Integrated Reading & Writing (IRW)

2017-18 Edition

IRW 90. Foundations of College Reading and Composition. 6 Credits.

Covers reading and writing processes, topic development, and revision for clarity. Focuses on developing flexible strategies for reading and writing, and producing clear and coherent paragraphs and essays. Emphasizes strategies for comprehension and metacognition, critical reading and thinking skills, intellectual curiosity, vocabulary development, and writing conventions. Prepares students for WR 115, RD 115, and IRW 115. Prerequisite: RD 80 and WR 80 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

IRW 115. Introduction to College Reading and Composition. 6 Credits.

Covers reading and writing processes, organization, thesis development, and revision for clarity. Focuses on critical reading as a basis for academic inquiry, exploring one's ideas in response to texts, and developing thesis-driven essays. Emphasizes strategies for comprehension and response, critical reading and thinking skills, information literacy, adaptive reading and metacognition. Prepares students for WR 121 and other college level coursework. Prerequisites: (RD 90 and WR 90 or equivalent placement) or IRW 90 or (ESOL 260 and ESOL 262). Audit available.