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ENGL 060 - Academic Literacy

4 Credit: (4 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [Prerequisite: Reading Level 2  or Writing Level 1 ][Pre- or co-requisite: GNST 100 ]

ENGL 060, Academic Literacy, is a four-credit course that combines instruction in reading and writing and is required for students at Reading Level 2 and Writing Level 1. The strategies and skills practiced in this course will prepare students for reading and writing at the college level.  

Students who do not meet the exit requirement of a C or better for Academic Literacy will be required to repeat the course.
OFFERED: every semester

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Employ an effective reading process.

  1. Use pre-reading strategies such as accessing background knowledge, establishing a purpose for reading, and assessing the difficulty of the text.
  2. Read actively and critically by using textual annotation and note-taking strategies to aid in reading actively and critically.
  3. Utilize strategies for working through comprehension difficulties when encountering a difficult passage.
  4. Consider author’s choices (purpose, tone, and style) and the use and effectiveness of supporting evidence.
  5. Complete multiple readings of the same text as necessary.

Goal 2:  Apply a variety of strategies to determine the meanings of unknown words.

  1. Determine the meaning of new words and phrases using context clues.
  2. Apply knowledge of roots and affixes to infer meanings of new words.
  3. Use reference guides (dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, online tools) to confirm the meaning of new words or phrases and determine pronunciation.
  4. Develop strategies for studying vocabulary. 

Goal 3:  Demonstrate successful close reading.

  1. Summarize texts accurately to confirm comprehension and understanding.
  2. Make connections between ideas within a text, between different texts, between text and reader, and between text and media.
  3. Draw conclusions in order to respond to texts effectively.
  4. Synthesize information within and across texts to develop ideas for writing and discussion.

Goal 4:  Employ an effective writing process.

  1. Utilize idea-generating and organizational strategies for prewriting.
  2. Formulate a controlling idea to focus writing.
  3. Draft writing with attention to audience, organization, and supporting detail.
  4. Revise drafts with attention to sentence fluency and word choice.
  5. Detect and correct major errors in conventions using proofreading and editing strategies.

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