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English Prep

Course Descriptions

ENGLP 055: Special Topics: English Prep

Credits: 5.0

Topics of current interest in English Prep. Contact the English Prep department for more information. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of a specific topic related to English Prep: Reading, Writing, and Study Skills. 

ENGLP 087: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: 5.0

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test preperation. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

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.

ENGLP 088: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Up to 5.0 maximum

College preparatory coursework including reading, 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): Placement by permit or test results.

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.

ENGLP 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): Placement by permit or test results.

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.

ENGLP 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): Placement by permit, test results, or completion of ENGLP 090 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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.