Developmental English

ENG - 098 Writing Basics This course presents an integrated approach to the development of writing and reading skills necessary for college success. Instructional activities are designed to emphasize the connection between writing and reading and to develop the skills and confidence that enhance success in subsequent courses. The primary focus is on achieving proficiency in core comprehension and writing skills. The core reading skills include increasing vocabulary knowledge and dictionary skills, identifying main ideas and implied meanings, identifying supporting details, and developing lifelong reading habits. The writing component focuses on both sentence-level concerns and whole discourse, but the emphasis is on sentence-level problems common to basic writers. Students placed into this course may be required to utilize online learning tools and/or skills lab for additional instruction, homework, and skill-building exercises. Prerequisite: An appropriate score on placement test and/or writing sample. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 Credits.

ENG - 099 Writing Essentials This course is designed to help students develop effective writing and reading strategies appropriate for college studies. Students will engage in a variety of reading and writing activities, concentrating on logical interpretation of what they read and on clear written expression of what they understand. Instruction focuses on developing reading strategies to enhance comprehension, recall, analysis of texts and college-level vocabulary. Writing instruction emphasizes paragraphs and short essays that are unified, coherent, and fully developed. Students placed into this course may be required to utilize online learning tools and/or skills labor additional instruction, homework, and skill-building exercises. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 098 and/or an appropriate score on placement test and/or writing sample. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 Credits.

ENG - 100 Beginning Composition This course is a survey of fundamental writing and reading skills with an emphasis on sentence structure, organization, diction and paragraph development as components of the essay, as well as emphasis on particular comprehension skills essential for reading college texts. Focus is placed on the application of these skills in effective study of college-level materials. By completing the course content objectives, students will develop their reading, writing, and thinking skills and will improve their ability to express ideas orally and in writing in ENG 101 and other college-level courses. Students placed into this course may be required to utilize online learning tools and/or skills lab for additional instruction, homework, and skill-building exercises. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 099 and/or an appropriate score on placement test and/or writing sample. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 Credits.