ENG 75 : Introduction to College Reading and Composition

Credits

6

Class Hours

6 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

Description

This course prepares students for college-level reading and writing courses. It focuses on strengthening reading, critical thinking, and writing skills through practice that progressively becomes more sophisticated. The reading exercises focus on building vocabulary, improving reading comprehension, and analyzing and synthesizing ideas. Students will be given instruction in writing mechanics and guided practice in the writing process. Writing assignments will move from shorter pieces emphasizing clarity and correctness, to more formal types of structured writing, and ultimately to short essays that develop and support theses logically, incorporating outside sources. The expectations for correctness will increase as the term progresses. Students will also receive instruction in college study skills, self-management, college resources, and psycho-social skills that contribute to college success.