ENGL 061 - Academic Literacy
3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Pre-requisite: Reading Level 2 and Writing Level 1 ][Co-requisite: GNST 100 ]
A co-requisite for GNST 100 for students at Writing Level 1 and Reading Level 2, this integrated reading and writing course supports coursework in GNST 100 and prepares 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
Students must be enrolled concurrently in a section of GNST 100 while they take this course.
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Employ an effective reading process for college-level reading.
- Use pre-reading strategies such as accessing background knowledge, establishing a purpose for reading, and assessing the difficulty of the text.
- Read actively by using textual annotation and notetaking strategies as support.
- Utilize strategies for working through comprehension difficulties when encountering a challenging passage.
- Consider author’s choices (e.g., purpose, tone, and style) and the use and effectiveness of supporting evidence.
- Complete multiple readings of the same text as necessary to promote understanding.
Goal 2: Demonstrate successful close reading of college-level texts.
- Develop strategies for reading and studying textbooks and other academic texts.
- Summarize texts accurately to confirm comprehension and understanding.
- Make connections between ideas within a text, between different texts, between text and reader, and between text and media.
- Draw conclusions in order to respond to texts effectively.
- Synthesize information within and across texts to develop ideas for writing and discussion.
Goal 3: Apply a variety of strategies to determine the meanings of unknown words.
- Determine the meaning of new words and phrases using context clues.
- Apply knowledge of roots and affixes to infer meanings of new words.
- Use reference guides (dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, online tools) to confirm the meaning and determine the pronunciation of new words or phrases.
- Develop strategies for studying new vocabulary.
Goal 4: Employ an effective writing process.
- Utilize idea-generating and organizational strategies for prewriting.
- Formulate a controlling idea to focus writing.
- Draft writing with attention to audience, organization, and supporting detail.
- Practice peer review.
- Revise drafts with attention to sentence fluency and word choice.
- Detect and correct errors in conventions using proofreading and editing strategies.
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