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BRDGE 055: Integrating Learning

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

An introductory communications course to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies for use in other adult high school classes. High school completion class.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Apply a variety of communication skills to problem solve and plan work in content subject material.
  2. Write and complete effective short and long term goals.
  3. Use listening and observation skills to gain understanding of all available campus resources.
  4. Employ a variety of strategies and skills to work well with others.
  5. Utilize available campus technology to improve academic success.

BRDGE 087: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test peparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary.
  2. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in structure, grammar, and punctuation in expository writing.
  4. Prepare for tests such as the ACT/SAT and ACCUPLACER.
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.

BRDGE 088: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test preparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary.
  2. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in structure, grammar, and punctuation in expository writing.
  4. Prepare for tests such as the ACT/SAT and ACCUPLACER.
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.

BRDGE 090: Reading and Writing Improvement

Credits: 5.0

Improves reading comprehension, writing, and discussion skills for academic success and general educational needs. Covers summarizing and paragraph writing that reflects a basic command of English grammar and sentence skills. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 56. ESL students need to have completed EAP 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Summarize the claims, concepts, and evidence of a text.
  2. Cite specific evidence to support accurate inferences drawn from a range of texts, including nonfiction, literary, quantitative, and visual texts.
  3. Analyze the structure of texts, including how major patterns of organization are used to achieve an author's purpose.
  4. Plan, develop, revise, and edit summary and response paragraphs.
  5. With support, use technology to access class components, produce writing, and collaborate with others.
  6. Demonstrate a basic command of English grammar and sentence skills.
  7. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

BRDGE 093: Reading and Essay Development

Credits: 5.0

Focuses on the development of the full-length essay while improving students' reading, writing, sentence, and discussion skills. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher, writing score below 80. ESL students need to have completed EAP 121 with a minimum grade of 2.5.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Summarize and respond to the claims, concepts, and evidence of a text.
  2. Support claims with logical reasons and relevant evidence.
  3. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific words, sentences, and paragraphs relate to each other and the whole.
  4. Plan, develop, revise, and edit essays.
  5. Write well-developed and coherent essays in which the organization and style are appropriate to purpose and audience.
  6. Use technology to access class components, produce writing, and collaborate with others.
  7. Demonstrate an intermediate command of English grammar and sentence skills, with a particular focus on sentence boundaries and sentence types.
  8. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions including peer reviews.

BRDGE 107: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

College-level coursework in reading comprehension, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test preparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher, writing score of 80 or higher, or completed BRDGE 093 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary.
  2. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in structure, grammar, and punctuation in expository writing.
  4. Prepare for tests such as the ACT/SAT and ACCUPLACER.
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.

BRDGE 108: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

College-level coursework in reading comprehension, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test preparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher, writing score of 80 or higher, or completed BRDGE 093 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary.
  2. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in structure, grammar, and punctuation in expository writing.
  4. Prepare for tests such as the ACT/ SAT and ACCUPLACER.
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.