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English 675: Preparation for College Reading and Writing

Introduces the inexperienced reader and writer to a variety of pre-college and college-level texts and writing situations. Prepares students for the thinking, reading, and writing skills necessary to succeed at the college level. Ten hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course are required. Upon successful completion of the course, student may re-assess for possible placement into the credit curriculum. May be taken three times.

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English 575: Introduction to College Reading and Writing

An introduction to the academic reading, writing, critical thinking, and study skills expected at the college level with the ultimate goal of producing clear, competent essays. Emphasizes the connections between reading and writing, and students read and write extensively. Seven hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course are required.

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English 475: Fundamentals of College Reading and Writing

Careful study and practice of critical thinking, reading, and expository writing techniques, using primarily nonfiction texts, and the frequent writing of compositions with the ultimate goal of writing an essay using sources. Prepares the student for English 1A and a variety of academic disciplines. Five hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course are required.

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English 1A: Composition

Careful study and practice of expository and argumentative writing techniques and the frequent writing of compositions with the ultimate goal of a research project. A minimum of 6,000 written words is expected over the course of the term. Three arranged hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course is required. Designed to prepare the student for satisfactory college writing. May be offered as an Honors course.

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English 1B: Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

Using primarily non-fiction reading models, students emulate and incorporate various rhetorical strategies in the development of written analysis and researched argumentation. Focus on logical analysis (e.g., inductive and deductive reasoning) and effective reasoning, establishing credibility, and emotional appeals to develop persuasive arguments. Course is writing intensive with a minimum production requirement of 6,000 words. May be offered as an Honor course.

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