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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RW 200 - Academic Reading and Writing II

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
Academic Reading and Writing II is the second in a four-course sequence designed to develop needed skills in academic reading, writing, vocabulary use, and critical thinking, as well as deliver academic strategies to prepare students to be successful in a university setting. Skills and strategies are delivered through content-based instruction with topics including business, biology, and U.S history. This course also enhances students’ understanding of American culture by engaging them in the reading of classic American novels. They will focus on writing well-organized paragraphs alongside recognizing the organizational structure of common academic texts. 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:

  • Guess the meaning of words from context
  • Locate key words
  • Make inferences
  • Form an opinion about a text
  • Find specific support

Academic Writing and Vocabulary Development:

  • Identify the basic structure of a paragraph
  • Organize a paragraph of process
  • Use transitions of cause, effect, and contrast
  • Write a paragraph of analysis, summary, and compare/contrast

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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