ENG 090 Reading and Writing

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
ENG 006 or ENG 007 or EAP 093, SSC 100 or concurrent


Course Credits and Hours:
5.00 credits
5.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

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.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

USB drive or other storage device

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Hybrid Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Apply explicit reading strategies and skills to improve fluency and comprehension. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  2. Use explicit writing strategies and skills to plan, organize, and compose well-structured essays and written responses. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  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.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Apply explicit reading strategies and skills to improve fluency and comprehension.
    1. Use content-specific vocabulary in discussion and responses.
    2. Employ appropriate active reading strategies before, during, and after reading.
    3. Demonstrate oral reading competencies.
    4. Match reading rate to specific purpose and difficulty of material when reading aloud and silently.
    5. Recognize topic, main idea, and supporting details in college-level texts.
    6. Identify authors’ purpose and tone in college-level texts.
    7. Distinguish between fact and opinion in an assigned text.
    8. Infer meaning from text.
    9. Respond to readings through oral and written response.
  2. Use explicit writing strategies and skills to plan, organize, and compose well-structured essays and written responses
    1. Identify and use rhetorical modes.
    2. Employ various planning and organizational strategies, including use of graphic organizers, to prepare for writing.
    3. Develop an effective thesis with multiple levels of support.
    4. Identify and use transitions.
    5. Apply revision strategies (editing/proofing) to improve writing.
    6. Write multiple drafts.
  3. Summarize college-level texts.
    1. Apply the steps in the process of writing summaries.
    2. Use annotating, outlining, and comprehension skills to write summaries.
    3. Compose effective summaries of college-level texts using appropriate documentation.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

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:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

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.

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):


Disabilities Support Statement:

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.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.