May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

ENGL0040

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ENGL 0040 - Integrated Reading and Writing


4 Credit(s)
This is a course designed to build thinking skills through reading and writing. It emphasizes that reading assists writing and writing assists reading in repetitive ways. Reading and writing are similar in that both are acts of composing. This is done through planning, drafting, aligning, revising, and monitoring. Close reading teaches students the focus and depth of analysis required by college-level reading. Attentive and close reading of sources as well as critical editing provide a focus on the language of the text. The course helps students to gain access to information and to use this information variously to lead articulate lives and to identify, think through, refine, and solve problems. Classroom instruction integrates writing and reading activities with an emphasis on essays, reading strategies, research, critical thinking, analysis, and metacognition. UG
2 Lab Hour(s)
3 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Apply critical reading strategies: analyze, summarize, and interpret a variety of reading materials.

Class discussions of assigned essays and at least 2 writings per each of 4 units - either a summary and/or reading response (graded using the English department essay evaluation rubric) – weeks 1-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-14

2. Demonstrate reading skills at the literal and inferential levels of comprehension: monitor reading skills by recognizing important details; predicting relationships among ideas; inferring main ideas, patterns of organization, and an author’s purpose, tone, and point of view.

Class discussion of assigned essays and at least 2 writings per each of 4 units - either a summary and/or reading response (graded using the English department essay evaluation rubric) - Weeks 1-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-14

3. Create unified, coherent expository essays with adequate and varied evidence.

Written assignment/major course essays and final portfolio (graded by English department essay evaluation) – Weeks 3-6-10-14–15

4. Apply strategies related to the structures of texts that are read and written by recognizing/predicting relationships among ideas.

Evaluated in written paragraphs and essays (both drafts and final copies) as well as class discussions - Weeks 1-15

5. Apply strategies related to word choice and tone found in both reading and writing.

Accurate use of conventions of formal writing in assigned papers and exercises - Weeks 1-15 and final portfolio – week 15

6. Apply strategies related to sentence structure and style used in reading and writing.

Accurate use of conventions of formal writing in assigned papers and exercises - Weeks 1-15 and final portfolio – week 15

 





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