ENG 098, Preparation for College Reading and Writing
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2. Provides those who are not yet prepared for academic work in the regular composition sequence (ENG 111A, ENG 111, ENG 112) with opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills in an interactive and collaborative setting. Practices intensively active reading strategies needed to understand, interpret, and apply ideas and information from reading. Includes practice with personal and academic writing. Does not earn credit for graduation. (60-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Use reading processes that are necessary for active, purposeful reading of a variety of pre-college texts.
Use specific strategies before, during, and after reading, including previewing, predicting, accessing prior knowledge, questioning, and summarizing.
Retain general information from a piece of reading and apply this information on an
Make personal connections to the ideas in a piece of reading. both orally and in writing.
- Check comprehension by identifying topic, thesis/focus, and supporting details and locating explicit information in a passage that answers "who, what, when, where, why, and how."
- Draw inferences from both fictional/creative and nonfictional reading.
- Practice study strategies, including basic annotation of text (main idea, vocabulary, margin notes), and sequential summarizing.
Access, analyze, and use information in a research-based assignment.
- Use reference resources such as dictionary, encyclopedia, specialized reference book, or online reference source to gain background knowledge and clarification of readings.
- Record information from reference sources selectively.
- Present information in a manner appropriate to the assignment.
- Choose appropriate reading materials to gain meaning and satisfaction from text.
Use various techniques for learning new vocabulary while reading.
- Derive clues to word meanings from context and word parts, as appropriate.
- Practice word analysis skills with syllables, prefixes, suffixes, and roots.
- Apply memory strategies, including pronunciation and spelling, in learning new vocabulary.
Write independently for both personal and academic purposes.
- Produce drafts of an essay and show independence with revision.
- Make logical comments on a peer's paper.
- Find areas that could be confusing in a piece of one's own writing.
- Produce at least two edited, properly formatted essays of more than one page.
- Demonstrate increasing independence and consistency with the writing outcomes of ENG 090.
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