Mar 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 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 100 - Composition I: Rhetorical Strategies, or EN 110 - College Composition. Topics focus on improving comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills, and introducing students to the structure of the essay, thought development, paragraph and short essay organization, correct punctuation usage, and the rules of 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 for creating effective and useful notes;
  • apply SQ3R or another study system to a textbook chapter;
  • demonstrate the ability to adjust reading rate to suit the purpose and nature of material for effective comprehension;
  • write an expository essay with a thesis statement in the first paragraph, further developed in the body paragraphs, and concluded in the final paragraph;
  • select, evaluate, and organize data for presentation in coherent and focused essays;
  • organize specific 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 sentences;
  • use sentence-internal punctuation correctly to promote the movement of thought in the paragraph/essay;
  • maintain consistent point of view throughout 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.