indicate both EN 011 and EN 023 are eligible.