Intro to Composition Intensive

This course, designed for students who need additional practice in writing and reading, focuses on preparing students for academic writing at the college level. The course emphasizes the connection between reading and writing. In addition to four units of classroom instruction, students learn and practice the writing process, from idea to final essay (e.g., pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing) in a 2-hour computer writing lab each week. They learn and practice finding and evaluating sources, summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, citing, and documenting conventions. Individualized attention is given to reading, fluency, vocabulary development, and rhetorical style. The minimum passing grade for this course is C-.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: (AEM 124 with a minimum grade of C or ESL 124 with a minimum grade of C) or (ACT Engl HI + ACT Read HI with a minimum score of 29 or S16 EVIDENCE-BASED READ/WRIT with a minimum score of 360 or TOEFL Total Score Internet with a minimum score of 80 or IELTS Overall Score with a minimum score of 7);