Course Number and Title: ENG 090 Reading and Writing
This course provides reinforcement in writing skills and in reading fluency and comprehension skills. Reading and writing activities are integrated to provide continuity and practical application.
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- Apply explicit reading strategies and skills to improve fluency and comprehension. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
- Use explicit writing strategies and skills to plan, organize, and compose well-structured essays and written responses. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
- Summarize college-level texts. (CCC 1, 2, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Apply explicit reading strategies and skills to improve fluency and comprehension.
- Use content-specific vocabulary in discussion and responses.
- Employ appropriate active reading strategies before, during, and after reading.
- Demonstrate oral reading competencies.
- Match reading rate to specific purpose and difficulty of material when reading aloud and silently.
- Recognize topic, main idea, and supporting details in college-level texts.
- Identify authors’ purpose and tone in college-level texts.
- Distinguish between fact and opinion in an assigned text.
- Infer meaning from text.
- Respond to readings through oral and written response.
- Use explicit writing strategies and skills to plan, organize, and compose well-structured essays and written responses
- Identify and use rhetorical modes.
- Employ various planning and organizational strategies, including use of graphic organizers, to prepare for writing.
- Develop an effective thesis with multiple levels of support.
- Identify and use transitions.
- Apply revision strategies (editing/proofing) to improve writing.
- Write multiple drafts.
- Summarize college-level texts.
- Apply the steps in the process of writing summaries.
- Use annotating, outlining, and comprehension skills to write summaries.
- Compose effective summaries of college-level texts using appropriate documentation.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.