Feb 04, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RW 201 - Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing I

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
The Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing I core course is the first of six integrated course sequence that develops needed academic skills within the context of different academic areas with built-in academic vocabulary workshops. The reading strand focuses on guessing meaning from context, parts of speech, dictionary use, recognizing main idea and details, phrases and clauses, punctuation, and connecting with topic sentences and main ideas. The writing strand develops critical writing strategies such as choosing a topic, planning, writing, editing and rewriting descriptive and process paragraphs. Using simple graphic organizers, making inferences, having questions in mind, classifying and applying information are the critical thinking strategies highlighted in this course. Test-taking strategies skills include locating key words, finding grammatical errors, and understanding pronouns. This course is required for program completion. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Academic Reading

  • Deduce meanings of new words through context
  • Infer meaning of new words through captions and pictures
  • Make inferences about personality and attitude from reading
  • Use punctuation to inform meaning of new vocabulary
  • Formulate critical thinking questions for previewing a text
  • Locate and evaluate topic sentences in text
  • Find definitions of new vocabulary through examples in text
  • Understand the uses of Italics in academic and literary work

Academic Writing

  • Use a graphic organizer to prepare for writing
  • Write a paragraph about an ideal job
  • Describe an advertisement in using relevant grammatical devices to indicate detail
  • Classify information into groups
  • Stratify main ideas and details into an effective outline
  • Organize and write a concise paragraph detailing a specific process

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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